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The James P. Keeter School of Engineering at College of the Ozarks began in fall 2016 with 24 students in the program. The engineering school moved into its new, state-of-the-art facilities on the north side of campus in fall 2018.

The College had a long history of providing a pre-engineering program.  Alumni from the pre-engineering program went on to complete engineering degrees at larger schools in the region and are working in engineering positions in the Ozarks and throughout the US.  The foundations in math, science, liberal arts, and the work, patriotic and Christian education that led to that success of the pre-engineering program remain with the new full, multidisciplinary engineering degree.

Engineering Degree Program


The engineering major at College of the Ozarks results in a B.S. in Engineering degree. It is a multi-disciplinary program, as opposed to a more focused, discipline specific degree such as mechanical engineering or electrical engineering. The multi-disciplinary engineering program provides the core engineering skills common to all engineering disciplines as well as an introduction to tools and techniques unique to wide variety of engineering disciplines.  Opportunities are available for additional focus on an engineering discipline of interest.  Students will learn about engineering problem solving in the classroom and laboratory and have opportunities to apply and further develop their skills working on projects and working alongside practicing engineers.  The objectives of our program are structured to create engineers of value to our region, the nation, and Christ's kingdom. Learn more about the objectives and outcomes we want to instill in our graduates.

The College will pursue accreditation from the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology at the first opportunity.  Accreditation is not guaranteed, but the faculty is well versed in the accreditation requirements and is laying the groundwork now.

FACULTY AND STAFF



Advisory Board


Richard Burkhalter, Covenant Engineering

Naomi Fisher, Bowling Schork Design Co

Dave Frey, Cobham

Brent Fullerton, Loren Cook Company

Chris Hamon, White River Valley Electric Cooperative

Andy Gifford, White River Marine Group

Nathaniel Keen, Corps of Engineers

Steve Lane, Southland Metals

Dennis Lithgow, Fed Ex Freight

Devon Rolf, Azimuth Zero

Michael Shafer, Trinity Engineering Solutions

Careers for College of the Ozarks Engineering Graduates


Graduates armed with a B.S.in Engineering from College of the Ozarks have a wide range of opportunities as engineers.  They will also be prepared to pursue graduate education in engineering, law, medicine, and business.

Opportunities to Help


Are you an engineer, or do you work on projects with engineers?  If so, please take our survey of skills important to young engineers: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KJ272M6

Thank you for your project submissions for the Engineering Capstone Course (Fall 2019/Spring 2020)!  If your company or organization has a project that needs an engineered solution, please consider submitting it for our next Capstone Course series (submissions begin Fall 2019 - August-December). Click here for more information about the Capstone Program.

For information, please contact:
Dr. Mark Nowack
Engineering Department
College of the Ozarks
P.O. Box 17, Point Lookout, MO 65726
(417) 690-2559
mnowack@cofo.edu