Ozarks Technical Community College (OTC) was founded April 3, 1990 when the residents of Springfield school district and 13 surrounding public school districts voted to establish a "community technical college."
Since that time, OTC has continued to uphold a core-set of values that include quality, opportunity, accessibility, learning, diversity, innovation, community, respect, integrity and personal growth. We uphold a mission to promote student learning through accessible, high-quality, affordable workforce training, and technical and general education that is responsive to the educational needs of the community and its diverse constituencies.
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So, you want to go to college. Maybe you want a head start on your four-year degree or upcoming career. Maybe you want a different career altogether. Maybe you’re simply exploring your options, trying to figure out what you want to do with your life. We get it! Ozarks Technical Community College has what you need. Flexible schedule? We have that. A wide variety of programs to choose from? We have that. Short-term options to get you to the next level in your career? Yes, we have that, too. Classes close to home, or even at home? We’ve got you covered. An education that won’t break the bank? We have that — plus financial aid options to make it even more affordable. No matter where you come from, where you’re going, or what you need to get there, OTC wants to help you on your way.
Dreams of bringing more educational opportunities to the region became reality this year at Ozarks Technical Community College. Inside this year’s annual report, you will read about all that has taken place throughout the OTC System, including new facilities in Hollister and Waynesville. The new OTC Table Rock Campus and the new OTC Waynesville Center offer students classrooms filled with state-of-the-art equipment. In addition to the new facilities, the OTC Lebanon Center continues to expand with the completion of new classrooms. Additionally, Missouri State University joined our efforts in Lebanon and now offers a seamless transition for students to continue their studies. And, as always, it’s the students’ dreams we strive to turn into realities. Inside, you will read about our first graduate to attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. You will be inspired by a student who turned tragedy into triumph and another who delivered the Pledge of Allegiance at the OTC graduation ceremony for her fellow veterans. As we continue to celebrate and support our students, we need your help. The people, organizations, and businesses who give their time, money, equipment, and knowledge are crucial to the college’s ability to meet the needs of its students and its community. As you will see in the pages of this report, OTC and its students had a year for the history books. None of it would be possible without your support. Thank you for the role you play in OTC’s continued success and for partnering with us to help us continue our dreams. We are proud to share this community with you. Dr. Hal Higdon, Chancellor, Ozarks Technical Community College.