Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC), beginning from its foundation, has grown to become one of the Midwest’s largest community-based technical colleges, offering multiple paths to success, all programs are consistent with current and emerging educational and labor market needs:
Pre-College Education – Students earn a high school diploma and/or prepare for college-level studies. Immigrant populations gain English-language and occupational skills.
Technical – Students earn an associate degree, diploma or certificate, leading to technical careers in some 200 exciting fields.
Four-Year College Transfer – Students complete the first half of their bachelor’s degree. MATC credits transfer to hundreds of four-year colleges and universities in Wisconsin and beyond.
Outreach – Students acquire basic academic skills in their neighborhoods through partnerships with community-based organizations and K-12 school districts.
Short-Term Training – Incumbent workers receive targeted, skill-specific training. Underemployed and unemployed populations undergo entry-level occupational training, often in bilingual formats.
With four campuses in Downtown Milwaukee, Mequon, Oak Creek and West Allis, MATC is convenient to attend. Take your classes during the day, evenings, weekends or online to fit your schedule.
MATC continues to provide the skills infrastructure that keeps the community running. Among our graduates are chefs, nurses, dental hygienists, arborists, barbers, cosmetologists, electricians, carpenters, machinists, mechanics, masons, plumbers, welders, firefighters, police officers and paramedics.
You may qualify for financial aid if:
- You plan to attend MATC on at least a half-time basis (six credits or more).
- You are enrolling in an associate degree or technical diploma program that runs six months or longer.
Tuition and Fees
An MATC education offers outstanding value relative to four-year colleges and universities. To keep higher education within financial reach for as many people as possible, the Wisconsin Technical College System keeps annual tuition increases to a minimum. Current tuition schedule:
- Occupational programs - per credit: $88
- Occupational programs - 15-credit load: $1,325
- Liberal arts and sciences baccalaureate track - per credit: $116
- Liberal arts and sciences baccalaureate track - 15-credit load: $1,754