About ATC

Train to Gain!

Anoka Technical College, with a campus in Anoka, MN, has been a leading provider of higher education and training in the North Metro since 1967 offering more than 70+ career programs accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. A member of the Minnesota State system, the college serves more than 2,800 learners of all ages as they pursue certificates, diplomas and Associate in Applied Science degrees designed to lead immediately to rewarding, in-demand careers.

Anoka Technical College is aligned with Anoka-Ramsey Community College and together the institutions serve more than 16,000 learners – the largest community and technical college entity in Minnesota. 

Our Mission

Provide innovative career and technical education to help our students and communities live and learn well.

Our Vision

A vital student-and community-focused institution, providing the finest career and technical education in Minnesota.

Our Values

  • Learning
  • Respect
  • Openness
  • Diversity
  • Innovation
  • Excellence
  • Integrity

Our Goals

Anoka Technical College's Strategic Plan enumerates four institutional goals. Embedded within these goals is a commitment to quality education and student success, ultimately leading to graduation. Graduating with a degree and/or certificate benefits both career and transfer students. By graduating with a credential, students demonstrate their persistence and skills and are better prepared for the challenges of life and future studies.

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Our Commitment to Cultural Diversity

Anoka Technical College is a member of a college community that is committed to creating a positive, supportive environment and welcomes a diversity of opinions and ideas for students, faculty and staff of all cultures. The college will not tolerate racism, harassment, or any derogatory remarks about a student’s race, sexual orientation, religion, class, gender, or physical limitations. ATC believes the best and most effective learning environment for tomorrow’s leaders is in a multicultural environment.

Core College Competencies

 The Assessment Committee at ATC has identified the following three core college competencies to be included and formally assessed in every diploma and Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree. All degreed students will be able to:
  • communicate effectively.
  • problem solve.
  • interact in complex, dynamic environments.  

 A more detailed explanation of each competency follows:

  1. Communicate Effectively
    Effective communication involves writing, speaking, or communicating using language appropriate to the audience, technology, and purpose. Effective communication also includes receiving information/listening actively with understanding, demonstrating college-level reading comprehension, and writing in Standard English. 

  2. Problem Solve
    Problem solving involves recognizing, analyzing, and defining problems, drawing logical well-supported conclusions, and testing them against relevant criteria and standards. Problem solving also includes examining issues by identifying and challenging assumptions (including one’s own), developing alternative solutions or strategies, and evaluating practical and ethical implications. 

  3. Interact in Complex, Dynamic Environments
    Interacting in complex, dynamic environments involves collaborating and interacting effectively with others and identifying individual and group roles.  It also includes recognizing social responsibilities, ethics, and individual rights in society. Another element is recognizing social diversity, including contributions, traditions, cultures, lifestyles, and/or values of others. 

Our Commitment to Institutional Integrity

Anoka Technical College is dedicated to helping every learner acquire the essential knowledge, skills and attitudes to be successful.

Anoka Tech recognizes that ethical behavior creates an effective learning environment and helps the students and the institution accomplish their goals.

The college defines integrity as the responsibility to deliver education and services as promised.

Equitable treatment of all people involved with the college is fundamental to the integrity of Anoka Technical College.

Integrity requires:

  • mutual respect for all, regardless of roles and responsibilities.
  • open and free exchange of information relative to individual roles and responsibilities.
  • non-discriminatory practices regarding the admission and retention of students and the hiring and retention of college employees.
  • commitment to a student-centered program of studies.
  • commitment to on-going professional growth and development for faculty and staff.
  • honest and truthful communication regarding the College’s programs, policies and practices.

2018 Capital Request and Supplemental Budget


Minnesota State is requesting $130 million for Asset Preservation; $94.5 million for Bonding Projects (#MinnStatePriority1)

  • In June 2017, the Board of Trustees adopted the FY2018 Capital Program Recommendation that called for $130 million in asset preservation and $94.5 million in projects.
  • Asset Preservation (HEAPR) is the #1 priority for our capital request. This is the first capital program in our history in which the Asset Preservation request has been larger than the projects request.
  • This request includes funds for every college and university for repair and replacement of roofs and exterior building envelopes, plumbing and electrical systems, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), and corrects life safety and code matters.


Minnesota State is requesting $10 million for FY2019 campus support

  • The $10 million campus support request assists campuses to meet student and community needs.
  • Student success is critical to meeting the need for talent and reducing economic and racial disparities.
  • Our colleges and universities provide the talent Minnesota needs and are critical to the success of the state’s regional and local economies.
  • Our colleges and universities are focused on strategies for improving student success, reducing educational disparities, deepening collaboration, and honoring the unique contributions of each college and university.
  • Improving student success is central to the financial health of our colleges and universities.
  • Across our colleges and universities we continue to improve the efficiency by which we manage curriculum and academic programs while protecting student choice and program specialization.

Minnesota State is requesting $21 million for Student Record System Update (replacing ISRS with NextGen

  • The $21 million would fund NextGen, which would serve as the central technology system for the 37 Minnesota State colleges and universities.
  • ISRS is our student record system that was originally developed in the 1990’s to meet the HR, accounting, and student records needs of the newly formed system of state colleges and universities.
  • Through the years, ISRS has grown considerably and critical updates have been added, but it retains much of its 1990’s technology architecture. Today, ISRS has 32 integrated modules developed using a combination of five programming languages. It is used by nearly 400,000 people including every member of our faculty and staff and all of our students.