Joe Routhier


Instructor of Engineering Technology

Office: 112-C Jacobetti Complex
Phone: 906-227-1576


Biographical Profile

Joe Routhier earned his associate degree in Mechanical Design at Michigan Technological University. Upon graduation, Joe worked as a Product Designer at both Generac Engine Powered Tools in Waukesha, WI and at Bruno Independent Living Aids in Oconomowoc, WI.  Subsequently, Joe earned his bachelor’s degree in Industrial Education while teaching Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) and Manufacturing in a Certified Technical Education (CTE) program at Gwinn  High School in Gwinn, MI.  Joe earned his master’s in Secondary Education from Northern Michigan University and is currently working on his Ed S degree. Joe’s wife Brooke is a Professional Engineer (PE) and works for Cliffs Natural Resources.  They have two children and live in Ishpeming.

Courses Taught

DD 100: Technical Drafting with Introduction to CAD
DD 202: Product Design and Development


  • AS Mechanical Design Michigan Technological University
  • BS Industrial Education Northern Michigan University
  • MS Secondary Education Northern Michigan University