The MATC Story
Milwaukee Area Technical College is the bridge to a better future for our students, graduates and community. That future is built upon a solid yet vibrant past. Over the course of more than 100 years, MATC has played a crucial role in the growth of the greater Milwaukee community.
Founded in 1912, MATC has grown to become one of the Midwest's largest community-based technical colleges. We offer 170 degree, diploma, certificate and apprentice programs in six academic schools:
•School of Business delivers targeted career training in areas including culinary arts, cosmetology, food manufacturing, information technology, marketing and supervisory management.
•School of Media and Creative Arts fosters innovations in digital artistry and new technologies. Associate degrees include Audio Production, Animation, Computer Simulation and Gaming, Graphic Design, Interactive Media, Music Occupations, Photography, and Television and Video Production.
•School of Health Sciences prepares students for careers in hospitals, clinics, dental offices and more. With 27 programs, students can choose from direct patient care to administration.
•School of Liberal Arts and Sciences enables students to earn the first two years of a bachelor's degree at MATC and transfer to most Wisconsin four-year colleges and universities, as well as 10 Historically Black Colleges and Universities across the nation. The school also features occupational programs in teacher education, human services and more.
•School of Technology and Applied Sciences offers programs preparing students for a wide range of careers including architectural technology, automotive technology, electronic engineering, interior design, landscape horticulture and sustainable facilities.
•School of Pre-College Education prepares students for college coursework, to earn a GED or Adult High School diploma, or to take English as a Second Language or bilingual classes.