Nebraska Center for Advanced Professional Studies
Looking ahead to a brighter future for our students
What is Nebraska CAPS? It stands for the Nebraska Center for Advanced Professional Studies, and it is fully funded by the South Central Nebraska Unified School District #5, and while the process and academic curriculum has been in place for the past two school years, the building is set to be done in December 2018.
While the video linked below, which was created by Ty Schweer and Austin Wilson for their NCAPS Spring 2017 career project, should answer several of your questions, we want to know if you have more! Some of the more frequently asked questions and answers are as follows...
1. If I enter a pathway, am I stuck in it for the rest of the school year or my high school career?
Absolutely not! Students can change pathways at semester break, just like they can change classes at semester break!
2. What if my relationship with my business partner just isn't working out?
While we will try to convince you to work through some issues, we also understand there are times that this might not seem possible. If this is the case, either from the student's end or the mentor's ends, changes can be made to the process.
3. Will I still be able to take four years of math/science classes?
Yes! Many of our students taking college classes are also taking Physics or Chemistry, and/or Pre-Calc or College Algebra, just as an example.
4. What pathways are currently being offered, and which ones are for college credit?
- Ag pathway
- Business pathway
- Construction pathway
- Education pathway
- Graphic arts pathway
- Healthcare pathway
- Manufacturing pathway
- Culinary arts pathway -- This is one that we are looking at adding.
5. How do I go about finding a mentor to help guide me in a career field of my interest?
- We have instructors and administrators specifically assigned to each career field.
- These professionals will find a mentor for you, taking special consideration to the specific area you are interested in.
- Transportation to the mentor is provided, or you can fill out permission forms to drive yourself to/from your mentor visits.
- Your mentor is giving up valuable time at his/her profession to meet with you, so we have assigned tasks for the students at each of the visits, and the mentor will be able to provide us with feedback after the mentorship on what the student can do to improve his/her career skills.
6. What classes are offered? How many students are in the classes?
|4 students||18/FA||AGRI||1030||Intro to Natural Resources|
|3 students||18/FA||AGRI||1310||Plant Science|
|19/SP||AGRI||1350||Plant Science Lab|
|19/SP||AGRI||1260||Introduction to Precision Agriculture|
|4 students||18/FA||MART||1360||Intro to Graphic Arts|
|19/SP||MART||1210||Layout and Design|
|3 students||18/FA||BSAD||2540||Principles of Management|
|2 students||18/FA||BSAD||1360||Personal Financial Planning|
|19/SP||ACCT||1200||Principles of Accounting I|
|22 students||18/FA||SOCI||1010||Intro to Sociology|
|28 students||18/FA||SPCH||1110||Public Speaking|
|19/SP||PSYC||1810||Intro to Psychology|
|EDUC||1100||Intro to Professional Education|
|1 student||18/FA||AMDT||1010||Safety & Machine Tool Fundamentals|
|2 students||18/FA||AMDT||1000||Blueprint Reading|
|8 students||18/FA||BIOS||1250||Struct & Function of the Human Body I|
|22 students||18/FA||SOCI||1010||Intro to Sociology (also listed under Education)|
|4 students||18/FA||AUTO||1000||Onsite at CCC|
Onsite at CCC
|27 students||18/FA||ENGL||1010||College English: Taught at LN & SC|
|1 student||18/FA||MATH||1600||College Algebra: Taught at SC|