OTC officials and industry and community partners cut the ribbon at the new Aviation Center in Lebanon

OTC opens aviation program in Lebanon

Ozarks Technical Community College celebrated the grand opening of its Lebanon Aviation Center at the Floyd W. Jones Airport, today, Wednesday, June 12. The opening of the Lebanon aviation program marks an expansion of OTC’s Aviation Flight Technology Program, which debuted at the Springfield campus in the fall of 2017. “We were extremely pleased but…

photo of OTC Chancellor Hal Higdon (left) and SBU President Eric Turner (right)

OTC and SBU sign agreement for transfer opportunities

Ozarks Technical Community College and Southwest Baptist University signed an articulation agreement to allow students to seamlessly transfer from OTC into SBU’s bachelor degree programs. The agreement was signed at the OTC Springfield Campus, today, Thursday, June 6. “Southwest Missouri is fortunate to have an abundance of higher education opportunities for students,” said Dr. Hal…

OTC Fire Science students put out a car fire

OTC’s Fire Science Technology Program receives FESHE Recognition

Ozarks Technical Community College’s Fire Science Technology Program achieved formal Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Recognition. FESHE’s mission is to establish an organization of post-secondary institutions that promote higher education and enhance the recognition of the fire and emergency services as a profession to reduce loss of life and property from fire and…

OTC students honored for academics, leadership at MCCA luncheon

Seven Ozarks Technical Community College students were honored for their academic success and student leadership at the Missouri Community College Association’s PTK and Student Leadership Luncheon. The event was held today, April 24, at Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri. At the event, three OTC students received MCCA Student Leadership Awards. These awards are presented annually…

Students meet with prospective employers at the OTC Job Fair

OTC to host community job fair

Ozarks Technical Community College’s Career Services will host a job fair on Wednesday, March 27 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the OTC Springfield Campus in Lincoln Hall, room 211. 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…

OTC's Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Joan Barrett

OTC’s Joan Barrett to receive the Distinguished College Administrator Award from Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) will recognize Dr. Joan Barrett, OTC’s vice chancellor for student affairs, with the Distinguished College Administrator Award during PTK Catalyst 2019, the society’s annual convention, held April 4-6 in Orlando, Florida. The Distinguished College Administrator Awards are presented to college vice presidents, deans, or directors serving at post-secondary institutions…

OTC's Center for Advanced Manufacturing rendering

OTC selects BatesForum to design Center for Advanced Manufacturing

OTC selects BatesForum, a full-service design and technology firm, to provide architectural services for its Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) facility. The OTC Board of Trustees approved the proposal at its monthly board meeting held Feb. 11. Slated to open in 2022, the multi-million dollar building will serve as the regional hub for advanced manufacturing…

OTC Chancellor Hal Higdon

OTC Chancellor Hal Higdon receives Chief Executive Leadership Award

Dr. Hal Higdon, chancellor of Ozarks Technical Community College, received the Chief Executive Leadership Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District VI. The award is presented annually to an outstanding president, chancellor, head master or system head of a District VI CASE member institution. CASE supports alumni relations, communications, development, and…

OTC student welding

OTC celebrates SkillsUSA Week

Students and faculty at Ozarks Technical Community College will join others across the nation to celebrate SkillsUSA Week, Feb. 3-9, 2019. The annual celebration represents over 300,000 SkillsUSA members nationwide and promotes career and technical education (CTE). The week highlights the benefits of the SkillsUSA program in developing personal, workplace and technical skills grounded in…

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OTC ready to help students after Vatterott closure

SPRINGFIELD, MO — Ozarks Technical Community College invites all Vatterott College students to explore options for continuing their education at OTC after the for-profit college abruptly closed all of its locations on December 17. Displaced Vatterott students may visit the OTC Student Services Department in the Information Commons building at OTC Springfield. College staff will be…