The Anoka Technical College Construction Estimating diploma program is designed to develop skills relating to the field of construction cost estimating, quantity surveying and building materials.
In addition to estimating skills, students receive training in related areas such as plan reading, residential/commercial construction, specifications, construction scheduling and Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) and Revit software.
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The Anoka Technical College Construction Estimating Technician is a 46-credit diploma 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.

To further enhance students’ Construction Estimating skills, they will receive training in related areas, such as building codes and building mechanical and electrical systems, as well as emerging technologies in energy-efficient design. Students receive hands-on training in industry standard computer-aided drafting software (AutoCAD), building information modeling (BIM) technology, project coordination software like BluBeam, and insurance estimating software like Xactimate. Scanning to point cloud and 3D modeling from drone survey data will also be demonstrated.

  1. Construction print reading
  2. Residential construction materials estimating
  3. Commercial construction materials estimating
  4. Construction general conditions estimating
  5. Computer estimating
  6. Drone capture
  7. Revit schedules
  8. Project coordination

Graduates of the Construction Estimating diploma 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.

Fall Semester 15
ARCH 1000 Residential Construction
2
 ARCH 1002 Construction Print Reading
2
 ARCH 1043 Architectural CAD I 3
 CEST 1000 Construction Estimating I 3
 CEST 1055 Construction Document Management 3
 COMP 1002 Computer Technology for Communication 2
Spring Semester 14
ARCH 1015 Commercial Construction
2
 ARCH 1031 Building Systems
2
ARCH 1052 Architectural CAD II 3
 ARCH 2025 Revit Architectural 3D CAD 2
 CEST 1010 Construction Estimating II 3
 CEST 1020 Computer Estimating 2
Fall Semester 17
ARCH 2027 Intermediate Revit 3d CAD 2
ARCH 2085 Structural Technology 3
CEST 1030 Project Management for Estimators 2
CEST 1075 Drone Survey for Estimating 3
CEST 2000 Revit for Estimating 4
SPCH 1200 Interpersonal Communications 3

 

Faculty

Daniel Lund
Daniel Iund
Diund@anokatech.edu

Enrollment Services
EnrollmentServices@anokatech.edu
763-576-7710

Current Students

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Students must earn a cumulative 2.0 GPA or higher to be eligible for graduation from this program.

Apply to Graduate

The Anoka Technical College Construction Estimating certificate program is designed to develop skills relating to the field of construction cost estimating, quantity surveying and building materials.
In addition to estimating skills, students receive training in related areas such as plan reading, residential/commercial construction, specifications, construction scheduling and Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) and Revit software.
Learningoptions Blk

Program offered online with part-time options

Handsoneducation Blk

Hands-on training from industry experts

Tuition Blk

Ways to help pay for college

Program Details

Program Details (pdf)

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

  1. Construction Print Reading
  2. Residential construction materials estimating
  3. Commercial construction materials estimating
  4. Construction general conditions estimating
  5. 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.

Fall Semester 14
ARCH 1000 Residential Construction
2
 ARCH 1002 Construction Print Reading
2
 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
Spring Semester 14
ARCH 1015 Commercial Construction
2
 ARCH 1031 Building Systems
2
 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

Fall Semester

ARCH 1000, ARCH 1002, CEST 1000

Spring Semester 

ARCH 1002, SPCH 1200, COMP 1002

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Note that options differ depending on whether you plan to start in the fall or spring semester.

Faculty

Daniel Lund
Daniel Iund
Diund@anokatech.edu

Enrollment Services
EnrollmentServices@anokatech.edu
763-576-7710

Current Students

Register for Classes

Students must earn a cumulative 2.0 GPA or higher to be eligible for graduation from this program.

Apply to Graduate

Start Dates:

Fall semester: August
Spring semester: January*

*Students who start in the spring will need more time to complete due to course prerequisites.

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