Teacher Education Degree

OTC class earns approval as substitute teacher training

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has approved Ozarks Technical Community College’s class “Orientation to the Teaching Profession” as substitute teacher training. Students who complete this introductory course for OTC’s new teacher education degree will be eligible to apply to become substitute teachers in the state of Missouri. “When the college revamped…

SRC Quality Lab

OTC receives six-figure contribution from SRC

The Ozarks Technical Community College Foundation announced a six-figure contribution from the employee-owners of SRC Holdings Corporation for the SRC Quality Lab inside the Robert W. Plaster Center for Advanced Manufacturing. “We want the move to Advanced Manufacturing to consider remanufacturing and its profound impact on sustainability,” said Jack Stack, SRC founder and CEO. “This…

EMT Crash Simulation

OTC and CoxHealth partner on EMT apprenticeships

To meet the demand for Certified Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT), Ozarks Technical Community College and CoxHealth are partnering to offer the community EMT apprenticeships. Students receive the instruction and training free of charge, get paid an hourly wage as CoxHealth employees during the apprenticeship, and those who satisfactorily complete the program are guaranteed employment. There…

job fair

OTC to host job fair on May 4

Ozarks Technical Community College will host a job fair on Wednesday, May 4 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the Student Plaza at the OTC Springfield Campus. The event is free and open to the public. The job fair is designed for both career-minded individuals and those seeking seasonal or part-time employment. Several local employers will be…

Job Fair Manufacturing

OTC Lebanon to host job fair on April 27

The Ozarks Technical Community College Lebanon Center will host a job fair on Wednesday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The job fair will be inside Casey Hall located at 22360 Highway MM in Lebanon. OTC students, alumni and the general public are welcome to attend. The job fair is designed for both career-minded individuals and…

Melissa Wittmer

OTC math instructor honored for teaching excellence

Ozarks Technical Community College Mathematics Instructor Melissa Wittmer earned the “Teaching Excellence Award” from the Missouri Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (MOMATYC). The award was presented at MOMATYC’s annual conference held April 7-9 in Union, Mo. According to the MOMATYC website, the criteria for selection for the MOMATYC Teaching Excellence Award are: Instruction effectiveness and…

Mo. Student Leadership Forum Group Photo

Two OTC students attend the Governor’s Student Leadership Forum

Ozarks Technical Community College students Stevi Kay Berry and Samuel Boggs were two of 60 college students nominated to represent OTC during the 37th Annual Missouri Governor’s Student Leadership Forum on Faith and Values held February 25-27, 2022, in Jefferson City, Missouri. The forum challenges students’ character development by encouraging them to reflect on their…

AEL and HiSET

OTC provides free adult education courses

Ozarks Technical Community College is accepting enrollment for its free Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes at nine locations across the Ozarks. Students will attend an orientation and pretesting session before classes begin. The pretest allows students to be individually advised concerning the best placement and course of…

Rick’s Automotive makes six-figure donation to Plaster Manufacturing Center

The Ozarks Technical Community College Foundation received a six-figure donation from Rick’s Automotive for the Rick’s Automotive Student Lounge inside the Robert W. Plaster Center for Advanced Manufacturing. Founded by Rick and Karen Hughlett in 1980, Rick’s Automotive has 40 full-time employees who service more than 1,000 vehicles per month. “OTC has been a great…