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Engineering & Manufacturing

At Engineering & Manufacturing CAPS, students dive into a dynamic, hands-on educational journey exploring the abundance of career opportunities in our community while working with local engineers and skilled technicians.

Who Should Apply?

Are you a student with a passion for turning ideas into tangible solutions? If you are intrigued by the field of engineering, then this program is for you.
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  • Love Problem-Solving: If you enjoy tackling challenges, finding innovative solutions, and navigating the intricacies of real-world problems, this is your space.
  • Hands-On Learners: If you learn best by doing, experimenting, and creating, our Engineering & Manufacturing CAPS provides the hands-on experiences you crave.
  • Collaborators at Heart: Are you excited about collaborating with industry professionals, working in teams, and contributing to projects with practical applications? This program fosters a collaborative spirit.
  • Curious Minds: If you're curious about the entire lifecycle of product development, from design to prototyping, and if you want to explore various career opportunities within engineering and manufacturing, this program is your gateway.
  • Future Innovators: For those who see innovation as a driving force and want to be at the forefront of creating solutions that make a real impact, the Engineering & Manufacturing CAPS is your launchpad.
  • Preferred Prerequisites: Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) or Principles of Engineering (POE)


  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Industrial Designer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Materials Engineer
  • Quality Control Technician
  • CNC Machinist
  • Automation Technician

Industry Partner Projects

  • Designing and prototyping a new product for a local manufacturing company.
  • Improving efficiency in a production line through process optimization.
  • Developing a sustainable packaging solution for a local business.
  • Creating a 3D-printed prototype for a startup's innovative concept.
  • Designing and testing a new tool or component for an engineering firm.
  • Collaborating with a renewable energy company on a project related to alternative energy sources.
  • Streamlining logistics and supply chain processes for a local distribution center.
  • Enhancing automation systems for a manufacturing facility.
  • Designing and implementing safety improvements for a manufacturing environment.
  • Creating a prototype for a new medical device in collaboration with a healthcare technology company.

Passion Projects

  • Building a custom-designed and functional robotic arm.
  • Developing an automated home gardening system.
  • Creating a personalized smart device for home automation.
  • Designing and building a prototype for a unique transportation solution.
  • Developing an innovative tool or gadget to solve a common problem.


  • Manufacturing Plants
  • Machine Shops
  • Technology Companies
  • Energy and Utilities Providers
  • Municipal Organizations

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