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1001 E Chestnut Expy Springfield, MO 65802
1001 East Chestnut ExpresswayUSMissouriSpringfield65802
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"Comp 1 instructor accused me of plagiarism."
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Great school, faculty and staff are very accessible. There are a wide variety of programs and courses. Lots of ample study areas. I graduated with an AA.
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Fred B
8 months ago
OTC is a fantastic community college. Student services staff is very knowledgeable. Instructors in a very large majority care and want you to succeed. Most are even willing to give you one on one help after hours if needed. To reply to "complaints" from other users, the "unseen" daycare is at the opposite side of the parking lot, financial aid problems are Higher One related, not OTC. Tutoring gets constant praises, especially for something no one can find. There is also a great student for disabilities staff as well as a veteran branch to help those who served for our freedom. Every vet at OTC will guarantee you that they get the respect they deserve. Phi Theta Kappa and the honors program do a lot of volunteering all year long and those money grabbing staff helped me when I was sleeping in my car when I first started class 3 years ago. I am graduating from this great school in less than two weeks and I am proud to be an Eagle.
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Mackenzie Steelman
11 months ago
I am a Student Ambassador here at OTC and I absolutely love working at this school! It has given me so many opportunities to help my future. When I first started attending OTC, I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. Though I am still trying to figure things out, I now have a good direction of where I want to go and what I want to do in life. This is definitely a great place to get started on your college career and it certainly doesn't hurt that it is for a fraction of the cost!
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Sarah Buxton
11 months ago
I am a Student Ambassador at OTC and I can say that it is truly a special place! As an employee and a student, I am constantly blessed with friendly faces and kind words from students, faculty, and staff. When you become an OTC Student, you become part of a family! :)
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Snow Popis
9 months ago
Every staff member, teacher, and student worker will go above and beyond to make sure you get to where you want to be. I started out in the after-hours GED program at OTC, took advantage of their AA transfer degree (and AS in Chemistry). The tutoring center helped me get through all my math and science classes, and the writing center assisted me in honing my writing abilities.Compared to my four-year college down the road. Pro: Small class sizes!!!, online tutoring, last night tutoring, easier access to student services such as financing, scholarship applications, superb (newer, in better shape) classroom & lab resources. Teachers are often are more accessible. Security has helped jump-start my car several times-very friendly and helpful! Diversity of class times: hybrid classes and late night classes. Often homework is online, with staggered due dates (great for someone working several jobs plus being a student). Cost $$$ was a third of another college and credits transfer anywhere!, Adviser took the time to tell me which classes transferred which way even went as far as introducing me to others for networking. Job/Resume career center was awesome. Cons: Campus/library/resources are closed over on Sunday, and overnight. weekend, all the lights off in the builds despite being open-feels creepy. Shared Cons from OTC & MSU: Teacher do not handout items to saves paper, blackboard has bogged down times/days, parking in the beginning of the semester is rough, food/drink prices on campus, government funding/waiting issues for paperwork.
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Mike werland
2 months ago
Wonderful environment. Small enough classes to get plenty of help if needed.
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Kylie Sealine
11 months ago
I am a Student Ambassador as well as a student her at OTC, and I can truly say that all of my co-workers as well as my professors have blessed my life. As an employee and a student I would recommend OTC for anyone who is looking to start their college career.
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Kaitlynn Mierow
11 months ago
I'm an OTC Student Ambassador and a student and I absolutely love OTC! They are nice, cooperative, and easy to get along with!


The funds will allow OTC to create new registered apprenticeships within the manufacturing and healthcare sectors of the college’s 12-county service region.
OTC will create a full-time apprenticeship specialist position that will focus exclusively on the development of new registered apprenticeships in the area.
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Thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, 372 individuals will soon have the opportunity to earn tuition-free training and certifications at OTC. 
The grant, one of 23 awarded nationwide, will provide training opportunities for individuals seeking to enter the healthcare industry.
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Dr. Tracy McGrady will be our new provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs.
Dr. McGrady was chosen following a national search that garnered dozens of applicants. The OTC Board of Trustees approved her appointment today.
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Join OTC Fine Arts for its annual holiday production of "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play."
OTC Fine Arts will present its annual holiday production of “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” at the Gillioz Theatre Nov. 11, 12, and 13.
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A new program at OTC is about to take flight. 
The college is taking its first steps toward offering an aviation-focused associate degree through a partnership with Premier Flight Center LLC.
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It's nearly time for Discover OTC and the Fall Picnic! Click the link for details.
Discover OTC and the Fall Picnic celebrate the beginning of the fall semester with free food, games and giveaways.
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The grant will allow OTC to enhance its Industrial Systems Technology curriculum and enter into a new partnership with Springfield Public Schools and the local 3M-Springfield Plant.
Ozarks Technical Community College will enhance its Industrial Systems Technology curriculum thanks to a $120,000 grant from the 3M Gives Foundation.
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Exciting news for OTC Honors students! 
OTC Honors program graduates who transfer to Drury University will automatically be eligible for honors-program admission and scholarships.
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On Sunday, you can get one-on-one help filing your FAFSA.
Ozarks Technical Community College will host a free FAFSA Frenzy event on Sunday, Nov. 13 from 1:30–4 p.m. at its Springfield and Waynesville locations.
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Congratulations to our Communications and Marketing team!
The National Council for Marketing and Public Relations awarded OTC's communications team with five Medallion Awards at its regional conference.
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We're expanding our Diesel Technology Program thanks to a $1 million grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration.
OTC will pursue an expansion of its Diesel Technology Program thanks to a grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration.
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Judge Jason Brown will visit OTC next week to discuss the 2009 Supreme Court ruling of Safford v. Redding.

Judge Jason Brown will speak at OTC to commemorate Constitution Day on Friday, Sept. 16 from 10-11 a.m. in Lincoln Hall, room 211.
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