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1970s: Health Care Expansion

​District One’s health education programs grew in number and enrollments, including Nursing Assistant, Radiography, Medical Laboratory Technician, Practical Nursing, Medical Records Technician, and Histotechnology. Construction also began on CVTC’s new L. E. Phillips Service and Health Careers Center on the south side of Clairemont Avenue and Trade Industrial Shop Building on the north side of Clairemont Avenue. Both opened in 1973.

Timeline

  
1970
State Board expands programs to include child care, architectural design, mechanical production technology, and law enforcement.
1971
Neillsville starts vocational education classes at the high school.
1971
Menomonie vocational education moves into the third floor of Dunn County Courthouse. Space still used at the high school.
1971
Pocket calculators and electric auto ignition among innovations.
1973
The clerical staff at the college unionizes.
1973
L. E. Phillips Service and Health Careers Center and Trade and Industrial Shop Building dedicated in Eau Claire; construction began in 1972.
1973
Menomonie school moves into the former Dunn County Health Care Center.
1973
Federal Comprehensive and Training Act passes, targeting long-term unemployed.
1973
Motorola develops first cell phone, offering colleges more ways to connect with students.
1974
Norbert K. Wurtzel becomes President of District One Technical Institute.
1974
Eau Claire’s West Campus opens (now Transportation Education Center).
1975
Vietnam War ends.
1978
Hmong refugees begin to arrive: English as a Second Language classes begin.
1978

Pedestrian bridge over Clairemont Avenue dedicated.

1979
River Falls classes move to Ezekiel Lutheran Church on Second Street.