Laptop Program

ENT Laptop Program

Laptop Requirement

All students enrolled in programs in the Engineering Technology department are required to have a qualified laptop.

Choose a Long Battery Life!

Please note that it is advisable to consider a laptop with longer battery life or even an extra battery before campus facilities catch up with the laptop power distribution requirements in classrooms.  A typical class that uses laptops will be around 2 hours, and you might have several classes in a row, requiring 6 - 8 hours of battery life.

Minimum Specifications

Minimum Specifications
ComponentRequirement
ProcessorMulti-Core Intel® i-Series processor or AMD® A-Series (note: running AutoCAD, Revit, Adobe Creative Suite, or other design programs will be difficult with a CPU speed below 2.0 GHz)
Operating System*Microsoft Windows 7/8/8.1/10 64-bit NOTE: A 64-bit Operating System is required for the system to use more than 4 GB of RAM
System Memory4 GB RAM
Hard Drive500 GB (5400 rpm) hard drive
GraphicsIntegrated Intel HD or AMD HD graphics
Wireless Communication802.11 b/g/n

Macintosh Computers

Macintosh computers are not recommended because the bulk of the software you will use in the ECET/CPET programs is Microsoft® Windows® based.  If you buy a Macintosh, it will be your responsibility to install Windows on it in order to run the programs required by your courses.