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1960s
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 Video: The Launching of the College

1961
The Ohio General Assembly passes legislation to create community colleges in Ohio, thanks to the advocacy of Tri-C’s first Board of Trustees and Ralph Besse. 

1962
Cuyahoga Community College (is) chartered by the state of Ohio and Dr. Charles Chapman is appointed as the college’s first president.

1963
Cuyahoga Community College opens its doors to over 3,000 enthusiastic students at the Brownell Building in Downtown Cleveland. 

1964
As the enrollment grows to 6,000 the college expands the Gallo Building at 1012 Sumner Ave, the Old IRS Building at 626 Huron, and their science and technology facilities at 2214 E 14th St.

1966
The Community celebrates the groundbreaking at the Metro Campus with a parade past their College facilities and downtown, ending at the campus’ future home in the St Vincent Urban Renewal District. 

First classes held at the Western Campus in the temporary site of the Crile Veterans Hospital building.

1969
College enrollment reaches 15,000


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 Metropolitan Yearbook
1964-65

 Metropolitan Yearbook
1965-66

 Metropolitan Yearbook
1966-67

 Metropolitan Yearbook
1967-68

 Metropolitan Yearbook
1968-69

         
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College Catalog
1964-65

College Catalog
1965-66

College Catalog
1966-67

 College Catalog
1967-68

 College Catalog
1968-69

1970s
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 Video: Becoming a Three Campus College

1970
The Metropolitan Campus is completed and dedicated.

1971
The Eastern Campus opened in interim facilities in Warrensville Heights.

1973
District Administration Building in opened on Carnegie Avenue in Downtown Cleveland.

1974
Dr. Nolen M. Ellison is appointed the (second) president of Cuyahoga Community College

1975
Construction completed on Western Campus in Parma.

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 Yearbook
1970-1971

 Yearbook
1971-72

 Yearbook
1972-73

 Yearbook
1974-75

 Yearbook
1975-76

       
                 
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 College Catalog
1970-71

College Catalog 
1971-72
 

College Catalog
1972-73
 

College Catalog 
1973-74
 

College Catalog
1974-75
 

 College Catalog
1975-76

College Catalog
1976-77

College Catalog
1977-78
 

College Catalog
1978-79
 

1980s
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 Video: The Unified Technologies Center

1980
Tri-C JazzFest is introduced.

1981
The Permanent Eastern Campus is opened in Warrensville Heights.

1986
Construction completed on Unified Technologies Center on the Metropolitan Campus.

1988
In its 25th anniversary year, Tri-C’s enrollment reaches 23,000 making it the fourth largest in the state.

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 College Catalog
1980-82

 College Catalog
1982-84

 College Catalog
1984-86

 College Catalog
1986-88

 College Catalog
1988-90

1990s
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Video: JazzFest Celebrates its Tenth Anniversary

1991
Dr. Jerry Sue Thornton appointed Cuyahoga Community College’s third president.

1992
Presidential Scholarship Luncheon is introduced.

1995
The Technology Learning Center opens on The Eastern Campus.

1996
President Bill Clinton visits Tri-C’s Western Campus

1997
College switches from quarters to semesters.

Metropolitan Campus  introduces its Technology Learning Center

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 College Catalog
1990-91

 College Catalog
1991-92

 College Catalog
1992-93

 College Catalog
1993-94

 College Catalog
1994-96

 College Catalog
1996-98

 College Catalog
1998-99

 College Catalog
1999-00

2000s
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 Video: Corporate College

2001
Visual Communications Center of Excellence opened on the Western Campus.

2003
Center for Nursing and Health Careers dedicated at The Metropolitan Campus.

2004
Tri-C introduces Corporate College West in Westlake.

2006
Corporate College East opens in Warrensville Heights.

2008
Western Campus adds the Health Technology Center.

2009
JazzFest celebrates its 30th anniversary. The Center for Creative Arts opens on the Metropolitan Campus.

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 College Catalog
2000-01

 College Catalog
2001-03

 College Catalog
2003-05

 College Catalog
2005-07 

 College Catalog
2007-08

 College Catalog
2008-09

 College Catalog
2009-10

2010s
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 Video: The Westshore Campus

2010
Hospitality Management Center opens on Public Square.

2011
Westshore Campus and Brunswick University Center open.

2012
The Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts is dedicated.

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College Catalog
2010-11

College Catalog
2011-12
 

College Catalog
2012-13
 



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