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Home Performance Technician

The mission of the Home Performance Technician Certificate program is to provide the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to work in the home performance industry with the primary focus on reducing energy consumption and ensuring a safe/healthy indoor environment (IEQ) in residential and light commercial construction. The student will become aware and proficient in the evolving sustainability/green industries associated with mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) and other careers pertaining to the built environment.

Degree

Certificate (Certificate Program)
Total Credit Hours: 28

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ARCTK 119BLUEPRINT READING - CONSTRUCTION 1
HPT 110INTRODUCTION TO SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION 3
HPT 120INTRODUCTION TO BUILDING ENERGY ANALYSIS 3
HPT 140INDOOR AIR QUALITY AND VENTILATION 3
HPT 150BUILDING ENVELOPE EVALUATION 3
HPT 155HOME PERFORMANCE PROJECT 3
REACT 110INTRODUCTION TO REFRIGERATION 4
REACT 118ELECTRICITY AS IT APPLIES TO HVAC/R 4
REACT 120RESIDENTIAL FURNACES 4

The program is designed for those who are new to the various careers in the built environment. However, there is an opportunity for students with documented previous experience/credentials to obtain program credit by demonstrating prior knowledge.

After completing this certificate program, graduates will be able to work as an entry-level weatherization technician, insulation technician, residential energy auditor/rater, or continue to pursue the Home Performance Technology Associate in Applied Science Degree.

Students may also choose to pursue one of the other certifications/degrees pertaining to the built environment that are available at Illinois Central College, such as, Architectural Construction Technology, Architectural Drafting, Architecture, Commercial Refrigeration Technician, Home Performance Technology, HVAC Residential Installer, HVAC Technician Certificate, HVAC/R Technology

Students must provide the following items: safety glasses with side shields, work gloves, basic scientific calculator, and thumb drive.

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1HPT 110, HPT 120, REACT 110, REACT 118
Spring Semester 1HPT 140, HPT 150, REACT 120
Summer SemesterHPT 155, ARCTK 119

Program Contact Information

Agricultural and Industrial Technologies Department

Dirksen Hall, Room 09

(309) 694-8566

Illinois Career Cluster

Architecture and Construction

Career Pathway:
Construction

Career Pathway

Pathway programs at ICC have a map that shows the courses/degree requirements that will lead students to their desired education and employment goals.

Career Cluster: Architecture and Construction
Pathway: Construction
ICC Pathway: Home Performance Technology

Early College

If you are a high school junior or senior, you can get a head start on your future by taking college-level courses now! Visit our Dual Credit webpage for a listing of area high schools with courses available

COMM 110 | Humanities | Lab Science | Mathematics | PSY 110

Point of Entry

High School Diploma or GED

Getting Started: Apply to ICC | Paying for College | Career Information: Energy Auditors | Student Information

Certificate of Completion

Home Performance Technician (28 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

Section 608 of the Federal Clean Air Act; HVAC Excellence Employment Ready Certification in Carbon Monoxide Safety & Gas Heat

Employment Information

Building Energy Consultant, Building Performance Consultant, Building Performance Specialist, Energy Auditor, Energy Consultant, Energy Rater, Home Energy Rater, Home Performance Consultant, Quality Assurance Supervisor, Residential Energy Auditor $18-28/hr

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Home Performance Technology (61 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

HVAC Excellence Employment Ready Certification in Electric Heat, Heat Pump & Hydronic Heat; 4 Part HVAC Excellence System Performance Certification

Employment Information

Building Energy Consultant, Building Performance Consultant, Building Performance Specialist, Energy Auditor, Energy Consultant, Energy Rater, Home Energy Rater, Home Performance Consultant, Quality Assurance Supervisor, Residential Energy Auditor$18-28/hr

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