Interesting News Happening at Madison Area Technical College
Madison Area Technical College to Open New South Campus
On September 3, 2019, Madison Area Technical College opened the doors of its new Goodman South Campus. The new location marks an exciting chapter not only for the college, but for Madison’s long underserved southside population. Implementation of the new campus, funded completely by individual and corporate donations, was driven by a mission to increase educational access, diversity, and inclusion where it is needed most within the community. The new campus will feature career-focused programs in health care, business, criminal justice, and more, as well as credit courses that are transferable to four-year institutions. Offering a full range of academic services and support along with community meeting spaces, students and community members alike will benefit from the new South Campus.
Enthusiastic supporters break ground for MATC campus in south Madison
Catching Up: Madison Area Technical College’s new campus on schedule to open fall 2019
WISC Editorial Agenda 2018: Madison Area Technical College South Campus
Madison Area Technical College Breaks Ground on Transformational South Campus
Partnership Develops STEM Academy
Madison Area Technical College and the Madison Metropolitan School District developed the Early College STEM Academy to serve juniors and seniors who plan to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, or math. The program will also address demographic gaps in STEM career engagement. Students take courses that fulfill high school graduation requirements and earn college credit. Those who remain in the program for two years can earn a high school diploma and an associate degree.
Madison Area Technical College, MMSD team up to bring free college to students
STEM academy to bring high school juniors to MATC campus full time
Partnership between MMSD and MATC brings STEM degrees to a diverse group of high school students
Title III Grant Addresses Retention, Completion Strategies
With the help of a five-year, $3-million Department of Education Title III grant, Madison Area Technical College is transforming student services to increase degree completion or transfer. The grant will help the college implement strategies to address the advising needs of all students, including those who lack basic skills. Eleven teams involving more than 80 individuals from across the college are engaged in work related to the grant. The college will use online tools, connected data systems, and increased training for faculty advisors.
Student Athletes Score Academic Honors
Madison Area Technical College recently honored several student athletes for academic honors. 54 scholars were named Academic All-Conference Award winners by the North Central Community College Conference for achieving a 3.0 or better grade point average. Additionally, 20 student-athletes were named NJCAA All-Americans for earning a cumulative GPA of 3.6 or higher. Madison Area Technical College has eight athletic teams in baseball, basketball, golf, soccer, softball, and volleyball.
Madison Area Technical College Honored as a MPPWCC Award Recipient
NISOD and Diverse: Issues In Higher Education recently honored Madison Area Technical College with a 2019 Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges award. The list includes two-year colleges from across the U.S. that share a dedication to creating a vibrant, diverse, inclusive, and supportive workplace. The criteria for making this list are recognition of good work, service to the community, and institutional investment in professional development.