OTC restructures developmental education courses to increase student completion rates

Community colleges are often touted for their capability to educate students of all ability levels, but often the students who seek community college education are not ready for college-level coursework. In response to this issue, community colleges offer developmental education courses, which are required, noncredit courses for students who score below a certain level on…

OTC’s Adult Education and Literacy program receives High Quality Program award

Ozarks Technical Community College’s Adult Education and Literacy program received the High Quality Program award from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The award recognized five out of 38 AEL programs in the state for achieving positive student outcomes while maintaining a high degree of fiscal integrity in program operations. Missouri’s Office of…

OTC Fine Arts — spring concert performances

Bravo to OTC Fine Arts vocal ensembles — the Noteabellas and Heart Beatz — for a fantastic spring concert performance on Friday, May 8 at The Creamery Arts Center. We would also like to congratulate the OTC Concert Choir and Chamber Singers for a beautiful spring concert on Tuesday, May 12 at Central Christian Church. View photos from their performances below,…

Public Speaking Showcase 2015

The Communication department held a Public Speaking Showcase on Thursday, May 7 in Lincoln Hall on the OTC Springfield Campus. Public speaking instructors from the Springfield and Richwood Valley campuses nominated outstanding COM 105 students to participate in the showcase. The nominated students presented a persuasion speech for a panel of judges. Public Speaking Showcase judges included Jason Howard, adjunct…

OTC in the News: May 1–8, 2015

OTC News Releases Neal Spencer to speak at OTC commencement ceremony Tuesday, May 5 OTC In the News OWL to present thriller writers workshop May 16 Friday, May 8 Harrison Daily Times Missouri honors breaking traditions winners Tuesday, May 5 KFVS County property values are up — your taxes may go down Tuesday, May 5 Springfield…

Keeping Your Career Options Open

Thanks to a grant from 3Mgives, 89 students from Hurley, Verona, Sparta, Greenfield, Galena and Clever visited the OTC Springfield Campus to learn more about our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs. The sixth graders explored different career options by participating in hands-on activities and experiments. We look forward to seeing them in 2021 as…

OTC in the News: April 24–May 1, 2015

OTC News Releases OTC’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter receives international recognition Monday, April 27 OTC to offer free online learning course Monday, April 27 OTC In the News New administrator named at Mercy Hospital Lebanon Thursday, April 30 The Rolla Daily News New chief at Mercy Lebanon Thursday, April 30 The Lebanon Daily Record On the…

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Upcoming Events: OTC Fine Arts

The spring semester is almost over, and OTC Fine Arts students are ready to showcase their skills. Join our theatre students, our men’s and women’s vocal ensemble, or the choir as they share their end-of-year projects. For more information about the OTC Fine Arts department, visit otc.edu/finearts. Theater Student Showcase | Student directed one-act plays Thursday,…

OTC In the News: April 17–24, 2015

OTC News Releases OTC invites community to plant sale, car show and welding event – Monday, April 20 OTC In the News Who owns the block: Park Central East – Thursday, April 23 Springfield Business Journal Area youth sparkle at Missouri FFA Convention – Wednesday, April 22 The Marshfield Mail Phoenix Wolfe honored at the 87th Missouri FFA Convention – Wednesday,…

American Sign Language Silent Dinner

OTC’s American Sign Language department held a Silent Dinner on Thursday, April 30 from 6-8 p.m. in Lincoln Hall on the OTC Springfield Campus. More than 80 students, instructors, tutors and individuals from the deaf community were in attendance. During dinner, attendees played sign language games and practiced conversational skills — voices were not allowed. Offenders were required…