Education Archive

Hello from Dr. Mihel

Fifty years ago, in 1965, this college was approved by the voters of this community. In these last 50 years, we have seen over 17,000 students graduate from Sauk with a degree or certificate. Some of these

Welding Program Offers Hands-on Learning

Sauk’s welding program began in 2006 and the program has come a long way. In 2011 SVCC built a new state-of-the-art welding lab area with 20 booths that uses welding, plasma cutting and carbon arc equipment. The

The Right Amount of Higher Education. You don’t have to commit to four years of college to increase your income

Several recent economic studies shed light on the outlook for national and local jobs, and help answer the question, “How much higher education do I need?” More job openings for skilled workers A 2010 study from Georgetown

What’s Your Excuse? Four foolish reasons adults avoid college

You wake up every day to return to the same job you have been dragging yourself to for years. Another day of performing work that, let’s face it, was fine 10 years ago, but is starting to

Sauk Provides Resources To Help Students Succeed!

Sauk Valley Community College provides a comprehensive program of student services that are all designed to help a student succeed in college. Trust us, we know college is tough and we are here to help you! And

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

There are two required classes for the CNA program. NRS 101 Basic Nursing Assistant is an introduction of theory and practice necessary to meet patient needs. Clinical experience is included at a long-term care facility. NRS 103

Computer Information Systems (CIS)

Students in Computer Information Systems (CIS) can focus on business-related computing (Microcomputer Applications Specialist certificates and degree), networking hardware (Networking Professional and Networking Associate certificates and degrees), or networking software (Windows Server). Students can earn a 16-credit

Multicraft Technician

The Multicraft Technology program allows students to explore multiple facets of industrial engineering technology. Multicraft technicians combine knowledge of mechanical engineering technology with knowledge of electrical and electronic circuits to maintain, design, develop, test, and manufacture electronic

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Technician

Sauk’s HVAC program is geared towards individuals who want to enter the residential, commercial or industrial processes involved with heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. The first class explains the importance of pressure/temperature and pressure/enthalpy relationships and applies


The degree program is designed to prepare the student for knowledge and competencies necessary for leadership or management in the field of firefighting and fire prevention. Graduates specialize with additional competencies to enter the fields of fire

Additional Career & Technical Programs at Sauk

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

Not Rich, Just Smart

Nationally about 41 percent of all students get their education at community colleges. While starting at SVCC has always been a smart move, in today’s uncertain economy, it makes even more sense. Consider this: Tuition at SVCC

Support the Sauk Valley Foundation

Open House Business After Hours Date: July 24, 2014 from 5:00-6:30pm. Chamber members only event. Location: Sauk’s south lawn overlooking the Rock River Sauk Valley Community College kicks off its year-long 50th anniversary celebration on Thursday, July