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

Given the dynamic nature of idea and business start-up, there is no fixed curriculum in this strand, but rather a framework for unique learning experiences called “CAPSules” that introduce a new theme through targeted business projects and business partner engagement. Students will cover topics in innovation and entrepreneurship, finance, leadership and teamwork, market analysis, communication and technology, project and time management, while housed in the business incubator space at The Mall.

Project Examples from our Business and Entrepreneurship strand:

  • To create a nationwide awareness of the potential in retail stores. Focusing on recruit companies in big cities
  • To provide clients with an easily digestible guide to implementing and using Google Analytics to monitor their website health
  • Create video marketing material for a startup company’s new website

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 GOCAPS 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