City, colleges finalize agreement for aviation classes

LDR photo/Steve Smith 

A new aviation program will be offered at Ozark Technical Community College beginning in 2019. The program involves a partnership of entities, including the City of Lebanon and Missouri State University. Seated, from the left are Dusty Childress, dean of academic and student affairs, Lebanon OTC; Tracy McGrady, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, OTC; Joye Norris, associate provost for access and outreach at Missouri State; Gib Adkins, Missouri State regional outreach administrator and Lebanon City Councilman. In the back row are Airport Manager Sandy Shore and Acting Lebanon City Administrator Ben Declue.


The City of Lebanon is readying space at the airport for a new aviation program at Ozark Technical Community College.

Missouri State University is partnering with OTC to offer students who complete the new aviation program a seamless transfer of credit hours into a new general studies bachelor’s degree program at MSU.

Officials from the city, OTC, and MSU got together Thursday morning to review plans for the new academic program, which is set to begin in Lebanon in January of 2019. 

Tracy McGrady, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, OTC, said they were excited about being able to serve more students interested in aviation in the Lebanon area.

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