PROGRESS AS PROMISED

THE FUEL THAT DRIVES SOUTHWEST MISSOURI'S ECONOMIC ENGINE

Thanks to your vote of confidence, OTC is hard at work creating more opportunities for our community and workforce. As we expand our programs and build new facilities, we are dedicated to keeping you informed along the way. Here, you can view the college’s projects and programs, their timelines and deliverables. We look forward to sharing our continued progress with you.

NEWS

Here, you can discover the college’s recent developments and groundbreaking events. Be sure to check out our video newsletter for a monthly review of everything happening at OTC.

CENTER OF EXCELLENCE FOR ADVANCED MANUFACTURING AND TECHNOLOGY

Coming to Springfield in 2022, the Center of Excellence for Advanced Manufacturing and Technology will train students in mechatronics, 3-D printing, stainless steel production and precision manufacturing. The state-of-the-art facility will be designed to attract new businesses to our region and help existing employers.

Winter 2018

Site visits and program development

January 2019

Architect selected

Spring 2019

Executive Director hired

January 2020

Groundbreaking

OTC SPRINGFIELD CAMPUS

MHC Diesel Technician Training Center
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.

May 2018

Groundbreaking
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January 2019

Classes Begin

OTC RICHWOOD VALLEY CAMPUS

Relocation of Agriculture Program
OTC’s Agriculture Program is making 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.

June 2018

Architect selected

Fall 2018

Groundbreaking

August 2019

Classes begin

OTC TABLE ROCK CAMPUS

Technical Education Center
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.

OTC LEBANON CENTER

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 will allow students to work toward their commercial pilot license.

Fall 2018

Classes begin: Electrical Distribution Systems Program
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August 2019

Classes begin: Aviation Program
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OTC REPUBLIC CENTER

To help those students to the west of Springfield reach their educational goals without such a long commute, we’ll open 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.

June 2018

Architect selected

Fall 2018

Construction selection to the Board of Trustees

Jan/Feb 2019

Groundbreaking

OTC WAYNESVILLE CENTER

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 will give students the opportunity to pursue rewarding careers in the field.

Fall 2018

Classes begin: Behavioral Health Support Program (Read More)

JANUARY 2019

Classes begin: Paramedic/EMT programs (Read More)