Start College Now

Start College Now

Dual Credit Start College Now

Start College Now provides greater learning opportunities for qualified high school juniors and seniors. If you wish to begin college early, or want to prepare to enter the workforce immediately after high school graduation, you will be interested in Start College Now.

 This program will allow students the opportunity to take post-secondary (college courses) at MATC during the regular academic year. Students do not pay for these classes if your high school board determines the classes are not comparable to classes offered by the high school. If approved by the high school board, the student will receive both high school and post-secondary credit for successfully completed classes.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR START COLLEGE NOW?

Start College Now program is available to public high school students in grades 11 and 12 who meet the following requirements:

  • Have completed the 10th grade.
  • Are in good academic standing and have no disciplinary/enrollment issues.
  • Apply to their local school board by March 1 for the fall semester and October 1 for the spring semester.

HOW DO I START?

1 - Meet with your high school counselor to discuss your career plans and determine if enrolling in college courses through the Start College Now program is right for you.

2 - To apply for the program, students should complete the program application and submit it to the local school board by the required due date.

  • You must obtain your parent or guardian's signature on the application.
  • The signed forms with approved classes listed MUST be submitted to MATC by May 15 for the fall semester or November 15  for the spring semester.

3 - Once the application is approved by the local school board and forwarded to the MATC, the student will be informed of the process for registration at orientation.. In order to register for a requested course, the student must meet course requirements, prerequisites, and there must be space available in the course at the time of registration request (registration form).

WHAT CLASS CHOICES ARE AVAILABLE?

You will find many choices available virtually, online and at all four MATC campuses - Oak Creek, West Allis, Downtown Milwaukee and Mequon.  

Any Associate Degree, Technical Diploma and Certificate courses may be taken, as long as all prerequisite, corequisite, program and petition requirements are met.

MATC Start College Now Eligible Courses 

Course Name/Course Number and Credit Value 

ANIM-101-Basic Drawing for Animators- 3 credits

AUDIO-100-Introduction to Audio-1 credit

AUTO1-300-Express Service- 2 credits

ART-201-Understanding Art- 3 credits

BADM-134-Business, Organization & Management- 3 credits

****BARBERING & COSMETOLOGY COURSES AVAILABLE-MUST START FALL SEMESTER

CHILDD-148-ECE: Foundations of Early Child Education- 3 credits

****ELECTRICITY COURSES AVAILABLE-MUST START FALL SEMESTER

EMT-192-Emergency Medical Technician- 5 credits

ENG-195-Written Communication- 3 credits

ENG-196-Oral/Interpersonal Communication-3 credits

ENG-197-Technical Reporting-3 credits

ENG-201-English 1- 3 credits

ENG-202 English 2- 3 credits

ENG-340-Workplace Communication-2 credits

GRDS-107-Digital Imagining: Adobe- 3 credits

HEALTH-101-Medical Terminology- 3 credits

HEALTH-104-Culture of Healthcare- 2 credits

ITDEV-117-Logic and Problem Solving-3 credits

ITNET-110-Manage Windows Desktop Client Operating System- 3 credits

ITSUP-101-Computer Information-3 credits

ITSUP-102-CompTIA A+ Essentials-3 credits

****NAIL/MANICURING COURSES AVAILABLE FOR BOTH FALL & SPRING SEMESTERS

NATSCI-177-General Anatomy & Physiology- 4 credits

NATSCI-201-Anatomy & Physiology-4 credits

NATSCI-207-General Chemistry- 4 credits

NUTRITION-101- Nutrition-1 credit

NRSNA-300-Nursing Assistant- 3 credits

MATH-200-Intermediate Algebra-4 credits

MATH-201-College Algebra-4 credits

MATH-230-College Algebra & Trigonometry-5 credits

MATH-231-Analytic Geometry & Calculus 1-5 credits

MATH-232-Analytic Geometry & Calculus 2-5 credits

MATH-260-Basic Statistics-3 credits

MATH-304-Math Principles 1-1 credit

MUSIC-148-Music Fundamentals- 2 credits

PSYCH-159-Abnormal Psychology-3 credits

PSYCH-188-Developmental Psychology-3 credits

PSYCH-231-Introductory Psychology- 3 credits

PSYCH-232-Abnormal Psychology-3 credits

PSYCH-238-Lifespan Psychology- 3 credits

POLICE-900-Intro to Criminal Justice- 3 credits

RLEST-180-Principles of Real Estate- 3 credits

RLEST-182-Real Estate Law- 3 credits

SOCSCI-172-Intro to Diversity- 3 credits

SOCSCI-203-Intro to Sociology- 3 credits

SPEECH-201-Elements of Speech- 3 credits

WELD-300-Fundamentals of Arc Welding-2 credits

WELD-301-General Arc Welding-2 credits

WELD-302-Specialized Arc Welding-2 credits

WELD-305-Fundamentals of Oxyfuel Welding-1 credit

Questions?

Francis Wyne
Senior Specialist, Dual Enrollment
414.297.7852
(Start College Now, Contracts, Transcripted Credit students)

Nichole Johnson
Senior Specialist, Dual Enrollment
414.297.6698
(Start College Now, Contracts, Transcripted Credit students)

Erin Cherney
Manager, High School Relations
414.297.6068
(Contracts, CNA, Transcripted Credit, M3, Start College Now)