Engineering Technology degree to begin this fall

TRAVERSE CITY - NMC will offer a new degree in Engineering Technology this fall, preparing students for well-paying technical careers in four sub-specialty fields.

The two-year associate degree program will offer all students a broad base of science, technology, engineering and mathematics courses. Students would also choose one of four area of specialization: environmental testing technology, photonics (laser) technology, marine technology or electronics engineering technology.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, environmental testing offers the greatest job growth, projected at 30 percent by 2018. Photonics is projected to grow by 10 percent, and the other fields 5 percent each. Median salaries in Michigan and the U.S. are above $57,000.

The new program will be among those showcased at Career Technical Day March 15 at the Parsons-Stulen Building. The public is invited to the open house starting at 5 p.m.

Find program information here.

Release date: January 17, 2012

For more information

Ed Bailey
Director, Technical Academic Area
(231) 995-1215