Hydraulics II

Upon completion of this course the participant should have a comprehensive overview of fluid power systems and been exposed to the details of both hydraulic and pneumatic power systems. This course will build upon the principles introduced in Hydraulics Part I. Additional detail on system components, understanding selection options on hydraulic fluids, analysis of operational details of key components, further, more detailed system schematics, and more involved lab exercises during the “hands on” part of the class..

Leadership Skills

Leadership skills can help you gain the respect and admiration of others, while also allowing you to enjoy success in your career and more control over your destiny. Contrary to popular belief, leadership skills can be learned and developed. Even if you don’t hold a leadership position, this course will teach you how to use the principles of great leaders to achieve success in almost every aspect of your daily life.

Manufacturing Skills Basic Certification- Ridgeland

Course Description: Manufacturing Skills Basic Certification is the initial course designed to provide the student with the basic skills needed to be successful in a high-performance manufacturing environment. You are eligible to take advanced courses after completion of this program.

Student Performance Outcomes: Students will learn the basic skills necessary to be successful in holding a “shop floor” position in the high-performance manufacturing industry.

Schedule: Class meets Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., for seven weeks at the McGowan Workforce Training Center at the Ridgeland Campus. The following courses will be covered during this 128-hour training program:

Intro to Employees Success
Basic Computer/Employability
CPR/First Aid
Intro to Power Tools
Blue Print Reading
Precision Measurement
Interview Skills
High Performance
OSHA 10-hr Safety Certification

Cost of Certification: $75

Pre-requisite: A minimum score of ‘4’ (Silver Certificate) on the approved sections of the WorkKeys test is required. (Reading for Information, Locating Information, Applied Math). The CRC is given at Holmes Community College so call the number below to schedule a test. In addition, participants must complete Career Ready 101 and pass the Job P.A.S.S. Assessment Test.

Attendance: All absences must be cleared by the instructor before the class that will be missed. A certificate will not be issued unless all modules are completed with satisfactory attendance, as determined by the instructor for each module.

Course Credit: Upon successful completion of the course, one will receive a Manufacturing Skills Basic Certification certificate. Evaluation of the students is based on, but not limited to, homework assignments, in-class work and participation, instructor provided tests, and online material (if applicable). You must maintain an average of 80 percent on each of the course tests: OSHA Safety, Blue Print Reading, Precision Measurement, and one test for the 5 areas of High-Performance Manufacturing.

For more information, please contact Angela Crain at acrain@holmescc.edu or call (601)-605-3370.

PMP Exam Preparation

PMI, PMP, and PMBOK are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Holmes Community College Workforce Development PMP Exam Preparation course provides an in-depth exploration of the five knowledge domains and 10 Knowledge Areas tested on the PMP exam. You will also gain valuable test-taking tips and strategies to help you approach the PMP with confidence.

Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is a proven way to enhance your resume, elevate your career potential, and boost your earnings.

  • Earn a higher salary: According to PMI, PMP credential holders can earn upward of US$15,000 more annually than non-credentialed jobholders.
  • Earn a prestigious certification recognized around the globe.
  • Build skills and knowledge that are transferable between industries, market segments and geographic locations.
  • Gain an advantage over non-certified project managers.
  • Prove your project management knowledge, commitment, and experience.
  • Join a global network of over 700,000 PMP credential holders

Learn more about PMP certification benefits at pmi.org.

Ensure you’re prepared for the rigorous PMP exam with Holmes Community College’s Workforce Development PMP Exam Preparation course. This intensive seven week program combines expert instruction with The CERTWISE Learning System for PMP Exam Preparation training materials and meets PMI’s 35 contact hour PMP Exam requirement..Our course will help you learn faster, retain more knowledge and stay on track for success on the PMP exam.

Course Details

  • Where: McGowan Workforce Training Center, Holmes Community College Ridgeland Campus
  • When: Monday and Thursday evenings-
    • Fall 2021 dates are TBA
    • Time: 6 p.m. – 9  p.m.
  • Course fee: $525 
  • Course materials (included): The Learning System for PMP Exam Preparation:  Printed reading materials and interactive online study tools including quizzes, flashcards, PMP exam emulation, and more.
  • Instructor: Katisha Sutton
  • Contact Us: Melissa Love at mlove@holmescc.edu

Why Enroll in This Course?

  • Learn the entire PMBOK Guide–Fifth Edition with our experienced and certified PMP instructors.
  • Prepare for class and the exam with The Learning System for PMP Exam Preparation, included in tuition. This interactive study program includes printed study materials, online quizzes, flashcards, PMP exam emulation, and more. You will have access to the online study tools for an entire year.
  • Discuss topics and network with peers from a variety of industries.
  • Stay on track to complete your PMP studies with our structured learning environment.
  • Meet the 35 hour project management education prerequisite.
  • Take advantage of your employer’s tuition reimbursement  program (if applicable)

Included in your course registration fees, you will receive The Learning System for PMP Exam Preparation. This premium quality program combines comprehensive printed reading materials with interactive online study materials to expand, apply and solidify your knowledge to pass the PMP exam.

  • Pre-test: Evaluate initial knowledge to identify areas of strength and weakness and focus studies.
  • SmartStudy: Build a customized study plan to optimize study time.
  • Chapter Quizzes: Test comprehension, retention, and ability to apply concepts.
  • Process Group Quizzes: Practice test questions by domain area.
  • Flashcards: Review important key terms and definitions.
  • Post-test: Gauge knowledge gained and areas that require further study.
  • Practice Exam: Build confidence with a test that emulates the software used at the PMP computer-based exam testing center.
  • Progress Reports: Track your activities and scores.
  • Resource Center: Access helpful test-taking tips, PMP exam resources, feedback links, and mor

Program Requirements: There are no admission requirements to take this program, however to be accepted into the PMP program, you must meet strict prerequisites. Review the PMP Handbook for details.

Prehospital Trauma Life Support

Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) courses improve the quality of trauma care in your area and decrease mortality. The program is based on a prehospital trauma care philosophy, stressing the treatment of the multi-system trauma patient as a unique entity with specific needs. This may require an approach to the trauma patient that varies from traditional treatment modalities. PHTLS promotes critical thinking as the foundation for providing quality care. It is based on the belief that, given a good fund of knowledge and key principles, EMS practitioners are capable of making reasoned decisions regarding patient care. 

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Provider course is designed for healthcare providers who initiate and direct advanced life support beyond basic life support through the stabilization or transport phases of a pediatric emergency, either in or out of hospital.  In this course you will enhance your skills in the evaluation and management of an infant or child with respiratory compromise, circulatory compromise or cardiac arrest.

First Responder Refresher

First Responder, EMT, and Paramedic Refreshers are mandatory courses for the EMS professional to maintain National Registry Certification.  These courses cover EMS operations, lifting and moving, medical terminology, medical emergencies, trauma emergencies, and hands on skills associated with these topics.  The topics meet National Registry requirements for mandatory and flexible topics.

First Aid/CPR

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is an American Heart Association course which will enhance the provider in developing the knowledge and skills necessary to efficiently and effectively manage victims of cardiac arrest.  

Heartsaver First Aid /CPR/AED â€“ Designed for industry, schools, businesses, and the general public who would like awareness of the skill and knowledge necessary to perform CPR, with the use of an automatic external defibrillator, and have the knowledge necessary to perform basic first aid. 

Emergency Pediatric Care

Emergency Pediatric Care (EPC) course focuses on the care of sick and injured children, addressing a full spectrum of emergency illnesses, injuries and scenarios that an EMS practitioner might encounter. The course provides an in-depth understanding of the pathophysiology of the most common pediatric emergency issues, and stresses critical thinking skills to help practitioners make the best decisions for their patients. EPC uses the Pediatric Assessment Triangle (PAT) as a tool to help EMS practitioners rapidly and accurately assess pediatric patients and incorporates family centered care throughout all scenarios. Training encompasses lectures, hands-on skills practice and small group critical thinking discussions. Topics include: understanding kids; airway, breathing and oxygenation; cardiac emergencies; child abuse and neglect; common medical emergencies; the importance of family; hypoperfusion and shock; newborn resuscitation; pediatric trauma; and special health care needs. 

EMT Refresher

First Responder, EMT, and Paramedic Refreshers are mandatory courses for the EMS professional to maintain National Registry Certification.  These courses cover EMS operations, lifting and moving, medical terminology, medical emergencies, trauma emergencies, and hands on skills associated with these topics.  The topics meet National Registry requirements for mandatory and flexible topics.

EMS Safety

EMS Safety course aims to promote a culture of EMS safety and help reduce the number and intensity of injuries incurred by EMS practitioners in carrying out their work. The course increases the practitioners’ awareness and understanding of EMS safety standards and practices and develops their ability to effectively implement them. The curriculum covers crew resource management, emergency vehicle safety, responsibilities in scene operations, patient handling, patient, practitioner and bystander safety, and personal health. It offers an overview of current issues surrounding safety in EMS, presents and discusses case studies, builds risk assessment and decision-making skills and provides an opportunity for participants to relate their own experiences with EMS safety issues.  EMS Safety is for all EMS practitioners, other medical professionals providing prehospital patient care, EMS supervisors and administrators concerned with safety.


Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is an American Heart Association course which will enhance the provider in developing the knowledge and skills necessary to efficiently and effectively manage victims of cardiac arrest. 

Heartsaver CPR/AED – Designed for the general public who would like awareness of the skills and knowledge necessary to perform CPR.

Basic Life Support (BLS)

Designed for the healthcare provider or those requiring CPR certification for entering into a health related educational program. 

Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS)

Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) is a sixteen-hour, two-day program that consists of interactive lectures, teaching and evaluation stations. The interactive/case based lectures include the following topics: altered mental status and neurologic disorders, respiratory dysfunction, shock, chest discomfort, endocrine, metabolic and environmental disorders, abdominal discomfort, infectious disease, and toxicologic emergencies, hazardous materials and weapons of mass destruction. Teaching stations follow the associated lectures each day. 

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) is designed for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies.  Through didactic instruction and active participation in simulated cases, students will enhance their skills in the recognition and intervention of cardiopulmonary arrest, immediate post-cardiac arrest, acute arrhythmia, stroke and acute coronary syndrome (ACS).

Thermal Systems

Thermal Systems is an introductory of the principal operation of refrigeration systems and how all of the components work together, how to calculate heating & cooling loads, how to estimate a house or building unit size and an overview of the EPA Requirements for Refrigerant and Refrigerant Systems.   EPA Refrigerant Universal Certification Training and Examination is available upon request.

Course and Examination Fee is an additional $150.00 per Student.

Statistical Process Controls (SPC)

Upon completion of this course, the participant should have an understanding of statistics concepts, definitions, and calculations that are the basis for statistical process control (SPC).

Residential Electrical Wiring

This course provides skills related to the wiring of single-family buildings. This course includes instruction and practice in service entrance installation, branch circuits, and National Electrical Code (NEC) standards for residential buildings. This course will also cover the skills related to the wiring of multifamily and small commercial buildings. This course includes instruction and practice in service entrance installation, specialized circuits, and the use of commercial raceways.


Upon completion of this course, the participant should have an understanding of the operation of advanced program instructions, use of program files, troubleshooting tips, and how to use the RS Linx software to communicate with the MircroLogix, PLC 5 and the 500 series Allen Bradley PLC’s. This course will build upon the principles introduced in PLC Part I…


Upon completion of this course, the participant should have an understanding of PLC systems, their operation, and programming basics using Allen Bradley 500 and Micrologix systems.

Manufacturing Supervision Basics

Upon completion of this course, the participant should have a basic understanding of what skills and abilities are required to be a successful manufacturing supervisor. The class will include instructor lectures, class discussion, and class exercises. Topics that will be covered will include Process Management, Department Measurables, Interpersonal Skills, Safety, Decision Making, Problem Solving, and Profit.  

Introduction to Machine Shop

Upon completion of this course the participant should be able to interpret shop drawings, take measurements using calipers and micrometers, and perform basic turning and milling operations. The participant will also be introduced to heat treating, work layout, metal identification systems, systems of measurement, and other related machining topics.

Industrial Electricity II

Upon completion of this course, the participant should have a basic understanding of how to work safely with electricity, understand the relationship between voltage, current, & resistance, learn how to use measuring devices (VOM, Amp Probes, etc.), and the basics of Industrial Motor Control.

Industrial Electricity I

Upon completion of this course, the participant should have a basic understanding of how to work safely with electricity, understand the relationship between voltage, current, & resistance, learn how to use measuring devices (VOM, Amp Probes, etc.), and the basics of Industrial Motor Control.

Introduction to AutoCAD

Holmes Community College Workforce Development is proud to be offering a 12-hour Introduction to AutoCAD class. This introductory course will cover the fundamentals of AutoCAD and topics such as how to set up AutoCAD and introduce you to the basic commands. Learning AutoCAD is easy in this hands-on class. There are pulldown menus, pop-up menus, fly-out menus, prompt, and icons to help you along. The commands they invoke are also easy to learn and in this course you will get familiarized with the layout and basic operation of AutoCAD.

Hydraulics I

Upon completion of this course, the participant should have an understanding of the fundamentals of fluid power systems with emphasis on operation and maintenance of industrial systems. The participant will construct actual circuits and observe typical components in actual operational situations. Emphasis is placed on learning to read and understand the symbols and nomenclature used on fluid power schematics.

Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG)

Upon completion of this course, the participant should have an understanding of hazards of GMAW, how to set-up and maintain semi automatic arc welding unit, and make satisfactory welds in flat, vertical, horizontal, and overhead positions.

CNC Programming

Introduces the student to the programming codes and principles commonly used to manufacture parts on automated machine tools.  The topics covered are defining CNC machine components and their functions, defining the difference between absolute and incremental coordinate systems, applying G codes & M codes along with other complimentary codes to create basic 2 axis CNC programs, & using CAM software to create and verify CNC programs. These topics will be taught through a combination of instructor lectures, demonstrations, and student lab assignments.

Blueprint Reading

The objective of this 30-hour course is to familiarize the student with how parts are represented and the dimension on engineering drawings. Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to better interpret company drawings. Tapes and exercises will be utilized to help the student improve visualization and interpretation skills.

Beginning SolidWorks

Upon completion of this course, the participant should have an understanding of how to create a model using SolidWorks software.  The participant will learn the different commands and how to create parts, assemblies, and drawings. This training course will use instructor lead hands-on, exercise-intensive approach to important modeling techniques and concepts. 

Essentials of Human Resources


Dates: November 9-10, 2021. This will be a two-day event, in person. Seating is limited, and COVID-19 protocols will be followed and enforced.

Location: McGowan Workforce Building, Holmes Community College – Ridgeland Campus, 412 West Ridgeland Ave., Ridgeland, MS 39157

Cost: $475 (must be paid 10 days prior to class start date, or show proof of payment being processed)

To enroll, please contact Melissa Love at (601) 605-3387 or email mlove@holmescc.edu.

Sharpen your HR skills to face today’s HR issues.

Human resource issues impact every company in some way. That’s why it’s important to understand the fundamental issues surrounding HR today. SHRM, the leading global HR professional organization, has developed the SHRM Essentials of Human Resources course, which provides an introductory overview of the human resource function. Whether you are new to HR or HR is one of many roles you fulfill at your company, this program, offered in partnership with SHRM through Holmes Community College Workforce Development, covers the key HR topics you need to know.

Small investment in quality training, big payback

Backed by SHRM’s track record of providing quality HR training, the SHRM Essentials of Human Resources course covers the topics you need to meet key HR challenges that are relevant to you and your company. In less than 20 hours of training time, you can cover the issues you need to reduce potentially costly lawsuits. Developed by leading HR experts, HR practitioners, and legal counsel, the SHRM Essentials of Human Resoruces course covers introductory HR topics in a condensed, easy-to-understand format. The straightforward format ensures that HR concepts can be mastered and applied to real-life situations.

Along with classroom interaction with peers and the instructor, case study exercises threaded throughout the program provide opportunities to practice applying newly acquired HR skills during training prior to using them on the job.

Build a solid foundation in HR management skills.

 By covering a breadth of practical HR topics, the SHRM Essentials of Human Resources course provides the knowledge to perform daily tasks. Through this course, you will also:

  • Review key pieces of federal legislation on sexual harassment, age discrimination, and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
  • Gain insights into employee recruitment and selection while avoiding legal pitfalls.
  • Enhance your skills related to total compensation systems, pay increases and incentives, and employee benefits.
  • Increase your knowledge of employee orientation, onboarding, professional development, and training.


 Who can benefit from the SHRM Essentials of Human Resources course?

Designed as a thorough introduction to HR basics, the SHRM Essentials of Human Resources course provides a solid foundation in human resource management and is effective training across multiple job responsibilities and career paths.

 New and junior HR practitioners who need to increase their knowledge base

  • Become more effective at handling day-to-day HR issues.
  • Familiarize yourself with the breadth of HR topics that go beyond your current responsibilities and tasks.
  • Gain an understanding of HR roles and responsibilities and how they apply to you.
  • Learn the key HR topics critical to avoiding costly litigation.
  • Practice handling various HR situations through case studies.
  • Refer to the printed materials when needed for HR challenges in the future.
  • Use this course as a stepping stone for those not yet ready to embark on certification.

Small business owners or office managers who perform the HR function for their company and business managers who want to learn basic HR best practices to avoid costly litigation

  • Become more effective at handling day-to-day HR issues.
  • Learn the key HR topics critical to avoiding costly litigation.
  • Familiarize yourself with the breadth of HR topics that go beyond your current responsibilities and tasks.
  • Gain an understanding of HR roles and responsibilities and how they apply to you.
  • Practice handling various HR situations through case studies.
  • Use the printed materials as a ready reference when called upon to use HR skills.

  New or experienced managers interested in learning more about employee management skills

  • Become familiar with key HR topics that are part of the workplace today.
  • Foster a positive relationship with direct reports if you know how to handle HR issues effectively.
  • Discover ways to spot potential HR issues and solutions to address them before they become problematic.
  • Use the printed materials as a ready reference when called upon to use HR skills.

  Representatives selling or supporting HR systems and services

  • Provide better service and meet client needs with a good understanding of HR-related issues that clients are dealing with.
  • Learn how to key in on certain HR issues that are related to specific industries and client situations.
  • Establish an understanding of common HR language and proper terminology for communicating with HR professionals.
  • Use the printed materials as a ready reference to look up customer-related HR topics and issues when they arise.

  International HR personnel wishing to increase their knowledge of U.S. HR practices

  • Learn the basics of U.S. human resource law.
  • Know how to identify the current key HR topics that are prevalent in the U.S.
  • Understand the pitfalls of dealing with U.S. HR issues.
  • Use the printed materials as a ready reference when needed.

  Job seekers who are investigating HR as a new career option or want to enhance their resume with HR skills

  • Familiarize yourself with the breadth of HR topics.
  • Gain an understanding of HR roles and responsibilities.
  • Use this course to determine if a career in HR fits with your skills and goals.
  • Network with others already in the HR field.
  • Use this course to build basic business skills that are valuable in many employment situations.

  Small company or business owners whose managers and/or supervisors are responsible for HR functions 

In a small company, managers and supervisors tend to take on responsibilities outside their skill set, and HR is often one of these. Managers and supervisors end up performing basic HR duties that include all aspects of human resource work and require a range of knowledge that the SHRM Essentials of Human Resources course provides. 

The SHRM Essentials of Human Resources program develops a critical skill path for employees responsible for HR and will meet your company’s future skills and needs. HR training is a long-term investment in growth and development that will pay off when HR missteps are avoided. 

Regardless of the situation, there are HR issues that your supervisors and managers are handling regularly. Some are straightforward, some are complex. Although the supervisors and managers do their best, they may violate basic HR law and leave your company in a compromising position that could eat up your hard-earned profits. They need to know where their HR role begins and ends and the consequences of their HR decisions.

Since HR can be a moving target, you need to arm your supervisors and managers with basic HR skills to prepare them for the day-to-day challenges of interacting with their staff. Prepare them with the knowledge and skills they need to maintain a positive relationship with their staff as well as avoid HR missteps that can end up in costly litigation.

SHRM Essentials of Human Resources – Program Details

Newly updated with the latest HR developments, the SHRM Essentials of Human Resources program combines print materials with online study tools to provide a blended learning experience. This course will give you a solid overview of the key aspects of HR and provide tools you can immediately put to use in your organization. The content is newly updated with the latest HR regulations, trends and best practices. Case studies, competency connections and the SHRM Body of Competencies and Knowledge (SHRM BoCK) principles are incorporated into the material to illustrate how HR helps drive overall business success.

Print materials

Each SHRM Essentials of Human Resources course participant will receive two printed books.
HR Essentials materials

The Participant’s Reference Book: The reference book covers six key human resource topics.

  1. Human Resources. Gain a clear understanding of the HR function.
  2. Talent Acquisition. Develop important skills for attracting and selecting employees..
  3. Total Rewards.. Learn the key elements of a total compensation system.
  4. Learning and Development. Obtain an understanding of orientation, development, and training.
  5. Performance Management. Discover the purpose and process for performance evaluation.
  6. Employment Law. Enhance your ability to apply key HR legislation.

 The Participant’s Activities Book: The workbook reinforces content and classroom learning. It includes:

  • Course content slides with notes section
  • Application activities

Web-based study tools and resources

The Web-based tools are designed to support the print materials, provide added opportunities to review and master HR concepts, and gain confidence. The tools are available to all SHRM Essentials of Human Resoruces program participants.

EVALUATE your current knowledge

  • Pre-test to gauge current knowledge
  • SmartStudy tool to develop a study plan
  • Reports that measure progress

 LEARN about key HR topics

  • Module-specific test for each module to check mastery of key information
  • Glossary of key terms for quick reference
  • Resource Center that includes additional resources and reference material

 DEMONSTRATE your HR understanding

  • Threaded case study featuring real-life scenarios to apply concepts learned throughout the course
  • Post-test to assess learning gain
  • Certificate of Achievement awarded to those who pass the post-test with a score of 80% or higher


Benefits for employees

Through the SHRM Essentials of HR Management course, participants can:

  • Attain knowledge and practical HR skills to effectively approach challenging HR issues.
  • Gain expertise in areas of HR management that are broader than the normal scope of their job.
  • Stay up-to-date on the latest laws and regulations.
  • Increase their on-the-job confidence.
  • Utilize the print materials and one-year access to onlinetoolsas a comprehensive source of HR information.
  • Earn Professional Development Credits (PDCs) or recertification credit hours and a certificate upon completion.

 Benefits for companies

The SHRM Essentials of Human Resources course can help companies increase HR knowledge that is critical to overall business success. This program:

  • Reduces the company’s risk of potential high-cost litigation.
  • Promotes a consistent understanding of the HR function to non-HR management.
  • Offers professional development for divisional or departmental supervisors to ensure HR compliance.
  • Develops a common dictionary of HR terms for the entire organization.
  • Enhances the importance of the HR function within the company.

Course benefits:

  • Company/tuition reimbursement (varies by employer)
  • Structured dates, times, and assignments to keep students on track
  • Convenient schedule—two-day workshops, evening or weekend programs
  • Cost-effective HR training
  • Real-world case studies to apply learning
  • Networking opportunities
  • Instruction from an HR expert

 Value of the SHRM Essentials of Human Resources course

Time-efficient and comprehensive: One training program covers vital HR topics in less than 20 training hours.

 Focused learning and professional development: Condensed format, online study tools, and guidance of an instructor help students stay on track.

 Peer and instructor interaction: Network and gain real-world insights into HR while learning the content.

 Cost-effective: All students need to learn about the basics of HR in one training source, with corporate discounts for group training.

 Proven training from the leading HR association: SHRM is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. SHRM educational programs are developed according to the highest quality standards and are regularly updated to reflect changes in legislation and HR polices.


The SHRM Essentials of Human Resources course is not designed for certification preparation. It is, however, an excellent feeder course for other HR courses your institution offers and can be positioned as a stepping stone for those not yet ready to embark on SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP certification preparation.

Word 2013: Basic

Course Description

Course Objective: You will create, edit, and enhance standard business documents using Microsoft® Office Word 2013.

Target Student: This course is designed for students who wish to learn the basic operations of the Microsoft Word to perform their day-to-day responsibilities, and who want to use the application to be more productive in their work. It provides the fundamental knowledge and techniques needed to advance to using more complex Word features such as protecting your documents and usage of ligatures.

Prerequisites: To be successful in this course, you should be familiar with using personal computers and you should have used the mouse and keyboard. You should be comfortable in the Windows environment and be able to use Windows to manage information on the computer. Specifically, you should be able to launch and close programs; navigate to information stored on the computer; and manage files and folders.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • identify and work with basic Word 2013 tools and features.
  • edit text in a Word document.
  • modify the appearance of text in a Word document.
  • insert special characters and graphical objects.
  • organize data in tables.
  • proof a Word document.
  • control the appearance of pages in a Word document.
  • print a Word document.

Course Content

Lesson 1: Getting Started with Word 2013

  • Topic 1A: Identify the Components of the Word Interface
  • Topic 1B: Customize the Word Interface
  • Topic 1C: Display a Document in Different Views
  • Topic 1D: Enter Text in a Document
  • Topic 1E: Save a Document

Lesson 2: Editing Text in a Word Document

  • Topic 2A: Select Text
  • Topic 2B: Modify Text
  • Topic 2C: Find and Replace Text

Lesson 3: Modifying the Appearance of Text in a Word Document

  • Topic 3A: Apply Character Formatting
  • Topic 3B: Align Text Using Tabs
  • Topic 3C: Display Text as List Items
  • Topic 3D: Modify the Layout of a Paragraph
  • Topic 3E: Apply Styles
  • Topic 3F: Manage Formatting
  • Topic 3G: Apply Borders and Shading

Lesson 4: Inserting Special Characters and Graphical Objects

  • Topic 4A: Insert Symbols and Special Characters
  • Topic 4B: Add Illustrations to a Document

Lesson 5: Organizing Data in Tables

  • Topic 5A: Insert a Table
  • Topic 5B: Modify a Table
  • Topic 5C: Format a Table
  • Topic 5D: Convert Text to a Table

Lesson 6: Proofing a Word Document

  • Topic 6A: Check Spelling and Grammar
  • Topic 6B: Use the Thesaurus

Lesson 7: Controlling the Appearance of Pages in a Word Document

  • Topic 7A: Apply a Page Border and Color
  • Topic 7B: Add a Watermark
  • Topic 7C: Add Headers and Footers

Lesson 8: Printing Word Documents

  • Topic 8A: Control Page Layout
  • Topic 8B: Preview and Print a Document

Microsoft Project 2010: Level 1

Prerequisites: A general introductory-level understanding of project management concepts.

This course is designed for a person who has an understanding of project management concepts, who is responsible for creating and modifying project plans, and who needs a tool to manage those project plans. Participants will identify the basic features and components of the Microsoft Project environment, create a new project plan file and enter project information, manage tasks by organizing tasks and setting task relationships, manage resources for a project and finalize a project plan.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • identify the basic features and components of the Microsoft Project environment.
  • create a new project plan file and enter project information.
  • manage tasks by organizing tasks and setting task relationships.
  • manage resources for a project.
  • finalize a project plan.

PowerPoint 2013: Basic

Course Objective: You will explore the PowerPoint environment and create a presentation. You will format text on slides to enhance clarity. To enhance the visual appeal, you will add graphical objects to a presentation and modify them. You will also add tables and charts to a presentation to present data in a structured form. You will then finalize a presentation to deliver it.

Target Student: This course is designed for students who are interested in learning the fundamentals needed to create and modify basic presentations using Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2013.

Prerequisites: Students should be familiar with using personal computers, and have used a mouse and keyboard. They should be comfortable with the Windows environment and be able to use Windows to manage information on their computers. Specifically, they should be able to launch and close programs; navigate to information stored on the computer; and manage files and folders

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • identify the components of the PowerPoint 2013 interface.
  • create a presentation.
  • format text on slides.
  • add graphical objects to a presentation.
  • modify graphical objects in a presentation.
  • work with tables in a presentation.
  • add charts to a presentation.
  • prepare to deliver a presentation.

Course Content

Lesson 1: Getting Started with PowerPoint

  • Topic 1A: Identify the Elements of the User Interface
  • Topic 1B: View Presentations
  • Topic 1C: Save a Presentation
  • Topic 1D: Use Microsoft PowerPoint Help

Lesson 2: Creating a Basic Presentation

  • Topic 2A: Select a Presentation Type
  • Topic 2B: Enter Text
  • Topic 2C: Edit Text
  • Topic 2D: Format Text Placeholders
  • Topic 2E: Add Slides to a Presentation
  • Topic 2F: Arrange Slides
  • Topic 2G: Work with Themes

Lesson 3: Formatting Text on Slides

  • Topic 3A: Apply Character Formats
  • Topic 3B: Format Paragraphs

Lesson 4: Adding Graphical Objects to a Presentation

  • Topic 4A: Insert Images into a Presentation
  • Topic 4B: Add Shapes
  • Topic 4C: Add Visual Styles to the Text in a Presentation

Lesson 5: Modifying Graphical Objects in a Presentation

  • Topic 5A: Edit Graphical Objects
  • Topic 5B: Format Graphical Objects
  • Topic 5C: Group Graphical Objects on a Slide
  • Topic 5D: Arrange Graphical Objects on a Slide
  • Topic 5E: Apply Animation Effects

Lesson 6: Working with Tables

  • Topic 6A: Insert a Table
  • Topic 6B: Format Tables
  • Topic 6C: Import Tables from Other Microsoft Office Applications

Lesson 7: Working with Charts

  • Topic 7A: Insert Charts
  • Topic 7B: Modify a Chart
  • Topic 7C: Import Charts from Other Microsoft Office Applications

Lesson 8: Preparing to Deliver a Presentation

  • Topic 8A: Review the Content in a Presentation
  • Topic 8B: Divide a Presentation into Sections
  • Topic 8C: Add Transitions
  • Topic 8D: Add Speaker Notes
  • Topic 8E: Print a Presentation
  • Topic 8F: Deliver a Presentation

Excel 2010/2013: Basic

Course Description

Course Objective: You will create and edit basic Microsoft Office Excel 2010/2013 worksheets and workbooks.

Target Student: This course is designed for students who desire to gain the necessary skills to create, edit, format, and print basic Microsoft Office Excel 2010/2013 worksheets.

Prerequisites: To be successful in this course, you should be familiar with using personal computers and you should have used the mouse and keyboard. You should be comfortable in the Windows environment and be able to use Windows to manage information on the computer. Specifically, you should be able to launch and close programs; navigate to information stored on the computer; and manage files and folders

After completing this course, students will know how to:

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • create a basic worksheet by using Microsoft Excel 2010/2013.
  • perform calculations in an Excel worksheet.
  • modify an Excel worksheet.
  • modify the appearance of data within a worksheet.
  • manage Excel workbooks.
  • print the content of an Excel worksheet.

Course Content

Lesson 1: Getting Started with Excel

  • Topic 1A: Identify the Elements of the Excel Interface
  • Topic 1B: Navigate and Select Cells in Worksheets
  • Topic 1C: Customize the Excel Interface
  • Topic 1D: Create a Basic Worksheet

Lesson 2: Performing Calculations in an Excel Worksheet

  • Topic 2A: Create Formulas in a Worksheet
  • Topic 2B: Insert Functions in a Worksheet
  • Topic 2C: Reuse Formulas

Lesson 3: Modifying a Worksheet

  • Topic 3A: Edit Worksheet Data
  • Topic 3B: Find and Replace Data
  • Topic 3C: Manipulate Worksheet Elements

Lesson 4: Modifying the Appearance of a Worksheet

  • Topic 4A: Apply Font Properties
  • Topic 4B: Add Borders and Colors to Cells
  • Topic 4C: Align Content in a Cell
  • Topic 4D: Apply Number Formatting
  • Topic 4E: Apply Cell Styles

Lesson 5: Managing an Excel Workbook

  • Topic 5A: Manage Worksheets
  • Topic 5B: View Worksheets and Workbooks

Lesson 6: Printing Excel Workbooks

  • Topic 6A: Define the Page Layout
  • Topic 6B: Print a Workbook

Access 2013: Basic


Data is everywhere. Whether you are at the grocery store, office, laboratory, classroom, or ball park, you are awash in data: prices, schedules, performance measures, lab results, recipes, contact information, quality metrics, market indices, grades, and statistics.

Most job roles today involve some form of data management. In the case of data workers, it may be their primary job task. For some, like research scientists and accountants, data management may be a strong component of the job. And for others, such as sales clerks or those in the skilled trades, data management may consist of an incidental job responsibility such as time reporting or recording a sale. But virtually everyone is affected in some way by the need to manage data.

A relational database application such as Microsoft® Office Access® 2013 can help you and your organization collect and manage large amounts of data. Access is a versatile tool. You can use it as a personal data management tool (for your use alone), or you can use it as a construction set to develop applications for an entire department or organization. In this course, you will learn how to use Access 2013 to manage your data, including creating a new database, constructing tables, designing forms and reports, and creating queries to join, filter, and sort data.

Target Student

This course is designed for students who wish to establish a foundational understanding of Microsoft Office Access 2013, including the skills necessary to create a new database, construct data tables, design forms and reports, and create queries.

Lesson 1: Getting Started with Access

  • Topic A: Orientation to Microsoft Access
  • Topic B: Create a Simple Access Database
  • Topic C: Get Help in Microsoft Access

Lesson 2: Working with Table Data

  • Topic A: Modify Table Data
  • Topic B: Sort and Filter Records
  • Topic C: Create Lookups

Lesson 3: Querying a Database

  • Topic A: Join Data from Different Tables in a Query
  • Topic B: Sort and Filter Data in a Query
  • Topic C: Perform Calculations in a Query

Lesson 4: Creating Advanced Queries

  • Topic A: Create Parameter Queries
  • Topic B: Create Action Queries
  • Topic C: Create Unmatched and Duplicate Queries
  • Topic D: Summarize Data

Lesson 5: Generating Reports

  • Topic A: Create a Report
  • Topic B: Add Controls to a Report
  • Topic C: Enhance the Appearance of a Report
  • Topic D: Prepare a Report for Print

Lesson 6: Customizing the Access Environment

  • Topic A: The Access Options Dialog Box


If you want to learn touch-typing or improve your existing typing skills, this is the perfect course for you! In these lessons. You will to learn how to touch-type—that is, to type what you read from a printed page or a computer screen without looking at your keyboard.   As you improve your typing speed and accuracy, you’ll use the word processor’s timed writing feature to continually hone your skills. You’ll even learn posture tips to minimize fatigue and help prevent carpal tunnel syndrome. With the skills you master here, you’ll become faster and more confident at the keyboard. By the end of the course, you’ll know how to touch-type the alphabetic, numeric, and symbol keys; create, save, and edit word processing documents; and successfully take a timed writing test during a job interview.

Introduction to Computers

During this workshop participants will learn about hardware and software, files and folders, Window components such as media player, flash drives, different ports and cleaning up the system. Beginning with a short introduction of the history of computers, trainees will follow with learning about computers, and conclude with things to consider before emailing.

Team Leadership

Today’s Team Leader is perhaps even more critical to the success of the organization than ever before. Participants will gain an understanding of the best practices for what is required to be successful as a team leader. This workshop provides participants with key concepts necessary to achieve desired results with and through others, and will help them internalize what is necessary for them to become the person that the position demands.

Organizational Goals

Organizational goals provide the purpose and the direction for the organization. As they are carried through every department, business unit, or division, they provide the cornerstone to the organizational structure. They give people something they can sink their teeth into, provide guidelines for achievement and recognition, and promote pride in the organization. In this workshop, participants will learn what organizational goals are, why they are important, and how they can harness their power to achieve exceptional performance in their area of responsibility. They will leave with an understanding of the three most important categories of organizational goals and have developed their own individual goals for each.

Leadership Skills

Leadership skills can help you gain the respect and admiration of others, while also allowing you to enjoy success in your career and more control over your destiny. Contrary to popular belief, leadership skills can be learned and developed. Even if you don’t hold a leadership position, this course will teach you how to use the principles of great leaders to achieve success in almost every aspect of your daily life.

Delegation Skills

  • Recognize the value of delegation.
  • Understand the delegation process.
  • Realize the importance of giving and getting feedback.
  • Know why delegation can fail and how to prevent failure.

Employee Evaluations and Discipline

When properly done, employee evaluations can help a team leader motivate team members to higher levels of performance. When performance is measured, performance tends to increase. When performance is measured and the results are shared with the individual, or the individual is involved in the measurement, the performance evaluation process results increase dramatically.

Participants will leave with a knowledge of the best practices for setting and utilizing performance measurement standards, and getting the most positive results possible from performance evaluations and disciplinary actions.

Effective Employee Discipline

  • Use the techniques of effective discipline to eliminate problem behavior.
  • Communicate concerns in terms of behavior rather than perception or opinion.
  • Minimize defensiveness and focus on solutions.
  • Reduce conflict avoidance behaviors that undermine team morale, impact perceived fairness and impede overall productivity.
  • Review performance to make sure the problem is resolved.
  • Recognize the importance of team member participation in defining the problems and solutions.

Skill Points:

  • State Performance Problem.
  • Ask Team Member’s View.
  • Ask Team Member for a Solution.
  • Agree on Plan.
  • Give oral or written warning, set up a review

Workplace Diversity

A world without diversity would be bland indeed! Differences not only add spice to life, but they are key ingredients for building strong futures based on common goals. In order to grow as individuals and as a team in workplace environment, we must learn how to understand, value, and manage diversity in the workplace.

 Topics addressed: Define workplace diversity; identify diversity factors at your organization; distinguish among the terms category, generalization, stereotype, prejudice, and discrimination; identify and use two intervention strategies for challenging disrespectful behaviors.

Workplace Etiquette

For those in the workforce or returning to the workforce, this class covers workplace expectations and acceptable behavior including appropriate business dress and grooming, professional communication, telephone and email etiquette, appropriate office behavior, dealing with difficult people, and developing a plan for improving professionalism in the workplace.

Time Management Skills

Personal time management skills are essential for professional success in any workplace. This training will cover crucial strategies including personal motivation, delegation skills, organizational tools and techniques and crisis management. Workshop participants will self-discover their time management skills and gaps, understand the best practices of time management, and develop time strategies that will help them get more done in less time with less stress on themselves and others.

Team Dynamics

Work in any organization gets done best in a team environment. It’s important, then, that employees at all levels understand how teams develop, grow, and evolve toward high performance.This workshop addresses team basics and team member needs at every stage of development. It includes a survival simulation activity that gets participants involved in consensus building, problem solving, and decision making.

Topics addressed: Solve problems and make decisions as a member of a team; four stages of team development; three elements of effective team functioning; “synergistic problem solving and decision making” in the context of teamwork.

Team Building

Teams are becoming a staple in today’s workplace. In this course, you’ll learn the components of a successful team and the stages of its development. You’ll master the skills you’ll need to effectively manage projects, make decisions, and solve problems in a team setting. Plus, you’ll have a chance to learn the pitfalls of unhealthy group interaction and minimize any of its effects on your team. 

Supporting/Dealing with Change

During this workshop, you will discover:

  • Key reasons change fails so often
  • How to sidestep the most common mistakes that thwart change
  • Typical obstacles in the change process and how to overcome them
  • The often unexpected impact change can have on personal and professional development
  • What it takes to establish a workplace culture where positive change can flourish

Resume Writing

You know you have the education, experience and skills, but you’re having a difficult time getting it all down on paper. Or maybe you keep applying for jobs, but feel your resume if keeping potential employers from looking your way. Or maybe you are stuck on how to write the thing to begin with! In this class, we will look at format, tips for writing a successful resume, what to include, what to leave out, and how to build a better resume. A resume that reflects all that you have to offer and hopefully obtain that job.

Public Speaking Skills

Being confident that you can present your best to one person or one thousand people will make you an invaluable part of any team. Using The No-Panic Plan for Presenters, participants will learn step by step how to gain immediate credibility, use nonverbal communication with skill, and keep an audience’s attention with ease. This seminar is useful for anyone who wants to improve interpersonal, small group, or public communication skills. Yes, we will learn what to do with butterflies as we go through the process of presenting ideas that communicate with poise and professionalism. 

Presentation Skills

You may not think of yourself as a presenter but typically in business you will be called upon to present at some time in your career. Public speaking ranks as one of the top five phobias among humans. Yet as you climb the corporate ladder you will probably have occasion to do so. This course will help you know how to organize yourself; as well as, organize and connect with your audience. To see the difference in good presentations, bad, and downright ugly ones; knowing how to be genuine when the imperfect happens thus maintaining a good presentation. This course will also cover the importance of preparation, presence, and physical set up of the location you will be presenting.

Interviewing Skills

For the Employer:

The job interview is a powerful factor in the employee selection process in most organizations. While it may not deserve all of the attention that it receives, the interview is still a powerful force in selecting the perfect candidate for the job. Want job interview tips to help you select the most qualified employees? These tips will help you assess the skills, experience and fit of the potential employee. We will discuss how to prepare for the interview, screening cover letters and resumes, how to assess the candidate’s behavior and skills, illegal questions NOT to ask, and provide sample questions.

For the Interviewee:

Using simple techniques designed to enable a job applicant to ace his or her next interview, this workshop teaches the interviewee how to handle everything from the trickiest questions to body language and from proper attire to conquering nerves. Useful answers are provided for the most common interview questions. Tips on how to effectively communicate job skills and motivation level are included, as well as how to build a rapport and feeling of trust with the interviewer. Aimed at anyone seeking a job, the tools taught in this workshop will help you effectively tackle your next interview.

Improving Work Ethics


  • Recognize the difference between job performance and work ethics.
  • Managers will understand that a work ethics discussion is not coaching and requires different skills for successful resolution.
  • Understand that unsatisfactory work ethic and habits must be dealt with quickly and effectively before they require disciplinary action.
  • Explain clearly and specifically the nature of the team member’s unsatisfactory work habit while focusing on behaviors rather than attitude.
  • Use an action plan and ongoing reviews to help team members improve work ethic/habits and demonstrate personal accountability.

Goal Setting

Ironically, most people spend more time and energy planning a one-week vacation than to planning the other 51 weeks of the year. This workshop will provide leadership knowledge in three key areas necessary to achieve more goals more often. Participants will learn the a process for setting goals that will substantially improve their ability to get results faster, easier, and cheaper than if they continue to do things the same way they have always done them. They will also discover the four types of goals and an easy to remember set of criteria to test their goals against in order to determine the likelihood of achievement.  

Decision Making Skills Development

Learn how to make excellent everyday decisions from an experienced counselor and life coach. You’ll discover the steps necessary to achieve your goals, as well as the power that ordinary, everyday decisions can have over the quality of your life. You’ll develop some important guidelines for when to take risks, when to trust your luck, and what to do if you make a mistake. The goal of this course is to give you the power to live the best life you can and make the very most of every opportunity.

Customer Service

To be competitive in today’s ever-changing economy, organizations need to produce a distinctive personal and emotional experience for each of their customers. Customers recognize and can accept that every organization is not perfect, mistakes will be made, and conflict can arise. Participants will leave with the knowledge of how to turn these obstacles into opportunities to delight the customer. Participants will learn the key elements of what it takes to create loyal customers by exceeding their expectations. They will also understand the skills and attitudes necessary to help them personally and professionally connect with customers.

Conflict Resolution

Conflict is inevitable and is the natural result of differences of perception, beliefs, and preferences. While that sounds like bad news, the good news is that conflict can be managed. When differences begin escalating, one can take a proactive approach through collaboration to achieve consensus.

 Why is that important? Because, if managed well, conflict can lead to innovation, new ways of thinking and doing things. What organization can’t use that?

After completing the Workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Define conflict and consensus;
  • Contrast what consensus is from what it is not;
  • Key actions to resolve conflict;
  • Decision options;
  • Achieve consensus on a selected activity.

Communication Skills/Effective Communication

Effective communication involves total understanding, not just telling someone something.

This workshop will provide participants with a solid understanding of the key principles of effective communication and written specific goals to apply the learning in everyday situations.

In this course, participants will:

  • Study and practice two strategies of effective communication: Listening Skills & Body Language
  • Discover how to handle both individual and group communication challenges
  • Identify personal areas of improvement.
  • Understand different paradigms in communication
  • Explore interpersonal communication and its applications
  • Explore the impact of conflict in communication, and how to resolve it
  • Study strategies for persuasion and negotiation in communication
  • Develop strategies for giving and receiving feedback.

Business Writing

  • Identify the characteristics of good business writing.
  • Use words for maximum impact.
  • Develop efficient sentences and paragraphs.
  • Write more effective business communications.

Medical Spanish

Designed for a wide variety of health care professionals including doctors, nurses, technicians, and administrative associates; its purpose is to help connect & communicate with Spanish-speaking patients to treat illness and injury and process medical transactions efficiently.

Conversational Spanish

The purpose of this class is to give you an immediate speaking ability in Spanish. Participants will learn quickly in an engaging classroom atmosphere. The class will begin by covering the alphabet, pronunciation, key questions, and a look around your home. Participants will learn colors, money, numbers, days of the week, and common greetings. Among other topics, time, directions, traffic signs, menus, and transportation and others. Topics and emphasis may vary by instructor and class.

Professional Truck Driver Training Program

Entrance Requirements 

New classes starting every 8 weeks: The Professional Truck Driver Training Program at Holmes Community College is an 8-week program that prepares students to enter the commercial truck driving industry. Classes meet Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. The program includes classroom, controlled driving environment, and road driving to provide instruction in operating diesel powered vehicles, DOT rules and regulations, shifting techniques, pre and post trip inspections, loading and unloading cargo, and keeping necessary records.

  1. Complete a Professional Truck Driver Program application.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  3. Must be at least 21 years of age. High School Diploma or GED preferred.
  4. Must present a valid Class R driver’s license and successfully have passed the Mississippi CDL written exam (Class A Learner’s Permit) before you can start the driving portion of the training. We offer a prep class to help you with the written exam.  This prep class is offered at no cost.  Please check yes/no on the application if you are interested in the written exam prep class.
  5. Must have a clean driving record. A copy of Mississippi Highway Patrol Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) is required. This report can be obtained from the Mississippi Highway Patrol office or at http://www.ms.gov/hpdrivers/license/motorVehicleReportBegin.do
  6. No felony convictions.
  7. Must Pass DOT physical and drug screening. Results must be sent directly from the physician’s office to the college.
  8. Payment of Tuition.

*Aids to help with the CDL written exam can be found at the following web sites:

For additional information please contact Mandy Burrell at (662) 472-9172 or mburrell@holmescc.edu

Concrete Mixer/Truck Driver

New Classes Begin Every 6-8 Weeks.
(Call 601) 605-3370 for more information.

Entrance Requirements for Concrete Training Program:

1. Applicants with felony convictions are ineligible for admission to this program.

2. Must be a minimum of 18 years of age. High school diploma or GED preferred but not required.

3. Successfully passing the DOT physical and DOT drug screen. Proof of passing will be required prior to entry into training. All DOT physical and drug screen results must be sent directly from physician’s office to the school address listed below.

4. Mississippi Highway Patrol Motor Vehicle Report. You must have no more than one moving violation on the report. (No DUI) This report must be obtained from the Mississippi Highway Patrol office or online at: https://www.ms.gov/dps/license_renewal/MVR

5.  Tuition payment of $100 must be paid prior to beginning class.  We gladly accept cash, check, money order or credit card payments.  

6.  All documentation must be received either by mail or email prior to start date.  See the information below:


Holmes Community College
Professional Concrete Mixer/Truck Driver Training Program
412 West Ridgeland Avenue
Ridgeland, MS 39157
Phone: (601) 605-3370   
Email: acrain@holmescc.edu

DRESS REQUIREMENTS: Wear proper work clothes at all times. NO SHORT or BAGGY PANTS will be allowed for your own safety. Additional requirements may be added at the instructor’s discretion.

CLASS SCHEDULE: Class meets Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for 4 to 6 weeks, depending on students’ ability.

Electrical Lineman Program

In the news

The Electrical Lineman Program is celebrating its 10 YEAR anniversary! Read about us in the news: https://issuu.com/nationalcountrymarket/docs/tm0918yazoo_valley/12

Interested in the program? 

Please fill out this form:  https://hccapp.holmescc.edu/lineman/index.cfm


Mandy Burrell

Qualified workers in this field are in demand. This hands-on course is taught by instructors with lineman experience and specialized education.

  • Electrical lineman training is a 16-week course.
  • Participants will complete 608 clock hours.
  • The course is taught on the Goodman campus of Holmes Community College.

All electrical linemen trainees must:

  • Pass a drug test.
  • Pass a DOT physical.
  • Have a high school diploma or GED certificate.
  • Be at least 18 years of age.

*Additional requirements may be given upon enrollment in the electrical linemen training.

After completion of the training each trainee will be able to:

  • Drive commercial vehicles requiring Class A license.
  • Explain all aspects of the safety manual.
  • Make connections of meter loops, transformers, and other equipment on de-energized poles.
  • Assist with the framing and installation of poles and apparatus on the ground.
  • Read and understand general information on the REA specification book.
  • Assist in the burying of cable and other related work.
  • Operate vehicles and equipment (bucket trucks, digger derrick trucks, forklifts, etc.) safely.
  • Differentiate between an energized and de-energized structure and recognize appropriate hazards.
  • Make basic connections and disconnections.
  • Check voltage/amperes.