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Madison Area Technical College

Madison, WI

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Madison Area Technical College (Madison College) (Informally MATC) is a technical and community college headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin. It serves parts of 12 counties in south-central Wisconsin: Adams, Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Green, Iowa, Jefferson, Juneau, Marquette, Richland, Rock, and Sauk. It is among the largest of the 16 schools in the Wisconsin Technical College System, serving about 40,000 people per year. It consists of eight locations in Madison and four regional campuses in the cities of Reedsburg, Watertown, Fort Atkinson, and Portage.

The college was founded in 1912 to serve the local Madison community. It was located in the former Madison Central High School in downtown Madison; in the 1980s the campus was largely moved to an east-side location near the Dane County Regional Airport.

The school offers more than 140 associate degree and technical diploma programs, as well as trade apprenticeships and other certifications and adult continuing education programs. In the 2009–2010 school year, 23,994 students were enrolled in degree-credit programs and 19,294 students were enrolled in non-degree courses.

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