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OTC partners with industry leaders to offer new remanufacturing curriculum

Beginning in the fall of 2019, technical education students at Ozarks Technical Community College can pursue their degrees with an emphasis in remanufacturing. The college’s diesel, automotive and manufacturing students will have the opportunity to enhance their employability with a series of courses developed specifically to prepare students for high-demand jobs in the remanufacturing industry.…

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OTC, Missouri State sign aviation articulation agreement

Graduates of Ozarks Technical Community College’s aviation program will have the opportunity to transfer seamlessly into Missouri State University’s Bachelor of General Studies program thanks to a new articulation agreement established between the two institutions. OTC’s first cohort of aviation students began their training this fall. The college’s two-year program prepares students to enter the…

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OTC IT department wins cloud computing award

Ozarks Technical Community College’s Information Technology department received a Cloud Leadership award from E&I Cooperative Services, a not-for-profit purchasing company that serves educational institutions. David Esping, OTC’s chief technology officer, and Eric Kyle, director of network software, accepted the award at the annual EDUCAUSE conference, held Oct. 31-Nov. 3 in Philadelphia, Pa. OTC was chosen…

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OTC’s Matthew Simpson honored by MCCA

SPRINGFIELD, MO — Ozarks Technical Community College’s Matthew Simpson accepted the Missouri Community College Association Technology Innovation Award at the association’s 53rd annual convention held this week in Branson, Mo. Simpson, OTC’s college director of research, strategic planning and grant development, helped to create the college’s current Guided Self-Placement instrument. Rather than traditional placement exams,…

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OTC’s Ramona George honored by MCCA

SPRINGFIELD, MO — Ozarks Technical Community College’s Ramona George received the Missouri Community College Association’s Senior Service Award at the association’s 53rd annual convention held this week in Branson, Mo. Since 1998, George has served as the college’s director of adult education and literacy. Throughout her tenure, Ramona has provided thousands of students with the…

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OTC Alumnus Andrew Hedgpeth honored by MCCA

SPRINGFIELD, MO — Ozarks Technical Community College alumnus Andrew Hedgpeth received the Missouri Community College Association’s Distinguished Alumni Award at the association’s 53rd annual convention held this week in Branson, Mo.  Hedgpeth currently serves CoxHealth as vice president of human resources. He obtained his Associate of Arts from OTC before graduating from Missouri State University…

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OTC donor Jim Towery honored by MCCA

SPRINGFIELD, MO — Ozarks Technical Community College donor and Foundation board member Jim Towery received the Missouri Community College Association’s Award of Distinction at the association’s 53rd annual convention held this week in Branson, Mo. Towery, the former owner of Steelman Transportation in Springfield, has been a strong advocate for the college’s transportation programs. A…

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OTC Communications and Marketing earns six NCMPR awards

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) honored Ozarks Technical Community College’s Department of Communications and Marketing with six Medallion Awards at its regional conference held Oct. 1-3 in Davenport, Iowa. OTC’s Communications and Marketing team brought home the following awards. Gold Medallion Awards Television Commercial: You have a dream, we have a plan…

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OTC offers free Adult Education and Literacy classes across an eight-county service area

Ozarks Technical Community College is accepting enrollment for its free Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) classes, held at several locations across an eight-county service area. The classes provide individualized learning programs for adults who want to prepare for the High School Equivalency (HSE) exam, learn English as a second language or improve their reading, math…

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OTC locations will be open Saturday, Aug. 19

All Ozarks Technical Community College locations will be open on Saturday, Aug. 19 to help students prepare for the upcoming semester. Student Services staff will be available from 9 a.m. to noon to assist students with last-minute admissions, enrollment, advising and financial aid processes. Cashier Services staff will also be available during this time to…

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OTC, Drury sign aviation articulation agreement

Graduates of Ozarks Technical Community College’s aviation program will have the opportunity to transfer seamlessly into two Drury University degree programs thanks to an articulation agreement signed today, Monday, Aug. 7. OTC aviation program graduates will be able to pursue a Bachelor of Science in General Studies or a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Communication…

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OTC receives additional SkillUP funds to provide more free job training

Ozarks Technical Community College will receive an additional $231,730 in SkillUP Missouri funds to provide free job training and employment opportunities to individuals who receive Food Stamp benefits. SkillUP Missouri is a program piloted by the Missouri Community College Association (MCCA), the Missouri Department of Social Services, Family Support Division and University of Missouri Extension.…