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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 AssistantAgri-Business/Science Technology
Administrative ProfessionalAir Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology
Child Care ServicesAutomotive Maintenance Technician
Court ReportingAutomotive Technician
CosmetologyAutomotive Technology
Early Childhood EducationCivil Engineering Technician – Structural
Health Information TechnologyCNC/Tool and Die Technologies
Medical AssistantCriminal Justice
Medical Coding SpecialistCulinary Arts
Medical Laboratory TechnicianElectrical Power Distribution
Medical Office SpecialistElectricity
Nursing Electromechanical Technology
Nursing AssistantFabrication Technologies
Office AssistantGas Utility Construction and Service 
ParalegalIndustrial Mechanical Technician
Pharmacy Services ManagementInformation Technology – Network Specialist
Pharmacy TechnicianInformation Technology – Software Developer 
RadiographyMechanical Design Technology
Respiratory TherapistMetal Fabrication
Surgical TechnologyProcess Engineering Technology
Cosmetology ApprenticeshipWater Quality Technology
Wind Energy
ABC Carpentry Apprenticeship
ABC Construction Electrician Apprenticeship

For more information, please contact the Academic Advisor-NTOs:  Renae Fischer at 920-929-2477
rfischer6@morainepark.edu and Nathan Evrard at 262-335-5729  nevrard@morainepark.edu.