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Youth & Summer Programs

Due to COVID-19, Anoka Technical College is offering a variety of online and virtual summer programming this summer. 

  • Tech Explore Camp opportunities are for student who will be in grades 5-8 Fall of 2020
  • Scrubs Camp Online is for students entering 9-12 grade fall of 2020
  • Summer Bridge Academy is open to a select group of college age students

Please see the individual tabs below for more details and registration information.

Interactive Family Workshop Series

Due to the precautions Minnesota State and Anoka Technical College is taking in response to COVID-19, this series has been canceled until further notice. 

Join us on Saturdays this Spring for hands-on workshops where you will have fun learning valuable skills and gain knowledge about college and career paths that are in high demand, high paying fields.
Click on the workshops below to learn more and register.

Scrubs Camp Online

We are excited to announce the launching of our new Scrubs Online program, which is being offered free of charge. The Scrubs Online program will officially open June 15, 2020. 

The Scrubs Online program will have 5 required modules where you will learn about careers as a: Licensed Practical Nurse, Emergency Medical Professional, Radiological Technician, Surgical Technician and Phlebotomy Technician. The modules can be done at your own pace and will be available through Aug. 22.

We will also host weekly Q&A sessions starting the week of July 6, presented by several healthcare professionals throughout seven weeks. All live sessions will last about an hour but will have a short presentation of the career, and will then be open for discussion and questions to help participants start to explore future healthcare career opportunities. 

There are also many resources that will be shared throughout the length of the program.  Resources include: other careers that are not highlighted in the required modules, information on entry-level healthcare careers, staying connected to healthcare opportunities, discussion boards for you to ask questions that may not be covered in modules, weekly optional check-ins and much more.

If you are interested in this free online offering, please fill out the following survey for us so we know to continue to include you in Scrubs Online updates.

Fill Out Survey Here

We hope to see you online this summer!

Questions? Please contact Rebecca Walker, Connections Coordinator at

Summer Bridge Academy

The Summer Bridge Academy is designed to help you be successful in college-level courses in the fall and to ease your transition to college. Whether you are an entering college freshman who recently graduated from high school or a student returning to school after time away, this program is designed to be a free* alternative to developmental education courses, saving you time and money. Summer Bridge Academy will help ease the transition to college life by providing you opportunity to build your confidence as a scholar while networking with fellow students and Anoka Technical College staff and faculty.

Why should you participate?

Develop Learning Strategies and Study Skills: Program activities are focused on building skills in reading, writing, and math. This work will not only help become a stronger student, but can help you focus on the road ahead, which may save you time and money. 
Meet Fellow Students: The Summer Bridge Academy is ideal for getting to know peers who can support you during the program and beyond. The program is only open to a limited number of students, providing ample opportunity for you to get to know those participating as you work, learn, think, and have fun together.  
Plan for Your Future: In addition to preparing you for the near future as you get ready to start college in the fall, the Summer Bridge Academy is a chance to think and dream even bigger. Anoka Technical College staff can assist you in considering your academic and career goals and help map out the best path to achieving them. 
Explore What Anoka Technical College Has to Offer: Anoka Technical College is bursting with resources that are at your disposal and can help you succeed in college and beyond. Through Summer Bridge Academy, you have an opportunity to learn about resources and services for students such as tutoring, the Writing Center, workshops, campus events, and more.

Program Details

  • Dates: June 15-July 9
  • Location: Completely Online

Eligibility Requirements

  • Incoming new students who have been accepted to Anoka Technical College
  • Students who are returning to school after at least one year of not attending a MinnState college/university
  • Accuplacer score(s) in the following range:
    • Reading: Next Gen score 215-249 (Classic 40-77)
      • Reading score is also used to determine Writing/English placement.
    • Math (Arithmetic): Next Gen score 200-264 (Classic 30-70)
      •  Students applying to programs with specific admissions criteria must also meet those requirements

  • Program Workshop/Activities Include*:
    • Due to COVID-19, we will not be offering any additional workshops or activities. However, our tutoring centers will be available virtually as a resource for Summer Bridge Academy students. 

*Topics and events are subject to change.


Rebecca Walker, Connections Coordinator,, 763-576-4167

Summer Bridge Academy Interest Form

Virtual Tech Explore Camp

Join us for two FREE* Virtual Summer Workshops in June!

Virtual Summer Camp

Engineering a Chain Reaction Contraption: Join us for two afternoons of innovative engineering. Open to students entering 5-8th grade in Fall 2020. Students must have a computer and internet access. Stay tuned for a supply list. There may be an option to purchase supplies.


Virtual Summer Camp

Introduction to E-Textiles: Learn how to build a soft circuit (connecting a light and battery), switches, parallel circuits and micro-controllers and more! Open to students entering 5-8th grade in Fall 2020. Students must have a computer and internet access. 


*There is a possibility there may be a small supply kit fee associated with the camps. Please stay tuned for additional details.

Questions? Contact Rebecca Walker, Connections Coordinator at or 763-576-4167.



Rebecca Walker
Connections Coordinator