Petitioning Information

NEW PETITIONING INFORMATION FOR 2021

The Petition Process is the method that students follow to inform the Healthcare Pathway when they are ready and prepared to begin the core technical courses in their chosen health science program. All students must petition and be accepted into their program before registering for core technical courses. In furtherance of our goals to create a diverse and dynamic student body, we also consider ethnicity and status as a non-traditional student.

As of Spring 2021, the admissions process in Healthcare Pathway programs, have changed. 
There will be 2 types of tracks for admissions into the technical courses.

Open Enrollment Programs
Students can enroll in open enrollment programs when enrollment begins each semester. The following programs do not require the student to petition:

  • Dietary Manager (Traditional and Bilingual)
  • Community Health and Nutrition Navigator
  • Central Service Technician
  • Dental Assistant Bilingual
  • Enhanced Yoga Instructor
  • Healthcare Customer Service
  • Nutrition and Dietetic Technician 
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Renal Dialysis Technician

Petition Programs
The following programs require students to complete specific requirements prior to Petitioning for the program. Program qualification and selection criteria can be found on each of the program’s web pages.

  • Anesthesia Technology
  • Cardiovascular Technology; Invasive and Echocardiography
  • Dental Assistant (Traditional)
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Health Unit Coordinator
  • Healthcare Services Management
  • Health Information Technology
  • LPN to ADN Progression
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Coding Specialist
  • Medical Interpreter
  • Medical Lab Technician
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Phlebotomy
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Practical Nursing
  • Radiography
  • Registered Nursing
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Surgical Technology

Healthcare Pathway Program Admission Process (pdf)

Petitioning Step By Step Guide

1. Apply Online or Update Your Program

New Student Application

Link: matc.edu/apply

Re-Admission/Program Change/Update
  • Apply for re-admission at matc.edu if you've been away 2+ semesters, or if you were not continuously enrolled in your program (excluding summers).
  • To change your program, meet with your Pathway Advisor. Pathway Advisors submit program change requests.

2. Complete All Admission Requirements

Complete the following steps:

  1. Pay application fee
  2. Complete MATC's student orientation
  3. Submit official high school transcripts and college transcripts (if applicable) to MATC, Attention: Admissions, 700 West State Street, Milwaukee, WI 53233
  4. Refer to your Program Plan found on Self-Service/myMATC for required program courses
  5. Register for prerequisite classes
  6. CBC Process Acknowledgment Form, students will be required to complete the CastleBranch
    process at petition. Nursing Assistant students will be required to complete the CastleBranch
    requirement and forms as part of the admission process. http://www.123formbuilder.com/form4964254/background-check-acknowledgment

3. Program Requirements

Visit your program page for specific requirements. 

Contact Pathway Advisor for assistance.

Email healthpathway@matc.edu
or call 262-238-2281 (Mequon Campus)
or 414-297-6263 (Downtown Milwaukee Campus).

 

4. NLN/HESI/HP-A2 Admission Exam

Check which exam is required for your program. Exam schedule sign-up:
http://matchealth.com

NLN required for:

  • PN – Practical Nursing (100 or better)
  • RN – Registered Nursing (120 or better)

HESI required for:

  • LPN-ADN Progression (900 or better)

HP-A2 required for:

  • Anesthesia Technology (minimum score of 80%)
  • Cardiovascular Technology (Echocardiography and Invasive) (minimum score of 80%)
  • Dental Hygiene (minimum composite score of 80%)
  • Medical Laboratory Technician (minimum composite score of 65%)
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (minimum composite score of 75%)
  • Physical Therapist Assistant (minimum composite score of 75%)
  • Radiography (minimum composite score of 80%, 80% in Math, 80% in Science)
  • Respiratory Therapist (minimum composite score of 65%)
  • Surgical Technology (minimum composite score of 65%)

No exam required for the following programs:

  • Health Information Technology
  • Healthcare Services Management

No exam required for technical diploma programs except for Practical Nursing. 

5. Petition Application

The petition windows have changed in 2021

  • For associate degrees, the new windows are in February and September
  • For technical diplomas, the new windows are in March and October

Use the form link below under "PETITION WINDOWS" 

Petition Windows 

Spring 2023

The Petition application window will open for new eligible applicants on the following dates:

  • Associate Degree Programs: open September 1-30th, 2022*
  • Technical Diploma Programs: open October 1-31st, 2022

    *Please note that some programs will remain open until capacity has been met.

Healthcare Pathway Program Petition Request Form (link)

Associate Degree Programs 

  • Cardiovascular Technology-Invasive
  • Cardiovascular Technology-Echocardiography (Petition dates February 1-28, 2023)
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Health Services Management
  • Health Information Technology
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • LPN to ADN Progression
  • Registered Nursing
  • Surgical Technology
  • Medical Laboratory Technician

Diploma Programs

  • EKG Technician
  • Dental Assistant
  • Health Unit Coordinator
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Coding Specialist
  • Phlebotomy
  • Practical Nursing

 

SPring 2022

The Petition application window for all programs is now closed.