Non-Traditional Students

Non-Traditional Students

Dare to be different!

The time is now! Discover Non-Traditional Career Opportunities.  It’s never too early to plan your future.

Breaking free of traditional career paths can result in greater job satisfaction and opportunity beyond expectations. High-skill, high-paying career opportunities abound in Non-Traditional Occupations.

What is a Non-Traditional  Occupation (NTO)?

NTO careers are defined as an occupation in which 75% or more of the workforce is of the opposite gender. For example, women in welding, criminal justice, and engineering and males in nursing and early childhood education.

Why chose a Non-Traditional Occupation?

  • Satisfying and challenging work
  • Opportunities for growth and advancement
  • Satisfying and rewarding work in a diverse environment
  • Higher salary and benefits
  • Occupational fit to your personality, interests, and abilities

NTO Programs at Mid-State


  • Automotive Technician
  • Civil Engineering Technology - Highway Technician
  • Criminal Justice-Corrections and Community Advocacy
  • Criminal Justice – Law Enforcement
  • Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technician
  • Electrical Power Engineering Technician
  • Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic
  • Farm Business & Production Management
  • Farm Operation
  • Health Informatics and Information Management
  • Industrial Mechanical Technician
  • Instrumentation & Controls Engineering Technology
  • IT – Network Specialist
  • IT – Software Developer
  • Machine Tool Technician
  • Paramedic Technician
  • Renewable Energy Specialist
  • Solar Electric Technician
  • Sustainable Heating & Cooling Technician
  • Urban Forestry Technician
  • Welding


  • Accounting
  • Administrative Professional
  • Cosmetology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Medical Assistant
  • Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Office Support Specialist
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Phlebotomy Technician
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Surgical Technologist