Academic Programs


Accounting

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Designed to provide fundamental accounting skills in a range of applications, this program is a good fit for students who like to work with numbers. You will learn about financial, cost, tax, payroll, governmental, nonprofit and computerized accounting.

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Accounting Assistant

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Prepare for entry-level positions in the accounting field. You will develop competence in financial, managerial, tax and payroll accounting.

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Accounting Bookkeeper Trainee

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This certificate prepares you to enter the bookkeeping/accounting field in an entry-level capacity. Through the program’s three courses, students develop competence in financial accounting with an emphasis on accounting software, spreadsheets and databases.

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Administrative Professional

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Get ready to take on key responsibilities that include operating new office technologies, performing and coordinating an office’s administrative activities, and storing and integrating information for dissemination to staff and clients.

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Advanced Manufacturing Technology

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Gain skills related to the latest manufacturing technology, sometimes known as Smart Manufacturing or Industry 4.0, which requires a skill set related to microprocessor-driven equipment, sensors and processes. 

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Advanced Metal Fabrication

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Develop higher-level skills involving the intricate preparation of a part for cutting, fabrication and welding, and producing parts using new techniques and a variety of materials. You will gain advanced skills in operating computer-controlled press brakes and shears, punch, and plasma/laser arc cutting machines.

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Aesthetician

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Learn advanced skincare techniques and work with clients at Skyn – the Spa at MATC Mequon, the state-of-the-art facility located on campus. This program is in compliance with the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services. You will become eligible to take the state board aesthetician licensing examination, and work in upscale spas or alongside medical professionals.

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Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology

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Ensure comfortable environments in homes and businesses. Students attain a background in mathematics, drafting, electricity and thermodynamics. Co-op credit may be available for appropriate employment opportunities.

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Anesthesia Technology

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Become an anesthesia technologist and you’ll be a vital member of the anesthesia care team. These technologists work under the direction of the anesthesia provider and are proficient in the acquisition, preparation and application of the equipment required for the delivery of anesthesia care. Graduates are eligible to take the American Society of Anesthesia Technologists & Technicians (ASATT) National Certification Examination to become certified as an Anesthesia Technologist (Cer.A.T.T.).

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Animation

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MATC’s unique facilities and the program’s innovative curriculum offer a comprehensive background in animation. Students have opportunities to learn about 2D animation and 3D animation. Portfolio reviews in several courses are designed to assist you in compiling work samples to show employers.

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Appliance Technician

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As household electrical appliances become more complex, a greater degree of knowledge is required to service them. This program combines coursework with hands-on lab experience. 

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Architectural Technology

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This program prepares students for work in fields related to architecture and construction. Students are introduced to architectural drafting through sketching techniques, and then receive extensive training in computer-aided drafting and Building Information Modeling (BIM) using AutoCAD and Revit (BIM) software.

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Architectural Woodworking/Cabinetmaking

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Attain the skills needed to work in cabinet shops, millwork shops, furniture factories, display shops and maintenance shops. The curriculum includes how to read blueprints, make detailed drawings and use machinery.

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Associate of Arts

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The Associate of Arts degree provides you with the first two years of bachelor’s degree credit courses that will transfer to four-year colleges and universities. The courses in this degree emphasize the humanities and allow students many options to analyze information, think critically and creatively, respect diversity and collaborate with others. Courses may be taken online or face to face. Students who plan to transfer should consult with the four-year college/university regarding specific requirements for a major and the credit transfer details.

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Associate of Arts - Community Engagement: Pre-Major

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This Associate of Arts program prepares you to create positive change through advocacy and community engagement. The curriculum explores contemporary urban issues with an emphasis on social action and diverse perspectives. Through this program, students earn the first two years of bachelor’s degree credit courses that will transfer to a four-year college/university.

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Associate of Arts - Global Studies: Pre-Major

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This Associate of Arts program prepares you for effective intercultural interaction in a globalized society. The curriculum explores contemporary global issues with an emphasis on foreign language study, multicultural perspectives and service learning. Students will develop effective communication skills and learn strategies to support cultural exploration in a global context. Students earn the first two years of bachelor’s degree credit courses that will transfer (consult with the destination institution regarding specific requirements for a major and credit transfer details).

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Associate of Arts – Teacher Education: Pre-Major

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To prepare for a teaching career, this program is designed for students interested in entering K-12 teacher licensing programs at four-year colleges and universities. The program enables you to fulfill the first two years of requirements for a bachelor’s degree at MATC. The curriculum includes courses focused on the foundations of urban education.

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Associate of Arts Online - Accelerated

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This online accelerated degree program provides you with the first two years of bachelor’s degree credit courses that will transfer to four-year colleges and universities. You can complete this degree entirely online and in one year of full-time study through five sessions. A session lasts seven or eight weeks. The degree also can be completed in more time, per your schedule.

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Associate of Science

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The Associate of Science degree provides you with the first two years of bachelor’s degree credit courses that will transfer to four-year colleges and universities. The courses in this degree emphasize the sciences and allow students many options to analyze information, think critically and creatively, respect diversity and collaborate with others. Courses may be taken online or face to face. Students who plan to transfer should consult with the four-year college/university regarding specific requirements for a major and the credit transfer details.

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Associate of Science - Chemical Technology: Pre-Major

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The Associate of Science – Chemical Technology: Pre-Major provides the first two years of bachelor’s degree credit courses that will transfer to four-year colleges and universities. MATC’s state-of-the-art labs give students an advantage as they prepare for bachelor’s degree studies and the workforce. Students who plan to transfer should consult with the four-year college/university regarding specific requirements for a major and the credit transfer details

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Associate of Science – Economics: Pre-Major

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Economic issues affect you as a consumer, worker and investor. Gain knowledge of economics and develop analytical and communication skills through your coursework. This program provides the first two years of bachelor's degree credit courses that can transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Students who plan to transfer should consult with the four-year college/university regarding specific requirements for a major.

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Associate of Science - Psychology: Pre-Major

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This pre-major reflects the diversity of psychology as a science and profession. Applied research opportunities are available to MATC students through affiliations with local organizations. This program provides the first two years of bachelor’s degree credit courses that can transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Students who plan to transfer should consult with the four-year college/university regarding specific requirements for a major.

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Audio Engineer

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Plan now for a sound future. You will learn to work with live sound at concerts, stage and church settings; studio recordings and studio engineering; field recordings; production of beats; and audio for gaming. This program prepares you for entry-level positions in the audio engineering field.

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Audio Production

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Combining creative and practical aspects of sound and music, this program prepares you to enter the audio engineering field. Coursework covers working with live and recorded sound to provide more employment options.

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Auto Collision Repair and Finish Technician

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Get started in an auto repair career. This program prepares you for employment with automobile dealerships, body shops and manufacturing jobs requiring spray painting ability. With instructor’s consent, portions of this program may be taken off campus for co-op credit

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Automated Building Systems

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Learn about emerging technologies and gain entry-level skills required for careers as technicians and specialists in building automations and controls. This industry encompasses a broad range of technologies used to efficiently control the electrical and mechanical systems in commercial, industrial and institutional buildings. Courses are taught in the new Automated Building Systems (ABS) Lab.

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Automotive Express Lube Technician

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Drive your future forward by entering the automotive maintenance field. This certificate covers inspection and maintenance of automotive brakes, steering and suspension components, and provides instruction on express lube services. The lab courses feature hands-on learning with lab mockups and vehicles.

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Automotive Maintenance Technician

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Expand your employment options by gaining skills to service and repair the drive train, and electrical and mechanical systems of automobiles through this program. Co-op credit may be an option.

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Automotive Technology - Comprehensive

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Bumper-to-bumper diagnostics, repairs and preventive maintenance will be taught on automobiles and light trucks. The Automotive Technology programs are: Ford ASSET (Automotive Student Service Educational Training), MOPAR CAP (Career Automotive Program) and CART (Comprehensive Automotive Repair Technology). Manufacturer credentials are earned in ASSET and CAP programs.

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Automotive Technology Maintenance Light Repair

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Get your career started quickly with the skills employers seek for light-duty repair technicians. You will learn to perform basic maintenance and repairs on automotive electrical, brake, steering, suspension and climate control systems.

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Aviation Maintenance Technician - General Cert (amt-G)

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Complete this certificate certified by the Federal Aviation Administration and you will be prepared for entry-level work as a line service technician assisting certified aircraft mechanics and structural assemblers, or you could work in airfield ground support positions.

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Aviation Technician - Airframe

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Get qualified to maintain aircraft electrical, instrument and power control systems. Program is certified by the Federal Aviation Administration. A companion technical diploma program in powerplant maintenance also is offered.

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Aviation Technician - Powerplant

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This specialized, high-demand training program concentrates on aircraft engine and propeller systems. Program is certified by the Federal Aviation Administration. A companion technical diploma program in airframe maintenance also is offered.

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Baking and Pastry Arts

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Learn techniques of producing artisan breads, pastries, celebration cakes, confections and showpieces. You will have the opportunity to learn firsthand how to run a successful bakery/café operation from the front and back of the house.

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Baking Production

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Learn to produce and prepare pies, cookies, cakes, breads and other goods in a variety of baking environments, such as in-store and independent bakeries, large commercial bakeries and restaurants.

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Banking and Financial Services

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Learn accounting and financial principles used in banks, credit unions, insurance and consumer finance companies, and corporate finance departments.

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Barber

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To enter the barbering profession, you will learn shampooing, trimming, cutting and hairstyling techniques, as well as shaving, beard trimming, hair coloring and chemical texture services. This program is in compliance with the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services. When you complete the program, you become eligible to take the state board licensing exam.

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Bilingual Office Assistant

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Students fluent in English and a second language will be prepared for bilingual office positions after completing this program. You will use Microsoft software to produce documents in both languages; and will use the internet, videoconferencing and other technologies. All courses, except foreign language instruction, are taught in English.

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Biomedical Electronics Technology

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Through coursework and lab work focused on electrical safety, medical gas safety and the clinical application of electronics and electromechanical devices, you will prepare for a technical career in the healthcare field.

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Boiler Operator

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Use your mechanical aptitude and prepare for employment as a boiler operator, facilities maintenance mechanic or power engineer through this certificate's coursework. At the workplace, job responsibilities typically include regulating equipment; ensuring that equipment operates safely and economically; and monitoring meters, gauges and computerized controls.

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Bricklaying

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Designed to prepare you to enter the masonry trade, this program teaches the fundamentals of laying block and brick. 

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Business Analyst

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Learn techniques to gather and analyze information and business requirements, integrating best practices and relevant technologies. As a graduate, you will be prepared to function as a liaison with an organization’s stakeholders, such as IT and subject matter experts, in order to understand policies, structure and operation.

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Business Management

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Attain a strong foundation in a range of areas including supervision, business communications, office technologies, human resources and marketing. Students have the opportunity to select courses with a career-ready emphasis or with a four-year college/university transfer emphasis; the career-ready courses may be taken in class or entirely online.

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Business Management diploma

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Move forward toward your career goals with a strong foundation of business knowledge including management, business communications, office technologies, accounting and risk management, through this program.

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Business Management Trainee

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Get a strong start to enter the job market with knowledge of the key components of business, including the fundamentals of accounting, management and insurance concepts.

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Cardiovascular Technology - Echocardiography

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Learn to perform echocardiograms, a widely used diagnostic test for heart disease. Echocardiography technologists perform the tests in hospitals and outpatient facilities, utilizing ultrasound equipment to gather data about the cardiac chambers, valves and vessels leading to and from the heart. Completing this program fulfills prerequisites to take the Registered Cardiac Sonographer (CCI) or Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (ARDMS) exam.

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Cardiovascular Technology - Invasive

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Prepare for a rewarding career as a cardiac catheterization technologist, assisting cardiologists in cardiac catheterization labs with the care of heart patients and performing diagnostic and interventional procedures related to stent placements, pacemaker implants, and other heart or blood vessel conditions. Completing this program fulfills prerequisites to take the Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) exam given by Cardiac Credentialing International (CCI).

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Carpentry

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This program prepares you for working on residential and commercial structures. You will learn about reading construction blueprints, the various materials and fasteners used, and the fundamental techniques used in wood-frame construction.

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Central Service Technician

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Central service technicians are essential for maintaining the quality of medical products that are processed, packaged and sterilized at a hospital or clinic. These products range from hospital equipment to surgical instruments that are needed in operating rooms, emergency rooms and patient rooms. The program’s courses are offered in traditional and blended (online and in-classroom) formats.

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Chemical Processing Technician

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Apply your interests in preparing chemical solutions and using chemical apparatus to the work performed in industrial operations. Through this program, you will gain skills required for working in industrial chemical processing and a pilot plant operations.

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Chemical Technician

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Chemical technicians assure the quality of the products made in the manufacturing, chemical and allied industries. This program trains you to perform as an analyst or chemist’s assistant in various industries.

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Child Care Services

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This program provides a framework that will focus on child development, nutrition, creative activities, guidance techniques, and includes practical experience with young children in a child care facility.

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Civil Engineering Technology

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Assist civil engineers in planning, designing, scheduling, estimating, surveying and inspecting construction projects. Also, specific elective surveying courses provide an option for a land surveying career.

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Computer Electronics Technology

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Learn to install, use, maintain, troubleshoot and repair computer and network hardware and software. The coursework provides a blend of hands-on learning experiences using the most current equipment.

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Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Technician

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MATC’s equipment includes industrial-based CNC machining centers and turning centers, and computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) workstations. Students gain hands-on experience in all phases of programming and operations.

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Computer Simulation and Gaming

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Prepare for a career in animation and gaming, plus attain skills transferable to other industries such as computer programming, multimedia development and film production. Students have opportunities to focus on game design or programming.

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Cosmetology

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Use your talents to work in the cosmetology profession. This program, which is in compliance with the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services, can be completed in one year to 18 months, including attendance in summer. Graduates are eligible to take the state board licensing examination.

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Criminal Justice Studies

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This program is designed to prepare you for employment in law enforcement at the state, local and federal levels, as well as in the field of private security. Successful completion of this program may qualify you to enroll in basic recruit training that leads to certification in Wisconsin.

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Culinary Arts

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This program fuses the art and science of cooking with an introduction to business management. You will learn how to run a food-service operation by participating in the on-campus Cuisine restaurant, International Foods lunch service, and business and industry kitchens.

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Culinary Assistant

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You will learn basic theory and techniques of food production and service through a combination of lecture, demonstration and hands-on experience. The program is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in the food service industry.

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Dental Assistant

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Attain the skills required to assist with dental procedures under the supervision of a dentist. You will learn a variety of patient care techniques that are performed under the supervision of the dentist during examination and treatment of patients.

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Dental Hygiene

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Help patients maintain their oral health as a dental hygienist. Working under a dentist’s supervision, dental hygienists perform such duties as teeth cleaning, fluoride treatments, X-ray processing and dental health counseling. You will gain clinical experience in MATC’s dental hygiene clinic and at external sites. Graduates are eligible to complete the National Board of Dental Hygiene examination, and state or regional practical examinations.

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Dental Technician

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Gain the knowledge and skills needed to manufacture dental restorations, including metal and ceramic crowns and bridges, and complete dentures. The curriculum also includes dental terminology, dental anatomy, occlusion, and computer-aided design (CAD) processes. Students will acquire skills through hands-on experience in MATC’s well-equipped dental laboratory.

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Diesel and Powertrain Servicing

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This program prepares you for servicing equipment powered by diesel or natural gas fueled engines, such as construction equipment and marine applications, with emphasis on the heavy truck field.

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Dietary Manager

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Students enrolled in the Nutrition and Dietetic Technician associate degree program will complete all of this certificate’s required courses as part of their program. Students who are interested only in becoming eligible for the Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals membership and examination may enroll in just these required classes. Upon completion of this certificate, students are eligible to take the Certified Dietary Management examination. These professionals work in a variety of healthcare and institutional food settings.

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Digital Imaging

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Focus on photography techniques and industry trends for composition, lighting and image manipulation as you prepare to enter the digital imaging field with the skills attained in this program.

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Digital Marketing and Integrated Communications

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Develop a broad cross-section of knowledge, skills and abilities in digital marketing, advertising, marketing research, analytics, social media, client services and integrated marketing communications.

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Early Childhood Education

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Pursue a career in child care or exceptional education settings for young children and have a positive impact on a child's life. Program requirements include the completion of four practicum experiences. All courses are offered in English; a bilingual mode (Spanish) is offered at the West Allis Campus.

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EKG Technician

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Learn the anatomy, physiology and pathology of the heart, and develop the skills needed to complete and interpret electrocardiograms (EKGs). This program prepares you to take the Certified Cardiographics Technician examination, leading to a Certified Cardiographics Technician (CCT) credential as administered by Cardiac Credentialing International (CCI).

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Electrical Power Distribution/ Line Mechanic

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Help keep the power on – this program prepares you for entry-level electrical line worker positions in industry. Although completion of this program does not substitute for an electrical apprenticeship, it does offer the basic knowledge needed to begin working for some electrical utilities, contractors and in related trades.

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Electricity

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Learn skills needed for entry-level electrician positions in industry and the building trades. This program does not substitute for an electrical apprenticeship, but does offer you the basic knowledge needed to begin working for some electrical contractors.

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Electronic Engineering Technology

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Gain the expertise for professional testing/repair positions in the electronics field. If you are interested in continuing your education to pursue a Bachelor of Science Electrical Engineering degree at Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE), select the MSOE-BSEE Transfer courses.

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Electronic Technology - Automation

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This program features industry-relevant hands-on labs and is designed to prepare students for a variety of occupations in the field of electronics.

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Electronics Technician Fundamentals

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Gain the core competencies of electronics, such as DC/AC principles, digital electronics and microprocessors, through coursework that emphasizes hands-on learning. These skills provide entry-level opportunities for employment, or the base knowledge to pursue further education in electronics.

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Emergency Medical Technician

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Prepare to enter the emergency services field, which involves working with other healthcare professionals to deliver critical, prehospital emergency medical care. This program also is designed to enhance existing skills of individuals working in the field. Completing the program with a grade of C or higher prepares you to take the National Registry Examination, required for certification and licensure in Wisconsin.

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Emergency Medical Technician – Advanced

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The Emergency Medical Technician – Advanced coursework builds upon the skills acquired in the Emergency Medical Technician program. Students learn advanced patient assessment skills and technical skills such as IV access, fluid therapy and administration of dextrose and Narcan. Advanced emergency medical technicians perform emergency patient care, basic life support, and limited advanced life support in the field, transporting injured and ill patients to hospital emergency rooms. This program meets Wisconsin licensure requirements.

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Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic

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Become an integral member of a pre-hospital emergency care team, providing medical intervention to the ill or injured and continuing that care during transport to a medical facility. You will learn advanced-level prehospital care and techniques as performed by ambulance service providers.

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Entrepreneurship certificate

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The courses in this program are especially geared to students interested in starting their own, or assisting with, a small or family-run business. Topics covered include customer discovery, Lean Startup methods and traditional business plans. The courses are offered in online, accelerated, blended formats.

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Entrepreneurship diploma

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This program will prepare you to unite your passion for your work with a viable business model. It also benefits those with a desire to own and operate their own business, and is useful for individuals seeking new skills in their current jobs, career advancement or a job change. MATC’s Entrepreneurship Center is on the Downtown Milwaukee Campus in Room M319.

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Environmental Health and Water Quality Technology

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This program promotes environmental protection, improvement and sustainability, with a focus on protecting our water, food and air resources. Hands-on coursework includes techniques used to determine water, food, and air quality along with implementing needed corrective actions. Graduates will have a solid foundation for a range of career opportunities that include the application of regulations and procedures to identify, evaluate, and control hazards.

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eProduction

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To begin a career in producing on-demand visual media content, this degree prepares you to distribute high-quality video content for the internet, smartphones and other interactive technologies. You will learn how to acquire, edit and recode media for multiple delivery platforms, and gain hands-on experience at Milwaukee PBS studios.

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Event Management

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Build a dynamic career in event management, meeting planning, special event marketing, corporate and convention sales, or hotel marketing.

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Financial Services

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Begin your business career by learning accounting and financial principles for entry-level employment in banks, credit unions, insurance and consumer finance companies, and corporate finance departments.

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Financial Services Trainee

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Attain the solid foundation in banking and finance concepts needed to enter the financial services industry.

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Fire Protection Technician

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This program prepares students for employment in the fire service and/or fire-related duties within private industry. The objectives of the program are twofold: to instruct qualified high school graduates who are seeking a career in the fire service, and to update firefighters and officers on changes within the fire service. Students will have the opportunity to obtain three Wisconsin fire certifications and a Wisconsin Emergency Medical Technician license.

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Food Service Assistant

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Here’s your recipe for learning to prepare and cook a variety of foods that require a short preparation time. This one-semester program focuses on developing skills to begin a career in the food service industry.

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Foundations of Lodging and Hospitality Management

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Enter the hospitality industry and prepare for a career managing hotels and other facilities that offer accommodations.

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Front-End Web Developer

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To prepare for this field’s ever-changing technology, you will attain in-depth skills in web design, design tools and web development languages. Coursework includes web marketing, and the designing and publishing of several websites using multiple web-development languages.

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Funeral Service

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This program prepares you for a career as a licensed funeral director and embalmer in a profession that demands compassion, dedication and creativity. Our rigorous curriculum trains students to become among the best funeral directors in the expanding death-care profession. Once accepted into the program, students are immersed in all facets of the funeral profession.

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Graphic Design

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You will be introduced to the range of opportunities in this field: design of print-generated and computer-generated graphics for books, newspapers, magazines, web applications and marketing materials; and additional design applications for point-of-purchase, packaging and outdoor advertising.

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Health Information Technology

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Using the latest technology, health information technicians collect, analyze and report healthcare data. This requires knowledge of diseases, treatments, regulatory issues, computer systems and organizational skills.

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Health Unit Coordinator

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Enter the healthcare field in a non-direct patient care role. This program prepares you for responsibilities such as order transcription, clerical support functions and customer service interactions. Technical courses are offered via flexible hybrid (in-class/online) instructional format.

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Healthcare Customer Service

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This certificate includes instruction in medical terminology, healthcare computing and the customer service skills related to working in a healthcare setting. Students earning this certificate will be prepared for entry-level customer service positions in the healthcare industry.

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Healthcare Services Management

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Demonstrate leadership skills, manage support staff, and ensure efficient healthcare organizational workflows according to prescribed quality standards with the abilities attained through this program. Most courses are offered via flexible online and hybrid (in-class/online) formats.

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Hotel/Hospitality Management

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To enter the hotel/motel industry at mid-management or supervisory levels, you will attain the required skills and experience employers seek. Although this is a day program, selected courses are scheduled for evenings and weekends on a rotating basis.

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Human Resources

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Gain entry-level skills in a variety of areas related to the human resources profession, including recruitment, selection, training and development, employee and labor relations, compensation and benefits. 

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Human Service Associate

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Real-world experience will be part of your studies as you prepare for employment as a social service worker. Students can pursue special-interest areas such as working with youths, the elderly or people with disabilities or addictions.

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Individualized Technical Studies

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This associate degree program is designed to meet specific educational needs of students, business and industry not currently served by other degree programs. It is a customized program for students who need to combine skills and knowledge from different disciplines to be productive in tomorrow’s workforce. The curriculum will be drawn from existing offerings at MATC.

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Interior Design

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Interior designers use creativity, technical knowledge, and aesthetics to create solutions that improve the function and quality of interior environments. Coursework includes manual and computer-aided design (CAD) drawing, and commercial and residential planning.

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IT Computer Support Specialist

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This program prepares you for industry-sought certifications, including CompTIA’s A+, Network +, Security+ and Mobility+ Device Administrators (iOS, Android and Windows), Microsoft Certified Professional in Windows Desktop, Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Support Technician (MCITP), Apple OSX Certified Support Professional (ACSP), HDI-SCA, HDI-DST and ITIL Foundation.

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IT Computer Support Technician

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This program prepares you for industry-sought certifications including CompTIA’s A+, Network+, Security+, Microsoft Certified Professional in Windows Desktop, Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Support Technician (MCITP), HDI-SCA, HDI-DST, ITIL Foundation and more.

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IT Digital Forensics Analyst

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Enter the growing field of digital and computer forensics investigation. This comprehensive coursework includes material from basic networking, basic security, network security, information systems auditing, risk management, and security policy and procedures. Several courses cover specialized areas of forensics, such as mobile forensics and internet forensics. You can work toward earning several industry certifications.

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IT Help Desk Support Specialist

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Prepare for industry-sought certifications including CompTIA’s A+, Network+, Security+ and Mobility+ Device Administrators (iOS, Android and Windows), Microsoft Certified Professional in Windows Desktop, Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Support Technician (MCITP), Apple OSX Certified Support Professional (ACSP), HDI-SCA, HDI-DST and ITIL Foundation.

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IT Information Systems Security Specialist

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Prepare for a career in computer network and internet security by learning to develop information security strategies, perform risk analyses, install security software, monitor network traffic and develop an emergency response plan. You will have hands-on coursework in securing MS Windows, Unix/Linux, Cisco, networks, servers and clients, and the enterprise network.

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IT Mobile Applications Developer

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Develop your skills in software development with an emphasis on creating mobile applications. You will learn essential programming skills while developing mobile applications for both iOS and Android platforms.

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IT Network Specialist

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Through hands-on coursework, you will set up network operating systems and work with emerging technologies. Certification preparations in this degree include: VMware Certified Professional (VCP-DCV), Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA), Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Windows Client, Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) Windows Server and CompTIA (A+, Network+ and Security+).

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IT Network Specialist – Online Accelerated

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This program is offered entirely online. The accelerated format enables students to complete the program’s technical studies courses in less than 18 months. Certification preparations in this degree include: VMware Certified Professional (VCP-DCV), Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA), Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Windows Client, Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) Windows Server and CompTIA (A+, Network+ and Security+).

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IT Networking and Infrastructure Administration

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Through hands-on coursework, you will set up network operating systems and work with emerging technologies. Certification preparations in this program include: VMware Certified Professional (VCP-DCV), Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA), Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Windows Server and Client, and CompTIA (A+, Network+ and Security+).

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IT User Support Technician

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Receive Apple support training, along with instruction in mobile device repair and administration, through this 12-credit program. The coursework will prepare you for Apple ACSP, CompTIA’s Mobility+ and HDI-SCA, HDI-DST, and ITIL Foundation industry-standard certifications.

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IT Web and Software Developer

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Develop software applications that can be deployed using a variety of platforms. You will learn essential programming skills while developing software that utilizes client and server processing, connects to databases, and will run simultaneously on multiple devices.

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Landscape Horticulture

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For opportunities that require outdoor work, creativity and plant knowledge, check out horticulture/landscape careers. This program includes coursework in landscape maintenance and arboriculture, and emphasizes hands-on learning.

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Landscape Horticulture Technician

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Land an entry-level position that meets your desire to work outdoors. This program prepares students for positions such as groundskeepers, greenhouse workers and landscape construction workers. The coursework emphasizes hands-on learning.

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Level 2 - Service Center Technician

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This certificate provides preparation for CompTIA's Network+ and Security+ certifications, HDI's Support Center Analyst and Desktop Support Technician, as well as ITIL. Students acquire the skills necessary for Level 2 - Service Center support.

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Machine Tool Operations

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Learn in-demand skills for machine tool operations. Students will choose one of two groups of courses to focus on – either Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine setup and operation, or CNC Swiss turning center setup and operation.

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Manufacturing Maintenance

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Find your future in the manufacturing industry with a role in the fast-growing field of manufacturing maintenance. Through this program, you will gain hands-on, practical experience related to installing, maintaining, diagnosing and repairing equipment used in manufacturing industries, as well as develop the skills for maintaining manufacturing facilities/building systems.

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Marketing

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Develop a broad base of industry-required knowledge and abilities in advertising, sales, promotion, marketing research, digital marketing, social media, client services and customer experience planning.

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Marketing Online Accelerated

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Designed for the adult learner, you can complete this degree entirely online in 16 months of full-time (fall, spring, summer, fall) by combining accelerated online Marketing courses with online support and general studies courses.

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Mechanical and Computer Drafting

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This program prepares you to be a detail drafter in the mechanical drafting field. For a new product to become reality, it must exist in the mind of the engineer, designer or drafter; then it is the detail drafter, working from design layouts, sketches and handbooks, who creates working drawings that aid in manufacturing the product.

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Mechanical Design Technology

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Get involved in the engineering design process – design and analyze mechanical components and assemblies; and create 3D solid models and 2D detailed drawings for parts or assemblies of mechanical and electromechanical systems using the latest computer-aided design/drafting (CADD) systems.

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Medical Administrative Specialist

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If you have an interest in the business or academic aspects of the health field, this program is a good fit for your career plans. Courses are offered in a blended format, which may include traditional classroom instruction and an online component.

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Medical Assistant

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This two-semester program emphasizes the technical skills and knowledge needed to work in physician offices, clinics, hospitals and other community-based healthcare settings. The duties of a Medical Assistant will include performing various clinical, laboratory and administrative procedures.

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Medical Billing

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To perform essential functions of healthcare administration, you will gain knowledge of office accounting, medical insurance, efficient office practices, and basic human anatomy. Courses are offered in a blended format, which may include traditional classroom and online instruction.

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Medical Coding Specialist

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You will be prepared as an entry-level coding specialist after learning medical diagnosis and procedure codes using two coding systems used for billing and data collection. Graduates can be certified through the American Health Information Management Association and the American Academy of Professional Coders.

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Medical Interpreter

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Interpreters form a vital link in providing better healthcare. This program prepares you for employment to facilitate communication between patients with limited English proficiency and medical personnel.

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Medical Laboratory Technician

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Begin a rewarding healthcare career as a Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT). Students attend classes four to five days each week; clinical experiences near the program’s end are arranged at clinical laboratories. Upon completion of the program, the student is eligible to write national certifying examination.

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Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Support Specialist

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Skill sets gained through this three-course certificate program will provide working knowledge to identify and resolve operating system, application and security issues; and to maintain and manage Windows 7 systems. Hands-on lab learning includes installations, deployments, configurations, maintenance and monitoring systems.

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Music Occupations

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Prepare for a career in music by developing your skills as a well-rounded musician. Areas of study include theory fundamentals such as reading, analysis, composition, ear training and more. Students have opportunities to focus on performance or composition courses.

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Nursing Assistant

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To become an entry-level bedside caregiver, you will learn basic nursing skills and procedures to assist others with their daily living activities and specialized care needs. This program can fulfill the Nursing Assistant training requirement for admission into MATC’s nursing programs.

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Nutrition and Dietetic Technician

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Learn how the science of managing food and nutrition helps promote good health. Dietetic technicians typically work as a member of the food service or healthcare team. MATC’s program includes supervised clinical and field experiences. Graduates are eligible for technician membership in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and will receive the title Nutrition and Dietetic Technician Registered (NDTR) after completing the national registration exam.

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Occupational Therapy Assistant

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Use activities to help patients overcome difficulties with daily living, leisure and/or work skills, providing these services under the supervision of an occupational therapist. This program prepares you to become a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA).

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Office Technology Assistant

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To boost your career, gain skills in the updated technology that today’s offices rely on every day. Coursework includes learning administrative office procedures, studying basic accounting, using the software prominent in office environments, and developing strong keyboarding skills.

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Paralegal

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With coursework focused on the practical aspects of law, this program provides a broad background and prepares students to work as a paralegal in the legal community, in government, or in business and industry.

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Paralegal Studies

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This program is designed for students who already have a bachelor's degree with at least 18 credits in Liberal Arts courses. You will gain the foundation for a paralegal career in a law office, government agency, private organization or corporation. The program is approved by the American Bar Association.

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Pharmacy Technician

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Gain the skills and knowledge needed to be a pharmacy technician in a variety of practice settings. Pharmacy technicians work under the supervision of a pharmacist. Graduates are prepared to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s Certified Pharmacy Technician exam. All graduates must be 18 years of age or older.

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Phlebotomy

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Phlebotomists perform functions such as blood drawing, specimen processing, lab procedures and clerical duties. To prepare for this career, you will learn the theory and practical skills of phlebotomy through the on-campus laboratory sessions and experiences at local healthcare facilities.

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Photography

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Use professional equipment and methods to master the skills necessary for this highly visual, creative and exacting profession. MATC’s laboratory/studio areas have state-of-the-art traditional and digital cameras, lighting, processing and finishing equipment. Program requirements include an internship for real-world experience.

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Physical Therapist Assistant

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Work with physical therapy patients in a hospital, rehabilitation center, school, clinic or other healthcare setting. Under the supervision of a physical therapist, duties include implementing treatment programs, teaching patients to perform exercises and daily living activities, and reporting the patient’s progress.

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Power Engineering and Boiler Operator

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Learn how to manage and repair equipment, to maintain facilities, and to operate and control low-pressure and high-pressure boilers and auxiliary systems in factories, plants and buildings.

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Practical Nursing

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The Practical Nursing program exposes you to a variety of classroom and clinical experiences to prepare you for employment in nursing homes, hospitals and other healthcare settings. Upon program completion, you will be eligible to take the licensure exam for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN). Nursing Assistant training is required prior to petitioning for this program.

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Practical Nursing LPN-RN Educational Progression

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If you are a Licensed Practical Nurse interested in a career as a Registered Nurse, this program is for you. Your work experience may earn you advanced-standing credits. Graduates are eligible to take the RN Licensure Exam (NCLEX-RN).

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Preparatory Plumbing

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This program prepares students for a plumbing apprenticeship. As a graduate applying for an apprenticeship, you will be able to demonstrate your commitment to the trade, and will possess entry-level skills for a plumbing apprenticeship. This program is also for individuals interested in other piping trades.

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Preschool Certificate

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Enter the early childhood profession with knowledge about preschool-age children's development and behavior. After completing this certificate program, you will be eligible for The Registry Preschool credential.

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Production Artist

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Gain the skills in industry-recognized software required for entering the graphic design field. You will learn to prepare designs, layouts and make modifications according to production standards.

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Property Management

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Unlock the potential that property management provides in today’s real estate market. Leases, rent scheduling, renting techniques, tenant selection and relations with property owners are some of the topics covered in this program.

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Quality Engineering Technology

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Students prepare to become technicians who ensure that products, components, materials and processes meet quality and safety standards in a wide range of industries. This program emphasizes quality methods that reduce waste and improve business/manufacturing processes.

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Radiography

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Become part of the healthcare team as a radiographer working in medical imaging departments in medical clinics, hospitals and private offices. This is a full-time program with course sequencing that encompasses four semesters, a six-week summer session and six-week externship. Graduates are eligible for certification through American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

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Real Estate

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This comprehensive, state-approved program prepares you for a range of careers in the real estate field, including sales and brokerage, building inspection and property management. Courses that meet educational requirements to qualify for state licensing exams are part of the curriculum.

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Real Estate Broker Associate

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Address your interests in the buying and selling of real estate. This program’s coursework prepares you to operate a real estate office, or work for commercial real estate firm, overseeing real estate transactions.

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Real Estate Salesperson

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The two courses in this certificate satisfy the educational requirement that must be met prior to taking the State of Wisconsin Real Estate Salesperson Exam. You will learn about the duties and responsibilities of a real estate professional.

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Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating Service Technician

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Enter a career that emphasizes working with HVAC/R equipment. You will learn to service and install air conditioning, refrigeration and heating equipment.

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Registered Nursing

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Prepare for a registered nursing career at MATC. Theory and lab courses on campus set the foundation for your clinical practice. Simulation and guided practice in clinical settings further prepare you for practice as an RN. Graduates are eligible to take the RN licensure exam (NCLEX-RN).

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Renal Dialysis Technician

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Prepare for a healthcare career as a renal dialysis technician (RDT). Under the direct supervision of a registered nurse, RDTs set up dialysis equipment, prepare dialysate solutions, perform venipuncture and monitor patient responses during the procedure. RDTs also are responsible for quality control and maintenance of the equipment.

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Respiratory Therapist

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Enhance patient care by evaluating and treating people with lung and heart disease. Respiratory therapists’ duties include administering treatments, recommending therapeutic interventions and operating life support systems. Graduates are qualified to sit for the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) examinations.

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Sales and Customer Experience

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Prepare for a successful sales career by developing knowledge of commercial and consumer markets, sales, client services and customer experience planning. Focusing on the latest sales trends and technologies, this program is designed for the sales novice or professionals looking to refresh their skills.

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Service Center Technician

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Start your information technology career through this certificate program that can be completed in one semester. You will gain important skills and prepare for several key industry certification exams.

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Special Event Management

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Put your creativity and planning skills to work and begin a career in event management. This program covers a broad range of topics related to the hospitality industry, including marketing, contracts and accounting.

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Supply Chain Management

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If you want to pursue a career in transportation, distribution, purchasing, production or inventory control, this program will interest you. Areas of study include supply chains and quality management. The program’s blended format is 50% online and 50% classroom.

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Supply Management

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Begin a career in supply chain management, purchasing or materials management through this program. You will gain skills in a variety of areas, including inventory control, vendor negotiations and purchasing procedures.

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Surgical Technology

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Surgical technologists work under direct supervision to facilitate safe, effective invasive surgical procedures. You will learn the application of sterile and aseptic technique to help ensure that the operating room environment is safe and equipment functions properly. Graduates are eligible to write the certification examination given by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting to become a Certified Surgical Technologist.

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Surveying and Mapping

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As a surveying technician, graduates typically work under the direction of an engineer or surveyor to operate surveying equipment, record measurements, and produce drawings showing boundaries, key locations, elevations and other terrain features.

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Technical Studies: Apprentice

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MATC’s Technical Studies: Apprentice associate degree program is for students who have completed apprenticeships registered through the Wisconsin Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards. Advanced standing for this degree is based solely on your apprenticeship experience. Applicants must possess a Wisconsin Certificate of Apprenticeship. You also may be considered if you possess documentation of having served an apprenticeship recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor. With proper documentation, 36 selected credits will be awarded toward the associate degree. 

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Television and Video Production

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Prepare for a career in the production, operation and programming areas of broadcast television, cable, or corporate and commercial video. You will gain hands-on experience in the high-definition studios of Milwaukee PBS, a leader in HDTV production.

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Tool and Die Making

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This is a four-semester, full-time, day program; the first two semesters are common with the one-year Machine Tool Operations program. All courses within the first year are based on the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Machining Level One Skill Standards in nine separate skill areas. During the third and fourth semesters, students learn how to build and sample basic stamping dies and plastic injection molds.

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Transportation - Logistics

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Prepare for success in the growing transportation and logistics industry, which is involved with managing the movement of products and supplies. This program’s blended format is 50% online and 50% classroom.

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Truck Driving

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As a graduate of this eight-week Truck Driving program, you will enter an industry in need of qualified workers. Developing skills related to safety, maintenance and the operation of trucks prepares you for entry-level positions as a local or over-the-road driver. Students have the opportunity to attain Class A CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) as a result of their training.

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TV/Video Field Production Assistant

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To get ready for cameras and action, you will gain skills in the basics of field-based production, location lighting, high-definition field camera operation, and principles of non-linear editing and content distribution. Courses are taught in the Milwaukee PBS studios for real-world experience. This program prepares students for on-location, video production entry-level positions.

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TV/Video Studio Production Assistant

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Spotlight your future in the broadcasting industry with the skills attained through this program. You will learn the basics of television and video studio production through courses taught in Milwaukee PBS studios. Areas of study include production, studio lighting, studio camera operation, and general TV engineering principles.

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Unity Developer

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Make MATC your first choice for learning about 3D software. Through this program, you will develop the skills necessary to learn the Unity 3D software creation tool, which is used to develop simulations, video games, training programs and educational software.

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Water Technician

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Gain the core skills recognized by the water industry for an entry-level position. The water technician performs basic hands-on work, and this certificate is part of the pathway to help you progress in attaining more technical skills.

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Web & Digital Media Design

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MATC’s coursework in interface design, responsive web design, user experience, and website development through coding with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP/MySQL, etc., offer a comprehensive background in web design and front-end web development.

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Welding

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Gain the skills to perform production, maintenance and repair welding for manufacturing and construction. Learn about blueprints, equipment maintenance and the various welding processes and settings.

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Welding Fundamentals

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Develop entry-level welding skills in shielded metal arc welding and gas tungsten arc welding. You also will gain fundamental blueprint reading skills and strengthen workplace communication skills.

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Welding Technology

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This program combines practical, theoretical and technical training in welding fabrication. Advanced courses deal with application of welding codes to develop the expertise needed to become a Certified Associate Welding Inspector or Certified Welding Inspector.

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