OTC students honored at MCCA 50th annual convention

Three students from Ozarks Technical Community College were recognized at the Missouri Community College Association’s 50th annual convention. MCCA presented Student Leadership Awards to 21 state-wide community college students during the convention’s closing ceremony, which was held Friday, Nov. 7 at the Branson Hilton Convention Center. Each year, representatives from MCCA-affiliated colleges and campuses across…

OTC’s Alice Jefferson receives Senior Service Award

Long-time Ozarks Technical Community College employee Alice Jefferson received the Missouri Community College Association’s Senior Service Award tonight, Nov. 5. Jefferson accepted the award at the opening ceremony of MCCA’s annual convention at the Hilton Branson Convention Center. Jefferson has served OTC as a custodian since 1991. Prior to that, she worked for the Springfield…

OTC hosts 2014 Innovation Showcase

Ozarks Technical Community College will host the 2014 Innovation Showcase Nov. 10-14. The event will share innovating teaching practices in online sessions led by local educators. OTC hosts the event in collaboration with Missouri Distance Learning Association, Springfield Public Schools, Evangel University, Missouri State University and Drury University. Dr. Jeff Borden, director of Pearson’s Center…

OTC awarded more than $1 million for STEM programs

Ozarks Technical Community College received more than $1 million as part of a $19.7 million grant awarded to Missouri’s community colleges and the State Technical College of Missouri.  OTC’s grant funds, awarded today through the U.S. Department of Labor’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) Grant Program, will serve 108 students. These…

OTC receives Cadillac donation from GM

The General Motors Training Center in Ardsley, N.Y. donated a 2013 Cadillac ATS to Ozarks Technical Community College’s (OTC) Automotive Technology program. The Cadillac was delivered to OTC’s Transportation department on Tuesday, Sept. 2. General Motors pledged to donate vehicles to the top automotive winners of the 2014 SkillsUSA Championships, a national competition of career…

OTC welcomes Springfield Vet Center to campus

The Springfield Vet Center, an arm of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, will provide readjustment counseling services to eligible veterans and bereaved family members of Ozarks Technical Community College beginning Sept. 10.  The Springfield Vet Center will be open on Wednesday afternoons from 1-4 p.m. at the OTC Springfield Campus. OTC Counseling Services will…

OTC ranked among nation’s best

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 1,200 community colleges nationwide to determine its rankings, which appeared in the Aug. 18, 2014 edition of the magazine. OTC appeared in more top lists than any…

OTC to offer Late Start courses beginning Sept. 2

Ozarks Technical Community College will accept enrollment for its Late Start courses through Friday, Aug. 29 at 4:30 p.m. Late Start courses meet for 14 weeks beginning Sept. 2 and are available through OTC Online and at the OTC Springfield Campus. Future students can enroll by visiting https://students.otc.edu/registrar/information-and-resources-for-current-students/ or by visiting Student Services at the…

OTC offers free adult education classes

Ozarks Technical Community College (OTC) is accepting enrollment for its free Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) classes held in Bolivar, Buffalo, Mansfield, Marshfield and Reeds Spring. The classes provide individualized learning programs for adults who want to prepare for the High School Equivalency (HSE) exam, improve their literacy or math skills, or learn English as…

OTC Board of Trustees welcomes new member

The President and CEO of the United Way of the Ozarks, Jennifer Kennally, was sworn in as the newest member of the Ozarks Technical Community College Board of Trustees today, Monday, Aug. 11. Kennally replaces Jackie McKinsey who retired from the board in July. Ms. Kennally will serve out the remainder of McKinsey’s six-year term,…

OTC offers free adult education classes

Ozarks Technical Community College (OTC) is accepting enrollment for its free Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) classes held at the OTC Richwood Valley and Table Rock campuses. The classes provide individualized learning programs for adults who want to prepare for the High School Equivalency (HSE) exam, improve their literacy or math skills, or learn English…

OTC Trustee Jackie McKinsey retires

Jacqueline (Jackie) McKinsey, a founding member of the Ozarks Technical Community College Board of Trustees, announced her retirement at OTC’s board meeting today, Monday, July 14. She will retire from the board effective July 31. “The Ozarks Technical Community College family is grateful for Mrs. McKinsey’s nearly quarter century of service,” said Greg DeLong, chair…