Welcome to NMU’s Technology and Occupational Sciences Department. Our department is unique in that we offer a full complement of programs and courses of study, ranging from diploma and certificate to associate and baccalaureate degrees. Many of our 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.
We also work 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.
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 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.
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 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!