Ozarks Technical Community College

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Ozarks Technical Community College is working to develop and revise its strategic plan to reflect education and training needs of southwest Missouri, and it wants to know what the public thinks.  OTC will host a series of public listening sessions this month and next where community members are invited to provide feedback on key issues and new opportunities for growth, according to a news release.

"As the community’s college, we want to know how we can further serve our students and continue to meet the region’s workforce needs,” said OTC Chancellor Hal Higdon.

Key to a Refugee's Upward Mobility: The English Language

Jun 1, 2017
KSMU

Claude Douhendwa is making his way through the buffet line at his church in Springfield. He made a good living as a woodworker in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

But just as he was establishing himself as a young adult, varying ethnic and political groups were sparring for power.

Claude, his wife, and their two young children found themselves caught in the crossfire.  They fled to a nearby forest, where they hid from rebel fighters.  

(Poster design courtesy Ozarks Technical Community College)

Ozarks Technical Community College Fine Arts Department presents Ned Wilkinson's comic (in more ways than one) musical "Julie Bunny Must Die!" Friday and Saturday April 21 and 22 at 7:30 pm and Sunday April 23 at 2:30 pm in Lincoln Hall 211 at 815 North Sherman Avenue on the OTC campus. 

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Tuition for some students at Ozarks Technical Community College next school year will go up. The OTC Board of Trustees unanimously approved the tuition increases Monday.

The cost for general education courses will go up $10 a credit hour while technical courses will see a $2 per credit hour increase.

OTC Chancellor Dr. Hal Higdon said the school has already had its state funding cut by $1.2 million.  He says the tuition increases were necessary to make up for an expected $1.4 million cut in state funding in the next school year.

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A program now being offered at Ozarks Technical Community College allows Missourians that receive food stamps to enroll for free in college training and certificate courses.

OTC says it’s one of two community colleges in the state participating in the SkillUP program. It’s piloted by the Missouri Community College Association (MCCA) and the Missouri Department of Social Services, Family Support Division and University of Missouri Extension.

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