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.
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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 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.
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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.
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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.