President’s Welcome

President James T. Rizzuto

OJC Alumn and President since 2001

President Rizzuto

Thank you for your interest in Otero Junior College. At OJC we are proud of our ability and desire to meet the needs of our students on many levels. In large part this is due to the faculty and staff who are dedicated to ensuring that all who attend Otero Junior College get personalized attention in order to succeed whether it be in career enhancement courses or courses that lead to a four year degree. OJC offers the opportunity to complete a two-year Associate Degree and transfer on to a four-year university in pursuit of a bachelor's degree or complete one of our Career and Technical Education certificate programs and be workforce-ready within one to two years.  

I feel certain that you will enjoy our campus and the many activities we have to offer that include a variety of clubs and competitive athletics. We strive to involve students in the campus and college experience. If you have questions after visiting our site, please feel free to contact us. If you are visiting campus, I extend an invitation to you and your family to stop in at the president’s office. I enjoy meeting future students and my door is always open to you.  
Sincerely,  President James T. Rizzuto


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