Cincinnati State Technical and Community College

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Cincinnati State Technical & Community College
Former names
Cincinnati Technical College (CTC)
Motto Be Great
Established 1969
Type Public
Community college
Technical college
President O'Dell M. Owens, M.D., M.P.H.
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Students 12,500
Location Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
39°8′59″N 84°32′12″W / 39.14972°N 84.53667°W / 39.14972; -84.53667Coordinates: 39°8′59″N 84°32′12″W / 39.14972°N 84.53667°W / 39.14972; -84.5366739.148467°N 84.537992°W
Campus Urban
Colors Green and white ‹See Tfm›    ‹See Tfm›    
Athletics Basketball,Soccer, Golf (Men's/Women's)
Nickname Surge
Mascot Surge (Lightning bolt)
Affiliations Ohio Community College Athletic Conference

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College (abbreviated CSTCC) is a technical and community college located in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, at 3520 Central Parkway, near the junction of Interstates 74 and 75. A Cincinnati State West campus is located in Harrison, Ohio. The college is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.


Chartered by the Ohio Board of Regents in 1969, Cincinnati State was originally Cincinnati Technical College (CTC). Its campus was once the home of Central Vocational High School and Courter Technical High School, which both belonged to the Cincinnati Public School District. Cincinnati State was the first technical/community college in Ohio to completely ban smoking from campus buildings. Recently,[when?] Cincinnati State created a new division named the Center for Innovative Technologies (CIT), which combines the Engineering Technology and Information Technology divisions.


Cincinnati State offers over 75 associate degree programs and majors, and over 40 certificate programs, it is home to the Midwest Culinary Institute. Cooperative education and/or clinical practice are an important part of the school's curriculum. It is one of the ten largest co-op education programs in the nation, as measured by the number of student placements.

Cincinnati State's mascot is the "Surge". The college is member of the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference of the National Junior College Athletic Association.

High school outreach[edit]

The Cincinnati Academic League (CAL) and Greater Cincinnati Academic League (GCAL), two high school quiz bowl leagues run by faculty member Ed Sunderhaus, have held matches and tournaments at Cincinnati State since the 1990s.[1] The Cincinnati Academic League consists of teams from Cincinnati Country Day Upper School, Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy High School, Finneytown High School, Indian Hill High School, Madeira High School, Mariemont High School, Reading High School, Seven Hills Upper School, Summit Country Day Upper School, and Wyoming High School.[2] The Greater Cincinnati Academic League, meanwhile, consists of schools from the Greater Catholic League and Girls Greater Cincinnati League of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, plus Oldenburg Academy.[3]


  1. ^ "Sunderhaus driving force behind academic competitions" (Press release). Cincinnat State Technical and Community College. 2009-02-24. Retrieved 2010-09-15. 
  2. ^ "Cincinnati State to host academic competition" (Press release). Cincinnati State Technical and Community College. 2010-01-20. Retrieved 2010-09-15. 
  3. ^ Sunderhaus, Ed (2009). "Greater Cincinnati Academic League 2009-10 Season Schedule" (PDF). Cincinnati State Technical and Community College (Bishop Fenwick High School). Retrieved 2010-09-15. 

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