Nontraditional Occupations (NTO)

Nontraditional Occupations Can Be Your Future

Nontraditional Occupations (NTO) are careers that currently employ 25% or less of one gender.

For women, NTO careers offer higher wages than many occupations dominated by females. Engineers, architects, police officers, firefighters, electrical technicians, electronic technologists and construction trades are examples of high-wage female NTO careers. These careers are expected to show rapid growth during the next decade.

For men, NTO careers in the health sciences are often high-wage, fast-growth careers. Other male NTO career areas include service areas such as administrative assistant, barber/cosmetology and child care.

If you are interested in an NTO program, MATC offers support services designed to assist you from enrollment to graduation.

The NTO staff will help you:

  • Identify your short- and long-term goals
  • Target specific NTO careers
  • Enroll in an NTO academic program at MATC
  • Improve your math, reading or other academic skills, if necessary, through MATC's developmental courses
  • Access all support areas of the college, including financial aid, child care, tutoring, academic support centers, employment development and more

 

Summer Camp Programs: See matc.edu/summer

MATC's summer camp offerings include exploration of nontraditional careers for girls in middle school and high school.

WOMEN'S NTO ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT ACADEMIC & CAREER PATHWAY
Business Management Associate Degree
Business Management Technical Diploma
Business Management Trainee Certificate
Supply Chain Management Associate Degree
Supply Management Technical Diploma
Transportation - Logistics Technical Diploma

COMMUNITY & HUMAN SERVICES ACADEMIC & CAREER PATHWAY
Barber Technical Diploma
Criminal Justice Studies Associate Degree
Environmental Health and Water Quality Technology Associate Degree
Fire Protection Technician Associate Degree
Water Technician Certificate

CREATIVE ARTS, DESIGN & MEDIA ACADEMIC & CAREER PATHWAY
Audio Engineer Technical Diploma
Audio Production Associate Degree
Baking and Pastry Arts Associate Degree
Baking Production Technical Diploma
Computer Simulation and Gaming Associate Degree
Culinary Arts Associate Degree
eProduction Associate Degree
Television and Video Production Associate Degree
TV/Video Field Production Assistant Technical Diploma
TV/Video Studio Production Assistant Technical Diploma

MANUFACTURING, CONSTRUCTION & TRANSPORTATION ACADEMIC & CAREER PATHWAY
Advanced Metal Fabrication Technical Diploma
Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology Associate Degree
Appliance Technician Technical Diploma
Architectural Woodworking/Cabinetmaking Technical Diploma
Auto Collision Repair and Finish Technician Technical Diploma
Automated Building Systems Technical Diploma
Automotive Express Lube Technician Certificate
Automotive Maintenance Technician Technical Diploma
Automotive Technology – Comprehensive Associate Degree
Automotive Technology Maintenance Light Repair Technical Diploma
Aviation Technician – Airframe Technical Diploma
Aviation Technician – Powerplant Technical Diploma
Aviation Maintenance Technician - General (AMT-G) Certificate
Boiler Operator Certificate
Bricklaying Technical Diploma
Carpentry Technical Diploma
CNC Setup and Operations Certificate
Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Technician Technical Diploma
Diesel and Powertrain Servicing Technical Diploma
Electrical Power Distribution/Line Mechanic Technical Diploma
Electricity Technical Diploma
Landscape Horticulture Associate Degree
Landscape Horticulture Technician Technical Diploma
Machine Tool Operations Technical Diploma
Manufacturing Maintenance Technical Diploma
Power Engineering and Boiler Operator Technical Diploma
Preparatory Plumbing Technical Diploma
Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating Service Technician Technical Diploma
Tool and Die Making Technical Diploma
Welding Fundamentals Certificate
Welding Technical Diploma
Welding Technology Associate Degree

STEM ACADEMIC & CAREER PATHWAY
Architectural Technology Associate Degree
Biomedical Electronics Technology Associate Degree
Civil Engineering Technology Associate Degree
Computer Electronics Technology Associate Degree
Electronic Engineering Technology Associate Degree
Electronic Technology – Automation Associate Degree
Electronics Technician Fundamentals Technical Diploma
IT Digital Forensics Analyst Technical Diploma
IT Help Desk Support Specialist Technical Diploma
IT Information Systems Security Specialist Associate Degree
IT Mobile Applications Developer Associate Degree
IT Network Specialist Associate Degree
IT Networking and Infrastructure Administration Technical Diploma
IT Web and Software Developer Associate Degree
Mechanical and Computer Drafting Technical Diploma
Mechanical Design Technology Associate Degree
Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Support Specialist Certificate
Surveying and Mapping Technical Diploma

MEN'S NTO ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT ACADEMIC & CAREER PATHWAY
Accounting Assistant Technical Diploma
Administrative Professional Associate Degree
Banking and Financial Services Associate Degree
Bilingual Office Assistant Technical Diploma
Event Management Associate Degree
Financial Services Technical Diploma
Financial Services Trainee Certificate
Human Resources Associate Degree
Medical Administrative Specialist Associate Degree
Medical Billing Technical Diploma
Special Event Management Technical Diploma

COMMUNITY & HUMAN SERVICES ACADEMIC & CAREER PATHWAY
Aesthetician Skin Care Therapist Associate Degree
Aesthetician Technical Diploma
Child Care Services Technical Diploma
Cosmetology Technical Diploma
Early Childhood Education Associate Degree
Human Service Associate Associate Degree
Legal Studies/Paralegal Associate Degree
Nail Technician Technical Diploma
Post-Baccalaureate Legal Studies/Paralegal Technical Diploma
Preschool Certificate

HEALTHCARE ACADEMIC & CAREER PATHWAY
Anesthesia Technology Associate Degree
Cardiovascular Technology – Echocardiography Associate Degree
Cardiovascular Technology – Invasive Associate Degree
Community Health and Nutrition Navigator Associate Degree
Dental Assistant Technical Diploma
Dental Hygiene Associate Degree
Dietary Manager Certificate
Health Information Technology Associate Degree
Healthcare Customer Service Certificate
LPN to ADN Progression Associate Degree
Medical Assistant Technical Diploma
Medical Coding Specialist Technical Diploma
Nursing Assistant Technical Diploma
Nutrition and Dietetic Technician Associate Degree
Pharmacy Technician Technical Diploma
Phlebotomy Technical Diploma
Practical Nursing Technical Diploma
Registered Nursing Associate Degree
Surgical Technology Associate Degree

NTO Program Brochure - English (pdf)

NTO Program Brochure - Spanish (pdf)

 

Questions?

Contact:
Joan Viksjo, 
Coordinator, Non-Traditional Occupations (NTO) Program
414-297-8162
NTO@matc.edu