Marion Technical College

Marion Technical College
TypePublic
Established1970; 51 years ago (1970)
PresidentRyan McCall
Students2,477[1]
Location,
40°34′44″N 83°05′22″W / 40.5790°N 83.0894°W / 40.5790; -83.0894Coordinates: 40°34′44″N 83°05′22″W / 40.5790°N 83.0894°W / 40.5790; -83.0894
Campus180 acres (0.73 km2)
ColorsBlue and Gold  
NicknameMTC
AffiliationsUniversity System of Ohio
Websitewww.mtc.edu

Marion Technical College, often referred to as Marion Tech or MTC, is a public technical college in Marion, Ohio on a campus that is shared with Ohio State University at Marion. Founded in 1970 with classes beginning in 1971, MTC has awarded over 7,500 associate degrees. The college offers associate degrees, certificates, and transfer programs in the areas of Business, Engineering, Information Technology, Public Service, Health, and Arts and Sciences.[2] The college practices open admissions.[3] High school students comprise about 39% of MTC's enrollment.[1]

Academics

MTC is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Transferable programs

In 2009 the college began offering an associate of arts degree and an associate of science degree. These "pre-bachelor's" degrees comprise liberal arts and sciences education that enable students to transfer to four-year public colleges in the state of Ohio with the first two years of a bachelor's degree complete.[4] This transfer process is guaranteed by the Ohio Board of Regents via the Transfer Assurance Guide (TAG).[5] In addition to TAG courses, MTC also has articulation agreements with select private colleges in the state of Ohio. For instance, the articulation agreement with Heidelberg University (Ohio) located in Tiffin, Ohio states that students who have earned an associate of arts or associate of science degree from MTC and meet the admission requirements of Heidelberg University (Ohio) will be admitted with full junior status.[6] The articulation agreement with Franklin University states that students who complete an associate degree at MTC can have their credits transferred to Franklin University whereupon they can begin working on and complete an online bachelor's degree from Franklin.[7] Mount Vernon Nazarene University (MVNU) in Mount Vernon, Ohio and MTC have an articulation agreement which allows MTC associate degree graduates to transfer their credit to MVNU into their bachelor's degree program.[8] In May 2011, Otterbein University in Westerville, OH signed an articulation agreement with MTC that states they will admit and confer full junior status upon any student who completes an associate degree with a 2.0 or higher at MTC.[9]

Distance learning

As early as 2001, students in a nursing master's program were able to attend classes at Otterbein University electronically from the videoconferencing room at Marion Technical College.[10]

Awards and recognition

In 2009 MTC was awarded the William Over College Access Collaboration Award from the Ohio College Access Network (OCAN). The award is given annually "to a college access program, resource center or high school dedicated to building collaborative relationships to help more Ohioans access, pay for and enroll in educational programs beyond high school."[11]

In 2011 MTC was awarded two Innovation Awards from the Center for Transforming Student Services (CENTSS). One award was given because of the college's Orientation Reference Guide created by Brian Liles, and the other award was given because of the college's official blog, The MTC Insider.[12] According to CENTSS, Innovation Awards are given to "college and university student services professionals [who] have used tools, creative strategies, and fresh thinking to design, develop, implement, and maintain online student services that have produced measureable results."[13]

The college gained some national press in the spring of 2018 when it announced a new policy that will award students free tuition for their second year if they complete at least 30 hours of "college-level" courses in their first year and earn at least a 2.5 grade point average. The college president credited the idea in part to a blog post in Inside Higher Ed.[14]

References

  1. ^ a b As of fall 2019. "15th Day Headcount, Fall Term 2019" (PDF). Ohio Department of Higher Education. Retrieved 31 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Marion Technical College". University System of Ohio. Archived from the original on 22 January 2010. Retrieved 21 December 2009.
  3. ^ "Fast Facts". Marion Technical College. Retrieved 1 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-11-29. Retrieved 2009-12-21.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ http://www.regents.ohio.gov/transfer/tags/index.php
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-05-27. Retrieved 2009-12-22.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ http://alliance.franklin.edu/unassigned-content/cca/marion-technical-college.html
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-05-27. Retrieved 2009-12-22.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-08-20. Retrieved 2011-06-14.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ Bell, Jeff (2001-08-17). "Otterbein, Marion link up on nurses' master's training". Business First-Columbus. Retrieved 21 December 2009.
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-10-31. Retrieved 2009-12-29.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-25. Retrieved 2010-11-24.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-25. Retrieved 2010-11-24.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  14. ^ Smith, Ashley A. (May 17, 2018). "Buy One, Get One Tuition-Free". Inside Higher Ed. Retrieved May 27, 2018.

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