Software and Plugins

Students should refer to their course syllabi and ask their instructors what specific software they will need for their courses. However, free and discounted software downloads are provided in the lists below.

MS Office 365 - Free Versions for Students

Current students may use their MATC Gmail accounts to download Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote for free by going to the Office in Education website.If you need MS Access, please download the 30-day free trial.

For support, please see the Office Support website and Training Center.


Discounted Software for Students

Current students can purchase full versions of Office 365 University, Adobe Creative Cloud, SPSS, and other software at a substantial discount through the Wisconsin Integrated Software Catalog (WISC) store for MATC.

  • You will need your MATC Student ID number to make a purchase.
  • You must be enrolled in at least one class during the current term to be eligible for purschasing WISC discounted software.
  • All purchases are done online and are shipped to the location you specify usually within 2 days after placing the order.

VMware Virtual Desktop

MATC offers its students remote access to MATC software applications through the VMware View virtual desktop system. This program will allow you to connect to a networked MATC virtual computer to access such programs as MS Office and Adobe Creative Suite.


Free Document Viewers

The following software is available for viewing documents on your computer (i.e. PDFs, PowerPoint slides, Word documents etc.).


Media Plugins and Players

The following software plugins are available for playing audio/video files within your browser or on your computer in a seperate player.