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Milwaukee Area Technical College

Milwaukee Area Technical College Rating: 3.6/5 (5 votes)

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Milwaukee Area Technical College is a community college with four campuses in the greater Milwaukee area. Most students who attend Milwaukee Area Technical are looking to either increase their job skills or move on to four-year universities.

Milwaukee Area Technical College offers Associate Degrees in dozens of programs, including Automotive Technology, Banking and Financial Services, Cardiovascular Technology, Dental Hygiene, Environmental and Pollution Control Technology, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Legal Administrative Professional, Practical Nursing, Real Estate, Television and Video Production, Tourism and Travel Management, and Welding Technology.

The college also has diploma programs in such fields as Appliance Technician, Barber/Cosmetologist, Carpentry, Dental Technician, EMT Intermediate Technician, Health Unit Coordinator, Medical Interpreter, Pharmacy Technician, Renal Dialysis Technician, Special Event Management, Travel Industry Agent, and Web Designer.

Milwaukee Area Technical also has Certificate Programs in 70 areas, including Advanced Television Post Production, Arboriculture, Basic Electronics, Computer Programming, eCommerce Fundamentals, Graphic Arts, Greenhouse Production, Human Resources Management, Landscape Design, Metallurgical Technician, Microsoft Network Administration, Music Recording, Nail Technician, Personal and Professional Web Design, Project Management, Quality Customer Management, Retail Management Specialist, Supervisory Management, 3D Solid Modeling, and Web Programming.

Milwaukee Area Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Most Popular Fields of Study

Admissions

Milwaukee Area Technical College has an open admissions policy, with only a high school diploma or GED equivalent required. All applicants, however, must take the Accuplacer Test, which tests a student’s knowledge in areas such as English and math and helps the student and advisors determine the best course of study. The test may be waived for college transfer students who had a minimum 2.0 grade point average in at least 12 credits of academic courses. Other admission requirements may apply for certain degree programs.

International applicants must show proof of English proficiency on the Test of English as a Foreign Language, with a minimum score of 497 on the paper test or 170 on the computerized version. They must also submit official secondary school transcripts and show proof of medical insurance.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for students who need assistance paying for their education. This aid comes in the forms of grants, loans, scholarships, and federal work-study programs.

Students should begin the process for federal aid by completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid, which can be done online.

A number of scholarships are available to Milwaukee Area Technical students, such as the MATC Bostik Scholarship, MATC Teacher Education Program, MATC Lloyd S. Geil Preservice Teacher Award and Scholarship, MATC Greater Milwaukee Foundation Alice C. Helland Scholarship, MATC Laurance Riley Memorial Scholarship, MATC Paul T. Witzke Memorial, MATC PPG Industries Foundation, MATC Dermond Aviation Scholarship, MATC Embassy Construction Scholarship, MATC Felix Neal Scholarship, MATC Dental Hygiene Scholarship, and MATC Wyone Haase Scholarship.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 5855th for the average student loan amount.
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Students

Milwaukee Area Technical’s downtown campus is just blocks away from the Bradley Center, home of the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks. The college also has campuses in the Milwaukee suburbs of Mequon, Oak Creek, and West Allis. Moreover, Chicago is less than a two-hour drive to the south.

Milwaukee Area Technical College is tailored to working students who are finishing their schooling or want to gain more experience in their chosen profession. In fact, 90 percent of students attend the college part-time, and the average age is 28, older than the average of most four-year institutions.

Nonetheless, Milwaukee Area Technical has dozens of extracurricular clubs and organizations that students take part in, including Academically Achieving African Americans, Asian Student Association, Black Student Union, Culinary Arts Student Association, Environmental Club, Horticulture Club, Latino Student Organization, MATC Chess Club, Native American Student Movement, Radiography Student Organization, Student Wisconsin Education Association, and United Hispanics Students Club.

There are also chapters of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and Sigma Phi Sigma, West Allis.

Milwaukee Area Technical’s JOBshop allows students to look over employment listings, as well as post their resume online.

Students interested in journalism can increase their skills and experience by working on the staff of the Times, the student newspaper. Milwaukee Area Technical also has the Phoenix, the campus literary magazine. In addition, the college also operates two local PBS television stations.

City parking structures are close to the downtown Milwaukee campus. Moreover, the college offers the semester-long UPASS, which allows students to us the Milwaukee County Transit System buses seven days a week. The cost of the UPASS is included in tuition.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Athletics

Milwaukee Area Technical College has men’s sports teams in baseball, basketball, golf, and soccer. The women compete in basketball, golf, and volleyball. The school’s teams are nicknamed the Stormers, and are members of the NJCAA.

Information Summary

Ranks 55th in Wisconsin and 2259th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 1 0.01
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 2 0.01
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 3 0.02
Arrest 4 0.02

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 2,727 0.46
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 85 0.01
Forcible Rape 194 0.03
Robbery 2,963 0.50
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 6,669 1.12
Larceny 18,890 3.16
Vehicle theft 4,538 0.76

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Milwaukee, WI 53233-1443
Surrounding communityLarge city (inside urban area, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population15,485 (15,485 urban / N/A rural)
Households5,048 (1.92 people per house)
Median Household Income$13,140
Families1,197 (3.12 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Urban-serving Multicampus
UndergraduateAssociates
GraduateN/A
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingVery large two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District5504

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 4264th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $3,666 $3,666 $5,499
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $487 $487 $487
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $138 $138 $200
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $5,728 $5,728 $7,561
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $16,953 $16,953 $18,786
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $9,453 $9,453 $11,286

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $3,819 $3,997 $3,819 $3,997 $5,497 $5,748
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,399 $1,472
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $6,846 $7,500
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $3,292 $3,466
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,292 $3,466

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
RecommendationsN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
TOEFLN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NJCAA

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

 
Total 489 264 107 32 1,495 90 2,515
Accounting 5 5 4 32 3 51
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 4 2 4 8 1 19
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General 4 2 2 12 1 21
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician 2 3 5
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician 2 3 5
Anesthesiologist Assistant 2 4 6
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects 3 1 8 1 13
Apparel and Accessories Marketing Operations 1 9 10
Appliance Installation and Repair Technology/Technician 8 1 3 12
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician 2 1 1 4 8
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician 7 10 2 4 23
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 5 7 1 1 15 1 34
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef 1 3 1 1 5 13
Banking and Financial Support Services 3 1 1 5
Biomedical Technology/Technician 2 1 12 1 16
Blasting/Blaster 3 1 2 6
Business Administration and Management, General 27 14 5 1 77 4 130
Cabinetmaking and Millwork 1 1 2 4
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist 1 1 14 1 17
Carpentry/Carpenter 5 5 10
Chemical Technology/Technician 1 2 3
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician 2 6 8
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician 1 1 7 9
Commercial Photography 2 7 1 10
Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist Technology/CNC Machinist 3 1 4 1 9
Computer Programming/Programmer, General 2 9 1 12
Computer Support Specialist 3 1 2 16 22
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst 1 1
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 6 8 1 1 42 1 60
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology 6 6
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance 1 3 10 1 15
Concrete Finishing/Concrete Finisher
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General 9 2 2 2 3 18
Criminal Justice/Police Science 11 10 6 1 63 2 94
Culinary Arts/Chef Training 5 3 1 13 1 23
Dental Assisting/Assistant 5 14 1 12 1 33
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 1 3 3 24 1 33
Dental Laboratory Technology/Technician 3 3
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician 3 2 13 19
Dietetic Technician 1 14 1 16
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 27 11 3 1 20 2 68
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 2 3 1 9 15
Electrician 7 6 3 41 1 60
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 9 7 2 81 6 108
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician 3 3
Fire Science/Fire-fighting 3 4 1 1 33 1 43
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General 1 1
Game and Interactive Media Design 1 2 3
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services 8 5 2 2 17 34
Glazier
Graphic Design 2 1 12 1 16
Hair Styling/Stylist and Hair Design 11 6 1 18
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Health Unit Coordinator/Ward Clerk 6 3 6 1 17
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 4 4 14 22
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management 3 2 5
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General 2 2
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology 2 2 14 18
Interior Design 2 1 10 13
Landscaping and Groundskeeping 1 1 11 2 15
Language Interpretation and Translation 1 9 3 13
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary 1 4 5
Legal Assistant/Paralegal 7 3 2 34 3 49
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 18 12 8 2 59 5 104
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 22 13 10 2 77 2 126
Lineworker 1 12 13
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management 1 9 2 12
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant 7 3 13 24
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist 7 7
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 1 12 2 15
Mason/Masonry 2 2
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD 1 1 2 1 7 12
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary 10 1 1 3 23 1 39
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder 1 2 3 9 15
Medical/Clinical Assistant 5 2 3 11 1 22
Meeting and Event Planning 1 2 19 22
Music Performance, General 1 1 6 1 9
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide 51 25 10 2 115 6 215
Occupational Therapist Assistant 2 10 13
Office Management and Supervision 5 1 10 16
Opticianry/Ophthalmic Dispensing Optician 4 2 2 1 9
Painting/Painter and Wall Coverer 2 3 5
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant 3 1 13 1 19
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist 12 2 2 15 1 32
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant 1 1 13 1 16
Pipefitting/Pipefitter and Sprinkler Fitter 1 1 9 10 21
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing 3 1 10 14
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician 57 8 3 2 23 3 98
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician 2 1 1 10 1 15
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 2 2
Real Estate 4 1 2 7
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 10 10 5 101 2 129
Renal/Dialysis Technologist/Technician 1 1 3 1 6
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist 4 2 1 1 15 1 24
Roofer
Sheet Metal Technology/Sheetworking 1 1
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation 6 6
Small Business Administration/Management 2 2
Surgical Technology/Technologist 3 1 15 2 21
Tool and Die Technology/Technician 1 2 2 5
Water Quality and Wastewater Treatment Management and Recycling Technology/Technician 1 1 9 12
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design 1 2 3 10 16
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster 4 1 3 11 19
Welding Technology/Welder 11 2 1 25 40

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 275th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $96,184 ($95,912 male / $93,795 female)
Number of FT Faculty 430 (232 male / 198 female)
Number of PT Faculty 1,096
FT Faculty Ratio 0.4 : 1
Total Benefits $35,445,997

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