Academics

Home Performance Technology

Degree

Associate in Applied Science (Career Program)
Total Credit Hours: 61

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required General Education Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ENGLISH *3
SOCIAL SCIENCE *3
MATHEMATICS *3 to 4
LABORATORY SCIENCE/MATHEMATICS *4
HUMANITIES *3
COMMUNICATION *3

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ARCTK 119BLUEPRINT READING - CONSTRUCTION 1
HPT 110INTRODUCTION TO GREEN BUILDING NEEDS 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
REACT 122RESIDENTIAL HYDRONIC SYSTEMS 4
REACT 211RESIDENTIAL EQUIPMENT DESIGN I 3
REACT 213RESIDENTIAL EQUIPMENT DESIGN II 3
REACT 220BALANCING AND TESTING HVAC SYSTEMS 2
REACT 237OCCUPATION INTERNSHIP I 1
REACT 238OCCUPATION INTERNSHIP II 1

* Recommended general education courses: ENGL 125 or 201; ECON 111 or HIST 201; MATH 106 or higher; PHYSC 110 or EASC 111; COMM 110

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.

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, MATHEMATICS
Summer Semester HPT 155, HUMANITIES, ARCTK 119
Fall Semester 2REACT 211,REACT 122, REACT 237 LABORATORY SCIENCE/MATHEMATICS, SOCIAL SCIENCE
Spring Semester 2REACT 213, REACT 220, REACT 238, ENGLISH, COMMUNICATION

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

Humanities | Introduction to Communication (COMM 110) | Introduction to Psychology (PSY 110) | Lab Science | Mathematics

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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