The 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 which is composed of the Department of Technology and Occupational Sciences. The facility is also home to the Department of Engineering Technology, and Continuing Education and Workforce Development. Additionally, the facility houses Northern Initiatives, a community development financial institution; the NMU Regional Police Academy; a branch of the Academic Career and Advisement Center; UP North Films, specializing in documentaries; and Head Start preschool.
The Jacobetti Complex features more than 40 specialized laboratories and classrooms. Students learn skills in mechanical and electrical engineering, hospitality management, cosmetology, automotive repair, construction management, building technology, electronics, industrial technology and skilled trades such as HVAC, welding, industrial maintenance and computer numerical control (CNC).
A large lobby area, known as “the commons,” provides tables and seating for studying, discussions or enjoying food from the student-run Culinary Café. The upscale Chez Nous restaurant nearby serves as a training ground for cooking and hospitality services.
The complex is named for longtime Upper Peninsula Representative Dominic J. Jacobetti.