Marquette-Alger Technical Middle College
The Marquette Alger Technical Middle College (MATMC) is a public, tuition-free, early college program that enables students from throughout Marquette and Alger Counties to earn a high school diploma, a significant number of college credits and a Technical Certificate from Northern Michigan University (NMU) at no cost to the students or their families. To take advantage of this incredible opportunity, students must:
- Commit to a five-year program of study as opposed to the typical four-year path through high school.
- Pursue either a Career and Technical Education (vocational) or STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) postsecondary certificate/degree program.
- Apply for acceptance during their sophomore year
The MATMC will target students who have traditionally been underserved especially those who are unengaged and at-risk of dropping out of high school, economically disadvantaged and first-generation college students. It will, however, be open to all qualified students.
This educational option is the result of extraordinary collaboration between local school districts, the Marquette-Alger Regional Educational Agency (MARESA), Northern Michigan University (NMU), the Marquette-Alger College Access Network (MACAN), business and industry and local communities and reflects the belief that it truly "takes a village" to provide students with the best possible education.