Regional Students

Watertown Student Lab

Madison College is local, and our regional campuses offer you convenient and affordable opportunities to further your education while staying close to home.

Join us for an upcoming open house at the Reedsburg, Portage, Watertown or Fort Atkinson campus. 


  • Madison College's convenient regional locations create warm, welcoming and familiar communities. 
  • Accessible and affordable education options allow for flexible learning.
  • Faculty members at regional campuses include instructors with real-world experience and provide learning opportunities outside the classroom via internships, networking and apprenticeships.
  • Our onsite services are designed to help you be a successful student.
  • Regional campus students enjoy the same benefits as students at the Truax campus, including access to fitness centers and career and employment help.
  • All regional campuses have undergone recent renovations and offer new amenities. 
  • Each campus is staffed with its own support services team. 
  • High school students can earn early college credits by taking classes at Madison College's regional campuses. 
  • All regional campuses are part of Madison College's Liberal Arts Transfer Program, and each campus also offers second-year criminal justice students the opportunity to complete their degree.
  • We also offer many business partnerships across the Madison College District to ensure that our training is up-to-date and that you graduate ready to take on the world. 
  • Fort Atkinson

    The Fort Atkinson Campus has given me a great experience. As a Middle College student, I’ve been able to have a head start on college. The support staff goes out of its way. I love the environment and will always remember the good people I’ve met.
    ~ Drake, Fort Atkinson Campus student

    Exposure to leading-edge technology is alive and well in Fort Atkinson, particularly in new advanced manufacturing jobs. Welding and machine fabrication students also work with local businesses, and nursing students learn techniques in a health simulation center before joining nursing staff at area hospitals and clinics.

    As students approach campus, it's hard for them to miss the 155-foot-tall, 100-kilowatt wind turbine that produces 80 percent of the campus' electrical needs and provides state-of-the-art opportunities for students to learn about wind and renewable energy. 

    Learning opportunities at the Fort Atkinson Campus include a two-year associate degree, a one-year technical diploma, certificates, a high school equivalency degree, professional development opportunities and the liberal arts transfer program to a four-year college.Fort Atkinson Campus

  • Portage

    I’m doing well in my classes, thanks to the support of my advisors and instructors. It was intimidating to come back to school as an adult. But I’ve done well in my liberal arts classes and plan to study nursing. The Portage Campus feels like home to me, and the modern facilities help connect me to the rest of the Madison College community. 
    ~ Lorelei, Portage Campus student

    At the Portage Campus, you can earn a two-year associate degree, a one-year technical diploma, certificates, a high school equivalency degree or a liberal arts transfer degree as you prepare for a four-year college.

    "Stay near to go far." That's the motto at Madison College's Portage Campus. Updated science facilities offer students a more impactful classroom experience than ever before and you can connect with MATC students across campuses in telepresence classrooms.

    Portage Campus Telepresence

    Manufacturing programs are popular among Portage students because the city provides space and entrepreneurial help to technology-focused start-up businesses. As a Madison College student, you'll gain hands-on experience in advanced manufacturing, making you the employee local businesses are seeking.

    Portage PEC

  • Reedsburg

    From tutoring to career planning, the Reedsburg Campus has helped me. I’ve learned study skills and have become a stronger reader. I look back with pride at the classes I’ve taken. It’s also close to home, which saves me money and time.
    ~ Lisa, Reedsburg Campus student

    Walk through the front doors at Madison College-Reedsburg, and you'll likely see students working together in a student lounge or receiving help from a tutor in the Student Achievement Center. Many students come here to complete nursing degrees, but other programs and certificates are popular too. 

    The campus also boasts a 3,500-square-foot "hoop house" -- a greenhouse distinguished by its shape and designed for continuing education courses in growing food and flowers. 

    The Reedsburg Campus can help you reach educational and career goals with degree and non-degree courses designed to fit your needs.Reedsburg Campus Hoop House


  • Watertown

    I’ve thrived at Madison College. I was nervous about starting school again, but it turns out the average student age at the regional campuses is 34. With help from my teachers and tutors, I’m out of my comfort zone and on the Dean’s List!
    ~ Michele, Watertown Campus student

    The Watertown Campus offers a wide variety of courses. Specialties include such degree programs as administrative professional, electronics, finance and supervisory management. Technical training opportunities in wind/renewable energy and healthcare are available too. 

    Many students at Madison College-Watertown are able to maintain local jobs in areas like health care, business and renewable energy while going to school. Our hospital simulation and manufacturing labs provide solid job training to these motivated students.Watertown Campus


Each regional campus offers liberal arts and career-focused classes to get you started. Students also can choose to complete a program at the nearest regional campus.

Programs available at MATC's four regional campuses include:


Nursing and Health Care


Criminal Justice

Refer to the full list of programs to learn about other regional opportunities.