Jacobetti Complex


The Jacobetti Complex is located north on NMU’s North Campus (on Sugar Loaf Avenue) and spans nearly five acres. It is home to the College of Technology and Occupational Sciences, the Department of Engineering Technology, and Office of Continuing Education and Workforce Development. Additionally, the facility houses the NMU Regional Police Academy, a branch of the Academic Career and Advisement Center and several student organizations, such as the Baja Racing Club.

In the Jacobetti Complex, students learn skills in mechanical and electrical engineering, automotive repair, construction management, building technology, electronics, industrial technology and skilled trades such as HVAC, welding, industrial maintenance and computer numerical control (CNC).

The complex is named for longtime Upper Peninsula Representative Dominic J. Jacobetti. It is affectionately called "The Jake" by many within the NMU and Marquette communities.

The renovated Jacobetti Complex features dozens of specialized laboratories and classrooms. It will not only provide degree-seeking students the academic training needed to be successful in industrial, engineering and service-related careers, but also the space and equipment required to keep the skill set of those working in these fields up-to-date on current technologies. Renovation of this facility began in May 2022 and will be complete August 2023, in time for the start of Northern's fall semester.


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Department of Technology and Occupational Sciences (TOS)

The department of Technology and Occupational Sciences (TOS) is unique in that they offer a full complement of programs and courses of study, ranging from diploma and certificate to associate and baccalaureate degrees. Many of the programs are designed to “ladder,” which means a student may elect a two-year associate degree and upon graduation decide to either enter the workforce or apply all of the credits of the two-year degree to a four-year baccalaureate degree and continue their education.

TOS also works closely with industry and businesses to provide many hands-on opportunities and internships. Some of the internships are with companies that have business operations across the nation.


  • Construction Management 
  • Controlled Environment Agriculture 
  • HVAC
  • Welding
  • Automotive Repair
  • & more


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Department of Engineering Technology

The variety of programs offered by the Engineering Technology department are designed to provide students with the knowledge and experience needed to hold either supervisory and technical positions or to gain employment in engineering or other technical and related positions in industry. You’ll not only take courses specific to your major but also shared foundational classes and an array of liberal arts course choices, for a well-rounded education.


  • Electrical Engineering Technology 
  • Industrial Technologies 
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology 
  • Secondary Education Industrial Technology 
  • & more


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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