Construction Estimating

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Program Information

The Anoka Technical College Construction Estimating certificate is a 28-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 receives training in related areas such as plan reading, residential/commercial construction, specifications, construction scheduling and Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) and Revit software

Program Learning Outcomes

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

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Construction Estimating certificate program learn skills and technology that can be applied to a wide variety of careers in the construction industry employers including but not limited to an architectural, electrical, mechanical, structural or civil engineering firm. Construction subcontractors, lumber suppliers, home improvement centers. Residential builders and construction material suppliers are all possible employers. Quantifying utility and infrastructure design elements is another area for this certificate.

Wage information is available from the Minnesota Department of Education and the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.

Course Prerequisites

Some courses in this program may require a prerequisite. Please see course descriptions for more details.

Program Sequence

 Fall Semester 14
 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 14
 ARCH 1015  Commercial Construction
 ARCH 1031  Building Systems
 ARCH 2025
 Revit Architectural 3D CAD
 CEST 1010  Construction Estimating II 3
 CEST 1020  Computer Estimating 2
 SPCH 1200  Interpersonal Communications (Goal 1&7)

Part-Time Options

Students can choose to complete this program part-time. Part-time students will take longer to complete their program than students who follow the full-time sequence listed on the official program guide (see the program guide PDF under the LINKS section to the right). Because every course may not be offered each semester, it is important for part-time students to reach out to their faculty advisors for help in planning their long-term, part-time course sequence. Refer to the below PDF document for first semester part-time course options and further information.

PDF Part-time Options

Graduation Requirements

Students must earn a cumulative 2.0 GPA or higher to be eligible for graduation from this program.


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Fall: August
Spring: January (with instructor approval)




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