Please find answers to frequently asked questions related to the student experience during Anoka Tech's response to the evolving COVID-19 situation.
How do I order books from the bookstore?
The bookstore is open Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4 pm and offers curbside pick-up, store pick-up or UPS shipping (shipping fees applied) for orders. More details can be found on the Anoka Tech Bookstore site.
Questions, Please call 763-576-4095 and leave a message and you will receive a call back or email firstname.lastname@example.org
How should I prepare for online learning and alternative delivery?
With curriculum centered on hands-on learning, the college plans to offer some programs completely online this fall, while maintaining the active learning experiences required in technical courses. Other programs will feature online lectures with on-campus, socially-distanced instruction in lab spaces. Anoka Tech will continue to closely adhere to state and federal guidance related to health and safety. Watch for continued communications via email and please contact your instructors with any concerns.
Minnesota State has compiled resources and support to aid your transition to online learning. Anoka-Ramsey’s Technology Services staff is also available to assist with technology questions during this transition.
What do I need to know about returning to campus?
We require all visitors to campus, including students, staff, faculty, contractors and vendors, complete and submit a COVID-19 Self-Assessment. Assessments must be completed every day an individual plans to be on campus.
Anoka Tech COVID-19 Self-Assessment
Those coming to campus should also familiarize themselves with our new procedures which include, self-monitoring, screening, cleaning and sanitizing, masking and social distancing practices.
Masks/cloth face coverings must be worn indoors by all individuals coming to campus. However, we understand due to certain health conditions that this is not always possible. In which case we ask that you first explore all options within your program for distance learning. If distance learning is not possible please fill out the Alternate Face Covering Request Form. Return it to Michael Vendittelli by email at Michael.Vendittelli@anokatech.edu or mail to 1355 West Highway 10 Anoka MN, 55303. Also, send a copy of the Alternate Face Covering Documentation Form to your physician or practitioner. Once both forms have been completed return them to the Office of Accessibility for approval. **Please note that approving a face mask accommodation can take up to several business days and should be planned accordingly.
To further support safety and hygiene practices, hand sanitizer stations and disinfectant tools will be available in classrooms.
Building access will be limited and available only through designated doors during designated hours. Visitors are encouraged to practice social distancing, maintaining a minimum distance of six feet from others. Campuses are closed to the public.
Review On-Campus COVID Safety Policies
Review Abbreviated On-Campus COVID Safety Policies
Will I be able to access student services on campus in the coming weeks?
What if I don’t have access to technology to take online courses?
The Office of Information Technology is here to support students with the equipment, software and internet access needed for successful distance learning.
A limited number of laptops will be available to Anoka Tech students. Students should complete a ARCC/ATC Student Loaner Request. Once completed someone from ARCC/ATC IT department will connect to help determine what equipment will best fit your needs.
Additional resources and information are available: https://services.anokatech.edu.
What do I do if I feel sick?
Follow the guidelines suggested by the Minnesota Department of Health:
- Stay home if you are sick.
- If you are older or have certain underlying medical conditions, it is helpful to let your health care provider know you are sick. They may have specific advice for you.
- Seek medical care right away if your symptoms get worse or you have difficulty breathing. Before going to the doctor's office or emergency room, call ahead and tell them your symptoms. They will tell you what to do.
The situation surrounding COVID-19 has me feeling anxious. Where can I go for help?
In case of a mental health emergency, call 911.
We recognize this is a stressful and complicated situation. We encourage students struggling with the mental health implications of this situation to contact Counseling Services.
We've also compiled a list of resources to help you cope in these challenging times.