College & Career Readiness Programs
Career and Technical Education (CTE)
Career and Technical Education (CTE) gives students a distinct advantage in the workforce by providing valuable first-hand experiences, networking opportunities and much more. Find your path to a rewarding, successful career!
Marquette-Alger Technical Middle College
The Marquette-Alger Technical Middle College (MATMC) is a public, tuition-free, early middle college program that enables students from throughout Marquette and Alger Counties to earn a high school diploma, a significant number of college credits, or a technical certificate from the Michigan Early Middle College Association through enrollment at Northern Michigan University or Bay College at no cost to the students or their families. To take advantage of this incredible opportunity, students must:
- Apply for acceptance during their sophomore year
- Must be a current high school sophomore from a Marquette or Alger County school district
- If admitted, just complete a Middle College Orientation
- Pursue a certificate or degree in health sciences, professional trades, or cyber defense
- Please keep in mind, this is a competitive admissions process
The MATMC will target students who have traditionally been underserved, especially those who are less engaged 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 Education Agency, Northern Michigan University, Bay College, and local communities. It reflects the belief that it truly "takes a village" to provide students with the best possible education.