Construction, Engineering, Manufacturing & Technology

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People in construction, 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 Construction Engineering, Manufacturing and Technology programs:

Architecture & Construction Technology
Machine Trades

Architectural Technology Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree

 Architectural and Construction Technician diploma

Architectural 2D CAD certificate

Construction Electrician diploma

Construction Estimating certificate

CNC Design and Manufacturing Technology Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree

Advanced CNC Machine Technology diploma

Machine Technology Certificate 1, 2 and 3 certificates

Mechanical Drafting & Design 

Mechanical CAD Drafting and Design Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree

Mechanical CAD Drafter diploma

Mechanical  CAD Operator certificate

Quality Inspector certificate

Quality Technician certificate

Robotic & Electronic Engineering Technology

Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree

Electronic Technology diploma

Robotic and Electronic Engineering Technology Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree

Special Electronics Technician Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree

Welding Technology Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree

Welding diploma

Basic Welding certificate

Welding Fabricator certificate

Pipe Welder certificate


In construction, 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 Construction, Engineering, Manufacturing or Technology 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).