Nontraditional Occupations (NTO) are careers in which women or men comprise less than 25% of the workforce. Most NTO careers are expected to show rapid growth within the next ten years and many NTO programs are in high-demand fields. Pursuing a career that fits your personality, interests, and abilities can lead to satisfying and challenging work.

NTO Programs by Gender

At NTC, students who pursue an NTO program receive targeted advising, are connected with college resources, and participate in events such as employer panels and industry tours.

NTO Programs For Females

  • Agri-Business
  • Architectural Design & Technology
  • Automation Systems Technology
  • Automotive Technology
  • Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement
  • Criminal Justice Studies
  • Crop Science
  • Culinary Arts
  • Dairy Grazier Apprenticeship
  • Dairy Science
  • Diesel Technology
  • Electrical & Instrumentation Apprentice
  • Electromechanical Technology
  • Fire Medic
  • Fire Services Leadership
  • Industrial Electrician Apprentice
  • Instrumentation Apprentice
  • IT - Network Specialist
  • IT - Software Developer
  • Law Enforcement in 21st Century
  • Lubrication Technician
  • Machinist Apprentice
  • Maintenance Technician Apprentice
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology
  • Mechanical Design Engineering Technology
  • Millwright/Maintenance Apprentice
  • Plumbing Apprentice
  • Safety Engineering Technology
  • Small Business Entrepreneurship
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Tool & Die Apprentice
  • Veterinary Science
  • Video Production
  • Welding Fabrication And Robotics

NTO Programs For Males

  • Accounting Assistant
  • Administrative Professional
  • Cosmetology
  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Healthcare Receptionist
  • Human Services Assistant
  • Human Services Associate
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Coding Specialist
  • Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Medical Office Specialist
  • Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Office Assistant
  • Phlebotomy Technician
  • Radiography
  • Surgical Technologist


Contact, Chris Munson, the Director of Advising and Student Success. Chris guides, advocates, and empowers NTC learners to achieve their educational, personal, and professional goals. She assists in connecting students with campus and community resources while she leads the Student Success Advisors and helps coordinate Diversity Services for the college.

Chris Munson

Christine Munson

Director of Advising and Student Success