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.
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.
ROBERT W. PLASTER CENTER FOR ADVANCED MANUFACTURING
Coming to Springfield in 2022, the Robert W. Plaster Center for Advanced Manufacturing 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.
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’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.
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)