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Manufacturing workers make $50,000 a year on average in the state of Missouri. Work with your hands and make the money you want in a variety of industries, all looking for qualified workers to employ. Whatever you build, draft or maintain, acquire an Associate of Applied Science degree in one of seven growing industries.

Construction Technology

Gain a wide range of highly employable skills within the Construction Technology program. Depth of training for entry into the construction industry varies, but the hands-on skills you will receive will prepare you for any entry-level construction job. Plus, the high-quality Associate of Applied Science in Construction Technology program is recognized by the Associated General Contractors of America. Classes include Principles of Business, Construction Carpentry, Concrete and Forms, Interior Finishes, Fundamentals of Crew Leadership and more. Upon completion, students receive an Associate of Applied Science in Construction Technology. To gain skills rapidly to get into a job faster, students may complete a short-term Construction Technology Certificate.

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Electrical

Wire into a growing field with OTC’s Electrical department. Students learn with their hands in this innovative, short-term program that can be utilized by apprentices or non-apprentices. Classes include Electrical Theory & Safety, Wiring Method & Power and Preparation for National Electric Certification. Upon completion, students receive an Electric Certificate. Students can then choose to continue their education to receive one of two Associate of Applied Science degrees: Apprenticeship Industrial Technology or Manufacturing.

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Heating, Refrigeration and A/C (HRA)

Stay cool in an expanding industry with OTC’s Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning program. Students are exposed to the most technically advanced equipment to be job-ready upon graduation. Classes include Refrigerants and Refrigerant Handling, Residential Heating and Air Conditioning and more. Upon completion, students receive an Associate of Applied Science in Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning. For a faster path to employment, students may also complete a short-term Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Certificate.

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Agriculture – Turf and Landscape Management

Grow expertise in the land care industry with OTC’s Agriculture – Turf and Landscape Management program. Extensive lab work and comprehensive, practical skills-based courses ensure graduates can work in residential lawn care to country clubs, from city to home landscaping and beyond. This program is accredited by the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET). Classes include Woody Ornamental Identification, Turfgrass Management, Computer Designs in Landscaping and more. Upon graduation, students receive the Associate of Applied Science in Agriculture – Turf and Landscape Management. For a faster path to entry-level employment, students may also obtain the shorter-term Agriculture – Turf and Landscape Management Certificate.

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Accreditation Information

Agriculture – Turf and Landscape Option

This option is accredited by the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP); 950 Herndon Parkway, Suite 450; Herndon, VA 20170    703.736.9666.

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Construction Technology

This program is recognized by the Associated General Contractors of America, 632 W. 39th Street, Kansas City, MO 64111.

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HVAC CERTIFICATIONHeating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

This program is accredited by HVAC Excellence, PO Box 491, Mount Prospect, IL 60056, (800) 394-5268.  The program’s next scheduled review is during the Spring 2022 semester.

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