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Capital Chronology From 1946 to 2015

1946 The Connecticut Engineering Institute opens in Hartford as a pilot project that would become Hartford State Technical College.
1948 The Engineering Institute holds its first commencement
1950 The school's name is changed to Hartford State Technical Institute
1960 Hartford State Technical Institute opens a new campus at 401 Flatbush Avenue
1967 Greater Hartford Community College is founded and enrolls 339 students at classroom facilities in the city's historic South Meadows. Arthur C. Banks, Jr. becomes its first president.
1967 The State Technical Institute becomes Hartford State Technical College with Thomas V. Raimondi as its first president.
1974 Greater Hartford Community College re-locates to the former Phoenix Insurance Company building at 61 Woodland Street in the city's Asylum Hill neighborhood.
1992 Greater Hartford Community College merges with Hartford State Technical College in a state-mandated consolidation. The new institution is re-named Capital Community-Technical College
2000 Capital Community-Technical College becomes Capital Community College.
2002 The College moves to a consolidated campus at 950 Main Street.
2006 The College confers 400 associate degrees and certificates -- the largest class in history -- marking four years of enrollment growth at the downtown campus
2007The College observes the 40th anniversary of its founding as a public, two-year institution of higher learning.
2009Enrollment hits all-time high in spring semester with admission of 4,074 full- and part-time credit students.
2010The College was designated a "Leader College" for its accomplishments on Key Student Achievement Indicators by Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count.
2013Capital confers more than 500 associate degrees and certificates for the third consecutive year. The number of graduates reflects a decade of program and enrollment growth in downtown Hartford.
2014Through the Hartford Heritage Program all Capital students enjoy free admission to cultural and arts institutions including Connecticut's Old State House, Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, Hartford Stage, Mark Twain House & Museum, Theaterworks and the Wadsworth Atheneum.
2015The College confers its first degree in Biotechnology and adds new degree and certificate programs in Cybersecurity.


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