Milwaukee Area Technical College (or MATC) is a community college based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It offers day, evening, and weekend classes at campuses in downtown Milwaukee, Oak Creek, West Allis, and Mequon. About 60,000 students are enrolled in the institution per year.
One of MAT College’s educational outreach programs is the operation of two PBS stations serving southeast Wisconsin. The stations, WMVS channel 10 and WMVT channel 36 are known collectively as Milwaukee Public Television.
Address and Contacts
http://www.matc.edu/ – the official website.
Downtown Milwaukee Campus
700 West State Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233-1443
5555 West Highland Road
Mequon, WI 53092-1199
Oak Creek Campus
6665 South Howell Avenue
Oak Creek, WI 53154-1196
West Allis Campus
1200 South 71st Street
West Allis, WI 53214-3110
Milwaukee Area Technical College traces its roots back to an experimental Wisconsin Law in 1911. The purpose was to encourage young adults who dropped out of high school in order to work full time (a common necessity at that time) to continue their education part time. Employers were required to allow workers to attend and students could participate in the evenings. This innovative approach to education was a first of its kind in the U.S. and quickly spread to other cities in Wisconsin.
The Continuation School was established in 1912 near Mason Street and the Milwaukee River. Its name was changed to the Milwaukee Vocational School in 1916 as trade skills were emphasized. Enrollment grew quickly and by 1923 a new six story building was completed at 7th & State Street, to be named the Milwaukee Area Technical College.
Notable Alumni: Jake Thomas-Currently a student at MATC and is a security guard on the weekends. Thomas is working on a novel which will be out in September 2010 Kyle Walters-Currently a criminal justice major at MATC. Kyle first got his start at Grafton, Wisconsin Pick N’ Save. Most recently Walters left his position at Best Buy. Walters does not enjoy the paparazzi
Notable Staff: Donald Domagalski: Criminal Justice Professor
MATC has four campus locations: Downtown Milwaukee; Mequon; Oak Creek; West Allis
Notable members of the gay community attending/attend MATC:
Jacob Thomas: General Studies, Mequon Campus.