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Engineering and Manufacturing

modeled after cutting-edge engineering schools, inspired by Project Lead the Way and endorsed by business partners and post-secondary institutions.

With OTC's Plaster Center for Advanced Manufacturing as the setting, students will explore the increasingly high-tech manufacturing and engineering industry. Students will tour numerous manufacturing facilities and engineering firms to see firsthand what is being designed and built in the Springfield region.  Guest speakers will offer unique industry insights and business partners will provide real-world projects for students to tackle.  Job shadowing and GO CAPS internship opportunities provide students with valuable experiences that allow them to test future careers.


Project Examples:

  • Traffic assessment at Springfield-Branson National Airport, including data collection for the Institute of Travel Engineers
  • Updates to OSHA-regulated material safety data sheets
  • Audit of quality manual procedures, including policy versus performance gaps
  • Design of classroom addition to home high school, including 3D representation
  • Analysis of standard CAD drawings compared to actual working documents


Potential Careers Include:

  • Architect
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • CNC Programmer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Fabrication and Assembly Technician
  • Industrial Automation Technician
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Industrial Maintenance Technician
  • Logistics and Distribution
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Multi-axis Machine Technician
  • Plant Manager
  • Plastics Engineer
  • Production Supervision
  • Quality Engineer
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Tool & Die Maker
  • Welder
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