Minnesota State Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence is in your backyard (or very close)—from metro to rural, north to south, our colleges and universities offer technical programs to educate and train workers for dynamic careers in manufacturing.


Programs: applied engineering, engineering technology, industrial technology, technology management.

Contact: Michael Lund
Department of Technology, Art & Design
1500 Birchmont Dr NE, #34
Bemidji, MN 56601-2699
Phone: (218) 755-2951



Programs: Mechanical Drafting and Design

Contact: Bob Defries
Director of CT and Workforce Development
1601 Jefferson St Alexandria MN, 56308


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Programs: applied engineering technology, engineering, biomedical technology, machining, medical device manufacturing, renewable energy and biological sciences.

Contact: Matthew Salo
Academic Advising
11200 Mississippi Blvd NW
Coon Rapids, MN 55433
(763) 422-6116



Programs: machine tool technology, manufacturing maintenance technician, manufacturing welding technician, mechanical drafting and design, mechatronics, robotics/automated systems technology, underwater welding, welding, and fabrication.

Contact: Rebekah Kent
Interim Dean of Career and Technical Programs & Staples Campus
1830 Airport Road
Staples, MN 56479
(218) 894-5172


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Programs & Contact: engineering CAD technology, engineering, welding, HVAC technology, facility system technology, orthotics and prosthetics, energy technician (solar), digital fabrication lab.

Contact: Scott Simenson
3300 Century Avenue North
White Bear Lake, MN 55110


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Programs: automation robotics engineering technology, electronics technology, engineering CAD technology, fluid power engineering technology, industrial building engineering and maintenance, machine tool technology, manufacturing engineering technology, plastics engineering technology, quality assurance, welding & metal fabrication.

Contact: Matthew Leaf
Director of Precision Manufacturing, Customized Training
13100 Collegeview Rd.
Eden Prairie, MN 55347
(952) 995-1345

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Programs: electronics engineering, engineering CAD technology, machine tool technology, welding.

Contact: Jenni Swenson
Dean of Business and Industry
2101 Trinity Rd.
Duluth, MN 55811
(218) 733-7609


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Programs: machine tool technology, welding and metal fabrication.

Contact: Dunn Yoshitani
Grant Project Director
1501 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 659-6272


Programs: mechatronics, precision machining, welding

Contact: Dawn Regnier
Director of Customized Training & Economic Development
1011 1st St W
Canby, MN 56220


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Programs: electronics technology, electronics technology/automated systems, welding, robotics technology-automated systems.

Contact: Kirsten Michalke
Director of Workforce Development
1101 Highway One East
Thief River Falls, MN 56701
(218) 683-8647


Programs: high-performance engine machinist, industrial model making, manufacturing technician, manufacturing technology.

Contact: Darrin Stosahl
Vice President of Academic Affairs
905 Grant Ave SE
Bemidji, MN 56601
(218) 333-6611


Programs: CNC operations-machine tool, prototyping gunsmithing, prototyping and reverse engineering.
Contact: Julie Dillenburg
Manufacturing/Technology Instructor
900 4th St SE Pine City, MN 55063
(320) 629-5112


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Programs: automation, machining, drafting, electronics and process controls, nondestructive testing, welding.
Contact: Mike Boehme
Dean of Instruction
2 Century Avenue SW
Hutchinson, MN 55350
(320) 234-8509


Programs: applied engineering, industrial maintenance and mechanics, machining, production technician, welding.
Contact: Peggy Young
Academic Affairs, Training & Development Rep.
965 Alexander Drive SW
Owatonna, MN 56007
(507) 455-5881 ext.2220



Programs: CNC/toolmaking, electronic nanotechnology, electronics technology, engineering technology, machine tool technology, micro mechanical technology, welding, welding fabrication, welding metal fabrication.
Frank Braswell
Dean of Business, Career & Technical Education Programs,
235 Marshall Ave
St. Paul, MN 55102
(651) 846-1490


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Programs: electronics technician 1, energy and electronics, industrial electronics technician, instrumentation and process control, machine tool technology, mechanical design/manufacturing technology, mechanical design technology, welding fabrication.

Contact: Jeff Hallermann
Mechanical Design Instructor
1540 Northway Dr
St. Cloud, MN 56303
(320) 308-5918


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Programs: computer integrated machining (CIM), energy technology specialist, engineering broad field, mechatronics, welding.

Contact: Barb Embacher
Dean of Workforce Education and Training
1920 Lee Blvd
North Mankato, MN 56603
(507) 389-7493


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Minnesota State Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence’s online and hands-on education provides a core curriculum has been used in new models.

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Eight enrolling colleges offer Production, Automation, Machining, and Welding with certificates online and hands-on labs.

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