Greater Ozarks Center for Advanced Technology (GOCAT)

Instructors and students in the GOCAT facility


Missouri State University-West Plains offers advanced technical training at the Greater Ozarks Center for Advanced Technology (GOCAT).  Individuals can complete credit and non-credit degree and certificate programs in technology or participate in customized training opportunities. The center provides advanced, hands-on manufacturing training to individuals – from high school age through adulthood – who are looking to expand their skills in a technical field. Major manufacturers of our area, such as Leonardo DRS, AHF Products, Caterpillar, and L & R Industries helped develop the training programs to benefit manufacturers of all sizes.

Advanced Welding and Fabrication Technology


  • ​Advanced Welding
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Structural Design and Fabrication​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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Advanced Industrial Maintenance Technology

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  • Industrial Controls and Troubleshooting
  • PLC’s and Sensors
  • Automated Systems
  • Applied Electricity

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Advanced Manufacturing Technology

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  • Automated Manufacturing
  • Mechanical Systems & Fluid Power
  • Applied Electricity & Electronics
  • Manufacturing Materials & Processes

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Alternative Energy Technology

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  • Biofuels
  • Solar
  • Wind
  • Applied Electricity & Electronics

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​​​​​​​Technology Management 

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  • Principles of Supervision
  • Quality Management
  • Project Management
  • Introduction to Supply Chain

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