Saturday – March 17, 2018

Bilingual Programs and Services

If your first language is not English or if you are fluent in two languages, MATC offers bilingual programs and services to help you reach your academic and personal goals. MATC can help you improve your English skills, obtain your GED in Spanish, enroll in a degree or diploma program and more.  Bilingual services are also available to students with migrant backgrounds. Bilingual services are offered at MATC campuses as well as community-based organizations.

The Office of Bilingual Education provides the following ongoing services to bilingual students:

  • Test proctoring
  • Admission to MATC (fee waivers)
  • Career exploration
  • Bilingual Accuplacer sessions/admissions testing
  • Scheduling/registration assistance
  • Certificate, diploma and associate degree program information
  • Financial aid advising including tribal financial aid
  • Information on translation and evaluation of school transcripts from foreign countries
  • Counseling referrals
  • Liaison between instructors and students
  • Academic and tutorial supports in and out of the classroom
  • Case management
  • Employment advising
  • Student advocacy
  • GED (General Educational Development)/Spanish

Classes and Programs

To meet employer and community needs of the growing Hispanic and Hmong populations within the Milwaukee area, MATC offers courses and programs taught in Spanish/Hmong and in English. 

  • Occupational English language acquisition courses are offered to help students acquire the English language skills needed to transition into bilingual diploma and certificate programs.
  • Pre-college education classes assist students who are obtaining their GED in Spanish.
  • Bilingual courses are offered in business, health, liberal arts, childhood education and other areas.

For a listing of bilingual classes offered this semester, please visit INFOnline. Bilingual associate degree, technical diploma and certificate programs are available.

The growing list of bilingual programs includes:

The college's Office of Bilingual Education is located in Room M224 at the Downtown Milwaukee Campus.

To learn more about these services, contact the following Bilingual Office staff:

  • Becky Carrillo-Michels, Specialist: or 414-297-7801
  • Chia Vang, Specialist: or 414-297-8147
  • For GED exams (In Spanish):
    Diana Luna at 414-297-8474 (M428)