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Bolivar High School seniors celebrate college and career plans at inaugural “Decision Day” event 

Missouri Governor, Commissioner of Education Among Those Gathered to Recognize Graduates, Encourage All Students to Create Strong Plans for Life After High School  Bolivar High School today hosted its inaugural “Decision Day,” an event at which 201 high school seniors announced their plans to enroll in college, seek career training, or enlist in the military…

Graduation 2023

OTC commencement is May 18 at 5 p.m.

The Ozarks Technical Community College commencement ceremony will be on May 18, at 5 p.m., at Great Southern Bank Arena on the Missouri State University campus. Michael Parson, the 57th Governor of Missouri, will give the commencement address. Before joining the executive branch, Mr. Parson held office in the Missouri House and Senate and was…

Phi Theta Kappa

OTC students honored for leadership, academic achievement

Ten Ozarks Technical Community College students were honored today, Thursday, April 13, at the Missouri Community College Association (MCCA) Student Leadership and Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Awards Luncheon at Stephens College in Columbia. The PTK All USA Team recognizes high-achieving two-year college students who demonstrate academic excellence, intellectual rigor, leadership, and service that extends their education beyond the classroom to benefit…

OTC Crosslines Mobile Food Pantry

Community Resource Specialists help OTC students succeed

During the fall semester of 2022, community resource specialists at Ozarks Technical Community College helped 604 students with non-academic needs such as food insecurity, housing insecurity and affordable childcare. Community resource specialists are relatively new positions at OTC. Their job is to remove barriers that might prevent students from completing their educational goals. “An expensive…

OER

Open Educational Resources save OTC students nearly $1 million

Since 2019, Ozarks Technical Community College has saved its students nearly $1 million through Open Educational Resources (OER). Open Educational Resources are no-cost teaching, learning and research materials. OER learning tools are either in the public domain or are released under an intellectual property license allowing their use. “Open Educational Resources are high-quality, peer-reviewed materials…

The OTC Jazz Band will debut on Dec. 13

The Ozarks Technical Community College Jazz Band will make its concert debut on Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. at Drury University’s Stone Chapel. The “Winter Joy” concert will also feature holiday favorites performed by the OTC choirs. The Jazz Band came into existence when Philip Forrester, an OTC music instructor, applied for and received…

ASU and OTC

OTC and Arizona State University partner for seamless transfers through MyPath2ASU™ collaboration

Ozarks Technical Community College is partnering with Arizona State University to provide students with a seamless transfer experience through the MyPath2ASU program. MyPath2ASU™ allows students to take the steps needed early in their college experience to successfully plan their transfer to ASU, ensuring a smooth transition process and student success. MyPath2ASU™ is a customized tool for transfer students from…

Veterans Upward Bound

OTC’s Veterans Upward Bound program expands its reach

Ozarks Technical Community College’s Veterans Upward Bound program can now serve veterans in 15 Missouri counties. The U.S. Department of Education renewed OTC’s Federal TRIO Grant for an additional five years at $1.4 million. The initial grant in 2017 established a Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) program to assist Greene County veterans with their pursuit of postsecondary education. With…