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OTC ranked among nation’s top associate degree producers

Ozarks Technical Community College earned national recognition as one of the nation’s Top 100 Associate Degree Producers by Community College Week. The publication analyzed data from more than 7,000 post-secondary institutions for the 2013-14 academic year. OTC ranked 40th in the nation among community colleges for associate degrees awarded. The college appeared in eight different…

Matthew Hudson named OTC Dean of Technical Education

Dr. Matthew Hudson, former Springfield Public Schools administrator, has been named the Dean of Technical Education for Ozarks Technical Community College. In his new role, Hudson will oversee the 20 technical education programs offered by OTC, which include automotive technology, culinary arts, computer information science and electronic media production. He will also oversee the Middle…

Adult Education and Literacy volunteers needed at OTC

Volunteer positions are available for Ozarks Technical Community College’s Adult Education and Literacy classes, which will be held this fall in the following counties: Greene, Stone, Taney, Christian, Webster, Polk, Dallas, Laclede and Wright. Schedules vary by location. Most volunteers average 2-3 hours of work per week. Adult Education and Literacy volunteers assist instructors in…

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OTC students excel at SkillsUSA Championships

Ten students from Ozarks Technical Community College received medals at the SkillsUSA Championships, held June 22–26 in Louisville, Ky. More than 6,000 career and technical education students participated in 100 different trade, technical and leadership fields. The SkillsUSA Championships took place as part of the SkillsUSA 51st annual National Leadership and Skills Conference. Twenty-nine OTC…

Jared Lightle named coordinator of scholarships and alumni for OTC Foundation

Jared Lightle, former human resources information systems manager at NPC International, has been named the Coordinator of Scholarships and Alumni for the OTC Foundation, the fundraising arm of Ozarks Technical Community College. In his new role, Lightle will manage the foundation’s scholarship award process, build the alumni association, and assist with the foundation’s recently announced…

OTC restructures developmental education courses to increase student completion rates

Community colleges are often touted for their capability to educate students of all ability levels, but often the students who seek community college education are not ready for college-level coursework. In response to this issue, community colleges offer developmental education courses, which are required, noncredit courses for students who score below a certain level on…

OTC’s Adult Education and Literacy program receives High Quality Program award

Ozarks Technical Community College’s Adult Education and Literacy program received the High Quality Program award from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The award recognized five out of 38 AEL programs in the state for achieving positive student outcomes while maintaining a high degree of fiscal integrity in program operations. Missouri’s Office of…