Manhattan Area Technical College:
Founded in 1965, Manhattan Area Technical College is a two year HLC accredited public institution
of higher education. MATC has a long and vibrant history of providing quality technical and continuing
education for individuals who are making lifelong career decisions.
Manhattan Area Technical College provides quality technical and general education to prepare individuals to pursue technologically advanced careers and lead productive lives.
As a leader in technical education, Manhattan Area Technical College will enhance student-centered learning and service to business, industry, and community members.
In making decisions to advance the mission of Manhattan Area Technical College, the faculty and staff value:
Integrity… being accountable for our actions
Student-centered instruction… addressing the needs of our students
Relevant program content … applying industry recommendations
Quality performance… striving for excellence
MATC fulfills its mission by:
Offering associate of applied science degrees and technical certificates upon completion of programs and courses in technical fields to meet student, employer, and community needs.
Complementing technical instruction with general education courses emphasizing critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills.
Creating opportunities for secondary students in technical education through articulation agreements.
Providing student services to include counseling, financial aid, skill enhancement and assessment, employability preparation, and student-directed activities.
Assessing student performance and outcomes to enhance learning.
Allocating resources to ensure a safe, accessible, and student-friendly learning environment.
Monitoring integrity through interaction with program advisory councils, a general advisory council, and evaluation by approving agencies