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hcc catalogue '11-'12

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ENES-100 Introduction to Engineering Design
3 Credits
In this course, students are introduced to the engineering design process by working on a product design project. Working in teams, students will design and build a product that satisfies specified functional, or operational, requirements. The design will involve a variety of topics from engineering, technology and the sciences. Topics, with which students must become familiar in order to complete their project, will be drawn from various disciplines, such as mechanics, fluidics, energy concepts, thermodynamics, electrical circuits, and chemistry. In addition, students will use CAD software and other computer applications, such as word processors, spreadsheets and computer languages. Prerequisite: Eligible to enroll in MATH-143 or higher. (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab, 1 hour recitation weekly)

ENES-102 Introduction to Programming Concepts for Engineering
2 Credits

This course provides students with an introduction to the programming environment. Topics include principles of software development, high-level languages, input/output, data types and variables, operators and expressions, program selection, repetition, functions, arrays, strings, introduction to algorithms, software projects, debugging, and documentation. (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab weekly)

ENES-120 Statics
3 Credits

Students will study the equilibrium of stationary bodies under the influence of various kinds of forces. Topics studied include: forces, moments, couples, equilibrium, frames and machines, centroids, moment of inertia, and friction. Vector and scalar methods are used to solve problems. Prerequisite: PHYS-110. Pre‑ or corequisite: MATH-182. (2 hours lecture, 2 hours recitation weekly)

ENES-130 Dynamics
3 Credits

This course will enable the student to acquire knowledge dealing with systems of heavy particles and rigid bodies in motion. In order to study such systems, it is necessary to learn force, acceleration, work, energy, and impulse-momentum relationships. In addition, material will be discussed which covers motion of one body relative to another in a plane and in space. Prerequisites: ENES-120 and MATH-182. (2 hours lecture, 2 hours recitation weekly)

ENES-140 Mechanics of Materials
3 Credits

The student will acquire a knowledge of the distortion of engineering materials in relation to changes in stress or temperature. The geometry of internal strain and external displacement will be studied. Applications will be presented and discussed which cover beams, columns, shafts, tanks and other structural machine and vehicle members. Prerequisite: ENES-120 and MATH-182 or equivalent. (3 hours weekly)

ENES-150 Intermediate Programming Concepts for Engineers
3 Credits

This course will introduce students to intermediate principles of software development and will include high-level languages, abstract data types, documentation, data structures, graphs, and dynamic memory allocation. Students will work in software development teams on projects in electrical and computer engineering fields. The programming language C will be used in a version control environment to design and test code. Software development projects will involve relevant engineering topics such as modeling, robotics, cryptography, bioinformatics, embedded software, game programming, image processing, and wireless sensor networks. Prerequisite: ENES-102 or appropriate score on placement test. Corequisite: MATH-181. (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab weekly)

ENES-181 Thermodynamics
3 Credits

This course is designed for the student who plans to transfer to a four-year engineering program. Topics covered include the following: introduction to thermodynamics, thermodynamic properties of matter, laws of thermodynamics, cycles, reactions, mixtures, automobile engines, and turbines. Prerequisites: MATH-182 and PHYS-111. (2 hours lecture, 2 hours recitation weekly)

ENES-205 Electric Circuits
4 Credits

This course will instruct students in the design, analysis, simulation, construction, and evaluation of electric circuits. Students will review the I-V relationships of resistors, capacitors, inductors, sources, op-amps, and transformers. The student will perform circuit analysis using Kirchoff’s laws, node and mesh analysis, superposition, and Thevenin and Norton theorems. The student will also perform DC and AC steady state and impulse analysis for first and second order circuits. Prerequisite: PHYS-111. Corequisite: MATH-260. (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab weekly)

ENES-222 Elements of Discrete Signal Analysis
4 Credits
All consumer and specialized electronics today involve measuring and recreating the world around us. This course introduces the concepts necessary to understand how to record and play back including: discrete-time and continuous-time signals, sampling, linear transformations, orthogonal projections, Discrete Fourier Transform, Fourier Series, discrete-time linear time, and frequency filters. One or more application-oriented projects will be required that use a modeling tool such as MatLab. Prerequisite: MATH-182. (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab weekly)

ENES-244 Digital Logic Design
3 Credits

This course will introduce the basic principles and design procedures of digital systems at the gate and intermediate chip levels for electrical engineering students. The student will acquire knowledge of gates, flip‑flops, registers, counters, Karnaugh maps, PAL devices, and synchronous sequential circuit design and analysis. Prerequisites: ENES-100 and MATH-153. (4 hours weekly)

ENES-245 Digital Circuits and Systems Laboratory
2 Credits
This course introduces the modern electrical and computer engineering hardware and software for the digital circuits laboratory. The course begins with a review of basic electrical lab techniques and equipment (power supplies, oscilloscopes, voltmeters, etc.), followed by the design, characterization, simulation, and construction of digital circuits containing logic gates, sequential elements, oscillators, and digital integrated circuits. All digital design and simulation is done in the open architecture, industry standard called the Verilog Hardware Description Language (HDL). Prerequisites: ENES-244 and ENES-150, or ENES-244 and CMSY-171. (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab weekly)

ENES-271 Introduction to MATLAB
3 Credits
This course is designed to introduce numerical methods to engineering students. Students will develop the skills to generate readable, compact, and verifiably correct MATLAB programs to obtain numerical solutions to a wide range of engineering models and to display the results with fully annotated graphics. Students will learn structured programming. Prerequisites: ENES-100 and MATH-182. (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab weekly)

hcc catalogue '11-'12

Accounting - ACCT
Aging Services - AGNG
American Sign Language - AMSL
Anthropology - ANTH
Arabic - ARAB 
Art - ARTT 
Astronomy - ASTR
Bioinformatics - BFMT 
Biology - BIOL 
Biomechanical Engineering - BMET
Business - BMGT 
Cardiovascular Technology - CARD
Chemistry - CHEM 
Chinese - CHNS 
Cisco - CSCO 
Computer-Aided Design - CADD
Computer Forensics - CFOR 
Computer Systems - CMSY 
Conflict Resolution - CRES
Construction Management - CNST 
Cooperative Education - COOP
Criminal Justice - CRIM 
Culinary Management - CMGT 
Dance - DANC
Dental Hygiene - DHYG 
Diagnostic Medical
Sonography - DMSU

Economics - ECON 
Education - EDUC 
Electronics - ELEC 
Emergency Medical Technician/
Paramedic - EMSP
Engineering -ENES 
English- ENGL 
Entrepreneurship - ENTR 
Environmental Science - ENST
Exercise Science - EXSC 
Farsi - FARS
Film - FILM 
Financial PLanning- FNPL 
Fine Arts - FINE 
French - FREN 
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German - GERM 
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Health Care - HEAL 
Health Education - HEED 
Hebrew - HBRW
Hindi - HNDI
History - HIST 
Horticulture - HORT 
Hospitality Management - HMGT
Human Development - HMDV 
Human Services - HUMS 
Humanities - HUMN
Interior Design - INDS
Italian - ITAL 
Japanese - JPNS
Korean - KORE 
Life Fitness - LFIT 
Mathematics - MATH 
Medical Laboratory
Technician - MLTS

Meteorology - METO 
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Office Technology - OFFI 
Philosophy - PHIL 
Photonics - PHOT
Physical Therapist
Assistant - PTAP
Physics - PHYS 
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