OTC instructional technologist receives statewide recognition

Jacque Harris received the Missouri Community College Association’s Technology Innovation Award at the association’s 52nd annual convention held this week in Branson, Mo. Since arriving at Ozarks Technical Community College in 2011, Harris has provided outstanding support to students using Blackboard. She has also increased student success in the process. From 2012 to 2015, her…

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OTC Communications and Marketing wins five awards from NCMPR

The National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) honored OTC’s Department of Communications and Marketing with five Medallion Awards at its regional conference held Oct. 2-4 in Kansas City. OTC’s Communications and Marketing team won three gold Medallion Awards in the following categories: poster, poster series, and social media/online campaign. The team accepted silver for…

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OTC to pursue flight training program

The Ozarks Technical Community College Board of Trustees today approved for OTC to enter into an agreement with Premier Flight Center LLC, which is the first step toward the college offering an aviation-focused associate degree. Graduates of OTC’s program will be prepared to immediately work as commercial pilots. The aviation program will consist of ground…

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Judge Jason Brown to speak at OTC

The Honorable Judge Jason R. Brown will speak at Ozarks Technical Community College to commemorate Constitution Day on Friday, Sept. 16 from 10-11 a.m. in Lincoln Hall, room 211, at the OTC Springfield Campus. Constitution Day is an annually observed event that recognizes the adoption of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787. Judge Brown…

OTC commemorates Chancellor Higdon’s 10th anniversary at the college

College officials, students, employees and community leaders celebrated Dr. Hal Higdon’s 10th anniversary as president and chancellor of Ozarks Technical Community College on Tuesday, Aug. 23. A brief ceremony featured reflections from the college’s President Emeritus Dr. Norman K. Myers as well as remarks from Board of Trustees Chairman Chip Sheppard and trustee Larry Snyder.…

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OTC locations will be open Saturday, Aug. 20

All Ozarks Technical Community College locations will be open Saturday, Aug. 20 to help students prepare for the upcoming semester. Student Services staff will be available from 9 a.m. to noon to assist students with last-minute admissions, enrollment, advising and financial aid processes. Cashier Services staff will also be available during this time to help…

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OTC’s respiratory therapy program earns national recognition

Ozarks Technical Community College’s respiratory therapy program received the Registered Respiratory Therapist Credentialing Success Award from CoARC, the Committee of Accreditation for Respiratory Care. OTC respiratory therapy staff accepted the award during the American Association for Respiratory Care Summer Forum, held June 26, 2016, in Jacksonville, Fla. Seventy-eight programs received the award this year. OTC’s…

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OTC students excel at SkillsUSA Championships

Four students from Ozarks Technical Community College earned medals at the SkillsUSA Championships, held June 20-24 in Louisville, Ky. Approximately 6,000 career and technical education students competed in 100 different trade, technical and leadership fields at the annual competition. The SkillsUSA Championships took place as part of the SkillsUSA 52nd annual National Leadership and Skills Conference.…

Technical instructors, program earn ACTE honors  

SPRINGFIELD  — Two Ozarks Technical Community College instructors have been selected to receive the Missouri Association for Career and Technical Education’s Outstanding Service Award, and the college’s Electronic Media Production program has been awarded the association’s Certificate of Appreciation Award. Danelle Maxwell, chair of the Industrial and Manufacturing Department and an agriculture instructor, and Carl…

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OTC to host community job fair

Ozarks Technical Community College’s Career Employment Services will host a job fair on Wednesday, May 4 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the OTC Springfield Campus in Lincoln Hall, room 211.  The event is free and open to the public. The job fair is designed for both career-minded individuals and those seeking seasonal or…