2016-2017 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook 
    May 17, 2024  
2016-2017 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Emergency/Crisis Plans

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A comprehensive Crisis Management Plan has been developed that includes procedures to be followed in all types of emergencies/crises. Crisis guides are posted in each facility giving quick reference procedures for each emergency, the location of fire extinguishers, first aid kits and spill kits, as well as a map giving directions to exit the building. Please review the crisis guides, locations of emergency equipment and evacuation routes, before you need them. In addition, students are encouraged to sign up for the text message emergency notification system (see the “Emergency Notification ” section for more information). For more information regarding emergencies or injury reports, contact the College Director of Safety and Security at (417) 447-6911.

Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

The college has Automated External Defibrillator (AED) emergency medical devices at all campus and education center locations. In the event of an emergency you should call 911 and the Safety and Security Department at (417) 447-6911 immediately.

Emergency Notification System

A messaging system is in place to alert students and staff of college emergencies and closings. The messages are sent to your cell phone via text. If your cell phone does not accept text messages you can still receive the campus alerts via e-mail. Participation in the messaging system is voluntary, but it is strongly recommended you sign up. To sign up go to “MyOTC” and click on the “Emergency Notification” tab. To complete the sign up process you must reply to the text message or e-mail. OTC will not send spam or advertising through this system.

Fire Procedure

In the event of a fire on campus, audible and visual strobe light alarms will be activated and the buildings will be evacuated. Each classroom has evacuation maps posted and should be reviewed prior to an emergency.

Tornado/Severe Weather Procedures

In the event of a weather-related emergency such as a tornado or severe weather, you will be advised via the OTC Telephone Alert System. All occupants should move to their respective shelter areas and will be required to stay clear of all windows. Administration and the Safety and Security Department will monitor weather conditions. For your own safety, occupants will not be permitted to return to classrooms/labs until the National Weather Service gives the “ALL CLEAR.”