Transfer equivalencies for course credit obtained at OTC are provided by the receiving institutions. These equivalencies are provided for planning purposes only. Most general education classes can be transferred to other accredited institutions. Many institutions have pre-determined transfer equivalencies for OTC students and can be viewed on the Transfer Equivalency page.
Ozarks Technical Community College strives to create partnerships with four-year colleges and universities through official articulation agreements. An articulation agreement establishes an officially approved agreement that matches coursework between schools and are designed to aid students in making a more seamless transition when transferring with a degree from OTC to a four-year institution. Although such agreements are approved by both OTC and other institutions, a student should always refer to the college or university they wish to transfer to upon graduation from OTC for final approval of a specific degree program. To see what articulation agreements are available, please refer to the Current Articulation Agreements.
The Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development (MDHEWD) has identified a common set of general education courses. These courses are the “CORE 42”. CORE 42 courses are guaranteed to transfer to any Missouri public college or university to satisfy general education requirements.
The CORE 42 offers several courses across five knowledge areas. The knowledge areas are: Communications (Oral and Written), Humanities and Fine Arts, Mathematical Sciences, Natural Sciences and Social & Behavioral Sciences. The MOTR designates these courses with a Missouri Transfer (MOTR) course number. This designation guarantees the one-to-one transfer of these courses to all Missouri public institutions of higher education.
Courses that do not have the CORE 42 designation may still transfer. However, students are encouraged to check the transfer equivalency website of the institution to which they plan to transfer in order to be sure.
A list of signatory institutions is provided on the Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development website.
This articulated transfer degree is designed to assist students who aspire to become new teachers and begin their higher educations in a Missouri community college. The A.A.T. is a 65-credit hour program that will provide two-year students a more direct and predictable pathway to becoming a certified teacher. After completing the A.A.T. degree, students will be able to transfer without loss of credit to participating four-year colleges and universities in the state (MDHEWD).
The list of participating colleges and universities can be found on the Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development website.