700 W State St.
Milwaukee, WI 53233-1443
Accrediting Agency:North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Milwaukee Area Technical College provides career training programs that can prepare students for successful careers or for study at a four-year university or college. The college awards diplomas, associate degrees, and four-year college transfer degrees. Students can attend one of its four campuses, campuses, in downtown Milwaukee, Mequon, Oak Creek, or West Allis, Wis. Students can take classes during the day, evenings, weekends, or online. Milwaukee Area Technical College doesn’t just cater to those looking to earn a diploma or degree; students can also enroll in an apprentice program, upgrade skills through its Office of Corporate Learning, take a personal enrichment class, get remedial education to qualify for college, or earn their high school diploma, GED, or HSED.
Milwaukee Area Technical College offers more than 200 degree, diploma, certificate, and apprentice programs. According to the school, the content of its courses matches the curriculum at four-year colleges and universities, which is advantageous for those looking to advance to university-level studies. Those looking to work after graduation may also be competitive in the job market. Areas of study include business, health sciences, media and creative arts, liberal arts and sciences, and technology and applied sciences. More than 400 courses are offered online in business, computer technologies, health occupations, liberal arts, technology and applied sciences, and more.
Milwaukee Area Technical College has been regionally accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1959.
Before applying, students should check to see if their program currently has a waitlist for any clinical or technical courses as this can affect when they are able to apply and start the program. Students can apply online using the school’s online application by standard mail. Along with the application they must submit a $30 fee, as well as official high school transcripts, GED, or college transcripts if applicable. After applying and sending in relevant documents, students will then take the Accuplacer test, which gauges their readiness for college-level studies. They will also attend a counselor and program planning sessions and new-student orientation.