Downtown Education Center Services Available

Campus Administration & Student Services

Room D116
Phone (608) 258-2300
Monday-Thursday: 7:30am-7:00pm
Friday: 7:30am-4:30pm
Stop in with any question or to make counseling or academic advising appointments.

Adult Basic Education/School of Academic Advancement

Room D209
Phone (608) 258-2440
Madison College School of Academic Advancement provides opportunities for individuals to review or improve their basic education in most academic subject areas and get help with study skills, basic computer literacy skills, job seeking skills and prep for high school completion options. Individualized, small and large group and computer-assisted instruction are provided at learning centers and in classrooms. Instructional materials are available onsite to help students achieve their academic goals. Semester-long and modular short courses are offered during the day, evenings and on weekends to fit your schedule.


Adult Learning Center

Room D237
Phone (608) 258-2440
Assistance with ESL and basic skills classes like math, reading foundations and academic writing. Stop in!


Barber/Cosmetology Salon

Room D029
Phone (608) 258-2404
Offering hair, skin and nail service to staff, students and public at reduced prices. Services are supervised by a licensed professional.


Bus Passes, Madison Metro

Room D125
Phone (608) 246-6224
The Bus Pass is your ticket to ride Madison Metro buses when you are enrolled at Madison College, with the exception of Routes 80, 81, 82 and all Metro Special Event Shuttles. A new Metro Bus Pass is needed each fall and spring semester and summer session. You will need to show BOTH your OneCard and your Bus Pass to ride Madison Metro Buses.


Campus Connect Program

Room D007
Phone (608) 663-6190
This program provides support services to students with disabilities who are concurrently enrolled in a Madison Metropolitan School District high school and Madison College.


Campus Store

Room D142
Phone (608) 258-2417
Academic Year Hours: Monday-Thursday: 9:00am-5:30pm
Please call for Summer Hours (608) 258-2300 

The DTEC Campus store has everything you need to make your day at school complete! It's a pick-up site for textbooks ordered through the college's online system. Need help with this process? Our friendly staff can help you place your online order. The Store also offers a wide selection of art and school supplies, Madison College apparel and personal care items. It's an official sales outlet for the Madison Metro Bus System and also sells stamp booklets. If you're hungry or thirsty, pre-packaged sandwiches, snacks, fresh-brewed Steep 'n Brew coffee, and beverages are also available! Visit us often!


Child and Family Center

Room D319
Phone (608) 258-2424
The Child and Family Centers provide an atmosphere of warmth, security and respect. The Centers are places where each child is recognized as a special, unique individual. Child care is available to children of students and staff of Madison Area Technical College.


Computer Labs for Students

Computers are available for Madison College students to use in the Library (Room D135), Cafeteria (Room D231), and 1st floor Carroll Street hallway. The library and cafeteria have printing capabilities.  


Conference Center / Room Reservations

Rooms D232, D234, D240
Phone (608) 246-6338 
The Campus Scheduling and Event Services will help both internal and external customers plan and utilize the resources of Madison College in order to execute events that are successful and appealing. 


Continuing Education / Non-degree Classes

Phone (608) 258-2301
Madison College Continuing Education  is committed to promoting and providing a variety of non-credit courses throughout the greater Madison area and Dane County. Madison College is able to offer these courses, which include nontraditional offerings not usually associated with a formal classroom setting, with the cooperation of school districts and community organizations throughout the district. Courses are offered at Madison College campuses and facilities, public schools, senior centers, neighborhood centers, libraries, and area churches.


English as a Second Language

Room D209
Phone (608) 258-2440
Adults whose native language is not English can attend classes at Madison College to improve their English oral, reading and writing skills. The goal of English as a Second Language (ESL) is to enable adults to communicate in English in day-to-day life and work situations. To help achieve this goal, students work both in structured classroom and lab settings. Instruction includes an array of curriculum utilizing audio, computer, workbook and conversational materials and some off-campus activities (such as fieldtrips).


Enrollment & Information Center

Room D116
Phone (608) 258-2300
All Madison College related information, registration, admissions, and fee payments.
Monday-Thursday: 7:30am - 7:00pm
Friday: 7:30am - 4:30pm

Fitness, Health and Recreation Center

Room D020
Phone (608) 258-2399
Weight training, aerobic exercise equipment, locker rooms and showers. Membership only. Call for membership information.


High School Completion Center

Room D201
Phone (608) 258-2440
Prepare adults for the completion of the General Education Diploma (GED) or the High School Equivalency Development Certificate (HSED.) Special focus on 5.09 HSED program and curriculum. Assist students with other Madison College resources available to them.

Library and Resource Center

Room D135
Phone (608) 258-2499
Student computer lab, reference and reading books, magazines and other periodicals, computer catalogs and materials reserved by instructors.



Room D109
Phone (608) 246-6224
Lockers at the Downtown Education Center are available for FREE RESERVATION by students enrolled in the current academic term.  To reserve a locker, students must present a photo ID to the Student Life Office.  Locker reservations must be renewed each semester or your contents will be removed and discarded.
All Downtown lockers are equipped with a combination padlock; students will receive the combination at the time the make the reservation.  Special locks are available for visually impaired students; just ask at the time of reservation.


School of Academic Advancement

Room D209
Phone (608) 258-2440
The School of Academic Advancement is dedicated to providing quality education to a diverse population and fostering an all-inclusive environment that promotes access to educational opportunities. The Center addresses the unique needs of individuals and families within our District so that they may acquire the skills and knowledge needed to accomplish their personal goals, complete their high school education, prepare for college or boost their earning power thus supporting their full participation in the community.


Shuttle, Campus-to-Campus

Dayton Street Entrance (across from the Concourse Hotel); schedule can be found at this link: http://madisoncollege.edu/campus-campus-shuttles.


Student Achievement Center

Room D125
Academic support for to enhance student success. Peer and supplemental instruction in courses like math, history, English, Spanish, etc. Stop in!


Student Activities/Student Life

Room D109
Phone (608) 246-6224
We serve as advocates for all Madison College students, helping ensure that their interests are represented and their rights are protected. We help guide students' educational growth, providing them with opportunities to apply what they've learned in the classroom or challenging them to explore new possibilities. We also celebrate the accomplishments of our students, taking special time to recognize and reward them for their hard work.


Student ID (OneCard)

Room D109
Phone (608) 246-6224
Identification card for Madison College students. OneCard is also needed for access to Madison College’s fitness centers (Downtown and Truax), Madison College libraries, free rides on Madison Metro and for Truax Cafeteria and copy machines.



Room D233
The Cafeteria is located on the second floor at the Downtown Education Center. The cafeteria is open for students to sit and enjoy their food. Microwaves, vending machines, and computer stations are available for students.


Writing Center

Room D131
Phone (608) 258-2456
**Call for an appointment**
The Writing Center's primary mission is to help members of the Madison College community become more effective, confident, and successful writers. Through face-to-face tutoring, online conferencing, and group workshops, the Writing Center offers guidance at any stage of a writer's process, from prewriting to drafting to editing. Our goal is to provide writers with transferable skills that will help them not only on paper, but also on future assignments. Thus, the Writing Center tutors do not proofread or evaluate papers. Rather, we work collaboratively with writers, reading student texts and offering questions and suggestions to help guide revision.