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OTC to Begin Offering Classes on a Missouri Military Base

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Ozarks Technical Community College will start holding classes soon at Fort Leonard Wood.  Officials from both the school and the military base signed a memorandum of understanding on Thursday.

This spring, OTC will offer emergency medical technician (EMT) training on the base.  The school plans to expand course offerings in the future to include computer information science, early childhood development, hearing instrument science and more.

OTC courses at Fort Leonard Wood will be open to all students, including civilians.  

The closest OTC campus to Fort Leonard Wood is in Waynesville, and OTC officials say a majority of students there are active-duty military, veterans and their dependents.

"We look forward to providing our service men and women with more accessible educational opportunities on base,” said OTC Chancellor Hal Higdon.