For more information, please see the MATC-Second Chance Program Web site.

Milwaukee Area Technical College-Second Chance Program

Address: 700 West State Street, Milwuakee WI 53233

Days/Hours of Service: MATC Downtown Campus is open Monday - Friday, 6 a.m. -10 p.m.; Saturdays, 6 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  The hours of this program would be from 9 am – 4 pm Monday – Friday.

Orientation: TBD

Description of Agency: 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. Founded in 1912, MATC has played a crucial role in the growth of the greater Milwaukee community.

We offer more than 200 associate degree, technical diploma, certificate and apprentice programs. MATC has six academic schools including the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Health Sciences, School of Technical and Applied Sciences, School of Media and Creative Arts, and the School of Pre-College Education.

The college served 35,473students in 2016-17. People choose MATC because they want targeted, practical instruction and training for their career of choice.

More than 91percent of December 2016/May 2017graduates were employed within six months of graduation.

Most full-time students are pursuing associate degrees and technical diplomas, but more than half of our students are taking a course or two to expand their skills or learn new ones. We facilitate lifelong learning – a core element of our mission.

At MATC, 58% of students identify themselves as minority. The studentpopulation is also the state's most diverse in terms of age and social background.The average age of our student population is 30.

Growing segments of our student population include workers seeking retraining and college-educated professionals – many with bachelor's and master's degrees – who wish to add to their skill set or change careers. While nontraditional adult learners remain the backbone of the college,we are experiencing an influx of traditional college studentsentering directly from high school.

MATC student services help keep students on track with financial aid, tutoring, advising and much more. Our students show tremendous determination in their desire to succeed, especially those with families and jobs.

Our faculty members have extensive professional experience in their occupational fields. Hands-on labs with equipment used in the industry, smaller class sizes and individual attention enhance the learning experience.

Student Role at Agency: MATC offers Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degree programs to currently incarcerated adults in the Wisconsin Department of Corrections (DOC) system.  Students take classes in prison through Moodle, a modified online delivery platform.  Students need academic support in their core classes including college math, algebra, and English, as well as sociology, psychology, science, Spanish and other general education courses.  Math is the subject most commonly requested.

The Marquette student role is to come to the MATC campus to work through video conferencing technology to offer tutoring support to the incarcerated MATC student population.  Tutoring could be one-one-one or small group work (multiple students from one or more DOC institutions could video in at a time). 




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Marquette University Service Learning
P.O. Box 1881
1102 W. Wisconsin Ave. Room 303
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201-1881

Phone Number: (414) 288-0250
Fax Number: (414) 288-3259

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