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The Anoka Technical College Construction Estimating certificate is a 28-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 receives training in related areas such as plan reading, residential/commercial construction, specifications, construction scheduling and Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) and Revit software
- Construction Print Reading
- Residential construction materials estimating
- Commercial construction materials estimating
- Construction general conditions estimating
- Computer Estimating
Graduates of the Construction Estimating certificate program learn skills and technology that can be applied to a wide variety of careers in the construction industry employers including but not limited to an architectural, electrical, mechanical, structural or civil engineering firm.
Construction subcontractors, lumber suppliers, home improvement centers, residential builders and construction material suppliers are all possible employers. Quantifying utility and infrastructure design elements is another area for this certificate.
Wage information is available from the Minnesota Department of Education and the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.
Some courses in this program may require a prerequisite. Please see course descriptions for more details.
|ARCH 1000||Residential Construction||
|ARCH 1002||Construction Print Reading||
|ARCH 1043||Architectural CAD I||3|
|CEST 1000||Construction Estimating I||3|
|CEST 1030||Project Management for Estimators||2|
|COMP 1002||Computer Technology for Communication||2|
|ARCH 1015||Commercial Construction||
|ARCH 1031||Building Systems||
|ARCH 2025||Revit Architectural 3D CAD||2|
|CEST 1010||Construction Estimating II||3|
|CEST 1020||Computer Estimating||2|
|SPCH 1200||Interpersonal Communications (Goal 1&7)||3|
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. 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.
Below, new students can find the first semester part-time course options. After the first semester, work with your faculty advisor to plan future semesters.
First Semester Course Options
ARCH 1000, ARCH 1002, CEST 1000
ARCH 1002, SPCH 1200, COMP 1002
Note that options differ depending on whether you plan to start in the fall or spring semester.
Students must earn a cumulative 2.0 GPA or higher to be eligible for graduation from this program.
Fall semester: August
Spring semester: January*
*with instructor approval