Industrial and Manufacturing

Industrial and Manufacturing Department

The mission of the Drafting and Design Technology program at Ozarks Technical Community College is to provide students with the most current and pertinent information and learning possible. The students of Drafting and Design Technology are given an experience with as many different types of software and exposed to as many types of drafting technology as is possible in a two-year program.  The students in our program are given an exposure to modern techniques in drafting and design and are better prepared to take a position in any field they may choose.

The mission of the Machine Tool Technology program is to strive to provide quality, economical, accessible, and occupationally-oriented courses as related to the College and Technology Division mission statements, goals, and objectives. Career preparation in the Machine Tool Technology program is grounded in general education and technology based courses designed to prepare the student for the world of work.

The mission of the Welding Technology program is to provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge to obtain employment as a welder/fabricator in a manufacturing, structural, or architectural environment.  The application of welding/fabricating standards and skills will be examined with the study of basic to advanced welding and metalworking projects

The mission of the Construction Technology Program is to be a premiere program committed to excellence in teaching; empowering students to be knowledgeable, skilled, qualified, employable graduates, prepared for productive and meaningful careers in the construction industry.

The Heating, Refrigeration, and A/C program strives to provide quality, accessible, and occupationally-oriented courses to the greater Springfield community as related to the mission of the college and the Technical Division.  The root of this mission is to provide students with knowledge and hands-on skills that will prepare them for employment in the HVAC industry at entry level or higher.  Types of employment could include installing, servicing, repairing, and selling, commercial and residential heating, refrigeration and air conditioning equipment.

The mission of the Industrial Maintenance Technology program is to prepare students for entry into a variety of industrial trades including electricity, mechanical power transmission, fluid power, plant maintenance, instrumentation systems, utilities service, and apprenticeship programs.   The Industrial Maintenance Technology program strives to provide high quality, occupationally-oriented courses with an emphasis on job placement before or after graduation.

The Electrical Certificate program strives to provide accessible and occupationally-orientated courses to the greater Springfield area as related to the mission of the college, the Technical Education division and the local industries represented. The root of the mission is to train and prepare students in the electrical field for employment as well as to provide apprentice electricians additional training and education in order to increase their employment, promotional, and licensing opportunities.

The mission of the Agriculture and Turf and Landscape Management Program is to provide accessible, high-quality instruction that promotes student learning and prepares students to be knowledgeable, skilled, qualified, and employable graduates for professional careers in the rapidly changing land care industry.  


Drafting and Design Technology (DDT) and Machine Tool Technology (MTT) programs meet the  standard requirements of the National Association of Industry/Technology (NAIT). The Welding  Technology and Master Welder programs meet the industry standards of the American Welding  Society (AWS). Construction Technology (CST) and Heating/Refrigeration/Air Conditioning (HRA) programs meet the industry standards of the Associated General Contractors Association (AGC) and the  National Association of Industry/Technology (NAIT) as applicable. The department also offers programs in Industrial Maintenance Technology (IMT), Agriculture (AGR) Agriculture-Turf and Landscape Management (AGR) and Electrical Certificate (ELC).

Contact Information:
Danelle Maxwell
Department Chair

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