Mission, Vision, & Values


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.