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OTC, MSU to host violence-prevention workshop

Ozarks Technical Community College and Missouri State University will host the Escalation Workshop, a powerful, film-based program that highlights relationship-violence awareness and prevention. The event will be held Tuesday, March 15 from 7-9 p.m. at the OTC Springfield Campus in Lincoln Hall, room 211. Produced by the One Love Foundation, the Escalation Workshop was founded…

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OTC, Drury develop new articulation agreements

New collaborative agreements between Ozarks Technical Community College and Drury University will provide OTC students with a seamless transfer to Drury University’s College of Continuing Professional Studies. The first agreement allows OTC graduates with an associate degree in Fire Science Technology to transfer to Drury’s Emergency Management program. The second agreement helps OTC students pursuing…

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OTC hosts FAFSA Frenzy 2016

Ozarks Technical Community College will host a free FAFSA Frenzy event on Sunday, Feb. 28 from 1–4 p.m. at its Springfield and Waynesville locations. The event, sponsored by the Missouri Department of Higher Education, is designed to help prospective college students file their FAFSA or Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The event is open…

OTC named Aspen Institute Finalist

The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program named Ozarks Technical Community College one of 150 finalists to compete for the 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence and $1 million in prize funds. OTC was one of just two Missouri community colleges recognized by the Aspen Institute. This is the second time in three rounds OTC…

OTC’s Jennifer Kennally joins MCCA board

The Missouri Community College Association appointed Jennifer Kennally, OTC Board of Trustees member, as an officer of the MCCA Board of Directors. The MCCA board governs all policies of the association to support the professional and academic development of the students, faculty, staff and trustees of Missouri’s 12 community college systems. Kennally’s term begins Jan.…

OTC receives $35,000 for community dental program

Ozarks Technical Community College received a $35,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation to support a new project called the OTC Community Dental Education and Prevention Program. Walmart Foundation grant funds will allow OTC’s dental programs faculty and students to perform dental screenings at the college’s five locations across southwest Missouri. The grant will fund 160 preventative…

OTC’s respiratory therapy program receives national recognition

Ozarks Technical Community College’s respiratory therapy program received the 2015 Distinguished Registered Respiratory Therapy Credentialing Success Award from CoARC, the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care. CoARC created the award to honor respiratory therapy programs that achieve high academic outcome measurements. To meet the award’s criteria, respiratory therapy programs had to achieve the following objectives:…

OTC and Missouri Southern sign agreement between their honors programs

  Joplin, MO. – Ozarks Technical Community College and Missouri Southern State University in Joplin have signed an articulation agreement between the institutions’ honors programs. Todd Yerby, director of OTC’s program and Dr. Michael Howarth, director of Missouri Southern’s Honors Program, along with administrators from both schools, appeared at a signing ceremony Monday, Nov. 16,…

Three OTC students receive statewide recognition

Lake Ozark, Missouri – The Missouri Community College Association recognized three Ozarks Technical Community College students at its 51st annual convention this week. Those recognized were chosen from thousands of peers across the state for their outstanding leadership, innovation and support of their community college campuses. The students are: Scott Murphy: In addition to maintaining…

Two OTC faculty members receive statewide recognition

Lake Ozark, Missouri – The Missouri Community College Association recognized two Ozarks Technical Community College faculty members at its 51st annual convention this week.Those recognized were chosen from thousands of peers across the state for their outstanding leadership, innovation and support of their community college campuses. The honorees are: Marianne Crocker – Senior Service Award…

OTC and Missouri’s community colleges address health care worker shortage

Ozarks Technical Community College is one of 13 Missouri colleges that worked with the Missouri Community College Association to help 4,251 students statewide access training and gain the skills needed to enter the health care industry. Through the MoHealthWINs program, Ozarks Technical Community College received $2.4 million of a $19.9 million federal grant managed by…

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OTC ranked among nation’s top associate degree producers

Ozarks Technical Community College earned national recognition as one of the nation’s Top 100 Associate Degree Producers by Community College Week. The publication analyzed data from more than 7,000 post-secondary institutions for the 2013-14 academic year. OTC ranked 40th in the nation among community colleges for associate degrees awarded. The college appeared in eight different…