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Schools Offering Hvac Programs in Illinois


Approximately 0.5% of graduates in of Illinois receive HVAC certificates every year. That means an estimated 1,698 heating and air conditioning mechanics graduate from Illinois' 33 HVAC schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Illinois that has a HVAC program is Environmental Technical Institute. Environmental Technical Institute, which was ranked 69th in the country in 2010, is located in Itasca. In 2010, Environmental Technical Institute graduated 189 students from its HVAC program.

Environmental Technical Institute, which was ranked 70th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Illinois that has a HVAC program. It is located in Blue Island. 217 students graduated with certificate in HVAC from Environmental Technical Institute in 2010.

Vatterott College, which was ranked 70th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Illinois that has a HVAC program. It is located in Quincy. In 2010, 25 students graduated from Vatterott College HVAC program. The tuition rate at Vatterott College was $10,991 per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Illinois' HVAC schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $2,760 per year, though tuition can range from $10,991 per year to $2,194 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Illinois HVAC schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Vatterott College - located in Quincy, students are charged $10,991 per year
  2. College of DuPage - located in Glen Ellyn, students are charged $4,128 per year
  3. Heartland Community College - located in Normal, students are charged $3,450 per year

The HVAC schools in Illinois that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Elgin Community College - located in Elgin, students are charged $2,194 per year
  2. Prairie State College - located in Chicago Heights, students are charged $2,348 per year
  3. Waubonsee Community College - located in Sugar Grove, students are charged $2,352 per year

A HVAC certificate from an Illinois school... what next?

A large number of Illinois HVAC graduates become heating and air conditioning mechanics. In 2010, there were 5,410 heating and air conditioning mechanics working in Illinois. The largest populations of Illinois heating and air conditioning mechanics are working in the following counties:

  1. Cook County - 3,000 heating and air conditioning mechanics
  2. Lake County - 350 heating and air conditioning mechanics
  3. Adams County - 260 heating and air conditioning mechanics

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of heating and air conditioning mechanics in the state of Illinois will grow to 9,080. This would require a 26% growth in the profession.

Salary

A heating and air conditioning mechanic in Illinois makes an average of $53,120 per year. However, this number is only an average. heating and air conditioning mechanics in Illinois had varying salaries from $22,790 to $104,830 per year in 2010. The following counties in Illinois have the highest average salaries for heating and air conditioning mechanics:

  1. Champaign County - $75,200 per year
  2. Kankakee County - $61,570 per year
  3. Cook County - $57,780 per year

On average, heating and air conditioning mechanics earns the least in the following Illinois counties:

  1. Vermilion County - $29,970 per year
  2. Edwards County - $38,020 per year
  3. Clark County - $40,430 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Illinois statistics regarding a career in HVAC and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as plumbing or carpentry.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Hvac in Illinois
  • Certificate in Hvac in Illinois

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,201 miles from location Midwest Technical Institute East Peoria IL n/a n/a n/a
6,125 miles from location College of DuPage Glen Ellyn IL 13.8242 n/a 27,083
6,123 miles from location College of Lake County Grayslake IL 13.4699 n/a 18,092
6,113 miles from location Moraine Valley Community College Palos Hills IL 13.4837 n/a 17,774
6,126 miles from location Harper College Palatine IL 12.7765 n/a 15,711
6,114 miles from location Triton College River Grove IL 11.7006 n/a 15,706
6,130 miles from location Joliet Junior College Joliet IL 10.654 n/a 15,288
6,221 miles from location Southwestern Illinois College Belleville IL 13.7244 n/a 14,440
6,200 miles from location Illinois Central College Peoria IL 15.7341 n/a 13,049
6,116 miles from location Oakton Community College Des Plaines IL 11.0092 n/a 12,087
6,139 miles from location Elgin Community College Elgin IL 15.1103 n/a 11,704
6,146 miles from location Waubonsee Community College Sugar Grove IL 14.036 n/a 10,532
6,134 miles from location Parkland College Champaign IL 15.5147 n/a 9,633
6,175 miles from location John A Logan College Carterville IL 13.1135 n/a 8,568
6,138 miles from location Lake Land College Mattoon IL 14.784 n/a 7,945
6,204 miles from location Lincoln Land Community College Springfield IL 12.2962 n/a 7,677
6,103 miles from location City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College Chicago IL 7.01976 n/a 7,180
6,102 miles from location Prairie State College Chicago Heights IL 9.7858 n/a 5,854
6,181 miles from location Kaskaskia College Centralia IL 17.5689 n/a 5,337
6,110 miles from location Morton College Cicero IL 12.3642 n/a 5,290
6,173 miles from location Heartland Community College Normal IL 13.4655 n/a 5,266
6,178 miles from location Illinois Valley Community College Oglesby IL 16.1917 n/a 4,529
6,107 miles from location Kankakee Community College Kankakee IL 13.4446 n/a 4,298
6,170 miles from location Richland Community College Decatur IL 12.4452 n/a 3,595
6,098 miles from location Danville Area Community College Danville IL 12.2748 n/a 3,584
6,139 miles from location Southeastern Illinois College Harrisburg IL 13.8934 n/a 2,941
6,198 miles from location Sauk Valley Community College Dixon IL 15.3721 n/a 2,504
6,122 miles from location Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Olney Central College Olney IL 14.4703 n/a 1,627
6,104 miles from location Coyne College Chicago IL 21.426 n/a 938
6,203 miles from location Midwest Technical Institute Springfield IL 20.1596 n/a 903
6,237 miles from location Vatterott College Quincy IL 28.8387 n/a 550
6,105 miles from location Environmental Technical Institute Blue Island IL 29.5418 n/a 202
6,124 miles from location Environmental Technical Institute Itasca IL 31.0354 n/a 83
 

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers + 5,410 $53,120 -26.6%
 

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