Cuyahoga Community College
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|Type||Public community college|
|Mascot||Stomp the Triceratops|
Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) is a public community college in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Founded in 1963, it is known as Ohio's first community college and is the oldest and largest public community college within the state.
Tri-C schedules on the semester basis, and offers over 1,000 courses in associate degree programs through traditional classroom settings as well as distance learning services and its flagship offering known as Cable College. Cable College has offered classes live through the Cleveland area cable companies since the early 1990s. The institution promotes academic advancement through transfer articulation agreements with four-year colleges and universities. Tri-C is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Cuyahoga Community College operates a multi-campus college district in Northeast Ohio. With Cuyahoga County as its primary service area, Tri-C serves Cleveland and the surrounding communities.
The campuses include the Eastern Campus in Highland Hills, the Metropolitan Campus of Downtown Cleveland's Campus District, Western Campus in Parma and Parma Heights, the Brunswick Campus in Brunswick, and the Westshore campus in Westlake. Tri-C houses its district administrative services at a separate location in Cleveland.
Other locations in downtown Cleveland include the Tri-C's Workforce and Economic Development Division (based in the Unified Technologies Center) and the Hospitality Management Center at Public Square.
Athletics and student life
Cuyahoga Community College has the following sports activities.
- Men's Baseball
- Men's Basketball
- Women's Basketball
- Women's Cross Country & Track
- Women's Softball
- Women's Volleyball
- Men's Soccer
The college also has a variety of activities ranging from involvement in the campus governance systems to fine arts and entertainment programming, and membership in student organizations and clubs.
- Halle Berry, Academy Award Winning actress
- Jerome Caja, Performance artist
- Darrin Chapin, Major League Baseball player
- Wayne Dawson, News Broadcaster
- Frank G. Jackson, Mayor of Cleveland 
- Dominique Moceanu, 1996 Olympic Gold Medalist
- Dale Mohorcic, Major League Baseball player
- Lorin Morgan-Richards, Author and illustrator
- Jeff Shaw, Major League Baseball player
- Ben Wallace, Detroit Pistons, NBA
- Jeffery LaRoque, WMMS Cleveland Radio Personality
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