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Non-Traditional Occupations

Moraine Park Technical College banner of welding lab with instructor and student.

What is a Non-Traditional Occupation?

Non-Traditional Occupations are careers that currently employ 25% or less
of one gender.

Because Careers Have No Gender

  • Most NTO careers are expected to show rapid growth within the next ten
  • Non-traditional jobs are in many high-demand fields
  • Earn 20-30 percent more than traditional jobs
  • Achieve a high degree of job satisfaction
  • Excellent benefit packages
  • Support your family on a single income
  • More opportunities for advancement

Services Provided

  • Career Panels
  • Mentors/Networking Opportunities
  • Career Shadowing
  • Connection to College Resources
  • Scholarship Assistance/Events
  • Assistance with ANYTHING!

Check MPTC’s Nontraditional program areas

Male NTO Programs  Female NTO Programs
Accounting Assistant Agri-Business/Science Technology
Administrative Professional Agriculture Technician
Bookkeper Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology
Child Care Services Automotive Maintenance Technician
Cosmetology Automotive Technician
Early Childhood Education Automotive Technology
Health Information Technology Civil Engineering Technician – Structural
Medical Assistant CNC/Tool and Die Technologies
Medical Coding Specialist Criminal Justice
Medical Laboratory Technician Culinary Arts
Medical Office Specialist Electrical Power Distribution
Nursing Electricity
Nursing Assistant Electromechanical Technology
Virtual Assistant Fabrication Technologies
Paralegal Gas Utility Construction and Service 
Pharmacy Services Management HVAC Installation Technician
Pharmacy Technician Industrial Mechanical Technician
Radiography Information Technology – Network Specialist
Respiratory Therapist Information Technology – Software Developer 
Surgical Technology Mechanical Design Technology
Cosmetology Apprenticeship Metal Fabrication
Process Engineering Technology
Small Business Entrepreneurship
Water Quality Technology
Wind Energy Technology
ABC Carpentry Apprenticeship
ABC Construction Electrician Apprenticeship
Tool & Die Technologies Apprenticeship
Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Apprenticeship

For more information, please contact the Academic Advisor-NTO:  Renae Fischer at 920-929-2477