Engineering, Manufacturing & Technology

Architecture & Construction, Electronic Engineering Technology, Machine Trades, Mechanical Drafting & Design and Welding

People in engineering, manufacturing and technology trades make the world go around. These jobs build the infrastructure, and the tools to build the infrastructure, that keep society working.

Anoka Technical College offers the following Engineering, Manufacturing and Technology programs:

Architectural & Construction
Electronic Engineering
Architectural and Construction Technology AAS degree, diploma

Construction Estimating certificate

Construction Electrician diploma
Electronics I certificate

Electronic II certificate

A+ Personal Computer Support Technician diploma

Electronic Controls Technician AAS degree, diploma

Computer Servicing/Networking Technician AAS degree, diploma

Special Electronics Technician
AAS degree,diploma

Machine Trades
Mechanical Drafting & Design

CNC Machinist diploma

CNC Manufacturing Technology AAS degree, diploma

Machinist diploma

Multi-Axis Machining Advanced certificate

Mechanical Drafting & Design AAS degree

CAD Drafter diploma

Basic CAD Drafting certificate

Advanced CAD Drafting certificate



Welding

Welding AAS degree

Basic Welding certificate

Advanced Welding certificate

Fabricator certificate

Pipe Welder certificate



 

In engineering technology, manufacturing and construction, there are many types of jobs at all levels, as well as a variety of industries.

If you are, or would like to be, good at building things from scratch or fixing things that are broken, this field may be the right one for you. Anoka Technical College offers programs that respond to an increasing industry demand for highly-qualified personnel who have a combination of technical and critical-thinking skills.

If you are a problem solver, a manufacturing or construction program may be just what you are looking for.

Here are sample careers, growth expected and salaries in the metropolitan area and throughout Minnesota.

Job Title

Percent Change in Employment 2010-2020 Twin Cities Minnesota
Median Wage per hour (2012)
Architectural Drafter 3.8% $24.19 $24.19
Boilermaker 28.1% $25.61 $32.01
CNC Machine Programmer 18.4% $25.55 $22.66
CNC Tool Operator 29.7% $19.29 $18.17
Construction Trades Workers 28.5% $27.58 $24.05
Construction/Building Inspector 10.7% $30.85 $29.23
Supervisor, Construction and Extraction Worker 26.6% $33.04 $31.48
Cost Estimator 35.9% $29.03 $27.48
Electrical and Electronic Equipment Mechanics 7.8% $25.91 $24.96
Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairer 1.5% $27.86 $27.74
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians -0.5% $26.28 $26.41
Electrical and Electronics Drafters 0.9% $26.01 $25.77
Electrician 35.5% $32.68 $30.36
Engineering Technician 4.2% $25.83 $25.21
Fabricator/Assembler 11% $15.44 $15.08
Machinist/Tool and Die Maker 13.3% $21.61 $20.96
Mechanical Drafter 13.1% $26.67 $24.84
Medical Equipment Repairers 27.9% $26.24 $25.96
Plumbers/Pipefitter/Steamfitter 41% $33.36 $30.01
Sheet Metal Worker 32.2% $38.58 $33.10
Welder/Cutters/Solderers/Brazers 18% $20.76 $18.49

 Source: Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)