GOCAPS Course Strands


GOCAPS Lake Region Course Strands


Engineering and Manufacturing

Students will interact with engineers and manufacturers from across the business community to apply lean manufacturing processes that solve complex problems, create value for customers and strive for efficiency in production.

Project Examples from previous CAPS programs:

  • Conduct a traffic assessment at the Springfield-Branson National Airport.  The data is collected and sent to Institute of Travel Engineers to be included in the next Trip Generation Study manuals for global access.
  • Update all OSHA-regulated Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) provided by a manufacturer and change them to Safety Data Sheets (SDS).
  • Conduct an audit of formal procedures that were a part of a quality manual and identify gaps between policies and procedures in the Quality Manual to actual performance of the applicable task.
  • Students are tasked with designing and presenting a solution on the need for the addition of multiple classrooms to their home high school. Deliverables include a presentation of the requirements and 3D representation of the solution.
  • Compare standard drawings in CAD system to drawings pulled by coordination or shop supervisor at time of work order to ensure most current revision is being used.  Identify any drawings being pulled for production that did not match the most current revision in AutoVault.



Business & Entrepreneurship

Coming soon.



Medicine and Health Care

Students will expand upon principles of human physiology through in-depth case studies of body systems. They will develop fluency in basic medical language, formulate treatment plans for patients, and practice physical assessment skills with the support of health care professionals from partner organizations like Mercy, Jordan Valley Community Health Center and Lake Regional Hospital.

Project Examples from previous CAPS programs:

  • Students partner with a local hospital and other CAPS engineering students to design and develop a plan to build a state-of-the-art simulation lab to practice patient care and life-saving procedures.
  • Students partner with a technology firm and local cardiologists to design new gigabit technologies that reduce the hospital readmission rate of congestive heart failure patients.
  • Students work with a local children’s hospital unit to design and develop a pediatric colostomy bag and flange that is more attractive and effective.

Requirements for Medicine & Health Care Students