Additional Career & Technical Programs at Sauk

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Sauk provides over 70 degree and certificate programs that can get you job-ready in as little as 16 weeks. Below is some information on our career programs. If you would like additional information, visit us at catalog.svcc.edu.

If interested in Sauk’s booklet called Career Programs at Sauk Valley Community College: A Look at Career Degrees & Certificates call or email us at 815.835.6406 or kathleen.m.sotelo@svcc.edu. This booklet will supply additional detail about all of SVCC’s career programs. We will be happy to send you the booklet free of cost.

Accounting 

This program prepares the student for entry-level positions or to be a junior member of the accounting staff of a private business, industrial enterprise, public accounting firm, or governmental agency.

Job Examples US Wage IL Wage US Outlook IL Outlook

Bill & Account Collector $32,500 $34,700 +15% +13%

Payroll Clerk $37,700 $39,000 +13% +9%

Criminal Justice-Justice Affairs

This program prepares students for careers in criminal justice that are outside of law enforcement, such as corrections, court services, dispatching, court advocacy, security loss prevention, and private investigations.

Job Example US Wage IL Wage US Outlook IL Outlook

Correctional Officer $39,000 $52,900 +5% -4%*

*Thomson prison is opening in 2016, so this number is very low.

Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement

This program prepares students for careers in law enforcement agencies such as municipal police departments, county sheriffs’ departments, state police and private security concerns.

Job Example US Wage IL Wage US Outlook  IL Outlook

Patrol Officer/Deputy $55,300 $70,700 +6% +6%

Early Childhood Education

The early childhood education program provides the academic background and practical experience for people interested in careers in education including infant, preschool and school-age child care in early childhood centers, family child care homes, parent education, and early childhood program supervision.

Job Examples US Wage IL Wage US Outlook   IL Outlook

Childcare Worker $19,500 $21,200 +14% +9%

Preschool Teacher $27,100 $24,500 +17% +12%

Electronic Engineering Technology

Graduates of the electronic engineering technology program are prepared to enter the work force as engineering technicians, field service engineers, and application engineers or to move into supervisory positions.

Job Example wUS Wage IL Wage US Outlook  IL Outlook

First-Line Supervisor-Mechanics $60,300 $63,000 +8% +4%

Emergency Medical Service

Individuals in Emergency Medical Services provide immediate care to critically ill or injured persons and may transport them to the hospital. Those who complete are eligible to become a licensed EMT in the state of Illinois. The associate’s degree in EMS is the next step for paramedic level providers.

Job Example US Wage IL Wage US Outlook IL Outlook

EMT/Paramedic $31,000 $41,100 +23% +21%

Management

This program has been designed for persons seeking employment or advancement in middle management positions in business and industry.

Job Examples US Wage IL Wage US Outlook   IL Outlook

First-Line Supervisor-Laborers $42,200 $45,800 +9% +24%

First-Line Supervisor-Office $49,300 $51,800 +12% +9%

Office & Administrative Services

The program is designed to prepare students for employment as an administrative secretary, secretary, or other office positions in private business and governmental organizations.

Job Examples US Wage IL Wage US Outlook   IL Outlook

Medical Secretaries $31,100 $30,600 +36% +24%

Administrative Assistants $32,400 $31,000 +13% 0%

Paraprofessional Educator

This program provides a comprehensive course of study, including physical, cognitive, social and emotional development of young children.

Job Example US Wage IL Wage US Outlook IL Outlook

Teacher Assistant $23,600 $21,700 +9% +16%

Radiologic Technology

Radiographers perform diagnostic imaging procedures using X-rays, CT scans and other techniques. The radiologic technology program is accredited by JRCERT

Job Examples US Wage IL Wage US Outlook  IL Outlook

Radiologic Technologist $54,600 $57,200 21% +14%

CT $55,910 —— 21% +12.4%

Social Services: Human Services

The social service program provides a comprehensive course of study, including human relations, group process, social problems, social work theory, policies, and skill development.

Job Examples US Wage IL Wage US Outlook IL Outlook

Psychiatric Aide $24,600 $36,800 +6% +2%

Social/Human Service Aide $28,800 $27,200 +22% +13%

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