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.


Providing HIRE Education - Helping Ignite & Revolutionize Education
The values of the college community drives the vision and mission of Manhattan Tech.

HELPING IGNITE the ambition and passion:

  • in our students through self-advocacy
  • in our faculty and staff by providing student centered support
  • of our community by supporting regional workforce needs.


  • active learning with hands-on instruction from day one
  • faculty delivering cutting-edge industry driven expertise
  • inspiring innovative lifelong learning. 


Manhattan Tech 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 written and verbal communication, quantitative literacy, and critical thinking/problem solving.
  • Creating opportunities for secondary students in technical and general education through partnerships.
  • Providing student-centered services to include counseling, financial aid, skill enhancement and assessment, employability preparation, and student-led organizations.
  • Assessing student performance and outcomes to enhance learning.
  • Allocating resources to ensure a safe, accessible, and student-friendly learning environment.
  • Maintaining integrity through interaction with Business and Industry Leadership Teams (BILT), our Board of Directors, and ensure compliance with approving agencies.
  • Serving as a valued community leader and partner in the educational, economic, and workforce development of our service area.