Milwaukee Area Technical College

Milwaukee, WI

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Milwaukee Area Technical College

Milwaukee Area Technical College

Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 3 of 5 Stars 8 Review

Campus Facilities:
Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars
Work/Life Balance:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Flexibility:
Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars
Student Body:
Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars
Course Availability:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Tuition & Financial Aid:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Online Courses:
Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars
Credits Transferability:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 2.5 of 5 Stars

Student Ratings

Reviews for Milwaukee Area Technical College

Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Campus Facilities:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Work/Life Balance:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Flexibility:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Student Body:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Course Availability:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Tuition & Financial Aid:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Online Courses:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Credits Transferability:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Overall

President Burke has agreed to extend Caterpillar's contract recently for training replacement workers in the event that USW 1343 does go on strike. As a current student, who was recently invited to the Honor Society, and a Cat worker spouse I am not very pleased with the school right now for supporting this company and what they are doing. I'm also not pleased with how eagerly they have their hands out when it's time to make payments for my classes while I do not have a clue when or if I will be able to continue my education if my husband does go on strike against Caterpillar. Not sure how M.A.T.C. thinks this is bettering a community.

Academics

You will learn from the teachers at this school. The classes usually start off with 25-30 students, but by the end of the semester the classes usually shrink due to students dropping out.

Campus Facilities & Safety

Computer labs are usually full and loud at all the campus', the parking at the South campus is probably the best for parking-lots of space, and I do not feel very safe at the Downtown campus-quite a few newly released inmates from accross the street find their way over there.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Campus Facilities:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Work/Life Balance:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Flexibility:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Student Body:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Course Availability:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Tuition & Financial Aid:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Online Courses:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Credits Transferability:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Overall

I like the convienient locations. I also like that I have a choice of classes be it online vs. in person, variety of days and times. Mytips for future students would be to make sure they knowexactly what courses to take and to continue all the way thru to keep from being discouraged, because the cirriculum gets harder and longer every semester.

Academics

There is a fair amount of students per class. Between 20-35. This size still gives the instructor a chance to know the students by name and not #. Workload is not toheavy and can easily be balanced with work and personal life.

Campus Facilities & Safety

The biggest issue I have is parking. It gets very crowded downtown, and you may have to park and walk further some days. Safety is of no concern to me. As far as computer labs, there are ample amounts of computers for resource.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Work/Life Balance:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Flexibility:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Student Body:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Course Availability:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Tuition & Financial Aid:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Online Courses:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Credits Transferability:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Campus Facilities:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Work/Life Balance:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Flexibility:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Student Body:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Course Availability:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Tuition & Financial Aid:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Online Courses:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Credits Transferability:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars

Alumnus - Grad Year 2011

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Work/Life Balance:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Flexibility:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Student Body:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Course Availability:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Tuition & Financial Aid:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Online Courses:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Credits Transferability:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Overall

Overall my heart is bigger than my head, thinking about Matc. I started right after H.S. in fall of "73, and wound up dropping in late November. It seemed like working and partying left me doing poorly. This changed with my father passing on, I could get paid to go full time and I went back doing fine with a good GPA. Then the biggest mistake of my life came 4 semesters later. I was pulling a 3.4 on 12 credits a semester, and started looking for scholorships to UWM for a bachelors degree and would have loved it, with an English or Journalsim BA. My mom talked me into taking a training program in a machine shop, and I hated it, but made money the next 25 years until my spine went out, married, 2 kids, a mortgage, there I was back in school on SS disability, hardly able to walk. Most instructors were very well trained. If you want to learn, you will at this school. There is allways an exception, which I found with the department "gofor" instructor who didn't care for me because I did not dive in to his advances. I still acted with respect, but he pulled a few punches below the belt, like paint it red, then after I painted red, he'd come back saying I said paint it blue, and big-bad-mouth me about it... don't even know the difference between... blah. Some of the instructors were much more organized, polite, and cared to see you were learning and doing things like out in the real world. That was my advantage, after 30 years working, I knew how things went on the job. Speed with minimum waist, and economic growth are the key to getting along on the job. Then comes getting along with others, even if the bosses brothers kid is very ignorant, he still needs to produce, and sometimes it's my job to show him how. They do not listen and it's my fault? These are the working problems we find. After seeing what kind of jobs I could find with an associates degree, which was almost none, or internship, going on to add to the A.S. degree and working for some firm for basically nothing. How am I to pay for living expenses, transportation, etc... on no income for my work? After moving out of the State, I went in to a school here in Michigan and spoke to an instructor/advisor, who I fell in love with. She talked me into signing up for a post-associate-certificate program in web design, because of the huge demand in the area. Going down to my last nine credits next fall, I should graduate at Christmass. I'd like to take another certificate in art, drawing or related things to be complete. I sure took my time learning and making sure I could hold up on the job without questions how to do. But, it took almost a decade. It turned out that the same instructor who was slated to be my advisor was steering me to be in longer than needed. The AS degree took 6 1/2 years alone. Maybe he wanted to be neer me? The only problem is I do not take to men.

Academics

At my age, I took smaller workloads, while working part-time most of the semesters. As a youth, I'd start with 15 credits and in all but one semester wound up dropping one course due to getting too much work. I can remember working and married life, when things came up and I'd need to write something. The english courses taken at Matc back in the early 70's allways came back to me, and still do now. I'll be able to do some writing or re-writing soon on the job. My schooling also had a built in plan I guess, to learn as much of what to do in a small business or freelance. I am leaning in that direction, to freelance from home due to the lack of mobility with my legs 95% nerve root dead now. I think just doing things like wash or vaccuming makes it worse, as I alternate standing and sitting to do most tasks. The funny thing is I don't remember too many students or instructors from the 70s or now in th 2000's. Mostly, projects are remembered, or some things students said, or instructors directions on certain things, task related on the job, but I never warmed up to very many of them.

Campus Facilities & Safety

As I siad before, I first began going to Matc in the early 70's. When I came back in 2002 the first day of school, everything was exactly the same as 1972. Finding a parking place and walking back into the building off of 6th street, I began to look at the composition of the outside windows and the walkways. Entering, the doors were the same ones too. Going into the hallway, I felt like a kid and was like "Twilight Zone" YOU ARE BACK IN 1975 NOW JAMES... freak me out! Even getting on the ugly old elevator that dipped a bit before arriving and opening. It was flashback, and the floors were the same, the walls were the same color. Only the people changed, but they were the same in most cases. Strict disapline was enforced years ago, and you won't find that nearly as strict now. "Who are you to judge anyone?" is the new line these days. I'd like to give them a slap when they say it though. It's a cop-out way of excaping hard work that gets results. Some things in life are that way, ans spoiling people not to work to learn is just stupid. I love that old school, and will till I die.


Former Student - Last Attended 2012

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Campus Facilities:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Work/Life Balance:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Flexibility:
Rated 1 of 5 Stars
Student Body:
Rated 1 of 5 Stars
Course Availability:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Tuition & Financial Aid:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Online Courses:
Rated 1 of 5 Stars
Credits Transferability:
Rated 1 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 1 of 5 Stars
Overall

You have the feeling of being unsafe and isolated. I hated this school. A lady at the financial aid miscommunicated information to me reguarding dropping out and told me it was free only later to find out it wasn't and I was forced to pay $600+ for a few days of going there (not even a full week).

Academics

Very few teachers seemed uninspired to come to school each day; not easy to get what you wanted out of the school. Just seemed like they were there for the pay not to actually teach and teach students well for their knowledge.

Campus Facilities & Safety

The atmosphere was very run down, computers were out of date and seemed very early 2000'sish, parking was a joke; i was forced to pay $5.00 a day even with a parking pass, and the safety is the worst of all: after i dropped out because of how bad the school expirience is, within a week of dropping out someone was stabbed in the main lobby of the school.


Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Campus Facilities:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Work/Life Balance:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Flexibility:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Student Body:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Course Availability:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Tuition & Financial Aid:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Online Courses:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Credits Transferability:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Overall

Ive been inside the school, and there is a swell diversity of people inside. I love the location of the school, in a beautiful downtown area of milwaukee. The people inside are nice and ready and willing to help you if you need it. it is a nice campus.

Academics

I plan to attend Milwaukee area technical college(MATC) in the fall. I have not yet been in a classroom atmosphere or experienced what it is like to be a MATC student yet. I've been inside a classroom as a part of the Milwaukee Earn and Learn, but that was it.

Campus Facilities & Safety

The campus atmosphere is pretty open to me, and it is easy everything is easy access. If you need help thier are always people around to help. The computer lab is full of laptops lined in rows. As far as parking and such is concerned, i have not yet explored those areas.


Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Work/Life Balance:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Flexibility:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Student Body:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Course Availability:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Tuition & Financial Aid:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Online Courses:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Credits Transferability:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars

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