By seeking and maintaining accreditation with the following agencies, OTC ensures we are fulfilling our mission of providing high quality learning opportunities for our students.

Regional Accreditation

OTC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission(hlcommission.org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.  Our current accreditation status with the HLC is displayed on the logo below.  Our next comprehensive evaluation will be in 2020-2021.

For more information please contact the Higher Learning Commission:

https://www.hlcommission.org
info@hlcommission.org

230 S LaSalle St #7-500
Chicago, IL 60604
800.621.7440 / 312.263.0456

Program Accreditation

OTC ProgramAcronymnAccrediting BodyCurrent Status
Agriculture - Turf and Landscape Management ProgramAGRNational Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP)Accredited. Next visit will be during the Fall 2024 semester.
Associate of Science - NursingASNAccreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)Accredited. Next visit during the Fall 2023 semester.
Associate of Science - NursingASNMissouri State Board of NursingFull approval of the Board. Next visit during the Fall 2024 semester.
Automotive Collision RepairABRASE Education FoundationMaster-Level Accreditation expires November, 2021. Next visit will be during the Fall 2021 semester.
Automotive TechnologyAUMASE Education FoundationMaster-Level Accreditation expires January, 2022. Next visit will be during the Fall 2021 semester.
Construction Technology - SpringfieldCSTThe Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE)Accredited. Next visit will be in 2023.
Culinary ArtsCULAmerican Culinary Federation Education Foundation, Inc. Accrediting Commission (ACFEFAC)Acreditation with Exemplary Status expires 12.31.2026. Next visit will be during the Fall 2026 semester.
Culinary Arts - Baking and PastryCULAmerican Culinary Federation Education Foundation, Inc. Accrediting Commission (ACFEFAC)Acreditation with Exemplary Status expires 12.31.2026. Next visit will be during the Fall 2026 semester.
Dental AssistingDASCommission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)Approval without reporting requirements. Next visit will be in 2022.
Dental HygieneDHYCommission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)Approval without reporting requirements. Next visit will be in 2022.
Diesel TechnologyDSLASE Education FoundationMaster-Level Accreditation expires July, 2022. Next visit will be during the Spring 2022 semester.
Early Childhood DevelopmentECDNational Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)Accredited with Conditions
Emergency Medical Services - ParamedicEMSCommittee on Accreditation of Education Programs for the EMS Professions (CoAEMSP)Accredited. Next visit will be in 2022.
Emergency Medical Services - ParamedicEMSThe Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)Accredited. Next visit will be in 2022.
Emergency Medical Services - ParamedicEMSMissouri Department of Health and Senior ServicesAccreditation expires August 31, 2024. Next visit will be during the Spring 2024 semester.
Fire Science TechnologyFSTInternational Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC)Accreditation expires February 10, 2021. Next visit will be during the Fall 2020 semester.
Health Information TechnologyHITCommission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)Accredited. Next visit during the 2021-2022 academic year.
Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning - Springfield HRAHVAC ExcellenceAccreditation expires May 26, 2022. Next visit will be during the Spring 2022 semester.
Medical Laboratory TechnicianMLTNational Accrediting Agency for Clinical Lab Sciences (NAACLS)Accreditation expires April 2024. Next visit will be during the Spring 2024 semester.
Occupational Therapy AssistantOTAAccreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)Accredited. Next visit during the 2023-2024 academic year
Physical Therapist AssistantPTACommission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)Accredited. Next visit durig the Fall 2023 semester.
Practical Nursing - LebanonNURMissouri State Board of Nursing (MSBN)Full approval of the Board. Next visit will be June, 2020.
Practical Nursing - SpringfieldNURMissouri State Board of Nursing (MSBN)Full approval of the Board. Next visit will be July, 2020.
Practical Nursing - Table RockNURMissouri State Board of Nursing (MSBN)Full approval of the Board. Next visit will be in 2021.
Respiratory TherapyRSTCommittee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)Accredited. Next visit will be in 2027.
Surgical TechnologySURAccreditation Review Committee on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC-STSA)Accredited. Visit scheduled for Spring 2020 semester, but postponed due to COVID-19.
Surgical TechnologySURThe Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)Accredited. Visit scheduled for Spring 2020 semester, but postponed due to COVID-19.
Welding TechnologyWLDAmerican Welding Society (AWS)Accredited Test Facility expires February, 2020. Continued certification visit was in Spring 2020, still waiting on official word from AWS.