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Anoka Technical College

Anoka Technical College
Anoka Technical College will give you the opportunity and the tools that allow you to get your dream on track, whether you're seeking an associate degree, certificate or diploma, planning toward a four-year degree, brushing up your workplace skills or taking courses for enrichment. The college has more than 35 career programs that respond to today's contemporary and traditional technical industry needs. Anoka Technical College is aligned with Anoka-Ramsey Community College.

School Highlights

  • 90% overall job placement rates in all programs
  • Practical nursing and nursing assistant programs ranked among top 20 in the nation
  • Serving more than 2,700 students annually
  • Legal Administrative program 100% online
  • Welding program on campus and in Cambridge area
  • Information Technology programs with convenient start dates to suit your schedule

Anoka Technical College is aligned with Anoka-Ramsey Community College.


Student Enrollment and Demographics

  • Total number of students served: 2,781
  • Full-time students: 43%
  • Part-time students: 56%
  • Percent female: 59%
  • Percent male: 39%
  • Percent students of color: 21%

Largest Programs

Health Information Technology; Information Technology Management; CNC Manufacturing Technology; Medical Coding; Automotive Technician; Practical Nursing.

Unique Programs

Medical Scribe Specialist, Logistics, Broadcast Captioning, Judicial Reporting, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Golf Course Grounds Management, Health Information Technology, Multimedia and Gaming, Information Technology


Anoka Technical College does not have on-campus student housing, but roommate and housing lists are available.


• Bus • Train
The college is accessible by Metro Transit and the Northstar Commuter Rail.


• Off Street


Admission requirements

Anoka Technical College has an open admissions policy. This means:

  • You can enroll if you have a high school diploma or a GED. Even without those, you may be admitted if you demonstrate potential for success in college.
  • You don’t have to take a standardized test to be admitted, and your high school grades and class rank are not considered.
  • After you are admitted, you will take a placement test. That will tell you if you need to take remedial or developmental courses, which will not count toward a degree, before you can take college-level courses. Many students need just one developmental course, often in math or English. If you have taken these subjects every year in high school, you are more likely to do well on the placement test.

You can complete your studies in less time and for less total cost if you come well prepared for college-level work, especially by taking math, English, science and social studies classes every year in high school. Also, some programs of study require more math and science, so your high school preparation makes a difference.

Apply early in 12th grade. This increases your chances of being admitted to the specific program you want when you enter college. Some programs are more popular than others and fill early.

Apply online

Using the e-application, you may apply to Anoka Technical College and other schools in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.


Opportunity, choice, excellence
You’ll find lots of program choices and the top-quality education you want at an affordable cost. Personal attention from faculty and staff, real-world experiences and outstanding student support services all focus on helping you succeed. Be inspired and challenged as you prepare for your future career.

Program Title Award
Administrative Specialist AAS
Administrative Specialist DIP
Administrative Specialist CERT
Advanced CAD Drafting CERT
Advanced CNC Machine Technology DIP
Architectural 2D CAD CERT
Architectural Technology AAS
Architectural and Construction Technician DIP
Automotive Technician AAS
Automotive Technician DIP
Basic Welding CERT
Biomedical Equipment Technician AAS
Broadcast Captioning/CART CERT
Business Data Analyst AAS
CNC Design and Manufacturing Technology AAS
Community Social Services AAS
Construction Electrician DIP
Construction Estimating CERT
Database Design and Development DIP
Electronic Engineering Technology AAS
Electronic Technology DIP
Emergency Medical Services CERT
Emergency Medical Services CERT
Game Programming DIP
Golf Course Grounds Management AAS
Golf Course Grounds Management DIP
Grounds Maintenance Technician CERT
Health Information Technology AAS
Health Technology CERT
Human Resource Development CERT
Information Technology Management AAS
Judicial Reporting AAS
Legal Administrative Assistant AAS
Legal Administrative Assistant DIP
Legal Administrative Assistant CERT
Machine Technology 1 CERT
Machine Technology 2 CERT
Machine Technology 3 CERT
Mechanical CAD Drafter DIP
Mechanical CAD Operator CERT
Mechanical Drafting and Design - CAD Drafter AAS
Medical Administrative Specialist AAS
Medical Assistant AAS
Medical Assistant DIP
Medical Coding Specialist DIP
Medical Receptionist DIP
Medical Scribe Specialist CERT
Mobile Development DIP
Multi-Axis Machining Advanced CERT
Network Analyst DIP
Network Management and Security DIP
Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide CERT
Occupational Therapy Assistant AAS
Pipe Welder CERT
Practical Nursing DIP
Quality Supervision CERT
Scoping/Proofreading CERT
Software Development DIP
Sterile Processing CERT
Supervisory Leadership CERT
Supervisory Management AAS
Surgical Technology AAS
Web Design and Development DIP
Welding AAS
Welding Fabricator CERT
Welding Technology DIP

The following degrees are available from Anoka Technical College

  • Associate of Applied Science
  • Certificate
  • Diploma

Tuition & finance

Tuition and Fees $5,584.00
FAFSA Code:007350

How to apply for financial aid
Your key to receiving financial aid to help pay your college costs is filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA form. Many students don’t realize they could qualify for grant money and federally guaranteed loans, so be sure to find out by filling out the form.

Complete the FAFSA after Jan. 1 of your senior year. Find the form online at or pick up the form at your school counselor’s office. For help with completing the form, go to your high school counselor or the financial aid office at the college or university you plan to attend.

The FAFSA determines your eligibility for one or more of the following types of financial aid:

Scholarships are a great source of aid, and you do not need to pay them back. Many scholarships are available for students with special interests and backgrounds. Talk to your guidance counselor about what kind of scholarships you can get.

You may be eligible to receive federal and state grants of $300 to more than $7,000 per year. You do not need to pay these back.

Work study
Work study programs give you the opportunity to work on campus or with approved off-campus employers to earn money to pay for college. Work study jobs are often very flexible, allowing you to work around your classes and personal schedules.

Student loans
You also may be eligible for student loans, which must be paid back. Student loans usually have a lower interest rate than other kinds of loans.

Other ways to save

Reduced out-of-state tuition
Students from other states don’t always have to pay higher tuition if they want to attend the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. If you live in Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota or Manitoba, Canada, you’re eligible for tuition rates similar to those paid by Minnesota residents. And 26 of the state colleges and universities allow students from other states to pay the lower in-state rates, so ask a college or university about its tuition charges.

Tax credits
Some college students also benefit from two federal tax credit programs, the American Opportunity Tax Credit and the Lifetime Learning tax credit. These may apply to you or your family, depending on your financial circumstances.

Veterans are welcomed at the state colleges and universities. If you’ve served in the armed forces, you might be eligible for help with paying for college. Stop by one of the on-campus veterans centers for information, support and assistance. Also, check with the campus financial aid office about benefits from the new Minnesota GI Bill. Or go to

Campus Life

College is more than textbooks, classes, labs and studying. Plenty of clubs and program-related organizations,and activities help you meet new friends, develop leadership and team skills, stay fit and share the fun of working together on projects.

  • Bookstore
  • Career Services
  • Counseling Center
  • Disability Services
  • Diversity and Multiculturalism Center
  • Financial Aid
  • Food Service/Dining Services
  • Library
  • Public Safety
  • Scholarship Foundation
  • Star Alert
  • Student Advising
  • Student Employment Services
  • Student Success Center
  • Student Success Center
  • Technology Center
  • Transfer Assistance
  • Tutoring/Writing Services
  • Veterans Services
  • Phi Theta Kappa
Community and human services
  • Multicultural Student Center
Student government
  • Student Senate
Anoka Technical College
Anoka Technical College
1355 W. Highway 10
Anoka, MN 55303
Toll-Free: (866) 433-5590
Local: (763) 576-4850