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The Anoka Technical College Construction Estimating certificate is a 26-credit program that consists of technical courses designed to develop skills relating to the field of construction cost estimating, quantity surveying and building materials.
In addition to estimating skills, the student receive training in related areas such as plan reading, residential/commercial construction, specifications, construction scheduling and Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) software.
Some courses may require appropriate test score or completing basic math, basic English and/or reading courses with a “C” or better.
Program Learning Outcomes
By completing this program, students will achieve the following learning outcomes.
- Construction Print Reading
- Residential construction materials estimating
- Commercial construction materials estimating
- Construction general conditions estimating
- Computer Estimating
| Fall Semester
| ARCH 1000
|| Residential Construction
| ARCH 1002
|| Construction Print Reading
| ARCH 1043
|| Architectural CAD I
| CEST 1000
|| Construction Estimating I
| CEST 1030
|| Project Management for Estimators
| COMP 1002
|| Computer Technology for Communication
| Spring Semester
| ARCH 1015
|| Commercial Construction
| ARCH 1031
|| Building Systems
| CEST 1010
|| Construction Estimating II
| CEST 1020
|| Computer Estimating
| SPCH 1200
|| Interpersonal Communications
Students can choose to complete this program part-time. Part-time students will take longer to complete their program than students who follow the full-time sequence listed on the official program guide (see the program guide PDF under the LINKS section to the right). Because every course may not be offered each semester, it is important for part-time students to reach out to their faculty advisors for help in planning their long-term, part-time course sequence. Refer to the below PDF document for first semester part-time course options and further information.
All Anoka Technical College students seeking an Associate in Applied Science (AAS), diploma, or certificate must meet the cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher.
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Anoka Technical College Construction Estimating certificate graduates learn skills and technology that can be applied to a wide variety of construction industry employers including construction subcontractors, lumber suppliers, home improvement centers and construction material suppliers.
Spring: January (with instructor approval)