HET 295 Capstone - Spring 2015

This course engages students in a capstone experience consisting of a comprehensive heating, ventilation, air conditioning, or refrigerating (HVAV/R) lab assignment and research project on relevant HVAC/R topics. The projects offer students the opportunity to synthesize and put into practice the knowledge and skills acquired in all other courses in the HET Program. In this course we will be completing a design project where we can learn the importance of proper techniques can eliminate future problems. Therefore, in this course, we will be working on a HVAC project that will take the full semester to complete. You will have weekly assignments to complete and you will be allowed to work through each step of this project at your own pace. However, you will need to meet some assignments milestones throughout the semester. Each week assignments will start each Monday of each week. The project will consist of a single family construction with a un-condition basement. What we will do in this project is to determine the heat load, air flow requirement, sizing duct system, and equipment requirement. This information will use to create an organized submittal for a final grade. The student can work to together on this project and the weekly coursework will be posted in the Weekly discussion board. Also, the Discussion Board will be used to ask question to the instructor or classmates. 10 Points will be given when students answer other student’s questions or comments in the Weekly Discussion Boards." Please note that all course materials and content are provided in the IMS Common Cartridge (IMSCC) format. The content can be accessed by opening the IMSCC file using your organization's Learning Management System application (these include Blackboard, D2L, Canvas etc.). Additional information about accessing Common Cartridge files can be found on the IMS Global Web site: http://www.imsglobal.org/cc. Future plans for the Skills Commons Web site include a feature that will allow users to view and download course content that is provided in the IMSCC format. Please refer to the "Enabling Others to Reuse Your Materials” page for more information: http://support.taaccct.org/enabling-reuse/.
Primary Material Type:
Hybrid/Blended Course
College of Lake County
Project Name:
IGEN (Illinois Green Economy Network) Career Pathways
Funding Source:
heat load capacity, air capacity, air duct system, HVAC, capstone

Industry / Occupation

Industry Partner:
Each IGEN Consortium college has established an Industry Advisory Group as part of their Career and Technical Education program. Advisory Group members contribute to the design, development and delivery of CTE courses including those developed through this TAACCCT grant. The members also provide opportunities for work-based learning and job placements for program graduates.
Industry Sector:
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services -- Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services -- Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (5419)
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations -- Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (49-9021)

Education / Instructional Information

Instructional Program:
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians (47)
Credit Type:
  • Credit
Credential Type:
  • Associate Degree
Educational Level of Materials:
  • 1st year Community College or equivalent
Time Required:
16 weeks, one traditional college semester
English (United States)
Interactivity Type:
Mix of Active and Presentation.
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Course Note:
Energy Audit AAS; CIP: 470201


Copyright / Licensing

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