SPRINGFIELD, MO — The Behavioral Health Support program at Ozarks Technical Community College recently signed an articulation agreement with Ottawa University in Kansas. OTC BHS graduates may transfer seamlessly into the Human Services degree at Ottawa University.
The BHS degree program at OTC debuted in the spring of 2017 thanks to a grant from the Missouri Foundation for Health. OTC’s Allied Health Department applied for the grant and created the degree pathway to respond to the needs of employers in the human services field.
Students in the BHS program graduate with an Associate of Applied Science in Behavioral Health Support. Graduates who choose to enter the workforce, rather than pursue a bachelor’s degree, are prepared to work in entry and mid-level positions at any human services agency including mental health treatment facilities, schools or correctional facilities.
OTC’s Allied Health department is a nationally recognized leader in allied health education. The department offers 13 accredited healthcare programs, as well as a 2,000-square foot simulation center. Within six months of graduation, 98 percent of OTC Allied Health students find gainful employment.