Milwaukee Area Technical College

Milwaukee Area Technical College

Milwaukee Area Technical College's central campus is located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This community college enrolls more than 60,000 students every year. MATC has other locations in:

  • Mequon
  • Oak Creek
  • West Allis

MATC offers a number of associate degrees. It is a community school that offers weekend, evening and day classes at its downtown campus. MATC operates two Public Broadcasting Service stations that serve southeast Wisconsin. WMVT channel 36 and WMVS channel 10 are jointly termed as Milwaukee Public Television.

The sports teams of the college are known as the Lakestormers. Men's and women's basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, and various other sports are sponsored by MATC.

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Contacting Milwaukee Area Technical College

Milwaukee Area Technical College
700 W State St
Milwaukee , WI 53233-1443
General Phone: (414) 297-6370

Milwaukee Area Technical College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine694EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Medical Support and Technology288dental assistant, dental hygienist, dental lab tech, medical coding, medical assistant, pharmacy tech, anesthesiologist assistant, allied health and medical assisting, cardiovascular tech, ...
Business and Management240business management, logistics, operations management, electronic commerce, business administration, accounting, accounting technology, small business management, banking, ...
Mechanics and Repair128communications install and repair, industrial electronics tech, appliance repair, HVAC, heavy equipment maintenance, industrial mechanics, autobody repair, automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics, ...
Liberal Arts121language translation, sign language translation, liberal arts and sciences, interdisciplinary studies
Security and Law Enforcement90criminal justice and police, fire protection tech, fire-fighting
Construction Trades87masonry, carpentry, power transmission, electrician, lineworker, concrete finishing, drywall installation, glazier, painter, ...
Computer Science and Engineering81computer programming, systems analyst, computer graphics, computer networking, computer security, computer support
Engineering Technician79architectural engineering tech, civil engineering tech, electronics tech, biomedical tech, HVAC tech, water quality and recycling tech, plastics engineering tech, industrial tech, manufacturing tech, ...
Beauty and Cosmetology71hair styling, personal grooming
Therapy and Counseling60physical therapist assistant, mental and social health services
Production Trades58machinist, machine shop assistant, tool and die tech, welding, cabinetmaking
Cooking and Culinary Arts54pastry, chef training, restaurant and catering management, personal and culinary services
Education and Teaching46early childhood education, teacher education
Medical Administration44health unit coordinator, medical secretary, health and medical administrative
Design44interior design, graphic design
Law30legal secretary, legal assistant
Media29radio and TV tech, graphic communications, animation and special effects, printing equipment operation, graphic communications courses
Landscaping and Horticulture27landscaping
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy26occupational therapist assistant, dietetic technician
Funeral and Mortuary Science25funeral and mortuary
Office and Administration19administrative assistant, general office occupations
Real Estate and Construction Management14real estate
Hospitality12tourism and travel, hotel management
Music12music performance
Photography and Commercial Art8commercial art, commercial photography
Science and Laboratory Technician3chemical tech
Engineering1materials engineering, various engineering courses
Family and Social Work0foodservice management, food and related services, child care management, human development and family studies
Medicine0health professions

Number of programs and degrees for Milwaukee Area Technical College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree1,34882
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years39830
Award of less than 1 academic year64445
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years11

Milwaukee Area Technical College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Milwaukee Area Technical College had a total enrollment of 17,193 students (10,433 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 43%
Women 57%
Full-Time 37%
Part-Time 63%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 58%
Black 25%
Hispanic 9%
Asian 4%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 14%
20-21 15%
22-24 17%
25-29 18%
30-34 11%
35-39 8%
40-49 11%
50-64 6%
65+ 0%

Milwaukee Area Technical College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 51 %
Part-Time 52 %

Milwaukee Area Technical College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Milwaukee, Wisconsin for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Wisconsin Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Milwaukee Area Technical College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Application Requirements:

GPAnot required
Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)not required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)not required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Milwaukee Area Technical College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,216
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 18,132
Books and supplies $ 1,312

Financial Aid:
Milwaukee Area Technical College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 386600)

Milwaukee Area Technical College Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track297292

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year297$87,151292$86,216
All faculty totalacademic year297$87,151292$86,216

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Milwaukee Area Technical College Degree Programs (2007)

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology and Related Personal Grooming Arts, Other
Hair Styling/Stylist and Hair Design

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Apparel and Accessories Marketing Operations
Banking and Financial Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
Logistics and Materials Management
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Operations Management and Supervision
Small Business Administration/Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Graphics
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Systems Security

Construction Trades
Building/Construction Finishing, Management, & Inspection, Other
Concrete Finishing/Concrete Finisher
Drywall Installation/Drywaller
Electrical and Power Transmission Installation/Installer, General
Metal Building Assembly/Assembler
Painting/Painter and Wall Coverer
Pipefitting/Pipefitter and Sprinkler Fitter
Plumbing and Related Water Supply Services, Other

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef
Culinary Arts/Chef Training
Personal and Culinary Services, Other
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager

Graphic Design
Interior Design

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other

Engineering, Other
Materials Engineering

Engineering Technician
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
Biomedical Technology/Technician
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Heating/AC/Refrigeration Technology/Technician
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other
Industrial Technology/Technician
Manufacturing Technology/Technician
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
Plastics Engineering Technology/Technician
Water Quality & Wastewater Treatment Mgmt & Recycling Tech

Family And Social Work
Child Care and Support Services Management
Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services, Other
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other

Funeral And Mortuary Science
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
Tourism and Travel Services Management

Landscaping And Horticulture
Landscaping and Groundskeeping

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Language Interpretation and Translation
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation

Mechanics And Repair
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician
Appliance Installation and Repair Technology/Technician
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Communications Systems Installation and Repair Technology
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians, Other

Animation, Interactive Tech, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Graphic Communications, General
Graphic Communications, Other
Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Health Unit Coordinator/Ward Clerk
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Medical Support And Technology
Allied Health Diagnostic/Intervention/Treatment Professions, Oth
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other
Anesthesiologist Assistant
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Dental Laboratory Technology/Technician
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Opticianry/Ophthalmic Dispensing Optician
Optometric Technician/Assistant
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Renal/Dialysis Technologist/Technician
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other

Music Performance, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Dietetic Technician (DTR)
Occupational Therapist Assistant

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial Photography
Commercial and Advertising Art

Production Trades
Cabinetmaking and Millwork/Millwright
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Tool and Die Technology/Technician
Welding Technology/Welder

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Science And Laboratory Technician
Chemical Technology/Technician

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician
Fire Science/Fire-fighting

Therapy And Counseling
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other
Physical Therapist Assistant

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checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
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checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
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checked On-campus library

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