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!

CTE Program Information

Marquette-Alger Technical Middle College

The Marquette-Alger Technical Middle College (MATMC) is a public, tuition-free, early middle college program.  It enables students who are enrolled in a public high school in Marquette or Alger county to earn a high school diploma, a significant number of college credits, a technical certificate, and a significant number of college credits from Northern Michigan University or Bay College.

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.

Technical Middle College Information