Facilities Engineering Practicum
I. Course Prefix/Number: FME 251
Course Name: Facilities Engineering Practicum
Credits: 3 (1 lecture; 15 lab)
III. Course (Catalog) Description
IV. Learning Objectives
V. Academic Integrity and Student Conduct
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.
There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.
Please review the Code of Academic Conduct and the Code of Student Conduct, both located online at
VI. Sequence of Topics
1. Electrical power distribution
2. Applied automatic controls
3. HVAC load calculations
4. Operation of chilled water and cooling towers and related hydronics
5. Operation of hot water or steam boilers and related hydronics
6. Application of DDC controls & computerized interactive communications
7. Sheet metal fabrication
8. Operation of compressors, pumps, blowers, air handling units, etc.
VII. Methods of Instruction
1. Student’s participation in working at the work site and discussing with the
instructor of work-related activities of Facilities engineering.
Course may be taught as face-to-face, hybrid or online course.
VIII. Course Practices Required
Upon completion student will submit a report as of his/her accomplishment. A letter from the
workplace facility may be required in some cases depending on the learning objectives
IX. Instructional Materials
Student will work on equipment and systems actually in use at the practicum site under direction of the assigned supervisor.
Student will follow instructions given or complete assigned tasks. A log of activity work assigned, work completed, difficulties experienced and help sought to complete the assigned task to the satisfaction of the supervisor will be logged in.
A portfolio of these activities will be discussed with the instructor.
X. Methods of Evaluating Student Progress
XI. Other Course Information
If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.
Oakton Community College is committed to maintaining a campus environment emphasizing the dignity and worth of all members of the community, and complies with all federal and state Title IX requirements.
Resources and support for
- pregnancy-related and parenting accommodations; and
- victims of sexual misconduct
Resources and support for LGBTQ+ students can be found at www.oakton.edu/lgbtq.