MSU, OTC to sign articulation agreements for four degree programs

Missouri State University and Ozarks Technical Community College will sign four articulation agreements for OTC students to transfer their Associate of Arts degree toward completion of a Bachelor of Science in General Business, Communication, Finance or Health Services — Clinical Services degree entirely online with Missouri State University. OTC Chancellor Dr. Hal Higdon and MSU President Clif…

OTC students earn medals at national SkillsUSA

Ozarks Technical Community College students brought home 11 medals in the recent National SkillsUSA Competition in Kansas City. “Most of our students were ranked in the top ten in the nation,” said Cynthia Phillips, SkillsUSA-Lead Advisor at OTC. “Our students are dedicated to their field of study and represented the college in an exceptional manner.”…

Financial Aid Priority Deadline July 15

Students planning to attend Ozarks Technical Community College are urged to have their financial aid application completed and all required documents sent to the College’s financial aid office by July 15. Necessary documents include the FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, which is used to determine federal grant and loan funding a student…

OTC tutoring center wins Teaching and Learning Award

The Speckman Tutoring and Learning Center at Ozarks Technical Community College has been named the winner of the Blackboard Catalyst Awards program’s Teaching and Learning Award, which honors outstanding use of technology for instructor efficiency and learner engagement. Jacob Lewellen, director of the Speckman Tutoring and Learning Center, and his team will be honored during…

OTC graduate numbers up more than 50 percent

Ozarks Technical Community College awarded degrees to a total of 1,420 graduates in the spring 2013 semester, an increase of 51 percent over the spring of 2012, when only 940 students graduated. A number of factors have contributed to the increase in graduates, but administrators point to two key influences. First, many of the recent…

OTC Kids’ College summer program to include wide variety of educational options

Kids’ College summer classes at Ozarks Technical Community College are enrolling now! This year’s schedule includes plenty of unique options designed to develop new interests, teach meaningful skills and excite students about learning. This year’s summer opportunities include “Mad Science Mondays and Fridays” workshops throughout June and July, Sign Language for families, and an ACT…

Agriculture students bring home awards from national competition

Students from the Turf and Landscape Management program at Ozarks Technical Community College have brought home several awards and a scholarship from their field’s national competition.  The students competed against 62 other colleges and universities at the 37th annual Student Career Days, informally known as the “Landscaping Olympics,” an event sponsored by the Professional Landcare…

Surgical Technology students win state competition

A team of students from the Ozarks Technical Community College Surgical Technology program has taken first place at the Missouri Association of Surgical Technologists’ Annual Scrub Bowl. The competition consists of a written examination made up of questions taken from the Surgical Technologist Certification exam. This is the fourth time OTC’s Surgical Technology students have…

State Representative Diane Franklin to receive Distinguished Alumni Award during OTC commencement

Ozarks Technical Community College will present its fourth annual Distinguished Alumni Award to Missouri state Rep. Diane Franklin. The award will be presented during the college’s commencement ceremony, to be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, at JQH Arena on the Missouri State University campus. Franklin, a Republican, represents parts of Camden and…

OTC Enactus team places first in regional competition

SPRINGFIELD, MO. – The Enactus (formerly SIFE) team from Ozarks Technical Community College placed first at the Enactus USA Regional Competition, held last week in Rogers, AR. This is the ninth Regional Championship for the College’s team. This year’s members competing include Wesley Marr, Brooke Morrow, Tucker Tillis, from OTC’s Branson Education Center; Kimberly Underhill…

OTC to host Open House events

Ozarks Technical Community College will host an Open House event at three of its locations during the month of April. The events are designed for members of the community to learn more about opportunities provided by OTC in their area, and will take place as follows: OTC Springfield Campus – Friday, April 5, 8 a.m. –…

OTC students named to All-Missouri Academic Team

Four Ozarks Technical Community College students have been named to the 2013 All-Missouri Academic Team, an honor bestowed on the state’s top community college students. The Missouri Community College Association honored the students during a ceremony this week in Jefferson City. The students chosen for the 2013 All-Missouri Academic Team are Luciane Azevedo-Hawkins and Naomi Keller…