NMCC's trade and technical occupations department offers a wide range of programs. The majority of the programs offer an associate’s in applied science degree or a certification option. Welding and Metal Fabrication is offered at the certificate level only. Wind Power Technology is offered as an associate’s in applied science degree only.
Each program requires a broad-based education centered on a core curriculum including technical specialty and general education courses. The associate degree level requires the most credits for completion and involves more demanding related courses, particularly in mathematics and physical sciences. The certificate level includes technical course work and a math and/or English course. Male and female graduates find that this preparation provides them added flexibility in their careers, enabling them to adapt readily to new task and work environments.