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Department of Technology and Occupational Sciences (TOS)

Within the College of Technology and Occupational Sciences (CTOS), students have the unique opportunity to begin with certificates or associate degrees and ladder into associate or bachelor degrees. The CTOS programs, inclusive of Hospitality Leadership, Cosmetology, Welding, Indoor Agriculture, Automotive Maintenance, HVAC-R, Industrial Maintenance, and Construction Management, are housed in newly renovated spaces, the Jacobetti Complex and the Northern Center, and faculty and staff provide education to students in state-of-the-art labs and classrooms designed to help them enter the workforce with understanding of the most up-to-date technology they may experience in the field.

TOS programs work closely with industry and businesses to provide hands-on opportunities and internships to students during the course of the education and beyond.


  • Automotive Services
  • Cannabis & Plant-Based Wellness
  • Construction Management 
  • Controlled Environment Agriculture
  • Cosmetology
  • Electrical Line Technician
  • Hospitality Leadership
  • HVAC
  • Industrial Maintenance
  • Welding


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Continuing Education and Workforce Development

The NMU Continuing Education and Workforce Development (CEWD) office provides opportunities for continuing your education. CEWD offers online and in-person training and testing opportunities. NMU works with regional companies, entrepreneurs, schools and agencies, and industry to meet the current and future workforce needs of the Upper Peninsula and beyond.


  • Commercial Driver's License (CDL)
  • Cybersecurity
  • Real Estate Appraisal
  • School Bus Drivers
  • Motorcycle Safety
  • Social Work
  • online Cannabis studies
  • & more

Contact Us

Campus Location

The College of Technology and Occupational Sciences office is at Northern Michigan University's Jacobetti Complex, Suite 105, located off of Sugarloaf Avenue.

Mailing Address

College of Technology and Occupational Sciences
Northern Michigan University
1401 Presque Isle Avenue
Marquette, MI  49855

University Business Hours

University business hours are 8 a.m.–5 p.m. during the fall and winter semesters (late August through early May) and 7:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. Monday - Friday during the summer (early May through mid-August). Northern Michigan University is located in the Eastern time zone.


Steve VandenAvond, Dean
105A11 Jacobetti Complex

Michelle Kimball, Director of Operations
105A9 Jacobetti Complex
Phone: 906-227-2209

Liza Nagelkirk, Assistant Director of Marketing & Recruitment
105A10 Jacobetti Complex
Phone: 906-227-2182

Kristi McClure, Principal Administrative Assistant
105 Jacobetti Complex
Phone: 906-227-2141