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Engineering, Manufacturing & Technology

Architecture Technology & Construction, Electronic Engineering Technology, Machine Trades, Mechanical Drafting & Design and Welding

People in engineering, manufacturing and technology trades make the world go around. These jobs build the infrastructure and the tools to build the infrastructure that keep society working.

Anoka Technical College offers the following Engineering, Manufacturing and Technology programs:

Architectural Technology & Construction
Electronic Engineering Technology

Architectural Technology AAS degree 

Architectural and Construction Technology 

Architectural 2D CAD certificate

Construction Electrician diploma

Construction Estimating certificate

Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) AAS degree

Electronic Technology diploma

Robotic and Electronic Engineering Technology AAS degree
Machine Trades
Mechanical Drafting & Design

CNC Design and Manufacturing Technology AAS degree

Advanced CNC Machine Technology diploma

Machine Technology Certificate 1, 2 and 3 certificates

Mechanical Drafting and Design AAS degree

Mechanical CAD Drafter diploma

Mechanical  CAD Operator certificate

Quality Inspector 
Welding Technology AAS degree

Welding diploma

Basic Welding certificate

Welding Fabricator certificate

Pipe Welder certificate

Quality Inspector certificate

In engineering, manufacturing and technology, there are many types of jobs in a variety of industries. If you are, or would like to be, good at building things from scratch or fixing things that are broken, this field may be the right one for you.

Anoka Technical College offers programs that respond to an increasing industry demand for highly-qualified personnel who have a combination of technical and critical-thinking skills. If you are a problem solver, the Engineering, Manufacturing or Technology program may be just what you are looking for.

If you are a problem solver, a manufacturing or construction program may be just what you are looking for.

Here are sample careers, growth expected and salaries in the metropolitan area and throughout Minnesota.

Job Title

Percent Change in Employment 2014-2024 Twin Cities Minnesota
Median Wage per hour (2017)
Architectural Drafter -4.80% $26.10 $25.11
Biomedical Equipment Repairer
7.70% $28.96 $29.29
CNC Machine Programmer 18.50%% $29.03 $28.08
CNC Tool Operator 20.00% $22.34 $20.20
Construction Manager
2.40% $42.73 $41.76
Construction Inspector
5.10% $33.47 $32.16
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technician -4.20% $30.27 $29.65
Electrician 10.60% $36.55 $32.46
Engineering Technician -2.10% $27.75 $27.97
Fabricator/Assembler 2.70% $16.99 $16.69
Machinist 10.00% $24.40  $23.00
Medical Equipment Repairer 7.70% $28.96 $29.29
Sheet Metal Worker 3.90% $36.84 $32.04
Supervisor, Construction and Extraction Worker
$35.31 $34.05
Welder/Cutters/Solderers/Brazers 0.90% $21.50 $20.34

Source: Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development (DEED) and Minnesota Career Information System (MCIS).