Cuyahoga Community College

Cuyahoga Community College

Cuyahoga Community College (also known as Tri-C) is a two-year college in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Founded in 1962, Cuyahoga Community College is the oldest, and largest community college in Ohio with a Fall 2009 enrollment of 31,024.[citation needed] *

In August of 2010, the college reported a second year of record enrollment. Enrollment [1] Reference:

CCC schedules on the semester basis, and offers over 1,000 courses in associate degree programs through traditional classroom settings as well as distance learning services, and its flagship offering known as Cable College. Cable College has offered classes live through the Cleveland area cable companies since the early 1990s, providing a fully interactive, live learning experience for the student at home. The institution promotes academic advancement through transfer articulation agreements with four-year colleges and universities. CCC is accredited through North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, and has been the recipient of numerous awards from the American Association of Community Colleges (formerly the American Association of Junior & Community Colleges).[citation needed] Scholarships are provided to CCC students through the Cuyahoga Community College Foundation. The president is Dr. Jerry Sue Thornton.

CCC opened the Center for the Creative Arts in Fall of 2009. This new facility houses the college's film and digital media program, arts program, and recording arts program. The facility will boast a 3,000 sq ft (280 m2). black-box studio, as well as 3 digital film labs. The facility will also share space with the archives division of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.

CCC opened the Hospitality Management Center at Public Square on October 5th, 2010. This center is designed to focus on Culinary Studies, Hospitality Management, and International Business Studies.



Cuyahoga Community College operates a three campus college district in Northeast Ohio. With Cuyahoga County as its primary service area, CCC serves Cleveland and the surrounding communities with the Metropolitan Campus in downtown Cleveland, Western Campus in Parma, Eastern Campus in Highland Hills, and a satellite facility in Westlake (formerly Corporate College West). CCC houses its district administrative services at a separate location from the Metropolitan Campus in downtown Cleveland.

CCC also operates Corporate College business training facilities in Warrensville Heights, as well as its Workforce and Economic Development Division (based in the Unified Technologies Center) next to the Metropolitan Campus in Downtown Cleveland.[1]


Cuyahoga Community College has won the following NJCAA national titles:[2]
Men's Wrestling: 1976
Men's Basketball: 2004 (Division II)

Notable alumni

  • K. Michael Benz, President, United Way Services of Greater Cleveland
  • Wayne Dawson, Reporter/Anchor for WJW-TV/WJW-HD. A graduate of the CCC Journalism Program.
  • Frank G. Jackson, Mayor of Cleveland, 2005-present
  • Joseph Koskovics, 2003, 2006 Emmy nominated television producer, and Regional VP-Lower Great Lakes Chapter, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
  • Dominique Moceanu, 1996 Olympic Gold Medalist
  • Jeff Shaw, 1986 Major League Baseball player[3]
  • Dorothy Salem, Ohio Professor of the Year, 2005
  • Judge Peter M. Sikora, Juvenile Division of the Cuyahoga County Courts.
  • Ben Wallace, Detroit Pistons, NBA[4]
  • Halle Berry, actress[5]

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