Why College of Technologies?

State-of-the-Art Facilities

The growth of the College of Applied Technologies over the years has resulted in the expansion into six modern buildings, which contain more than 163,000 square feet of classroom and shop space, along with student and faculty lounges to accommodate increasing enrollments in the programs.

Hands-On Educational Experience

The University of Northwestern Ohio offers state-of-the-art programs to educate students to handle advanced professional technology within the industry. Experienced instructors develop and teach a curriculum designed to prepare students for success. Knowledge-based and performance-based courses are carefully integrated to provide a well-balanced education.

Career Opportunities

The University of Northwestern Ohio graduates will enter into a growing job market. According to industry sources, the job market for graduates of both the degree or diploma programs is expected to increase steadily to the year 2022 and beyond (see chart below*).

Currently Occupational Field Growth Potential in Field Percentage Job Openings Due to Growth & Replacement by 2018
Automotive 870,000 6% 289,000
Agricultural Equipment 94,800 7% 34,000
Diesel 250,800 8.6% 75,100
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration 305,500 12% 136,400
* The statistics are based upon U.S. Bureau of Labor & Statistics 2012-2022 employment projections.

In addition, the High Performance job market offers an extensive variety of opportunities. This multi-billion dollar industry offers careers in performance engine building and testing, chassis building and modification, graphics and after-market accessories. Also opportunities to work with these sanctioning bodies: Automobile Race Club of America (ARCA), United States Auto Club (USAC), National Hot Rod Association (NHRA), International Hot Rod Association (IHRA), and more.

Member Relationships & Networking

The UNOH network has a growing list of members, which gives students the best opportunity to connect with the professional community during and after their college experience.

Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA)
American Parts Rebuilders Association (APRA)
Automobile Race Club of America (ARCA)
Air Conditioning Heating Refrigeration Institute (AHRI)
American Vocational Association (AVA)
American Welding Society (AWS)
Association of Diesel Specialists (ADS)
Automotive Engine Rebuilders Association (AERA)
Automotive Parts and Accessories Association (APAA)
Automotive Service Association (ASA)
Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)
Automotive Service Industry Association (ASIA)
Industry Planning Council (IPC)
Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS)
Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA)
National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC)
National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF)
National FFA Organization
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR)
National Hot Rod Association (NHRA)
National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA)
North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT)
Partnership for Air Conditioning Heating Refrigeration Accreditation (PAHRA)
Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES)
Robotic Industries Association (RIA)
Society for Automotive Engineers (SAE)
Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA)
United States Auto Club (USAC)
Vocational Industrial Clubs of America (VICA)