Friday – April 19, 2019

Basic Skills

Basic Skills instruction is geared to those who do not have a high school diploma. Instruction levels range from grades 0-12. Courses are useful for those who plan to enter an associate degree or technical diploma program at MATC, pass the GED test, or enter MATC's Adult High School program and earn a high school diploma. 

Basic Skills subjects include reading, mathematics, science and writing.
Spanish-language courses are also offered. 

Courses are offered at all four MATC campuses and 35 Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) throughout metro Milwaukee. 

For more information about Basic Skills at the Downtown Milwaukee Campus, e-mail or call Annette Velez at 414-297-7923.

 For information about starting Basic Skills classes, call:

Mequon Campus: 262-238-2200

Oak Creek Campus: 414-571-4599 or 414-571-4558

West Allis Campus: 414-456-5533

Downtown Milwaukee Campus
Basic Skills, Spanish language: 414-297-8446.
Basic Skills, Southeast Asian language: 414-297-8147.

Community-Based Services for Basic Skills

The following Community-Based Organizations offer services to help you transition to college-level work, in partnership with MATC:

Community-Based Organization Network
A network of more than 35 community-based programs provides basic skills instruction from the 0-12 grade level. MATC faculty provide English language instruction, native language literacy for Hmong/Lao and Spanish speakers, bilingual content instruction, GED assistance, and family literacy. These programs are located in many of the city's neighborhoods. For more information, call 414-297-6967.

The Dislocated Workers Learning Center
MATC operates a learning center in partnership with the HIRE Center, open to the general community. The center allows you to decide which subjects you want to study, develop an individualized learning plan with the assistance of an on-site instructor, and work at your own pace and schedule. The center helps you earn a GED or High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED). It operates in cooperation with the Milwaukee County Private Industry Council, Wisconsin State AFL-CIO, the Milwaukee County Labor Council, and the United Way. For more information, call the HIRE Center at 414-385-6920; or MATC, 414-297-6752.