From Ohio History Central
In 1962, the Springfield and Clark County Technical Education Program, the predecessor of Clark County Technical Institute, opened and began to offer technical training for residents of Springfield, Ohio, and surrounding communities. In 1966, the institution became known as Clark County Technical Institute (CCTI). That same year, CCTI became Ohio's first technical college to be sanctioned by the Ohio Board of Regents. The institution grew quickly, boasting an enrollment of one thousand students by 1972.