MATC IT Computer Support Specialist Students Success Stories

Below are our student success stories, they shared with us during their studies and after graduation::

Overall when I look back on my experience in the IT support program I can safely say it was a good experience. I never found anything too difficult and if it was because I was challenged to learn a new skill. Overall with someone new into the program or is interested I would say take the classes in the program order and get the generals completed first and then take the main program classes.

I seen numerous first or second semester students enroll in a third semester courses with out completing the first or second semester classes and when they don’t understand the material they freak out and drop the class. Or when they are taking 2 main program class and a English and math and they feel overwhelmed they drop a class in which I see it as a  waste. So I would tell them complete your general classes and then take the main program classes in order. It will save you the trouble and you will understand the material as you progress.

Anthony P. (May 2017)

 

Overall I would say that the resources that MATC provided for the students in the IT support course have been great. CTB nuggests, software like VM ware, ect. They have been great to use and we will know how to use it in the work force as we have experienced it in class.

Why I selected MATC IT Computer Support for my education: I have just completed the IT Computer Networking Associates Degree Program through MATC. It took me a little longer than the traditional 2 years but I was able to take classes around my needs & life’s events. As well the classes were not as expensive compared to other local colleges. Additionally, after looking at the job market, from what I have seen, any job you look for companies, hiring managers expect employees to handle multiple roles in the IT field. So just about anywhere you go, you will need to provide some kind of support to end-users. How the program will help me to reach my professional IT career goals: A second degree would be beneficial to help me stand out from other candidates seeking employment. It might also help me to obtain a higher starting salary with the actual hands-on experience gained in the MATC classroom. Depending on the classes you take, MATC provides students the opportunity to gain IT Certifications, generally helpful in employment; these certifications can be gained before formal employment and even before you graduate. If you are in a current job and certain Certification may be needed, you can take just the courses required for the certification. Guide charts are posted in the class material online, in the classrooms, and in the hallways. The things I especially like about the IT Computer Support program that other perspective students should know: I would have to say that in my experience, most instructors recognize that life happens and there will be extenuating circumstances once in a while that will make getting to class hard or homework late. The flexibility and understanding each instructor brings to the classroom is refreshing. As long as it does not become a habit, it can be corrected. But you can only expect to get out of school what you put in. If you try hard, instructors should see such and will work with you to make sure you reach your goals. Even if you need a tutor, do not take the need for extra help as a negative. You are not weak. When I started, I utilized a tutor. I am transitioning from a different career of over twenty years. Now I have become a tutor to others. The program is critiqued by students, industry professionals, and past students to keep it up to date and viable with technology as well as the job market. The program is set up to help you succeed at whatever you want to do.

If you like a particular instructor, you can even make that person you counselor, helping you to pick future classes; it helps to provide more personal contact compared to the person who may have helped you when you first entered the program.

Rudy Neihous (May 2017)

I came to MATC right out of high school in the fall of 2014. I’m from Green Bay and decided to attend MATC because of its great IT program (and I wanted the away from home experience). I really enjoyed the IT program, learned a lot, and loved Milwaukee. I graduated in the spring of 2016 and had hoped to get a job in the Milwaukee area but ended up receiving an opportunity through a connection for a job at an IT Consulting company in the Green Bay area that I couldn’t turn down because it was too good to refuse. I’m glad I decided to attend MATC and I’ve been getting a lot of use out of my degree. So far I’m loving my new job, but maybe I’ll be back in Milwaukee sometime in the future.

Pierce H. (February 2017)

 

When I first entered college out of high school, I didn’t have the greatest picture of where I wanted to end up or be. When you don’t have this set going to a university is a very expensive way to get your general electives done. I realized this and decided to enroll in MATC in order to attempt to get an idea of what I wanted to do as well as save money in the process. When I went through the degrees offered by MATC, the Computer Support Specialist degree stood out to me. With MATC’s wide range of classroom hours I was able to work and go to school which was a major selling point for me. Another thing that solidified my choice in this program was the newly formed agreement with UWM to allow IT students to transfer over and carry roughly 60 credits into a bachelors degree in Information Science Technologies. During my time here I was able to obtain an internship at a local company for an internship class. Being able to apply what you’re being taught is an amazing feeling and makes you want to continue your education to progress in your field of study. My whole experience in with the IT department was a great experience, from teachers to classmates. These are people you’ll want to know for a lifetime, and are always willing to help you out. Thanks MATC!

Adrian K. (January 2017)

I very much enjoyed my time at Milwaukee Area Technical College and specifically all the courses I took in the IT Support Program. The IT Support program is structured well, so every semester you are working toward a goal of a certifcates. It’s a great idea. I found that every time I needed help the instructor’s were knowledgeable and willing to work with me. I had a course cancelled on me right before the start of the semester and 3 instructor’s helped me get enrolled last minute. I would recommend this program to anyone who is smart with technology and wants to persue a job in IT.  

Kyle E (May 2016)

When I started on this path in IT, I knew nothing. What I did know was that I was ready for something new. I spent many sleepless nights wondering if I made the right chose. Now that I am near the end, I think I have. MATC is a great place to start. The courses are quite challenging but, relates to the real world. I have learned soooo much and I feel that I am prepared for the next step. The only thing I would recommend changing or adding is a mock call center setup for the final semester. I feel with this, each student can get the ” real world” learning experience.

And as for my Instructors, I have had some of the best. They have been patient, helpful and very understanding. I will miss them and MATC, but I must spread my wings and continue to fly.

Brandi B (May 2016)

“I have chosen MATC because there are several campus locations and the price of the classes are very reasonable. I started taking Computer Support classes because I am in the IT networking program and some of the support classes are required as part of my program. After taking a few support classes I realized that I really enjoy them. I am taking a support class now that is not required in my curriculum. I believe the support program widens my career opportunities. I am in the IT/Networking program and am very thrilled that as an MATC student, that we have access to all the new and incredible technology that is vital to our growth as students. I will be graduating from MATC with a 3.7 GPA in 2017 with an Associate’s degree in IT/ Networking. I hope to get an IT/support Diploma or Associates degree as well in the near future.”

Matthew R. (May 2016)

“I selected the MATC IT Computer Support program for my education because there is a lot of jobs available in IT and I have love and knowledge for technology. This program can help me get a job in IT Helpdesk and Computer Hardware. I like that I worked hands on with Comptia A+, Network +, HDI-SCA, and Desktop Support. The most important thing that I like about the West Allis Campus is networking with my classmates, therefore our companionship will be beneficial i the future job wise.”

Drexel R. (May 2016)

“I cannot stress enough how much I enjoyed my experience at MATC IT Computer Support Program. I have made so many friends and good people. Along with that I received knowledge to help me with my career. I really enjoyed many of these classes. I really like the mobile device classes. I am not sure where technology will go but I am along for the ride and this program helped get me on my way!!! “

Andrew Jones, (May, 2015)

“I chose the MATC IT Computer Support program as a new start to my career. Being in manufacturing for 8 years post college graduation left me with a lot of experience, but not enough experience in a field Iwas passionate for. After researching my opinions, I chose MATC IT Computer Support because I always had an interest in IT, and have been an IT consultant for the companies I’ve worked for, but I needed the certifications to continue my career in IT. MATC will help me to get the industry certifications that are needed to get jobs in IT Computer Support. Candidates for the IT Computer Support program should know that the classes you take are very in depth. These classes walk you through the various steps and information you need in order to pass your certification exams. The Downtown campus is perfect for catching a Bucks or Admirals game after class, as you get a discount on your parking there. MATC West Allis MATC campus is very centrally located, and has many amenities that can help you succeed in your college career. MATC Downtown campus is perfect for catching a Bucks or Admirals game after class, as you get a discount on your parking there.”
James Z, March 2016
“I have just completed the IT Computer Networking Associates Degree Program through MATC. It took me a little longer than the traditional 2 years but I was able to take classes around my needs & life’s events. As well the classes were not as expensive compared to other local colleges. Additionally, after looking at the job market, from what I have seen, any job you look for companies, hiring managers expect employees to handle multiple roles in the IT field. So just about anywhere you go, you will need to provide some kind of support to end-users.”
Rudy N, May 2016
“A second degree would be beneficial to help me stand out from other candidates seeking employment. It might also help me to obtain a higher starting salary with the actual hands-on experience gained in the MATC classroom. Depending on the classes you take, MATC provides students the opportunity to gain IT Certifications, generally helpful in employment; these certifications can be gained before formal employment and even before you graduate. If you are in a current job and certain Certification may be needed, you can take just the courses required for the certification. Guides like the one below are posted in the class material online as well in the classrooms as well as on walls and in the hallways.”
Rudy N, May 2016
“I just wanted to share with you that I was just offered a three month contract with good potential to get hired on, at Crosscom. They are an IT consulting firm for Kohl’s department store. Just thought I would share the good news with you. Thank you for all of your advice, especially with the internship course, over the past couple of years!”
Thank you,Justin P, (June, 2015)
“I believe IT Computer Support Specialist at MATC is a great program. I enjoyed everything from the easiest things to the most challenging things, it all added to my learning experience. All the necessary materials were provided from me to finish the course sufficiently and all my needs were met with in the program. This program is a great start for any person trying to pursue a career or interest in the IT world.!!! “
Matthew Spain, (December, 2015)“The sharing of ideas and experiences is what makes the classrooms both enjoyable and worth the time to attend. “
Bob Schneidler, (May, 2014) letter
“I would have to say that in my experience, most instructors recognize that life happens and there will be extenuating circumstances once in a while that will make getting to class hard or homework late.  The flexibility and understanding each instructor brings to the classroom is refreshing.  As long as it does not become a habit, it can be corrected. But you can only expect to get out of school what you put in. If you try hard, instructors should see such and will work with you to make sure you reach your goals. Even if you need a tutor, do not take the need for extra help as a negative.  You are not weak. When I started, I utilized a tutor. I am transitioning from a different career of over twenty years. Now I have become a tutor to others. The program is critiqued by students, industry professionals, and past students to keep it up to date and viable with technology as well as the job market. The program is set up to help you succeed at whatever you want to do. If you like a particular instructor, you can even make that person you counselor, helping you to pick future classes; it helps to provide more personal contact compared to the person who may have helped you when you first entered the program.”
Rudy N, May 2016
“Thanks to all of the instructors and fellow classmates with whom I’ve worked; it was a great learning experience.”
Brian Wilson, (May, 2014) letter
“Thank you very much for everything you have done. Last Friday was my graduation and I am truly honored and proud to be part of MATC. I have to be honest, my experience here in MATC was just one of kind and will be definitely always be thankful. “
Ben Azcueta, (December, 2015) letter
“I just wanted to reach out and thank you for your help at MATC – there were many bumps in the road – I was just offered a new job in support – and the salary is $47,000 a year – I am overwhelmed that an associates would yield this sort of compensation. Again thank you and I’ll be in touch for more schooling at some point I am sure.”
Chris Taschner, (June, 2014) text message
“I’ve learned more about the business of IT than I ever knew; concepts which will likely come to underpin my further progress.”
Justin Schroeder, (June, 2014) letter
“There is a large parking lot at the North end of the campus and another smaller lot at the South end. Parking is not a problem even in the winter. Any kind of trouble or emergencies are emailed to you right away and posted on the MATC website. Security seems adequate as they patrol parking lots and hallways to keep students safe. Emergency Weather, Fire, Tornado drills are practiced periodically with students to keep everyone prepared. Maps & Room Direction boards are clearly posted on each floor to help you find your way around. The Student academic computer lab has good hours to help with studies and equipment use.”
Rudy N, May 2016

“I cannot stress enough how much I enjoyed my experience at MATC IT Computer Support Program. I have made so many friends and good people. Along with that I received knowledge to help me with my career. I really enjoyed many of these classes. I really like the mobile device classes. I am not sure where technology will go but I am along for the ride and this program helped get me on my way!!! “
Andrew Jones, (May, 2015)

I chose the MATC IT Computer Support program as a new start to my career. Being in manufacturing for 8 years post college graduation left me with a lot of experience, but not enough experience in a field Iwas passionate for. After researching my opinions, I chose MATC IT Computer Support because I always had an interest in IT, and have been an IT consultant for the companies I’ve worked for, but I needed the certifications to continue my career in IT. MATC will help me to get the industry certifications that are needed to get jobs in IT Computer Support. Candidates for the IT Computer Support program should know that the classes you take are very in depth. These classes walk you through the various steps and information you need in order to pass your certification exams. The Downtown campus is perfect for catching a Bucks or Admirals game after class, as you get a discount on your parking there. MATC West Allis MATC campus is very centrally located, and has many amenities that can help you succeed in your college career. MATC Downtown campus is perfect for catching a Bucks or Admirals game after class, as you get a discount on your parking there.
James Z, March 2016
I have just completed the IT Computer Networking Associates Degree Program through MATC. It took me a little longer than the traditional 2 years but I was able to take classes around my needs & life’s events. As well the classes were not as expensive compared to other local colleges. Additionally, after looking at the job market, from what I have seen, any job you look for companies, hiring managers expect employees to handle multiple roles in the IT field. So just about anywhere you go, you will need to provide some kind of support to end-users.
Rudy N, May 2016
A second degree would be beneficial to help me stand out from other candidates seeking employment. It might also help me to obtain a higher starting salary with the actual hands-on experience gained in the MATC classroom. Depending on the classes you take, MATC provides students the opportunity to gain IT Certifications, generally helpful in employment; these certifications can be gained before formal employment and even before you graduate. If you are in a current job and certain Certification may be needed, you can take just the courses required for the certification. Guides like the one below are posted in the class material online as well in the classrooms as well as on walls and in the hallways.
Rudy N, May 2016
I just wanted to share with you that I was just offered a three month contract with good potential to get hired on, at Crosscom. They are an IT consulting firm for Kohl’s department store. Just thought I would share the good news with you. Thank you for all of your advice, especially with the internship course, over the past couple of years!
Thank you, Justin Peterson, (June, 2015)
“I believe IT Computer Support Specialist at MATC is a great program. I enjoyed everything from the easiest things to the most challenging things, it all added to my learning experience. All the necessary materials were provided from me to finish the course sufficiently and all my needs were met with in the program. This program is a great start for any person trying to pursue a career or interest in the IT world.!!! “
Matthew Spain, (December, 2015)
“The sharing of ideas and experiences is what makes the classrooms both enjoyable and worth the time to attend. “
Bob Schneidler, (May, 2014) letter
The things I especially like about the IT Computer Support program that other perspective students should know?
I would have to say that in my experience, most instructors recognize that life happens and there will be extenuating circumstances once in a while that will make getting to class hard or homework late.  The flexibility and understanding each instructor brings to the classroom is refreshing.  As long as it does not become a habit, it can be corrected. But you can only expect to get out of school what you put in. If you try hard, instructors should see such and will work with you to make sure you reach your goals. Even if you need a tutor, do not take the need for extra help as a negative.  You are not weak. When I started, I utilized a tutor. I am transitioning from a different career of over twenty years. Now I have become a tutor to others. The program is critiqued by students, industry professionals, and past students to keep it up to date and viable with technology as well as the job market. The program is set up to help you succeed at whatever you want to do. If you like a particular instructor, you can even make that person you counselor, helping you to pick future classes; it helps to provide more personal contact compared to the person who may have helped you when you first entered the program. 
Rudy N, May 2016
“Thanks to all of the instructors and fellow classmates with whom I’ve worked; it was a great learning experience.”
Brian Wilson, (May, 2014) letter
“Thank you very much for everything you have done. Last Friday was my graduation and I am truly honored and proud to be part of MATC. I have to be honest, my experience here in MATC was just one of kind and will be definitely always be thankful. “
Ben Azcueta, (December, 2015) letter
“I just wanted to reach out and thank you for your help at MATC – there were many bumps in the road – I was just offered a new job in support – and the salary is $47,000 a year – I am overwhelmed that an associates would yield this sort of compensation. Again thank you and I’ll be in touch for more schooling at some point I am sure.”
Chris Taschner, (June, 2014) text message“I’ve learned more about the business of IT than I ever knew; concepts which will likely come to underpin my further progress.”
Justin Schroeder, (June, 2014) letter
About MATC West Allis Campus: There is a large parking lot at the North end of the campus and another smaller lot at the South end. Parking is not a problem even in the winter. Any kind of trouble or emergencies are emailed to you right away and posted on the MATC website. Security seems adequate as they patrol parking lots and hallways to keep students safe. Emergency Weather, Fire, Tornado drills are practiced periodically with students to keep everyone prepared. Maps & Room Direction boards are clearly posted on each floor to help you find your way around. The Student academic computer lab has good hours to help with studies and equipment use.
Rudy N, May 2016

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What our students are saying about IT Computer Support Specialist program at MATC:

 “The sharing of ideas and experiences is what makes the classrooms both enjoyable and worth the time to attend. “

Bob Schneidler, (May, 2014) letter

 

“Thanks to all of the instructors and fellow classmates with whom I’ve worked; it was a great learning experience.”

Brian Wilson, (May, 2014) letter

 

“I just wanted to reach out and thank you for your help at MATC – there were many bumps in the road – I was just offered a new job in support – and the salary is $47,000 a year – I am overwhelmed that an associates would yield this sort of compensation. Again thank you and I’ll be in touch for more schooling at some point I am sure.”

Chris Taschner, (June, 2014) text message

 

“I’ve learned more about the business of IT than I ever knew; concepts which will likely come to underpin my further progress.”

Justin Schroeder, (June, 2014) letter

 

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