Colleges and Universities

Collaborative Approach to Technical Training

Progressive tech training opportunities keep young people in the community and provide opportunities for working people to upgrade skills and pursue new career options. Area employers work closely with area schools to develop the workforce skills needed locally.

Anoka-Ramsey Community College »

With campuses in Cambridge and Coon Rapids, the college offers 14 associate degree programs, numerous certificate programs and customized training for businesses. Located on the scenic Rum River, the Cambridge campus delivers career programs in computer networking, geographic information systems, business, nursing and physical therapy.

Specialized Medical Device Industry Training

Anoka-Ramsey has worked closely with the north metro medical device industry to develop industry-specific programs in biomedical technology and clinical research. It also has partnered with area medical device, high tech and manufacturing firms to fund and develop customized training programs for incumbent workers. More than $5.6 million in job training grants have been awarded to the medical device industry since 1997.

Industrial Tech Training at Pine Technical College »

Pine Technical College in nearby Pine City works extensively with Cambridge manufacturers on a variety of manufacturing training programs. Its Northern Technology Initiative, an East Central Minnesota regional economic development initiative, enhances the region's ability to attract high-tech companies.

The College offers certificate, diploma and associate degree programs in numerous industrial trades, including:

  • Biotechnology
  • Business administration
  • Manufacturing/machining technology
  • Computer science
  • Prototyping & reverse engineering
  • Virtual reality
  • Computer networking/programming
  • Accounting
  • Automotive technology
  • Management of information systems

Skill Development Opportunities at Area Colleges & Universities

More than three dozen colleges and universities lay within an hour's drive of Cambridge, providing abundant opportunities for workforce training and professional development.

Anoka Technical College, Anoka »
Anoka-Ramsey Community College, Cambridge & Coon Rapids »
Arts Institutes International, Minnesota, Minneapolis »
Augsburg College, Minneapolis »
Bethel University, St. Paul »
Brown College, Mendota Heights & Brooklyn Center »
Capella University, Minneapolis »
Century College, White Bear Lake »
College of St. Catherine, St. Paul »
College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph »
Concordia University, St. Paul »
Dakota County Technical College, Rosemount »
Dunwoody College of Technology, Minneapolis »
Hamline University, St. Paul & Minneapolis »
Hennepin Technical College, Brooklyn Park & Eden Prairie »
Inver Hills Community College, Inver Grove Heights »
Macalester College, St. Paul »
Metropolitan State University, Minneapolis & St. Paul »
Minneapolis Business College, Roseville »
Minneapolis College of Art and Design »
Minneapolis Community and Technical College »
Minnesota School of Business, Blaine, Brooklyn Center, Oakdale, Richfield, Plymouth, Shakopee & Woodbury »
Normandale Community College, Bloomington »
North Central University »
North Hennepin Community College, Brooklyn Park »
Northwestern College, St. Paul »
Northwestern Health Services University, Bloomington »
Rasmussen College, Brooklyn Park, Eagan, Eden Prairie & Woodbury »
St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud »
St. Cloud Technical College, St. Cloud »
St. John's University, Collegeville »
Saint Paul College, St. Paul »
St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, Minneapolis »
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis & St. Paul »
University of St. Thomas, St. Thomas, Minneapolis & Chaska »
University of Wisconsin, River Falls WI »
Walden University »
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities »


"Cambridge has a terrific talent pool upon which to draw experienced, hard-working employees. I am very pleased with the quality and dedication of the people who work at our local businesses."

— Kim Erickson, President
    Cambridge State Bank