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…