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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 Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology
Child Care Services Automotive Maintenance Technician
Court Reporting Automotive Technician
Cosmetology Automotive Technology
Early Childhood Education Civil Engineering Technician – Structural
Health Information Technology CNC/Tool and Die Technologies
Medical Assistant Criminal Justice
Medical Coding Specialist Culinary Arts
Medical Laboratory Technician Electrical Power Distribution
Medical Office Specialist Electricity
Nursing Electromechanical Technology
Nursing Assistant Fabrication Technologies
Office Assistant Gas Utility Construction and Service 
Paralegal Industrial Mechanical Technician
Pharmacy Services Management Information Technology – Network Specialist
Pharmacy Technician Information Technology – Software Developer 
Radiography Mechanical Design Technology
Respiratory Therapist Metal Fabrication
Surgical Technology Process Engineering Technology
Cosmetology Apprenticeship Water 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.