Rochester Community and Technical College

Historical Timeline


  • 1917 – Rochester Junior College.

  • 1964 – Rochester State Junior College.

  • 1969 – Rochester Area Vocational Institute.

  • 1972 – Rochester Area Vocational Technical Institute.

  • 1973 – Rochester Community College.

  • 1973 – Rochester Community College.

  • 1987 – Rochester Technical Institute.

  • 1989 – Rochester Technical College.

  • 1991 – Minnesota Riverland Technical College.

  • 1996 – Rochester Community and Technical College.

  • 1997 – Rochester Community and Technical College.

  • 1950s – First official Yellowjacket mascot created by Charles Hill's secretary, Doris Peterson.

  • Late 1950s – Revised Yellowjacket.

  • 1963 – Unofficial Yellowjackets.

  • 1965 – Yellowjacket constructed during the 50th Anniversary.

  • 1970s – Unofficial Yellowjacket.

  • 1970s – Unofficial Track Yellowjacket.

  • 1982 – Official Yellowjacket Mascot.

  • 2000 – Official Yellowjacket mascot, named for the first time - Sting. Cerated by Darin Hoffman.

  • VoTech Tigers logo.