Otero Junior College

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Otero Junior College is a two-year community college located in La Junta, Colorado. Founded in 1941, Otero is a community college with a full-service campus, featuring high-tech facilities and classrooms, a campus library, and fully equipped student housing.

Otero students have a high rate of success in transfers and career placement. Over 97% of students either find employment or transfer their course credit to a four-year college or university.

Otero Junior College has affordable tuition that is subsidized by state tax revenue. Many Otero students qualify for financial assistance. Student loans, scholarships and work-study jobs are available.

General Information

Admission Office

1802 Colorado Avenue

La Junta, CO 81050

(719) 384-6831

Fax: (719) 384-6933

[email protected]

Contact: Jan Schiro

Admissions Coordinator
Main Address

1802 Colorado Avenue

La Junta, CO 81050

(719) 384-6831


Total undergrads: 1,600

Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,350


Rural setting

Small town (2,500 – 9,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Special admission requirements for nursing program.

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Farm/Ranch Management C

Arts, Visual & Performing

Drama/Theater Arts A

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Administrative/Secretarial Services A
Business Administration/Management A

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General A,C


Early Childhood Education A,C
Education – General A
Elementary Education A
Secondary Education A
Teacher Assistance A

Engineering Technologies

Drafting and Design Technology C

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Medical Administrative Assistance A
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical C
Nursing Assistance C
Pharmacy Assistance A
Predentistry A
Premedicine A
Prepharmacy A
Preveterinary Medicine A
Veterinarian Assistance A


History – General A

Law & Legal Studies

Legal Administrative Assistance A
Prelaw A

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A


Mathematics – General A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Automotive Technology C
Mechanics & Repair – General C

Personal & Culinary Services

Cosmetology C

Physical Sciences

Chemistry A


Psychology – General A

Social Sciences

Political Science/Government A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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