Cincinnati State Technical and Community College

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Cincinnati State Technical & Community College
Former names
Cincinnati Technical College (CTC)
Motto Be Great
Type Public
Community college
Technical college
Established 1969
President Dr. Monica Posey MBA, EdD
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Students 9,982[1]
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         
Athletics NJCAA Region XII — OCCAC
Nickname Surge
Affiliations Ohio Community College Athletic Conference
Mascot Surge (Lightning bolt)

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College (abbreviated CSTCC; also known as Cincinnati State) is a technical and community college located in the Clifton neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio, United States. The college is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.


Cincinnati State's main campus is located at 3520 Central Parkway, near the junction of Interstates 74 and 75. The college also operates satellite campuses in Middletown, Harrison, and Evendale. The Cincinnati West campus, located at the college-owned Cincinnati West Airport in Harrison, offers classes in aviation maintenance technologies.[2]


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. In 2006, Cincinnati State created a new division named the Center for Innovative Technologies (CIT), which combined the Engineering Technology and Information Technology divisions.[3]


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.[4] 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, North College Hill High School, Reading High School, Seven Hills Upper School, Summit Country Day Upper School, and Wyoming High School.[5] 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.[6]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ As of fall 2016. "Headcount Enrollment at University System of Ohio Institutions, Fall 2007 to Fall 2016" (PDF). Ohio Department of Higher Education. Retrieved 4 March 2018. 
  2. ^ "Campuses & Locations". Cincinnati State. July 30, 2012. Retrieved November 25, 2015. 
  3. ^ Cincinnati State forms Center for Innovative Technologies Cincinnati Business Courier. 25 July 2006. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Sunderhaus driving force behind academic competitions" (Press release). Cincinnat State Technical and Community College. 2009-02-24. Archived from the original on 2010-12-06. Retrieved 2010-09-15. 
  5. ^ "Cincinnati State to host academic competition" (Press release). Cincinnati State Technical and Community College. 2010-01-20. Archived from the original on 2010-12-06. Retrieved 2010-09-15. 
  6. ^ Sunderhaus, Ed (2009). "Greater Cincinnati Academic League 2009-10 Season Schedule" (PDF). Cincinnati State Technical and Community College (Bishop Fenwick High School). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-16. Retrieved 2010-09-15. 

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