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History of the College

1970

   

Officially charted by the Ohio Board of Regents as the Marion County Technical Institute. Offices established on the Marion Campus with The Ohio State University at Marion.

1971

   

Began offering classes in the fall with 187 students enrolled in 4 degree programs

1972

   

Name changed to Marion Technical College by the Ohio Legislature. MTC’s first graduating class graduates.

1973

   

Held first formal commencement ceremony for 42 graduates.

1976

   

MTC expands academic programs with the opening of the Technical Education Center. After only five years of offering classes, enrollment surpasses Ohio State at Marion and reaches 799 students.

1977     MTC is granted initial three-year accreditation by NCA. MTC’s registered nursing associate degree program becomes one of only three Ohio programs to receive National League for Nursing accreditation.

1986

   

The Marion Campus Student Center opens, expanding student activities and athletics for MTC students.

1988

   

Marion Technical College Foundation, Inc. is created and begins first campaign to raise funds for student scholarships.

1989

   

MTC begins offering Post-Secondary Enrollment Option courses for qualifying high school juniors and seniors.

1991

   

MTC offers 30+ one-year certificates and two-year associate degree programs and hundreds of individual courses.

1992

   

Groundbreaking occurs for the Technical Education Center Annex.

1997

   

The $7.2 million Marion Campus Library/Classroom building is completed.

1998

   

MTC offers first online class.

2001

   

MTC celebrated its 30th anniversary!
Marion General Hospital’s Radiography program moves to Marion Technical College.

2003

   

Fall enrollment broke all previous records with 2,137 students.

2004

   

MTC enrollment continued to break records with 2,246 students.

2006

   

A record 284 graduates received an associate degree or certificate at MTC’s commencement activities, including 4 Highland High School students who completed the MTC telecommunications academy and graduated from high school and MTC within the same week!

2008

   

MTC offers online registration and fee payment.

2008

   

MTC has a record fall term enrollment of 2,369 students.

2009

   

MTC has a record fall term enrollment of 2,727 students.

2010

   

MTC has a record fall term enrollment of 2,759  student.

2010     Marion Technical College started to dig for the foundation of a new building.

2011

   

MTC has a record fall term enrollment of 2,788  student.

2011

   

Health Technologies Center opens its doors for students to use Nursing Lab, Medical Science Labs, Medical Assisting Lab, Computer Labs, and a 150 seat Lecture Hall.

2012     MTC partners with Tri-Rivers and Ohio State Marion to create the Robotics and Manufacturing Technical Education Center (RAMTEC)
2013     Engineering and Center for Workforce Development Departments relocate to TEC building
2014     TEC building renovations include student computer lab, math lab, engineering classrooms, and IT classrooms. Radiography purchases a state-of-the-art X-Ray machine
2014     Early College student enrollment tops 850 students.

 

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