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.
1973-1994 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.
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.
1995-2005 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.
2005-2015 CTAE Thrives
30 October 2015
Deborah Jenkins retires as Director of CTAE.
5 November 2015
Dan Davis become Interim Director of CTAE.
2016-Present 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 Technical College expands to include the new MTC – East Campus, located at the MTI campus.