OTC and University of Maryland University College announce online academic partnership

Ozarks Technical Community College and University of Maryland University College have finalized a new transfer agreement between OTC Online and UMUC.  A signing ceremony was held this morning at Ozarks Technical Community College’s Springfield campus. The agreement is designed to provide for a seamless transfer for qualified Ozarks Technical Community College students into UMUC.  Students…

OTC seeks public comments as part of accreditation renewal process

Ozarks Technical Community College is seeking comments from the public in preparation for its periodic ten-year accreditation renewal evaluation by its regional accrediting agency, the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.   OTC has been continuously accredited by the Commission since 1996.  The College will undergo a comprehensive site visit…

Faculty member of 19 years honored by Missouri Community College Association

Ozarks Technical Community College Transportation Department Chair and Collision Repair Technology Instructor Kerry Wrinkle was honored recently with a 2010 Senior Faculty Service Award from the Missouri Community College Association.  Wrinkle, whose award was presented at the Association’s annual conference in St. Louis, Missouri, joined OTC just before its very first fall semester, in August…

Interim Commissioner of Higher Education visits Ozarks Technical Community College

Missouri’s Interim Commissioner of Higher Education, Dr. David Russell, visited the Springfield campus of Ozarks Technical Community College on Tuesday, November 9.  Dr. Russell toured the College’s facilities and met with various members of the administration to discuss the role of community colleges in Missouri’s Higher Education system. “We were pleased to have this opportunity…

OTC’s Supervision and Leadership Online Program Receives HRCI Certification

Ozarks Technical Community College has been certified as an approved continuing education provider for its professional development Supervision and Leadership online program. The Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI), an internationally recognized leader in HR certification, made the certification. HRCI is a partner of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). The certificate is offered online…

Center for Workforce Development to host contractor networking event at OTC

Ozarks Technical Community College’s Center for Workforce Development will host a contractor networking opportunity on Tuesday, August 17, from 4:30 to 6 p.m.  The event will be held on the College’s Springfield campus, in room 211 of Lincoln Hall, 815 N. Sherman Avenue. Co-sponsored by Missouri Southern State University’s Heartland Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)…

Peterbilt of Springfield donates two trucks and creates scholarship at OTC

Peterbilt of Springfield, Inc., has presented the OTC Foundation, the fundraising arm of Ozarks Technical Community College, with a gift of two diesel tractors, valued at $59,000, for the College’s Transport Training Institute.  Additionally, Glenn Larson, owner of Peterbilt of Springfield, has pledged $100,000 to endow the Larson Family Scholarship, designed to assist students in…

OTC HVACR program accreditation renewed for another six years

The standard-setting organization for Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration education, HVAC Excellence, has granted Ozarks Technical Community College another six years of accreditation following a thorough program review. HVAC Excellence reviewed documentation submitted by the College, visited the Springfield campus, interviewed students, instructors, administrators, and members of the program’s Advisory Committee, which is composed…

Ozarks Technical Community College President to serve as Chair of Statewide Council

Dr. Hal Higdon, president of Ozarks Technical Community College, has taken the position of Chair of the Presidents/Chancellors Council of the Missouri Community College Association (MCCA).  The Council serves MCCA and its membership by representing community college interests in the state legislature and professional and governmental agencies, and by maintaining communication between the colleges. Dr.…

Official summer enrollment up 11.7% at OTC

Enrollment at Ozarks Technical Community College continues to grow, with total of 4,351 students enrolled this summer, 11.7 percent higher than the summer of 2009.  While every location has experienced noticeable growth, the majority of students are enrolled at the Springfield campus, which welcomed 2,086 students today, up 8.7 percent from last summer.  “Our student…

Summer classes begin with enrollment up 12.2% from 2009

With summer classes beginning today, enrollment at Ozarks Technical Community College has increased once again.  A total of 4,495 students are enrolled this summer, 12.2% percent higher than the summer of 2009.  While every location has experienced noticeable growth, the majority of students are enrolled at the Springfield campus, which welcomed 2,133 students today, up…