OTC Breaks Ground on New Republic Location

Ozarks Technical Community College has announced the ground breaking of a new education center in Republic.

The facility will be locate near the city’s west side on land that was donated by the Bussey, Cox and Lipscomb families in 2015.

“Thanks to the approval of the tax levies in April, we are able to build the OTC Republic Center and make our programs more accessible to students living to the west of Springfield,” OTC Chancellor Hal Higdon said in a statement. “The construction of the OTC Republic Center is another example of OTC’s progress as promised commitment.”

The OTC center will have eight classrooms, two computer labs that can also be classrooms and three science labs. Students will also have access to a common area, testing center and writing area.