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Welcome to CT State Capital Community College

CT State Capital Community College  holds a very special place in Greater Hartford. For more than 50 years we have been transforming the lives of individuals who walk through our doors, providing them with the tools and the support to improve their lives, continue their education, and succeed in the working world.

CT State Capital is a community of learners dedicated to helping students accomplish and exceed their goals. We continually strive to increase student satisfaction and engagement. Our commitment to high standards inspires students to excel. We meet students where they are and respond promptly to their issues, making certain they have the information needed to make decisions that increase their ability to be successful. This culture is woven into the fabric of who we are. We call this “The Capital Way.”

Our downtown location and partnerships with cultural institutions, businesses and government provide students with a rich learning experience that is stimulating, with access to jobs and internships they won’t get anywhere else. Unique to CT State Capital is our Hartford Heritage Program (www.capitalcc.edu/HHP), an initiative that connects course content to the cultural and historical institutions in the college’s neighborhood.

CT State Capital has a variety of guided pathways and articulation agreements that enable students to save thousands of dollars the first two years of undergraduate study and transfer seamlessly as a junior. The University of Connecticut, the Connecticut State University system (Central, Eastern, Southern and Western), Charter Oak State College, Trinity College, the University of Hartford, and the University of Saint Joseph are among the baccalaureate choices for Capital graduates. Other programs prepare students to launch into careers after completing their associates degree and earn a wage that allows them to provide for themselves and their families.

We’re honored that you’ve selected CT State Capital as your “Destination College”. Our pledge to you: Whether you’re here to earn your associate’s degree and transfer to a four-year college or enter the working world, or whether you’re here to earn a certificate or take a class or short term program to advance or change your career, we’ll meet you where you are and help you get where you’re going.

Welcome to campus and to The Capital Way.
G. Duncan Harris, Ed. D.
Campus Chief Executive Officer


The CT State Capital Community College experience revolves around our renovated Main Street historic eleven-story building with its art deco lobby, dramatic five-story atrium with skylight and sculpture, bustling student union, high-tech classrooms, and expansive library. From our prime location, students can take advantage of a wealth of cultural and employment opportunities, all within walking distance of the College. History, the arts, government and business, are integrated into the educational experience, with classes and internships that make the most of being in the center of the city.

Mission Statement

The Mission of CT State Capital Community College is to provide access to higher education to the diverse residents of the greater Hartford region. The College, an integral part of Hartford’s cultural and economic district, does this by:

Preparing individuals for transfer education and careers through associate and certificate programs in academic and technical disciplines and workforce training;

Maintaining programs and support services that enable students to develop academic and professional skills that equip them for ongoing challenges and opportunities;

Fostering a student-centered environment committed to learning and teaching, the collegial process, cultural enrichment, and the respectful and vigorous dialogue which nourishes active participation and service to the community.

Vision Statement

Instilling life-changing knowledge in a community of learners from multicultural backgrounds in a vital urban setting where business, culture and government converge.

Accreditations and Affiliations

CT State Capital​Capital Community College is accredited by the Connecticut Board of Governors for Higher Education and The New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) formerly called the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., through the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, a non-governmental, nationally-recognized organization whose affiliated institutions include elementary schools through collegiate institutions offering postgraduate instruction.

Accreditation of an institution by the NECHE indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied through a peer group review process. An accredited school or college is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.

Accreditation by the NECHE is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of the quality of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution.

Inquiries regarding the status of an institution’s accreditation by the NECHE should be directed to the administrative staff at the College. Individuals may also contact: The New England Commission of Higher Education, 3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100, Burlington, MA 01803-4514. 781-425-7785.

Six programs of study offered by CT State Capital Community College have been awarded national accreditation. The Associate Degree in Nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission in Education for Nursing (ACEN) and is approved by the State Board of Examiners for Nursing with the consent of the Commissioner.

The Paramedic Certificate Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. The Radiologic Technology Associate Degree Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. The degree program in Medical Assisting is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) on the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). The Laboratory School of the Early Childhood Education Program is accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs, a division of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The Early Childhood Education Program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

Professional Affiliations

CT State Capital Community College holds institutional, divisional, departmental, or individual memberships in numerous higher education professional organizations including the New England Commission of Higher Education; American Association of Community Colleges; the American and New England Associations of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers; the American Association of Women in Community Colleges; the American Association for University Women; American College Personnel Association; the Connecticut Association of Latin-Americans in Higher Education; New England College Counsel; the Connecticut Association of Professional Financial Aid Administrators; Hartford Consortium for Higher Education; the National Association of Female Executives; the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators; the National Business Education Association; the National Council in Black American Affairs; National League for Nursing; the New England Transfer Association; Northeast Association for Institutional Research; and Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages.

“The college will not compromise on quality in the classroom nor will it be so bound to traditions of a hallowed past that it will not dare to innovate where the student can benefit.”
– From 1974 Catalog, Greater Hartford Community College

Our History

A Capital History

CT State Capital ​Community College, one of 12 community colleges in Connecticut, is the result of the 1992 merger of Greater Hartford Community College (founded in 1967) and Hartford State Technical College (founded in 1946). Through the years Capital and its founding institutions have provided central Connecticut with post secondary educational opportunities by granting associate degrees, preparing students to transfer to baccalaureate studies and offering workforce and career development programs.


The Connecticut Engineering Institute opens in Hartford as a pilot project that would become Hartford State Technical College.


The Engineering Institute holds its first commencement


The school’s name is changed to Hartford State Technical Institute


Hartford State Technical Institute opens a new campus at 401 Flatbush Avenue


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.


The State Technical Institute becomes Hartford State Technical College with Thomas V. Raimondi as its first president.


Greater Hartford Community College re-locates to the former Phoenix Insurance Company building at 61 Woodland Street in the city’s Asylum Hill neighborhood.


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.


Capital Community-Technical College becomes Capital Community College.


The College moves to a consolidated campus at 950 Main Street.


The College confers 400 associate degrees and certificates — the largest class in history — marking four years of enrollment growth at the downtown campus.


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