University of Northwestern Ohio

Why College of Applied Technologies?

A College of Applied Technologies education gives you the power to do big things by delivering accredited academics at an affordable price with state-of-the-art facilities, a hands-on educational experience, small classes, a rich campus environment, industry relationships, and so much more!

State-of-the-Art Facilities

The College of Applied Technologies at UNOH resides in 9 modern buildings which contain more than 190,000 square feet of classroom and shop space, along with student and faculty lounge areas.  Each shop space is dedicated to a particular major of study and includes training aides and technologies that you will see in the industry today.  Take a look inside each of the buildings by visiting the interactive campus map or by taking the Virtual Tour.

Hands-On Educational Experience

Get a feel for your future! UNOH gives you real hands-on experience. In the College of Applied Technologies, 70% of the time you’ll be rolling up your sleeves doing hands-on work in the classroom and the shop, the other 30% is spent learning the theory behind the technology from the best in the business.  All of your instructors have years of experience working in the industry so make those connections in the classroom and in the industry.  Oftentimes those relationships can lead to future employment following graduation!

Small Class Sizes

Technical classes in the College of Applied Technologies are limited to 20 students.  This means you will receive an individualized education with personal attention from your instructors.  One-on-one attention from day one all the way through graduation.  You won’t be just a number at UNOH, your instructors will know you by name and be as invested in your success as you are!

Rich Campus Environment

At the University of Northwestern Ohio you’ll experience a rich co-ed campus environment featuring year-round student activities, on-campus housing opportunities, and more than 30 student clubs and organizations.  UNOH also includes collegiate athletics, an Indoor Athletic Complex, and Racers Station, a student lounge built with you in mind that serves as a home base for a majority of the student events on campus.  UNOH attracts student from around the world with more than 4,500 students attending from 40 states and 39 different countries.  You’ll meet students from around the world all while enjoying classes and campus life. Want to see more of what your life will look like outside of classes?  Check out this video.

Career Opportunities

College of Applied Technologies students will enter 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 2024 and beyond (see chart below*).

Currently Occupational Field Growth Potential in Field Percentage Job Openings Due to Growth & Replacement through 2026
Automotive 706,600 2% 69,000
Agricultural Equipment 47,600 11% 4,900
Diesel 275,400 8% 28,100
HVAC/R 380,400 5% 38,500
Robotics 13,400 2% 1,500

* The statistics are based upon U.S. Bureau of Labor & Statistics 2020-2030 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 many other sanctioning bodies.

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)
Air Conditioning Heating Refrigeration Institute (AHRI)
American Council for Construction Education (ACCE)
American Marketing Association (AMA)
American Parts Rebuilders Association (APRA)
American Refrigeration Institute (ARI)
American Trucking Association (ATA)
American Vocational Association (AVA)
American Welding Society (AWS)
Association of Diesel Specialists (ADS)
Automobile Race Club of America (ARCA)
Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA)
Automotive Engine Rebuilders Association (AERA)
Automotive Parts and Accessories Association (APAA)
Automotive Service Association (ASA)
Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)
Automotive Service Industry Association (ASIA)
B-K Tool and Design
HVAC Excellence
Honda of America Manufacturing, Anna Engine Plant
Honda Transmission Manufacturing of America
Industry Planning Council (IPC)
Integrated Systems Technologies (IST)
Kalida Manufacturing Inc.
Kirby Risk
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 Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR)
National Hot Rod Association (NHRA)
National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA)
North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT)
Ohio Trucking Maintenance Council
Optimists International
Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES)
Robotic Industries Association (RIA)
Rockwell Automation
Skills USA
Society for Automotive Engineers (SAE)
Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA)
Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC)
United States Auto Club (USAC)
Vocational Industrial Clubs of America (VICA)
World Racing Group (WoO, Dirt Car Racing)