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Moraine Park Technical College (MPTC)

235 N National Avenue, Fond du Lac, WI

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Moraine Park Technical College, located Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, was founded in 1912 and currently serves residents in the counties of Fond du Lac and Green Lake, most of Dodge County and Washington County, as well as portions of six other surrounding counties. The school is one of sixteen that comprises the Wisconsin Technical College System. The system was formed in 1911 through a law requiring any district that had more than 5000 residents requiring the establishment of a trade and vocational school, after which Wisconsin became the first state to create a publically funded vocational training system.


Moraine Park Technical College's primary focus is providing students with the technical and vocational skills and experience to enter the workforce in an occupation related to one's field of study. Programs take between one and two years to complete, resulting in a certificate or associate degree to be issued, signifying that the student has learned the essentials necessary to procure entry level work. Programs are often a mixture of hands on experience and more traditional classroom education, combining the two to better prepare students by providing practical measures to test newly learned techniques and applications. Two year programs often reflect the needs of the community, allowing for more employment opportunities as a whole.

Some programs match Wisconsin four year programs closely in terms of subject matter and coursework and as a result credits may be transferred to allow the student to complete their bachelors degree within the University of Wisconsin system.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid

Moraine Park Technical College is a public two year institution that practices an open enrollment policy regarding admissions. What this means is that any student who meets the minimum requirements for admission may enroll by submitting an application. Once submitted students should also supply transcripts from previous schools, test scores, and take a placement exam to determine the level of their general education courses. Students should also participate in orientation and meet with a counselor to outline their program choices and curriculum. Registration takes place prior to the start of each semester and fees are typically due shortly thereafter.

Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants, and scholarships. Students in need of assistance for payment of tuition and other fees related to one's education must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the information from which will be used to determine need, aid program eligibility, and monetary awards. Students may be chosen at random to provide additional financial information used by the school to cross check the FAFSA to verify its accuracy. All aid must be reapplied for prior to the start of each semester, this due to the fact that a student's or his or her family's financial situation and need may change from one year to the next.

If you are considering going to Moraine Park Technical College, you should first check out our page detailing all the Wisconsin community colleges and see how well this school compares to other community colleges in Wisconsin.

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Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $8,900. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $30 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • State Residents: $3,500-$4,200
    • Out-of-State: $5,300-$6,312
  • Charges for part-time students are:
    • In-State: $120-$140 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $180-$210 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid70%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships51%$4,105
Receiving Student Loans54%$4,145

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 7%.

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Moraine Park Technical College may provide services to students including:

  • Online course work available
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Work study style employment
  • Employment search assistance
  • Day care

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

Campus: Moraine Park Technical College - West Bend Campus

Campus: Moraine Park Technical College

  • Radiology Technician Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 2006)

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Agriculture Operations

  • Landscaping and Groundskeeping (C)

Business and Marketing Studies

Communication Technology

  • Graphic Communications (A)

Computer and Information Sciences

Construction Trades

  • Lineworker (C)
  • Masonry (C)
  • Electrician (C)
  • Blaster (C)
  • Construction Trades (C)
  • Pipefitting and Sprinkler Fitter (C)
  • Carpentry (C)


Engineering Technology

  • Water Quality Abd Wastewater Treatment Management and Recycling Technician (A)
  • Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting cad (A, C)
  • Industrial Technology (A, C)
  • Refrigeration Technology (C)
  • Civil Engineering Technology (A)
  • Automotive Engineering (A, C)
  • Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies (A)
  • Industrial Production Technologies (C)
  • Electromechanical Engineering and Technology (A)
  • Quality Control and Safety Technologies (C)

Family and Consumer Sciences

  • Housing and Human Environments (C)
  • Child Care (C)
  • Child Care Provider (C)

Health and Clinical Professions

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Interdisciplinary Studies (A)

Legal Professions and Studies

  • Legal Administrative Assistant (A, C)

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Personal and Culinary Services

  • Restaurant, Culinary and Catering Management (A)
  • Hair Styling (C)
  • Culinary Arts (C)
  • Food Preparation and Professional Cooking (C)

Precision Production

  • Welding (C)
  • Cabinetmaking and Millwork (C)
  • Machine Shop Technology (C)
  • Tool and Die Technology (C)

Security and Protective Services

  • Corrections (A)

Social Sciences

  • Social Sciences (C)

Visual and Performing Arts

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