The 43 hour general education block facilitates the transfer of credits to eligible four year institutions in Missouri.  Students who complete the 43 hour general education block at OTC may transfer to another participating institution and have their block treated as equivalent to the general education block of the receiving institution.

Once the appropriate classes have been completed, a student’s transcript will automatically reflect the 43 hour block after all grades have posted.  Each student’s eligibility is checked after each completed semester. The required classes to complete the 43 hour block include all general education requirements viewable under the AA Information link for the Associate of Arts Degree minus the 19 credit hours of electives.  If you have questions, please contact us at