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Construction Estimating

The Anoka Technical College Construction Estimating certificate is a 26-credit program that consists of technical courses designed to develop skills relating to the field of construction cost estimating, quantity surveying and building materials.

In addition to estimating skills, the student receive training in related areas such as plan reading, residential/commercial construction, specifications, construction scheduling and Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) software.

Course Prerequisites

Some courses may require appropriate test score or completing basic math, basic English and/or reading courses with a “C” or better.

Program Learning Outcomes

  By completing this program, students will achieve the following learning outcomes.

  1. Construction Print Reading
  2. Residential construction materials estimating
  3. Commercial construction materials estimating
  4. Construction general conditions estimating
  5. Computer Estimating

Program Sequence

 Fall Semester
 ARCH 1000  Residential Construction
 ARCH 1002  Construction Print Reading
 ARCH 1043  Architectural CAD I
 CEST 1000  Construction Estimating I 3
 CEST 1030  Project Management for Estimators 2
 COMP 1002  Computer Technology for Communication 2
 Spring Semester
 ARCH 1015  Commercial Construction
 ARCH 1031  Building Systems
 CEST 1010  Construction Estimating II 3
 CEST 1020  Computer Estimating 2
 SPCH 1200  Interpersonal Communications 3

Graduation Requirements

All Anoka Technical College students seeking an Associate in Applied Science (AAS), diploma, or certificate must meet the cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher.

Transfer Opportunities

To see how this may transfer into other Anoka Technical College program or into another college, visit:

Industry Information

Anoka Technical College Construction Estimating certificate graduates learn skills and technology that can be applied to a wide variety of construction industry employers including construction subcontractors, lumber suppliers, home improvement centers and construction material suppliers.


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“I’ve always loved sketching and architecture and after my husband and I designed and built our home, I knew what I wanted to do. I initially chose Anoka Tech because of the location but after meeting with the Architecture program instructor, I knew this would be a good fit to get my career underway without the huge price tag. It focused on the important aspects of my chosen field and the great staff helped me get there.”