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Anoka Technical College and Anoka-Ramsey Community College are prepared for a safe return to fall semester – starting Aug. 24 – and ready to provide students access to hundreds of high-quality, college courses and programs. In addition, tuition at both schools is frozen for fall semester to remain at the same rate as last year offering one of the most affordable options for higher education in Minnesota.
As an institution of higher learning, we have an obligation and a responsibility to educate our community to dismantle racism and racial inequality in our society. This calls for us to provide and implement a curriculum that explores and addresses the issues of systemic racism, equity, and inclusion.
30 years after graduating from high school, Robbin Mullins ’15 came to Anoka Technical College for a change in career. As an adult learner, Robbin was nervous. At Anoka Tech, Robbin found a supportive environment and diverse community where she was able to learn and grow.
After challenges navigating the college experience at other institutions, Christian Koch ’20 found his place — inside the classroom and beyond — at Anoka Technical College.
After an injury took machinist Jess Lamb out of the shop, an encounter with Anoka Tech faculty helped him see a new career path.
Made possible by the Minnesota State Legislature, Anoka Technical College now has a limited number of $2,500 Workforce Development Scholarships available to students seeking a certificate, diploma or degree in Automotive Technology, Medical Assistant, Machine Trades, Practical Nursing or Welding.
In partnership with Anoka-Ramsey Community College, Anoka Technical College is bringing the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) program to the Anoka-Ramsey Cambridge Campus for the fall 2020 semester.
The National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP) Accreditation Commission granted accreditation to Anoka Technical College’s concurrent enrollment program for demonstrating high quality and meeting rigorous standards.
Occupational Therapy practitioners are used to getting creative to modify a task in order to complete it. It’s what they help clients do every day. So, it’s no surprise Anoka Technical College’s Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) faculty were able to modify the traditional lab class to help students successful complete their spring semester courses.
Anoka Technical College is closely monitoring the developing situation with the Coronavirus (COVID-10) and is committed to taking steps necessary to protect the health and safety of our college community.
Anoka Technical College is hosting an open house for the Judicial Reporting program, Monday, March 2, 6 to 7 pm.
A message from college President, Kent Hanson to the spring 2020 graduating class.
In recognition of the National Court Reporting and Captioning Week, Feb. 8 - 15, and to let people know about the growing number of employment opportunities the profession offers, Anoka Technical College is hosting a Court Reporting and Captioning Exhibition.
Together with the 30 state colleges and seven state universities that make up Minnesota State, Anoka Technical College will host virtual information sessions during the second annual Minnesota State Week, June 22-26.
In the 2019-2020 academic year, the Anoka Technical College Foundation disbursed more than $165,000 in scholarships.
High school seniors, returning college students, and adults looking to change careers are invited to explore the more than 35+ in-demand career and training programs highlighted at the Anoka Technical College Open House, Thursday, April 23.
The Anoka Technical College Emergency Medical Services (EMS) certificate and Paramedic Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree programs are offering information sessions to help prospective students and the community better understand what it takes to become an emergency services technician and a paramedic.
On Thursday, Dec. 19, Anoka Technical College celebrated the achievements of 212 graduates representing 20 different programs at the 2019 fall commencement ceremony.
On Monday, Feb. 24, 2020 from 2:30 to 4:30 pm, Anoka Technical College will participate in Minnesota State Day at the Capitol.
Anoka Technical College will offer a Robotic and Laser Welding certificate starting spring semester 2020. The program is designed for students with a basic welding background who want to advance their career.
After a seven percent increase in enrollment during the fall semester this academic year, Anoka Technical College defied the trends within the Minnesota State college and universities system with another enrollment increase this spring semester of 9.4 percent compared to spring semester 2019.
Anoka Technical College welcomes new Development Director, Pamela Russell. Russell came to Anoka Tech in November, after moving back to her home state from Tacoma, Wash., where she worked with various nonprofit organizations.
When her success in the classroom and sobriety were undercut by a relapse, Ariel Hage ’19 persevered.
Anoka Technical College encourages people to take advantage of the college’s upcoming One Stop enrollment events. During the One Stop hours, attendees can apply to one of the 70 in-demand programs, take course placement tests and register for fall classes, all in a few hours.
Anoka Technical College’s Practical Nursing diploma program was recently granted initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) Board of Commissioners.
After looking into programs in health care careers at other colleges and universities, some of which she says were, “astoundingly expensive,” Jessica connected with Anoka Technical College’s Success Coaching team. Together they matched her interest and past academic experience with a new plan: the Medical Assistant program.
Anoka Tech has expanded grading options for the Spring 2020 semester, including offering students a Pass/No Credit Grading Option.
Jay Nelson, chief human resources officer at Anoka-Ramsey Community College and Anoka Technical College, was selected as a recipient of Minnesota State’s 2019 Human Resources All-Star Award.
On Monday, Aug. 26 Anoka Technical College opened its doors for the start of the 2019-2020 academic year to more than 1,700 students, an increase of 7.1 percent from fall 2018.
The path to Anoka Technical College’s Practical Nursing program and graduation was not free of obstacles for Khadijo Ibrahim ’19. But, she was able to make the college her home away from home with staff, faculty and peers who made her success part of their own missions.
Students experiencing food insecurity are invited to stop by the Feed your Need Food Pantry to pick up non-perishable and refrigerated food items.
Even with two young children in the center of his life, Harry Spurill intends to graduate from Anoka Tech in December with a Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree.
Gerrilyn Kujawa started at Anoka Tech seeking a career that would support her and fuel her desire to be creative. She found both with training and a career in welding.
Josh Hultberg, CNC Machining instructor at Anoka Technical College just finished his first year teaching, but his relationship with Anoka Tech has a much deeper history.
To keep up with demands of the industries seeking Anoka Tech grads and ensure the college continues to provide the finest career and technical education in Minnesota, Anoka Tech constantly works to modernize equipment, classrooms and curriculum. Recently, four academic program areas experienced significant upgrades.
Together with the 30 state colleges and seven state universities that make of Minnesota State, Anoka Technical College is hosting tours and information sessions during the first annual Minnesota State Week.
On Thursday, May 16, the Anoka Technical College list of graduates grew by more than 300 students representing 26 different programs.
In Anoka Technical College's first community newsletter Presidesnt Hanson invites you to learn about the people, programs and events that make Anoka Tech proud.
Students will have nine new options fall semester 2019 at Anoka Technical College.
Building on the established Emergency Medical Service (EMS) certificate program, Anoka Technical College is now enrolling for its new Paramedic degree program!
Anoka Tech students placed in three of the four SkillsUSA Championship contests in individual and team competitions.
Natalie Zabrzenski, a student in the Information Technology (IT) program at Anoka Technical College recently competed in the annual Business Professionals of America (BPA) State Leadership Conference. Zabrzenski placed in three categories, securing a spot in the national competition this May.
Paul Gustafson's story is just one example of how partnerships in Anoka Tech's manufacturer's cohort benefit students and the community.
On Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019 from 2:30 to 4 p.m., Anoka Technical College and Anoka-Ramsey Community College are participating in Minnesota State Day at the Capitol. The event brings together legislators, trustees, presidents, students, faculty and staff to highlight the success of students, the impact Minnesota State schools have on the community and the exceptional curriculum provided to students.
Alongside Minnesota State colleagues, Don Lewis, vice president of finance and administration at Anoka-Ramsey Community College and Anoka Technical College was recognized for his outstanding work at the 2018 CFO Annual Conference held last week at the Minnesota State system office in St. Paul.
Minnesota State, the system of 30 state colleges and seven state universities, recently released the results of a study that estimates the contribution of Anoka Technical College and Anoka-Ramsey Community College to the regional economy to be $371.7M and 3,198 jobs.
Anoka Technical College welcomed legislators and business partners to campus in early October to discuss technical trades and workforce concerns in the state of Minnesota. The Machine Trades faculty hosted a tour, as college employees, legislators, local businesses and K-12 partners met at the college to discuss the successes and initiatives shaping the future of a skilled Minnesota workforce.
Anoka Technical College unveiled an industry-leading piece of machinery within the Machine Trades Department in late August: a new five-axis mill from Matsuura Industries. The mill was delivered earlier in the summer to fanfare from college community. The mill will provide students with more accurate, current technical skills on a new standard, meeting industry demands and adding value to graduates entering the workforce.
Kara Roberts, a 2018 graduate of the Anoka Technical College Legal Administrative Services program, is the recipient of the inaugural 2018 New Century Workforce Pathway Scholarship.
The Anoka Technical College Automotive Technology program recently underwent some major changes, including new equipment and new partnerships.
Anoka Technical College presents the Mosaic of Equity, in support of diversity and inclusion.
The misunderstanding that LPN jobs are dwindling is widespread. In fact, LPNs are increasingly in demand in health care settings such as skilled nursing facilities, outpatient clinics, home health care and schools.
Increases in building permits and the employment outlook demonstrate these positions are in demand, according to news reports and government projections.
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