Minneapolis Community and Technical College
|Minneapolis Community and Technical College|
|Location||Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
|Campus||Urban, 418,000 sq ft (38,800 m2)|
|Colors||Purple and yellow|
Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC) is a community and technical college located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The college is located near Loring Park and serves over 14,000 students annually. It is a part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System (MnSCU).
MCTC was formed in February 1996 by the merger of Minneapolis Technical College and Minneapolis Community College following the July 1995 creation of MnSCU. They had shared the same campus adjacent to Loring Park for many years.
Minneapolis Community College was founded as the first campus of the Metropolitan State Junior College in 1965. It changed its name to Metropolitan Community College and in 1979 the metropolitan system was broken up and the Minneapolis campus became Minneapolis Community College.
Minneapolis Technical College was originally founded as the Girls Vocational School in 1914 by its first principal, Miss Elizabeth Fish. When a new building at 1101 Third Avenue South was completed in 1932 it was renamed Mary Miller Vocational School after the teacher credited with opening the first school in Minneapolis in 1852. In the 1960s the name changed to Minneapolis Area Vocational Technical Institute (MAVTI). It entered the eighties as Minneapolis Technical Institute (MTI) on a new 418,000-square-foot (38,800 m2) campus at 1415 Hennepin Avenue. Its final name change was Minneapolis Technical College (MTC).
In 2003, MCTC acquired adjacent land that previously belonged to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association's former Minneapolis headquarters. In Fall 2008, MCTC opened a new Management Education Center and Science building on this property.
In 2004, Metropolitan State University (Metro State) and MCTC started sharing programs and the Minneapolis campus of Metropolitan State University moved to the newly expanded MCTC campus from its original location a few blocks away. In 2010, the only Metro State programs still operating on the MCTC campus were theatre arts and business.
MCTC offers more than 60 innovative career and occupational programs in the following fields: aviation, business, education, health, information technology, justice system, manufacturing and construction, media arts, public service and the service industry. Career Programs
The college also has many clubs and societies including a school newspaper. MCTC has an Aviation Center at Flying Cloud Airport, a Center for Criminal Justice in Saint Paul, and a Health Careers Institute in the Phillips neighborhood of Minneapolis.
MCTC competed with other community colleges in men's and women's basketball as the Mavericks. In 2009, at the end of a 33-2 season, the Minneapolis men's basketball team lost to Richland College 58-57 in the NJCAA Division III National Championship. The school discontinued the basketball programs following the 2009-10 seasons.
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