Open House highlighting MATC Pre-College Programs set for Jan. 14

Prospective students interested in Milwaukee Area Technical College’s pre-college education programs and services are invited to a free open house from 9 a.m. to noon or 4 to 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 14, on the sixth floor of the Main Building at MATC’s Downtown Milwaukee Campus, 1015 N. 6th St. MATC’s pre-college programs provide a wide range of services to prepare students for college-level work.

Attendees will meet with program faculty; receive detailed information about specific programs; and learn about student services, including counseling, career advising, tutoring and more. They may apply for the spring semester which begins Jan. 22.

The School of Pre-College Education includes programming in:

• GED/HSED to help students earn high school requirements

• Adult High School, designed to earn a high school diploma or recover high school credits

• English as a Second Language or bilingual classes for non-English speakers

• RISE Career Bridge Pathway, which combines basic and occupational skills

• Adult Basic Education/College Prep to help students work toward a high school diploma/GED or prepare for college-level work

• Community-Based Organizations, a network of neighborhood basic-education sites

• High School Contracts, which offer technical skills training at MATC for students attending high school

• Youth Options, which allows student to earn college credits while in high school

• Emerging Scholars Program to help at-risk youth to complete high school

Wisconsin’s largest technical college and the most diverse two-year institution in the Midwest, Milwaukee Area Technical College is a key driver of southeastern Wisconsin’s economy and has provided innovative education in the region since 1912. Approximately 50,000 students per year attend the college’s four campuses and community-based sites or learn online. MATC offers affordable and accessible education and training opportunities that empower and transform lives in the community. The college offers 200 academic programs; nearly 400 transfer options leading to bachelor’s degrees; and the Pre-College Education division that assists people to complete high school, prepare for college or enter the workforce. Overwhelmingly, MATC graduates build careers and businesses in southeastern Wisconsin . The college is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission, the national standard for academics and student services.