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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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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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