The inaugural semester at Maysville Community College campus, now Maysville Community and Technical College, took place in 1969.
Prior to the opening of the building, classes took place in two churches in 1968; Trinity United Methodist Church and First Presbyterian Church.
In the mid- to late-1960s, the Kentucky General Assembly approved House Bill 238, creating Community Colleges in such areas as Maysville. With the vision of many community leaders like the late Jean Calvert, Maysville was designated as the location for a community college.
For its first year, the college offered an associate in arts, associate in science, agricultural technology, management technology and professional secretaryship programs. Today, 29 academic programs are offered in both transfer and technical areas. There were 53 classes the first semester compared to more than 1,100 each semester today.
MCTC’s current enrollment is 5,200 students and it is serving more than 13,250 individuals through workforce solutions and community development annually. That’s quite a step up form its humble beginnings in church basements.