On August 3, 1990, Springfield, MO residents and surrounding public school districts voted to establish a technical college which they named Ozarks Technical Community College (OTC). The non-residential college provides the community with a two-year, open admission college that focuses on technical education. OTC is committed to small class sizes and prides itself on the high quality curriculum delivered by professional faculty and staff.
Ozarks Technical Community College provides job-skill training and college transfer preparation for local students. Faculty and staff are highly committed to “providing quality learning experiences that support community, workforce, and personal development.”
The programming at OTC extends beyond its own students into the local community. High school juniors and seniors are given the opportunity to participate in half-day job-skills programs. Local businesses can also contract with OTC to gain support in custom-designed training for their particular industry. In addition, local adult education and literacy classes are also offered so that community members can work toward earning their General Education Diploma or GED.