Cincinnati State Technical and Community College

Cincinnati State Technical & Community College
Former names
Cincinnati Technical College (1969-1994)
MottoBe Great
TypePublic community college and technical college
Established1969; 53 years ago (1969)
Parent institution
University System of Ohio
Academic affiliations
PresidentMonica Posey
ProvostRobbin Hoopes
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Location, ,

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; -84.53667
Colors Green, black, grey
Sporting affiliations

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College (CSTCC or Cincinnati State) is a public technical and community college in Cincinnati, Ohio. It 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. In 2006, Cincinnati State created a new division named the Center for Innovative Technologies (CIT), which combined 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.

High school outreach

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. 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. 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.


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.


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.

In 2015, Cincinnati State won the NJCAA D3 National Championships in Men's Golf in Chautauqua, NY under head coach Scott Webb. Cincinnati State eliminated all sports except for men's & women's soccer for the 2017–18 season.

Notable alumni

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