OTC, Drury Sign Aviation Articulation Agreement

SPRINGFIELD — Graduates of Ozarks Technical Community College’s aviation program will have the opportunity to transfer seam-lessly into two Drury Univer-sity degree programs thanks to an articulation agreement signed Monday, Aug. 7. OTC aviation program graduates will be able to pursue a Bachelor of Science in General Studies or a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Commun-ication and Development through Drury University’s College of Continuing and Professional Studies.
OTC’s first cohort of aviation students will begin their training this fall. The college’s two-year program will prepare graduates to enter the workforce as commercial pilots. These graduates will be qualified to fly aircrafts professionally for purposes including charter flights, firefighting, rescue operations and aerial photography. OTC’s new partnership with Drury will allow these graduates to pursue a bachelor’s degree, which is one of several requirements needed to obtain an Airline Transport Pilot License.
Last fall, OTC announced the launch of a new aviation-focused associate degree in partnership with Premier Flight, LLC. Ground school classes will be taught at the OTC Springfield Campus with flight training classes held at the Premier Training Center on west Kearney. The inaugural class of students will begin their training on Aug. 21.