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Online Articulation Agreements


Articulation agreements are opportunities for OTC students to transfer to universities offering special terms or benefits for transfer students. OTC Online has articulation agreements with the following institutions*:

CSU-Global provides affordable, quality degrees that are 100% online. All students who complete an associate degree from OTC are guaranteed admission to CSU-Global Campus. CSU-Global Campus accepts a maximum of 64 semester hours of credit from OTC toward bachelor’s degree requirements. All OTC students are also eligible for CSU-Global’s Community College Partnership Program which provides a tuition guarantee in advance of graduation. This program allows students to financially plan for their 4-year degree up to 12 months or 15 credit hours (whichever is greater), prior to completing their OTC degree. The tuition guarantee (application required) locks the CSU-Global tuition at its current rate for as long as the student is continuously enrolled at the university. Click here to apply for the Community College Partnership Program.

With your associate degree from Ozarks Technical Community College, you are well prepared for the next phase of your journey – a bachelor’s degree.  Through a partnership between OTC and Empire State College (State University of New York, SUNY), you have the opportunity to stay in your local area and pursue your bachelor’s degree at a distance through the Pathways Transfer Program.  This program is for OTC students who have completed or will complete an associate degree (A.A., A.S., A.A.S.) prior to enrolling at Empire State College.

  • Transfer your entire associate degree, up to 80 credits
  • Enjoy the national recognition and affordability of a SUNY degree
  • Over 500 online courses to choose from, customized to fit in your busy schedule

Online degree completion at Missouri State University in partnership with Ozarks Technical Community College is now available in three bachelor’s degree areas.  OTC students can select a seamless pathway to online degree completion in the following areas:

  1. Transfer an Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) to complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).
  2. Transfer an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) to complete a Bachelor in Applied Science (BAS) in Technology Management.
  3. Transfer an Associate in Arts (AS) to complete a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Criminology.

To learn more about online degree options at MSU, visit the Missouri State Online website at

To begin the transfer admissions process, visit the Undergraduate Admissions and Transfer Office website at

National American University (NAU) and OTC share a commitment to quality academic programs and student success.  Transfer your OTC credits into one of NAU’s bachelor’s degree programs, and you’re on your way to earning your degree in less time than you think.  NAU offers year-round classes and multiple start dates, allowing you the ability to move through your degree program faster.  NAU’s online classes give you the flexibility to work school around life, and we provide personal advisors who will be with you every step of the way.  To help ensure your success, we also provide tutoring and counseling services at no charge.  In addition, scholarships may be available for OTC graduates!  Call 1-800-209-0182 today or visit to see if you qualify.

Northcentral University offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in business and technology management, education, psychology and marriage and family sciences.  Northcentral University instructors provide one-on-one mentoring, and there are no physical residency or onsite requirements.  This partnership is designed to provide OTC graduates a smooth transition into Northcentral University.  Application fees will be waived for OTC students who apply prior to graduation.  Northcentral University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.  Visit to learn more about tuition, fees and other program material, or view for additional important consumer information.

The OTC and University of Illinois – Springfield (UIS) articulation agreement is designed to provide a seamless transfer for qualified Ozarks Technical Community College students into online programs at UIS.  At UIS, OTC graduates have the option of completing one or more of several fully online undergraduate and graduate degrees. UIS Offers OTC students individualized, academic advising by full-time UIS staff. OTC students will be accepted into UIS online academic programs on a competitive basis. OTC students who reside in Missouri will pay in-state tuition rates. Please click here to visit the UIS Online website for more information.

University of Maryland University College (UMUC) provides a seamless transition for Ozarks Technical Community College (OTC) students through the Alliance program. This program offers a flexible transfer policy that allows students to transfer up to 70 credits. Current OTC students who not have completed an associate degree are eligible for the $50 UMUC application fee waiver. OTC students are encouraged to apply for the UMUC Community College Transfer Scholarship, which is renewable until the completion of the bachelor’s degree; This scholarship covers approximately 25% of tuition and fees. Please visit for additional information.

The University of Missouri invites you to continue your studies online by applying to one of our bachelor’s degree completion programs. Choose from  health sciences, general studies, nursing or respiratory therapy, and you’ll be on your way to a four-year degree. Mizzou has several articulation agreements in place to help with the transfer of your credits and put you closer to meeting your academic and career goals. Mizzou’s online courses are taught by the same faculty who teach on campus, and as an online student, you will have access to the same resources as other students. Some programs have courses with varying start and end dates, meaning you have more flexibility with your schedule. To learn more about Mizzou’s online degree options, visit To begin the transfer admissions process, visit

Western Governor’s University (WGU) will waive their application fee (a $65.00 value) and offers a 5% tuition discount for OTC students. This discount will be applied for the entirety of any OTC students’ degree program.  OTC graduates who enroll at WGU are encouraged to apply for the WGU Community College Excellence Grant. The scholarship, valued at up to $2,000.00, can be used in addition to the 5% tuition discount. This is a competitive scholarship, and selection criteria include academic record, readiness for online study, financial need and other considerations. For more information about this valuable opportunity for OTC students, please visit the WGU welcome page for OTC graduates:

*Note: this list is not comprehensive. OTC Online will continue to add more institutions as they become available.

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