What is a Self Paced Learning Environment?
At the 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 Kinesthetic 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
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.