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History of the College



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.



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



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



Held first formal commencement ceremony for 42 graduates.



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.



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



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



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



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



Groundbreaking occurs for the Technical Education Center Annex.



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



MTC offers first online class.



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



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



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



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!



MTC offers online registration and fee payment.



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



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



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.



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



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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