Hennepin Technical College, located in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, was founded in 1972 and operates two campuses in the Minneapolis suburbs, the second being located in Eden Prairie. The school is a public, two year institution and is one of the many schools that comprise the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.
HTC maintains ties with local business and organization as part of its efforts to assist in economic and cultural development. Faculty are similarly dedicated to providing educational excellence to current and future students through programs, facilities and services that are under constant review and renovation.
Hennepin Technical College is a comprehensive community college offers a large variety of programs aimed at academic transfer or career training. Career training programs provide students with an education in a specific area of expertise, assisting in the development of the skills and abilities necessary to enter the workforce as a qualified professional.
A program will be divided between traditional classroom courses and practical courses designed to simulate real world environments that help perfect skills and methods specific to one's chosen field. Programs take between one and two years to complete and result in a certificate or degree that demonstrates competency in the area of study and is useful for seeking employment at the entry level.
Academic transfer is accomplished through the completion of the first two years of a four year education, followed by applying to colleges and universities in order to continue that education and complete the final two years, earning a bachelor's degree.
Individuals seeking transfer will find that admissions requirements are eased for those applying to public Minnesota institutions through pre-existing agreements between the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System schools. Transfer to private or out of state schools will be more difficult due to varying admissions requirements, and interested students should meet with a counselor to develop the appropriate curriculum.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Hennepin Technical College is an open enrollment institution that allows any individual interested in attending to enroll by submitting an application and paying all associated fees. Students must be eighteen years of age or older or have a high school diploma or equivalent.
You must also supply transcripts and test scores if available and may be required to take a placements exam prior to registration. Participation in new student orientation is recommended to familiarize oneself with the campus and rules, as well as meet with a counselor to discuss goals, program enrollment and curriculum.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships. Students in need of financial assistance must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the information from which will be used by the school to determine the extent of a student's need and aid program eligibility when developing the financial aid packet. Financial aid must be reapplied for prior to the start of each academic year.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $13,700. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- The estimated tuition range is around $4,700-$5,600 per year
- For part-time students, charges are between $160-$190 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||78%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||63%||$4,872|
|Receiving Student Loans||43%||$6,810|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and recent graduates, Hennepin Technical College may provide services like:
- Online course work available
- Remedial courses
- Career path counseling
- Work study style employment
- Assistance to find work
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Many community colleges are not only a source of technical or career training but also a stepping stone for students to transfer-out to a 4-year college, therefore we have included both graduation and transfer rates below and how Hennepin Technical College compares against other community colleges in Hennepin County and the community colleges in Minnesota as a whole.
|Hennepin Technical College||Hennepin County||Minnesota|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dental Assistant Program
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1972)
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Hennepin Technical College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Natural Resources and Conservation
Personal and Culinary Services
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Hennepin Technical College.
- Anoka - Ramsey Community College in Coon Rapids, MN (6 miles away)
- Anoka Technical College in Anoka, MN (10 miles away)
- Minneapolis Community and Technical College in Minneapolis, MN (10 miles away)
- Saint Paul College - A Community and Technical College in Saint Paul, MN (17 miles away)
- Century College in White Bear Lake, MN (20 miles away)