Manhattan Area Technical College is a public technical college governed by an appointed Board of Directors under a governance plan approved by the Kansas Board of Regents on March 17, 2004. The President of the College reports to the Board of Directors and supervises all College operations and instruction. In addition, MATC is advised by more than 120 volunteer program advisory board members and general advisory members representing a cross section of business and industry.


Manhattan Area Technical College provides high quality technical, general, and adult education to prepare individuals to pursue technologically advanced careers and lead productive lives in a dynamic and diverse global environment.


As a leader in technical education, Manhattan Area Technical College will enhance student-centered learning and service to business, industry, and community members.


In making decisions to advance the mission of Manhattan Area Technical College, the faculty and staff value:

  • Integrity...being accountable for our actions
  • Student-centered instruction...addressing the needs of our students
  • Relevant program content...applying industry recommendations
  • Quality performance...striving for excellence


MATC fulfills its mission by:

  • Offering associate of applied science degrees and technical certificates upon completion of programs and courses in technical fields to meet student, employer, and community needs.
  • Complementing technical instruction with general education courses emphasizing critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills.
  • Creating opportunities for secondary students in technical education through articulation agreements.
  • Providing student services to include counseling, financial aid, skill enhancement and assessment, employability preparation, and student-directed activities.
  • Assessing student performance and outcomes to enhance learning.
  • Allocating resources to ensure a safe, accessible, and student-friendly learning environment.
  • Monitoring integrity through interaction with program advisory councils, a general advisory council, and evaluation by approving agencies.
  • Serving as a valued community leader and partner in the educational, economic, and workforce development of our service area.