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Technology and Occupational Sciences

The programs offered by the Technology and Occupational Sciences Department are designed to provide students with the knowledge and experience needed to hold management or technician-level positions in a variety of business or technical fields. The department offers two bachelor’s degrees and a number of one- and two-year programs designed to provide students with quick entry into rewarding careers.

Experience learning

Many classes in your major will be held in the Jacobetti Complex, which could be the definition of “hands-on” learning, with more than 20 specialized laboratories and classrooms, many of which are authentic recreations of real-world businesses and shops. This state-of-the-art facility includes labs with airplanes, helicopters, auto service bays, HVACR equipment, industrial maintenance machinery, construction materials and tools, cosmetology stations, and professional kitchens. When you graduate, you’ll be well acquainted with the equipment, tools and skills you’ll need to succeed.

Career excellence

These are continuously in-demand fields. Our electrical line technician program was created at the request of regional utility companies in dire need of workers. And students in aviation maintenance might work at Envoy Airlines while they earn their degree.
 
 
 
Alumni, like Luke Oberdorfer, are finding work in their fields. Trades industries are in high demand and NMU graduates are well trained for high-paying jobs.The automotive technology program believes in a close relationship with automotive service industry associations, suppliers and distributors. Students benefit from this relationship by networking, gaining field experience and working with tools used in the industry. <a href="http://www.nmu.edu/tos/autotech">Learn more</a>This program prepares students for careers in maintenance or manufacturing. Students gain hands-on experience with the many airplanes in the hangar on campus. <a href="http://www.nmu.edu/tos/aviation">Learn more</a>With a two-year and four-year program in building technology and construction management, students are able to find the best program and concentration to suit their interests. <a href="http://www.nmu.edu/tos/construction">Learn more</a>

Degrees Offered

What you’ll do at NMU

Perform computer diagnostics on automobiles. With your construction classmates, choose from a variety of community projects to perform feasibility studies or possibly plan and build a small project from start to finish. Master the latest hairstyles with 1,500 hours of supervised experience in our on-campus salon. Or prepare a four-course internationally themed meal for Chez Nous, an elegant on-campus restaurant serving the public. Intern at a historic hotel or innovative construction company from your hometown or across the nation. Who knows what you might do!

Technical and Occupational Sciences Departmenttos@nmu.edu906-227-2190

If you have college credit and want to find out what will transfer to NMU, please visit www.nmu.edu/transfercredit.
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