About the School of Technology and Applied Sciences

Line Tech ProgramNorthern Michigan University's School of Technology and Applied Sciences is comprised of two departments (Engineering Technology (EngTech) and Technology and Occupational Sciences (TOS), which are dedicated to providing quality instruction to students in diploma, certificate, associate and baccalaureate degrees, as well as those seeking vocational certifications. Our faculty and staff are committed to developing and/or enhancing the personal and professional potential of all learners. We provide students with academic and vocational skill assessment, advisement, occupational career counseling and information and assistance in securing employment. For those already working in their occupational specialties, we offer opportunities to continue personal development. 

In addition, NMU is committed to improving the quality of all workers within skilled trades. Not only are our faculty and staff members devoted to the education of traditional and non-traditional students studying, living and working on campus, our Industry and Community Development staff works year-round with companies throughout the region, who wish to ensure their employees' skills are sufficient and that safety standards are being met. Our faculty and staff members strive to complete assessments and instruction with the individual, the company and the community in mind, working for the people and the trades in a manner most efficient and effective for companies and their employees.      

Tools for Tomorrow 

Northern Michigan University's School of Technology and Applied Sciences will help you lay the foundation for a successful future, whether your goal is to run a restaurant, hotel or resort; manage a multi-million dollar construction project; apply engineering principles to real-world electronics and mechanical problems; maintain today's high-tech industrial equipment, aircrafts, automobiles or heating and cooling systems; become a cosmetologist; design products and structures using computer-aided design; or teach others about technology.

With more than 40 specialized laboratories and classrooms, including a two-way interactive distance education studio and scores of computer network "drops" with access to the Internet, you will have access to the tools of tomorrow today. 

Most Technology and Applied Sciences courses and industry and community development offerings are conducted in the Jacobetti Complex, a 213,000 square-foot facility (that is almost five acres under one roof!) situated on a 27-acre site on the north side of NMU's campus, within a stone's throw of beautiful Lake Superior. 

Academic Programs

Choose from three dozen offerings, including programs in electronics, industrial technology, technical education, automotive services, construction and facilities, aviation, cosmetology, and hospitality. Study with faculty members who posses the right blend of real-world experience and academic credentials. They are naturals at what they do, and they love to teach. As a student, you'll benefit from the hands-on curriculum we're known for. Not only will you learn how something should be done, you'll also learn why. 

Natural Progression, Natural Success

At NMU's School of Technology and Applied Sciences, you can take your education one step at a time. Often, students are unsure of what to study and which degree to obtain. That's why many of our academic areas allow the "laddering" of programs. Begin by earning a certificate or an associate degree; then later complete your bachelor's degree. You set the pace, and we will help you prepare for a successful career or entrepreneurship.   

During your studies at Northern and after graduation, our faculty members and the NMU Career Services staff will be available under one roof to assist you in finding information on internships and permanent jobs in your field, as well as in building your resume and sharpening your interviewing skills.