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OTC offers four-week welding boot camp

Ozarks Technical Community College will offer an accelerated, four-week welding boot camp this summer to meet the needs of the industry. Students pay nothing to attend the boot camp, and financial grants are available for living expenses. Anyone may enroll in the class as long as they are at least 18 years old. The welding boot…

Job Fair 2020

OTC to host outdoor job fair on June 10

Ozarks Technical Community College’s Career Services will host an outdoor job fair on Thursday, June 10, from 9 a.m. to noon in Parking Lot K of the OTC Springfield Campus. The parking lot is located at the northeast corner of Central Street and Hampton Avenue. OTC students, alumni and the general public are all encouraged to…

Plaster Manufacturing Center

Plaster Manufacturing Center receives six-figure donation from local manufacturer

The Ozarks Technical Community College Foundation received a six-figure donation for the Robert W. Plaster Center for Advanced Manufacturing from The Durham Company and its affiliates, L&W Industries and GEC Durham Industries. Durham’s contribution will fund the Durham Company Student Lounge inside the Plaster Manufacturing Center. Jenny Carr, the President of L&W Industries, is a…

Baby lamb at Richwood Valley

Two OTC sheep give birth to three lambs

Three lambs were born at the Ozarks Technical Community College Richwood Valley Campus today, May 5. The sheep are part of the OTC Agriculture Program. “We had one set of twins and one single born today. We have eight more ewes who could give birth at any time,” said Rob Flatness, agriculture instructor. “We were…

OTC to host outdoor job fair on May 5

Ozarks Technical Community College’s Career Services will host an outdoor job fair on Wednesday, May 5, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the Student Plaza at the OTC Springfield Campus. OTC students, alumni and the general public are all encouraged to attend. Participants do not need to pre-register. Face coverings will be required. Fifty…

OTC and other colleges partner for mass vaccine clinic

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department, Ozarks Technical Community College, Missouri State University and other area higher education institutions invite community members to a COVID-19 vaccine mega-event April 8-9 at Missouri State University’s Hammons Student Center. Clinic organizers hope to vaccinate 10,000 people over the two days. The vaccine that will be offered is the one-dose Janssen…

Paramedicine Program students in the ambulance simulator at OTC.

OTC to offer EMT course in Lebanon

Ozarks Technical Community College will offer the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course at the Lebanon center beginning in the summer of 2021. Currently, OTC offers EMT training at its Springfield and Table Rock locations. The EMT course at Lebanon begins June 1, and classes will be held from noon-4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. In…

OTC and STLCC earn initial approval to offer bachelor’s degrees in respiratory therapy

Missouri’s Coordinating Board for Higher Education (CBHE) approved Ozarks Technical Community College and St. Louis Community College to offer bachelor’s degrees in respiratory therapy. This marks the first time any community college in Missouri has been approved to offer bachelor’s degrees in any subject. The approval by CBHE is the first step in a multi-tiered…

OTC earns $25,000 grant to establish STEM scholarships for women

SPRINGFIELD, MO — The Ozarks Technical Community College Foundation was awarded a $25,000 grant to fund scholarships for female students pursuing education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The Coca-Cola Foundation Women in STEM Scholarship will give 25 students a $1,000 scholarship ($500 each semester) for the 2021-2022 academic year. “We’ve seen women thrive…

Student walks up to Student Services counter at OTC

All OTC locations open Saturday, Jan. 9

In an effort to help students prepare for the upcoming spring semester, all OTC locations will be open Saturday, Jan. 9 from 9 a.m. to noon. Student services staff will be available at each campus and center to assist students with last-minute admissions, enrollment, advising, financial aid and student account services. Current and prospective students can…