Milwaukee Area Technical College Review

Milwaukee Area Technical College offers career-focused education and training at its four campuses located in the Milwaukee metropolitan area. The college has over 200 programs that cover many career fields, including health care, business, Internet technology and a wide array of skilled trade jobs.

Milwaukee Area Technical College Overview

Located in the heart of downtown Milwaukee, MATC has been providing occupational training and education since 1912. The school serves approximately 57,000 full and part-time students annually. Besides its downtown location, Milwaukee Area Technical College has suburban campuses conveniently located in Mequon, West Allis and Oak Creek.

The college has a variety of technical educations, including associate degree and certificate programs, transfer credits, short-term occupational training, apprenticeship programs and college preparation courses. MATC has a broad range of study fields, such as healthcare, aviation, computer technology, electrical engineering and steel foundry.

Admissions and Enrollment Overview

Enrollment periods and high school prerequisite courses vary according to the program of study. All MATC programs require students to provide high school transcripts and take the Accuplacer test before completing the admission process.

The college offers a variety of tuition payment options, including cash, financial aid, payment plans, employer programs, veteran aid, scholarships and work study.

Campus Facilities and Learning Environment

The school's programs run a variety of on-campus clinics and centers, including a bakery, childcare center, dental clinic, legal aid service, barber shop and cosmetology clinic. Each of the school's four campuses has its own library and student services center. MATC students can also use their library cards to access the Milwaukee County Library and the libraries of Marquette University, the University of Wisconsin and the Medical College of Wisconsin.

All of Milwaukee Area Technical College's instructors are professionals in the fields they teach. The school's occupational programs feature the latest in industry equipment and technology. The average program features one instructor per 18 students and the majority of MATC classes have less than 20 students. Most of the college's programs feature apprenticeships, on-campus work experience or some other type of hands-on training.

Academic Divisions at Milwaukee Area Technical College

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Health Occupations
  • Television and Video Production
  • Business, Graphic Arts and Informational Technology
  • Technology and Applied Sciences
  • Pre-College

School Contact Information

  • Address: 700 W. State Street, Milwaukee, WI 53233
  • Phone Number: (414) 297-6282