In 2018, the voters of Southwest Missouri once again invested their trust in OTC. Since that time, OTC has been busy delivering on its promises. Below are just a few examples of the projects completed at OTC in support of its mission.
Here, you can discover the college’s recent developments and groundbreaking events. Check out our video newsletterfor a monthly review of everything happening at OTC.
ROBERT W. PLASTER CENTER FOR ADVANCED MANUFACTURING
In Springfield, the Robert W. Plaster Center for Advanced Manufacturing trains students in mechatronics, 3-D printing, stainless steel production, and precision manufacturing. The state-of-the-art facility was designed to attract new businesses to our region and help existing employers.
The MHC Diesel Technician Training Center opened for classes in January 2019 with more than 100 students enrolled. This 12,500 square foot expansion will produce approximately 60 diesel technicians annually.
OTC’s Agriculture Program made the move from Springfield to the Richwood Valley campus in the fall of 2019. Our new Agriculture Center comes with 84 sprawling acres so the program can grow like never before.
With a focus on jobs and meeting the needs of employers, the OTC Table Rock Campus debuted five new degree programs in fall of 2018: Construction, Heating and Air, Computer Programming, Behavioral Health Support, and Emergency Medical Services. Additionally, the campus also unveiled a new 10,500-square-foot Technical Education Center to train students in these high-demand fields.
The sky is within reach for future line workers and pilots thanks to two new degree programs at the OTC Lebanon Center. The Electrical Distribution Systems Program gives line worker students the skills needed to maintain the nation’s power grid. The center’s new Aviation Program allows students to work toward their commercial pilot license.
Classes began: Electrical Distribution Systems Program (Read More)
To help those students to the west of Springfield reach their educational goals without such a long commute, we opened our new OTC Republic Center in August of 2020. The new location was made possible by a generous land donation from the Bussey-Cox-Lipscomb family.
Students with a heart for health care have new educational opportunities at the OTC Waynesville Center and at Fort Leonard Wood. New degree programs in Behavioral Health Support and Emergency Medical Services give students the opportunity to pursue rewarding careers in the field.
Classes began: Behavioral Health Support Program (Read More)