Our History

From our humble beginnings to our modern day campus, Marion Technical College has been serving our community for over 40 years. Scroll through the timeline and see how MTC has grown into the modern, technical college it is today.

The Early Years


Community Education was formed in Ocala, Florida.


Mr. Samuel Lauff, Jr. and the Marion County School Board establish the Adult and Community Education Center in the Robert’s Building.


old building
Community Education Center moves into the newly renovated, former Manhattan Shirt Factory building.


Samuel Lauff, Jr. dedicates the event hall “Brewster Hall” to one of the founding Community Education employees Ms. Jane Brewster.


Community Education Center become Adult and Community Education Center.

Transitioning Into Technical Education


Adult and Community Education Center changes it’s name to Community Adult and Technical Education (CTAE), and begins to offer technical education programs.

30 October 2015
deborah jenkins retires

Deborah Jenkins retires as Director of CTAE.

5 November 2015
don davis

Dan Davis become Interim Director of CTAE.

 MTC Transforms Into a College

5 June 2016

The Marion County School Board approves the name change to Marion Technical College. Making MTC the 38th of the 48 Florida school districts to change from adult education center to technical college.


Marion Technical College gets a new logo and a new look.

5 July 2017
marion tech east campus

Marion Technical College expands to include the new MTC – East Campus, located at the MTI campus.