Anoka Technical College

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Anoka Technical College will give you the opportunity and the tools that allow you to get your dream on track, whether you're seeking an associate degree, certificate or diploma, planning toward a four-year degree, brushing up your workplace skills or taking courses for enrichment. The college has more than 35 career programs that respond to today's contemporary and traditional technical industry needs. Anoka Technical College is aligned with Anoka-Ramsey Community College.

Anoka Technical College
1355 W. Highway 10
Anoka, MN 55303

Local: (763) 576-4850

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City: Anoka
Population: 17,345

School highlights

  • New Student Success Center in a centralized location offers coaches, counselors, tutoring, mentoring, job placement and more for student success.
  • Located just outside of the Twin Cities, the college has more than 35 career programs that respond to today’s contemporary and traditional technical industry needs.
  • Many programs can be completed in two years or less.
  • Teaching method focuses on hands-on learning and doing what you learn.
  • The college has transfer agreements with many four-year institutions, including Bemidji State University; Concordia College; Metropolitan State University; Minnesota State University, Mankato; Minnesota State University Moorhead; St. Cloud State University; and University of Minnesota, Crookston.
  • Small class sizes, with a 22-to-1 student-teacher ratio, include hands-on, lecture and group learning experiences.
  • New science lab opened in 2009.
  • Many classes offered online.
  • Modern classrooms equipped with latest equipment and technology.
  • Full- and part-time student scholarships and financial aid available to those who qualify. 
  • Professional training and continuing education classes provided by the Anoka Technical College Corporate Center, located on campus.
  • Campus remodeling in 2011 includes new math and writing lab.
  • Student food shelf on campus established in 2010.

Anoka Technical College is aligned with Anoka-Ramsey Community College.
 


 

 

Student enrollment and demographics

  • Total number of students served: 2,891
  • Full-time students: 45.4%
  • Part-time students: 54.6%
  • Percent female: 61%
  • Percent male: 38.6%
  • Percent students of color: 18.5%


Largest programs

Practical Nursing; Information Technology; Medical Assistant; Surgical Technology; Machine Trades; Occupational Therapy Assistant


Unique programs

Logistics, Broadcast Captioning, Judicial Reporting, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Golf Course Grounds Management, Health Information Technology, Multimedia and Gaming, Information Technology

Transportation

The college is accessible by Metro Transit and the Northstar Commuter Rail.

  • Bus
  • Train

Admissions

Admissions requirements

Anoka Technical College has an open admissions policy. This means:

  • You can enroll if you have a high school diploma or a GED. Even without those, you may be admitted if you demonstrate potential for success in college.
  • You don’t have to take a standardized test to be admitted, and your high school grades and class rank are not considered.
  • After you are admitted, you will take a placement test. That will tell you if you need to take remedial or developmental courses, which will not count toward a degree, before you can take college-level courses. Many students need just one developmental course, often in math or English. If you have taken these subjects every year in high school, you are more likely to do well on the placement test.

You can complete your studies in less time and for less total cost if you come well prepared for college-level work, especially by taking math, English, science and social studies classes every year in high school. Also, some programs of study require more math and science, so your high school preparation makes a difference.

Apply early in 12th grade. That increases your chances of being admitted to the specific program you want when you enter college. Some programs are more popular than others and fill early.
 

Apply online

Using the e-application, you may apply to Anoka Technical College and other schools in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.

Academics

Opportunity, choice, excellence
You’ll find lots of program choices and the top-quality education you want at an affordable cost. Personal attention from faculty and staff, real-world experiences and outstanding student support services all focus on helping you succeed. Be inspired and challenged as you prepare for your future career.

Program TitleAward
Multimedia and Game ProgrammingDIP
A+ Personal Computer Support TechnicianDIP
AccountingAAS
Accounting Tax PreparerCERT
Administrative SpecialistAAS
Administrative SpecialistDIP
Administrative SpecialistCERT
Advanced CAD DraftingCERT
Architectural and Construction TechnicianDIP
Architectural TechnologyAAS
Automotive TechnicianDIP
Automotive TechnicianAAS
Basic CAD DraftingCERT
Basic WeldingCERT
Biomedical Equipment TechnicianAAS
BookkeeperCERT
Broadcast Captioning/CARTCERT
CNC MachinistDIP
CNC Manufacturing TechnologyDIP
CNC Manufacturing TechnologyAAS
Community Social ServicesAAS
Community Supports for People with DisabilitiesDIP
Construction ElectricianDIP
Construction EstimatingCERT
Convergence TechnologiesDIP
Electronic Engineering TechnologyAAS
Electronic TechnicianDIP
Electronic Technician ICERT
Electronic Technician IICERT
Emergency Medical ServicesCERT
Emergency Medical ServicesDIP
FabricatorCERT
Golf Course Grounds ManagementAAS
Golf Course Grounds ManagementDIP
Grounds Maintenance TechnicianCERT
Health Information TechnologyAAS
Health TechnologyCERT
Human Resource DevelopmentCERT
Information System AnalystDIP
Information Technology ManagementAAS
Judicial ReportingAAS
Landscape TechnicianCERT
Landscape TechnologyDIP
Landscape TechnologyAAS
Legal Administrative AssistantAAS
Legal Administrative AssistantDIP
LogisticsCERT
MachinistDIP
Mechanical Drafting and Design - CAD DrafterAAS
Mechanical Drafting and Design - CAD DrafterDIP
Medical Administrative SpecialistAAS
Medical AssistantAAS
Medical AssistantDIP
Medical Coding SpecialistDIP
Medical ReceptionistDIP
Mobile DevelopmentDIP
Multi-Axis Machining AdvancedCERT
Network AnalystDIP
Nursing Assistant/Home Health AideCERT
Occupational Therapy AssistantAAS
Payroll AccountingCERT
Pipe WelderCERT
Practical NursingDIP
Quality SupervisionCERT
Scoping/ProofreadingCERT
Software DevelopmentDIP
Sterile ProcessingCERT
Supervisory LeadershipCERT
Supervisory ManagementAAS
Surgical TechnologyAAS
Web Design and DevelopmentDIP
WeldingAAS
Welding TechnologyDIP
Program TitleAward
Legal Administrative AssistantAAS
Legal Administrative AssistantDIP
The following degrees are available from this school:
  • Associate in Applied Science
  • Certificate
  • Diploma
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Tuition & finance

Tuition and Fees (2012-2013): $5,567

FAFSA Code: 007350

How to apply for financial aid

Your key to receiving financial aid to help pay your college costs is filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA form. Many students don’t realize they could qualify for grant money and federally guaranteed loans, so be sure to find out by filling out the form.

Complete the FAFSA after Jan. 1 of your senior year. Find the form online at www.fafsa.ed.gov or pick up the form at your school counselor’s office. For help with completing the form, go to your high school counselor or the financial aid office at the college or university you plan to attend.

The FAFSA determines your eligibility for one or more of the following types of financial aid:

Scholarships
Scholarships are a great source of aid, and you do not need to pay them back. Many scholarships are available for students with special interests and backgrounds. Talk to your guidance counselor about what kind of scholarships you can get.

Grants
You may be eligible to receive federal and state grants of $300 to more than $7,000 per year. You do not need to pay these back.

Work study
Work study programs give you the opportunity to work on campus or with approved off-campus employers to earn money to pay for college. Work study jobs are often very flexible, allowing you to work around your classes and personal schedules.

Student loans
You also may be eligible for student loans, which must be paid back. Student loans usually have a lower interest rate than other kinds of loans.

Other ways to save

Reduced out-of-state tuition
Students from other states don’t always have to pay higher tuition if they want to attend the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. If you live in Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota or Manitoba, Canada, you’re eligible for tuition rates similar to those paid by Minnesota residents. And 26 of the state colleges and universities allow students from other states to pay the lower in-state rates, so ask a college or university about its tuition charges.

Tax credits
Some college students also benefit from two federal tax credit programs, the American Opportunity Tax Credit and the Lifetime Learning tax credit. These may apply to you or your family, depending on your financial circumstances.

Veterans
Veterans are welcomed at the state colleges and universities. If you’ve served in the armed forces, you might be eligible for help with paying for college. Stop by one of the on-campus veterans centers for information, support and assistance. Also, check with the campus financial aid office about benefits from the new Minnesota GI Bill. Or go to www.mymilitaryeducation.org.

Campus life

College is more than textbooks, classes, labs and studying. Plenty of clubs and program-related organizations, sports and recreational activities help you meet new friends, develop leadership and team skills, stay fit and share the fun of working together on projects.

Academic
  • Phi Theta Kappa
Community and human services
  • Multicultural Student Center
Student government
  • Student Senate