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Expansion: Geographic/Program/Student Diversification

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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.
2000
First mapping of the human genome leads to new opportunities in science and biotechnology.
2001
On September 11 terrorists attack US.
2002
The War in Iraq brings about more services for veterans,
2002
Informational meeting held about need for a branch campus in the Clark County area. It is decided to pursue a campus location.
2003
Neillsville Common Council votes to gift five acres of land to CVTC in the Neillsville Industrial Park for a campus.
2004
Health Education Center in Eau Claire opens.
2004
Chippewa Falls Campus is expanded.
2005
Neillsville Center opens.
2005
Wisconsin Technical College System and UW System increase credit transfer opportunities.
2007
NanoRite Innovation Center opens its doors
2008
Bruce A. Barker becomes president of CVTC.
2008
Wisconsin’s colleges launch new high-tech programs in biofuels, digesters, and wind, solar, and geothermal energy.