Goodman, Grenada, Ridgeland

The Engineering Technology Department offers six areas of concentration. Each area leads to an Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS); some areas also offer a Technical Certificate and/or an Advanced Technical Certificate.

Curriculum

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Contact

Emily Bennett
Administrative Assistant
Goodman Campus
M.R. Thorne Building
(662) 472-9058
ebennett@holmescc.edu

Roxanne Harrison
Administrative Assistant
Grenada Campus
ITC Building
(662) 227-2350
rharrision@holmescc.edu

Reagan Dilmore
Administrative Assistant
Ridgeland Campus
Ridgeland Hall
(601) 605-3345
rdilmore@holmescc.edu
 
Engineering Technology

I chose Holmes Community College because of the numerous athletic and academic scholarship opportunities.

Jordan Thomsen, Florence
Engineering Technology

The hands on training, industry practices preparation, and numerous network opportunities not only prepared me to be successful immediately following graduation, but also to further my education at Mississippi State University.

Brad Jones '07, Directional Drilling Consultant

Course Descriptions

ENT 1113 - Graphic Communications (Co-Prerequisite: ENT 1313).
This course is designed to give students fundamentals and principles of drafting to provide the basic background needed for all other engineering technology courses. Two hours lecture. Two hours lab. Three hours credit.

ENT 1123 - Computational Methods for Drafting.
This course is designed to give the student a study of computational skills required for the development of accurate design and drafting methods. Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

ENT 1133 - Technology Graphics (Prerequisite: GRA 1143 or ENT 1113).
Machine drafting methods and practice in pictorial and orthographic projections. Techniques and procedures in presenting screws, bolts, revets, thread types, gears, cams and design and working drawings, concepts of descriptive geometry and computer aided drawing. Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

ENT 1143 - Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing.
A continuation of conventional dimensioning with emphasis on concepts as adopted by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). A study of international dimensioning symbols used to control tolerances of form, profile, orientation, run out, and location of features on an object. Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

ENT 1154 - Basic Applications of Industrial Safety.
This course introduces the concepts of health and safety in engineering technology related fields. It aims to make the students safety-conscious in relation to personal safety, accident prevention, and methods of compliance. Four hours lecture.  Four hours credit.

ENT 1163 - Introduction to Industrial Engineering.
This course is designed to give the student an introduction to an overview of the profession, including career planning and communication, ethics, teamwork and selected solution methods for problems in coordination and planning.  Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

ENT 1173 - Fundamentals of Management.
This course addresses organizational management and the dynamic role managers play in the success of business.  Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

ENT 1183 - Spreadsheet Applications (Co-Prerequisite: ENT 1313).
This course focuses on applications of the electronic spreadsheet as an aid to management decision making. Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

ENT 1213 - Materials.
This course is designed to teach students physical properties of the materials generally used in the erection of a structure and the manufacture of products, with a brief description of their manufacture. Two hours lecture. Two hours lab. Three hours credit.

ENT 1223 - Industrial Power Tool Applications.
This course is designed to teach students the safe and proper use of various hand and stationary power tools. This course includes instruction in the use of hand power tools, bench grinders, table saws, planer, cut-off saws, and drill presses.  Two lectures. Two hours lab. Three hours credit.

ENT 1233 - Plans and Document Interpretation.
Graphic techniques used in the construction industry. This course included computations of areas and volumes, interpretations of constructions plans and specifications and symbols and plans used in the residential, commercial, and heavy-duty construction industry. Three hours lectures. Three hours credit.

ENT 1243 - Building Codes & Construction Documents.
Introduction to building code compliance, the role of inspection in building construction, and overview of construction contracts and specifications. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

ENT 1313 - Principles of CAD.
This course is designed to teach students the basic operating system and drafting skills. Two hours lecture. Two hours lab. Three hours credit.

ENT 1323 - Intermediate CAD.
This course is designed to give the student continuation of Principles of CAD (ENT 1313). Subject areas include dimensioning, file manipulation, symbols and 3-D wireframe and solid modeling. Two hours lecture. Two hours lab. Three hours credit.

ENT 1413 - Elementary Surveying (Prerequisite: ENT 1313).
This course is designed to give the student a basic course regarding the principles and practices of plane surveying, including measurements for distance, direction and elevation including an introduction to the care and use of surveying instruments and equipment. Two hours lecture. Two hours lab. Three hours credit.

ENT 1513 - Principles of Design.
This course is designed as an introduction to the field of interior  design with emphasis on processes and resources of the designer. 3 hours lecture. 3 hours credit.

ENT 1523 - Landscape Design (Prerequisite: ENT 1313).
This course is designed to give the student computer-aided design drafting for civil engineering, surveying and land development technicians. Industry standard civil engineering software program will be utilized in this course. Creation of grading and drainage plans, digital terrain models, underground utilities and engineering details. Two hours lecture. Two hours lab. Three hours credit.

ENT 1533 - Blueprint Reading.
This course is designed to give the student terms and definitions used in reading blueprints. Basic sketching, drawing, and dimensioning of objects will be covered. Two hours lecture. Two hours lab. Three hours credit.

ENT 159(1-3) - Internship/Special Project in Design (Pre-requisite: successful completion of the core technical courses.)
This course is designed for the student to use the skills and knowledge gained in other design courses. It is a cooperative program between industry and education designed to integrate the student's technical studies with industry experience. Variable credit is awarded on the basis of one credit hour per 45 industry contact hours. One - three hours credit.

ENT 1613 - Architectural Design I (Prerequisite: ENT 1313).
This course is a study and development of architectural design principles for a residential structure. Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

ENT 1713 - Fundamentals of Machine Processes.
This course is designed to give the student basic machining equipment and safety procedures.  Emphasis is placed on measurement techniques, machine technology, machine tools, and applications.  Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

ENT 1814 - Basic Electricity & Electronics.
Study of fundamental industrial electrical and electronic principles with experimentation and project construction. Two lectures. Four hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

ENT 1823 - Design for Manufacturing (Prerequisite: ENT 1113).
This course is designed to offer instruction in various methods of manufacturing with emphasis on the drafter's role in manufacturing. Two hours lecture. Two hours lab. Three hours credit.

ENT 1833 - Manufacturing Process.
This course is designed to give the student a study of modern manufacturing processes with an emphasis on flexible manufacturing and computer integrated manufacturing. Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

ENT 2133 - Professional Development (Prerequisite: ENT 1413).
This course emphasizes an awareness of interpersonal skills essential for job success. Two hours lecture. Two hours lab. Three hours credit.

ENT 2153 - Civil Drafting (Prerequisite: ENT 1413).
This course is designed to give the student an introduction to computer-aided design/drafting software for civil, surveying, and land development disciplines. Topics include mapping scales and symbols, civil fundamentals, location and direction of property lines, topographic mapping, and boundary and legal description plats. Two hours lecture. Two hours lab. Three hours credit.

ENT 2233 - Structural Drafting.
This course is designed to teach students structural section, terms, and conventional abbreviations and symbols used by structural fabricators and erectors are studied. Knowledge is gained in the use of the A.I.S.C. Handbook. Problems are studied that involve structural designing and drawing of beams, columns, connections, trusses, and bracing (steel, concrete, and wood). Two hours lecture. Two hours lab. Three hours credit.

ENT 2243 - Cost Estimating (Co-Prerequisite: ENT 1183 & Prerequisite ENT 1313).
This course is designed to give the student preparation of material and labor quantity surveys from actual working drawings and specifications. Two hours lecture. Two hours lab. Three hours credit.

ENT 2254 - Statics & Strengths of Material/Physical Science (Prerequisite: MAT 1313 or Consent of Instructor).
Study of forces acting on bodies, movement of forces, stress of materials, basic machine design; beams, columns, and connections. Two lectures. Four hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

ENT 2263 - Quality Assurance.
This course focuses on the application of statistics and probability theory in quality assurance programs. Various product-sampling plans as well as the development of product charts for defective units will be studied. Two hours lecture. Two hours lab. Three hours credit.

ENT 2273 - Facilities Planning (Co-Prerequisite: ENT 1823).
This course deals with the techniques and procedures for developing an efficient facility layout and introduces some of the state-of-the-art tools involved, such as 3-D design and computer simulation. Two lectures. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit .

ENT 2323 - Industrial Welding and Metals.
This course is designed to give the student instruction in different metals and their properties using basic SMAW welding and oxy-fuel cutting and brazing. Two lectures. Two labs. Three hours credit.

ENT 2343 - Advanced CAD (Prerequisite: ENT 1313).
A continuation of Intermediate CAD. Emphasis is placed on the user coordinate system and 3D modeling. Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

ENT 2353 - B.I.M./Parametric Modeling.
This course is designed to give the student a continuation of CAD. Emphasis is placed on the managing Building Information Model. Two hours lecture. Two hours lab. Three hours credit.

ENT 2363 - Computer Numerical Control (Prerequisite: ENT 1313 ).
A course designed to introduce the students to the basics of computer numerical control machines. Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

ENT 2413 - History and Appreciation of Artcrafts.
Growth and development of the artcrafts through the ages, instructional applications; practical designs; demonstrations and projects in leather, ceramics, wood working and other handicraft areas. Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

ENT 2423 - Mapping & Topography (Prerequisite: ENT 1413).
Selected drafting techniques are applied to the problem of making maps, traverses, plot plans, plan and profile drawing using maps, field survey data, aerial photographs and related references, materials including symbols, notations, and other applicable standardized materials. Two lectures. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

ENT 2443 - Principles of Manufacturing Management.
This course will include a study of manufacturing processes and materials. A problem solving approach will be used, emphasizing the context of the manufacturing business and the complexities to be addressed. Three hours lecture. Three hours credit.

ENT 2453 - Energy Systems.
This course covers an overview of the past, present and future of energy systems and the technologies they employ. Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

ENT 2463 - Grading & Drainage (Co-Prerequisite ENT 2153).
This course is designed to give the student computer aided design drafting for civil engineering, surveying and land development technicians. Industry standing civil engineering software program will be utilized in this course. Creation of grading and drainage plans, digital terrain models, underground utilities and engineering details. Two hours lecture. Two hours lab. Three hours credit.

ENT 2513 - Visual Communications in Design. (Co-requisite: ENT 1113).
This course is designed as an introduction to visual communications in interior design with emphasis on orthographic and free-hand drawing and visual design terminology. 2 hours lecture. 2 hours laboratory. 3 hours credit.

ENT 2523 - Intermediate Design (Prerequisite ENT 1513).
This course is a studio course for the exploration and application of design methodology to interior environments. 2 hours lecture. 2 hours laboratory. 3 hours credit.

ENT 2533 - Design Materials and Installation Methods.
This course is a study of architectural materials for interiors with an emphasis on selection, cost, installation, construction supervision and code/standards requirements. 3 hours lecture. 3 hours credit.

ENT 2543 - Visual Literacy in Design.
This course is an exploration of various communication methods in interior design through a variety of projects. 2 hours lecture. 2 hours laboratory. 3 hours credit.

ENT 2563 - Advanced Visual Literacy in Design (Prerequisite ENT2543)
This course is an exploration of advanced graphic communication and modeling methods in interior design through a variety of projects. 2 hours lecture. 2 hours laboratory. 3 hours credit.

ENT 2572 - Portfolio Development
This course is an introduction to various portfolio techniques, documentation methods and career planning for the interior design profession. 2 hours lecture. 2 hours credit.

ENT 2613 - Programmable Logic Controllers (Co-Prerequisite: ENT 1113).
This course covers the use of programmable logic controllers (PLCs) in a modern industrial setting, as well as the operating principles of PLCs. Discussion and practice in the programming, installation, and maintenance of PLCs. Two hours lecture. Two hours lab. Three hours credit.

ENT 2623 - Architectural Design II (Co-Prerequisite: ENT 1613).
This course is designed to emphasize standard procedures and working drawings. Details involving architectural, mechanical, electrical, and structural drawings are covered, along with presentation of drawings and computer aided design assignments. Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

ENT 2643 - Architectural Rendering (Prerequisite: ENT 1113).
This course is designed to give the student visual expression of architectural principles and structures. This course will include perspective, shade, shadow, and color using pencil, pen & ink, paint and new media. Two hours lectures. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

ENT 2713 - Architectural History.
This course is designed to give the student analysis of achievements in the design and construction of major architectural developments from early times to present. Two lectures. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

ENT 2723 - Digital Studio (Prerequisite: ENT 1113).
This course is designed to give the student a general overview of current issues in digital media; a study of how digital media can assist in the work environment; provides a basis for further study in graphic design and production. Two hours lecture. Two hours lab. Three hours credit.

ENT 291(1-3) - Special Project (Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor).
This course is designed to give the student practical application of skills and knowledge gained in other drafting courses. The instructor works closely with the student to ensure that the selection of a project will enhance the student's learning experience. Two to six hours lab. One to three hours credit.

ENT 2923 - Fundamentals of Multimedia (Prerequisite: ENT 1613).
A general overview of current issues in multimedia. Study of how multimedia can assist in the work environment; provides a basis for further study in multimedia design and production. Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.