What is a Self Paced Learning Environment?
Manufacturing and Applied Technology Center (MATC), we provide you with a
different way of learning. MATC is a self-paced learning environment. Our program
is ideal for Kinetic Learners- people who learn best by doing, working at their
own individual pace.
Students in our program don’t spend hours listening to long dry
lectures that describe the theory of how things are supposed to work. Instead,
MATC students come to our program, clock in like real employees and get to their
jobs (courses), learning about modern manufacturing methods by actually using
them. Students work one-on-one with instructors and staff who share
their real world experiences and insights from a variety of industries.
Our program’s courses don’t just meet once or twice a week like
many traditional schools do. At MATC, we are open many hours each day, four days a
week with time in the morning or the evening to fit with your busy schedules.
Additionally, most of our first year courses and many second year courses use
E- Learning. E-Learning lessons are internet based interactive content you can
access from home or anywhere else you can get a high speed internet connection.
You have the freedom to come to the MATC any time that the
center is open. You work at your own pace while staying in regular contact with
your instructors and facilitators. Using a checklist system, MATC students move
step-by-step through their assignments that include videos, book assignments,
calculations, and many practical labs. Because of the self-based system, the
MATC is able present a wide variety of topics every term as you work towards
your chosen certificates and degrees.
The education offered
through the MATC provides not only technical proficiency, but also broad-based
life skills. As you work your way towards your certificate or degree you will learn self-discipline and personal work ethics
skills that will help you to move ahead in your career and succeed in today's
demanding job market.
So come to the MATC and
let us show you how to get into the world of Modern Manufacturing!