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Hennepin Technical College

Welcome to Hennepin Technical College!
Hennepin Technical College is a recognized leader in employment and career education. Students attend Hennepin Technical College for many reasons, the most significant of which is the excellent quality of the curriculum and instruction. The college provides an educational experience that prepares students to secure their first job as well as to advance in their career.

School Highlights

Hennepin Technical College is the largest stand-alone technical college in Minnesota with two campuses (Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie) and offers more than 50 career and technical programs.

  • The lowest tuition rate in the state for a technical institution
  • Largest stand-alone technical college in Minnesota offering more than 400 career and technical programs
  • Small class sizes with a 25-to-1 student-faculty ratio
  • Labs use cutting-edge technology and meet all required industry standards
  • More than 300 industry advisory members work with the college to ensure the curriculum meets industry standards
  • The current job placement rate is 97%
  • Starting salaries average around $15 per hour, but can be as high as $39 per hour
  • Industry partners fund scholarships, provide state-of-the-art equipment, and employ graduates
  • The college offers many short term programs that can be completed in as few as 16 weeks
  • Prior learning assessment is an option for students with lifetime work experience
  • Largest customized training division in the metro area
  • Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie campuses have areas that support student success through admissions, financial aid, registration, advising, career and counseling services, disability services, library services, and academic tutoring
  • HTC has transfer agreements with four-year universities allowing students more access and opportunities
  • New programs and awards are individualized studies, associates in pharmacy technology, quality assurance, health sciences(broad field), fire fighter certificate, and plumbing
  • Faculty has both industry and classroom teaching experience

Student Enrollment and Demographics

  • Total number of students served: 7,813
  • Full-time students: 35%
  • Part-time students: 64%
  • Percent female: 39%
  • Percent male: 59%
  • Percent students of color: 42%

Largest Programs

Automotive technology, information technology, law enforcement, machine trades, practical nursing

Unique Programs

Accounting, architectural technology, audio production, automation robotics engineering technology, culinary arts, fire protection, fluid power, Ford ASSET (Automotive Student Services Educational Training), graphic design, individualized studies, interactive design/video production, manufacturing and engineering technology, marine motor sports and outdoor power equipment, pharmacy technology, plastics engineering technology, plumbing, public works, welding


The college does not have on-campus student housing. Rental units are close to each campus.


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Admission requirements

Hennepin Technical Collegehas an open admissions policy. This means:

  • You can enroll if you have a high school diploma or a GED. Even without those, you may be admitted if you demonstrate potential for success in college.
  • You don’t have to take a standardized test to be admitted, and your high school grades and class rank are not considered.
  • After you are admitted, you will take a placement test. That will tell you if you need to take remedial or developmental courses, which will not count toward a degree, before you can take college-level courses. Many students need just one developmental course, often in math or English. If you have taken these subjects every year in high school, you are more likely to do well on the placement test.

You can complete your studies in less time and for less total cost if you come well prepared for college-level work, especially by taking math, English, science and social studies classes every year in high school. Also, some programs of study require more math and science, so your high school preparation makes a difference.

Apply early in 12th grade. That increases your chances of being admitted to the specific program you want when you enter college. Some programs are more popular than others and fill early.

Apply online

Using the e-application, you may apply to Hennepin Technical College and other schools in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.


Opportunity, choice, excellence
You’ll find lots of program choices and the top-quality education you want at an affordable cost. Personal attention from faculty and staff, real-world experiences and outstanding student support services all focus on helping you succeed. Be inspired and challenged as you prepare for your future career.

Program Title Award
.NET Programmer AAS
.NET Programmer DIP
.NET Programmer CERT
3D Printing System Maintenance CERT
Accounting AAS
Accounting CERT
Accounting Technician DIP
Accounting Transfer Pathway AS
Additive Manufacturing Designer CERT
Animation and Motion Graphic Artist AAS
Animation and Motion Graphic Artist DIP
Arboriculture CERT
Architectural Technology AAS
Architectural Technology DIP
Audio Production Specialist AAS
Audio Production Specialist DIP
Auto Body Technician AAS
Auto Body Technician DIP
Auto CAD Operator CERT
Autobody Estimator CERT
Automated Machinery Adjuster DIP
Automated Machinery Systems DIP
Automation Robotics Engineering Technology AAS
Automation Technologies CERT
Automotive Technician AAS
Automotive Technician DIP
Automotive Technology (Ford ASSET) AAS
Basic Web Technologies CERT
Business Transfer Pathway AS
CNC Machining for Wood and Plastic CERT
CNC Operator CERT
CNC Swiss Turning Center Technician CERT
Cabinetmaking AAS
Cabinetmaking DIP
Carpentry DIP
Child Development AS
Child Development AAS
Child Development DIP
Cisco Networking CERT
Commercial Heating and Air Conditioning Equipment CERT
Commercial Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration DIP
Commercial Refrigeration CERT
Community Paramedic CERT
Company Officer CERT
Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Setup Technician CERT
Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Technician AAS
Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Technician DIP
Controls Engineering Technician DIP
Culinary Arts AAS
Culinary Arts DIP
Culinary Assistant CERT
Culinary Gourmet Technician CERT
Custom Fabrication and Finishing CERT
Data Analyst AAS
Dental Assistant AAS
Dental Assistant DIP
Electronics Technician AAS
Electronics Technology DIP
Emergency Medical Services Specialist CERT
Emergency Medical Technician CERT
Emergency Room Technician CERT
Engineering CAD Technology AAS
Engineering CAD Technology DIP
Entrepreneurship AAS
Entrepreneurship CERT
Event and Meeting Management AAS
Executive Administrative Professional AAS
Extrusion Molding CERT
Fire Inspection/Investigation CERT
Fire Protection Technician DIP
Fire Science Technology AAS
Fire Suppression Technician CERT
Firefighting (NFPA 1001) CERT
Fluid Power Engineering Technician AAS
Fluid Power Engineering Technician DIP
Fluid Power Mechanic DIP
Food and Beverage Specialties CERT
Furniture Fabrication CERT
GMAW Production Welder (MIG) CERT
GTAW Production Welder (TIG) CERT
General Construction Laborer CERT
General Maintenance Technician CERT
Graphic Design: Creative AAS
Graphic Design: Creative DIP
Graphic Design: Production DIP
Graphic Design: Web Design AAS
Graphic Design: Web Design DIP
Greenhouse Management Technician AAS
Greenhouse Technician CERT
Hazardous Materials CERT
Hazardous Materials Technology CERT
Health Sciences Broad Field AS
Health Unit Coordinator CERT
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration AAS
Hybrid Vehicle Specialist CERT
Hydraulic Engineering Technician AAS
Hydraulic Engineering Technician DIP
IT Security CERT
IT Service Desk Technician CERT
IT Support AAS
IT Support Specialist DIP
Individualized Studies AAS
Individualized Studies AS
Industrial Building Engineering and Maintenance DIP
Industrial Maintenance Mechanic CERT
Injection Molding CERT
Interactive Designer AAS
Interactive Designer DIP
Landscape Computer Design CERT
Landscape Construction CERT
Landscape Design and Construction AAS
Landscape Design and Construction DIP
Landscape/Horticulture AAS
Landscape/Horticulture DIP
Law Enforcement CERT
Lean Manufacturing CERT
Linux Networking CERT
Maintenance Light Repair CERT
Management AAS
Manufacturing Engineering Technology AAS
Manufacturing Fundamentals (M-Powered) CERT
Manufacturing Technician CERT
Marine, Motorsport and Outdoor Power Equipment Technician AAS
Marine, Motorsport and Outdoor Power Equipment Technician DIP
Marketing and Sales AAS
Mechatronics DIP
Mechatronics CERT
Media Producer CERT
Medical Administrative Assistant AAS
Medical Administrative Assistant DIP
Medical Assistant AAS
Medical Device - Plastics Technology CERT
Medical Device Manufacturing Specialist CERT
Medical Receptionist CERT
Medium Heavy Truck Drivetrain Technician DIP
Medium Heavy Truck Maintenance Technician DIP
Medium Heavy Truck Technology AAS
Microsoft Database Specialist CERT
Microsoft Office Applications CERT
Microsoft Office Generalist CERT
Microsoft Office Specialist CERT
Motion Graphics CERT
Motorcycle Technician CERT
National Certified Fluid Power Specialist CERT
Network Administrator/Analyst AAS
Network Support Specialist DIP
Non-Structural Repair Technician Assistant CERT
Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide CERT
Nursing Station Technician DIP
Office Support CERT
Oracle Database Specialist CERT
Outboard Technician CERT
Pharmacy Technician AAS
Pharmacy Technician DIP
Plastics Engineering Technology DIP
Plumbing Technology DIP
Pneumatic Engineering Technician AAS
Pneumatic Engineering Technician DIP
Power Equipment CERT
Practical Nursing AAS
Practical Nursing DIP
Product Fabrication CERT
Production Technician for Digital Publishing CERT
Production Technologies CERT
Professional Gardening CERT
Professional Sales (Business to Business) CERT
Quality Assurance CERT
Refinishing Technician Assistant CERT
Residential Cabinetry CERT
Residential Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning DIP
Residential Remodeling and Design AAS
Safety Coordinator CERT
Scientific Injection Molding Specialist CERT
SolidWorks Operator CERT
Street, Utility and Park Maintenance Technician DIP
Street, Utility and Park Maintenance Technician CERT
Structural Iron Fabrication and Repair CERT
Structural Repair Technician Assistant CERT
Supervisory Management CERT
Sustainable Construction CERT
Tool and Die/Moldmaking AAS
Tool and Die/Moldmaking DIP
Urban Forestry Technician AAS
Video Production Specialist AAS
Video Production Specialist DIP
Visual Basic Programmer DIP
Visual Basic Programmer CERT
Webmaster CERT
Welding DIP
Windows Networking CERT
Wood Machining Fabrication CERT
Workplace Administrative Assistant CERT
Workplace Administrative Professional DIP

The following degrees are available from Hennepin Technical College

  • Associate of Applied Science
  • Associate of Science
  • Certificate
  • Diploma

Tuition & finance

Tuition and Fees $5,202.00
FAFSA Code:010491

How to apply for financial aid
Your key to receiving financial aid to help pay your college costs is filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA form. Many students don’t realize they could qualify for grant money and federally guaranteed loans, so be sure to find out by filling out the form.

Complete the FAFSA after Jan. 1 of your senior year. Find the form online at or pick up the form at your school counselor’s office. For help with completing the form, go to your high school counselor or the financial aid office at the college or university you plan to attend.

The FAFSA determines your eligibility for one or more of the following types of financial aid:

Scholarships are a great source of aid, and you do not need to pay them back. Many scholarships are available for students with special interests and backgrounds. Talk to your guidance counselor about what kind of scholarships you can get.

You may be eligible to receive federal and state grants of $300 to more than $7,000 per year. You do not need to pay these back.

Work study
Work study programs give you the opportunity to work on campus or with approved off-campus employers to earn money to pay for college. Work study jobs are often very flexible, allowing you to work around your classes and personal schedules.

Student loans
You also may be eligible for student loans, which must be paid back. Student loans usually have a lower interest rate than other kinds of loans.

Veterans are welcomed at the state colleges and universities. If you’ve served in the armed forces, you might be eligible for help with paying for college. Stop by one of the on-campus veterans centers for information, support and assistance. Also, check with the campus financial aid office about benefits from the new Minnesota GI Bill. Or go to

Campus Life

College is more than textbooks, classes, labs and studying. Plenty of clubs and program-related organizations for student envolvement.

  • Academic Center
  • Bookstore
  • Career Services
  • Child Care Resources
  • Counseling Center
  • Disability Services
  • Emergency Contact System
  • Financial Aid
  • Food Service/Dining Services
  • International Student Services
  • Library
  • Scholarship Foundation
  • Security
  • Student Advising
  • Student Employment Services
  • Student Success Office
  • TRIO Student Support Services
  • Technology Center
  • Transfer Assistance
  • Tutoring/Writing Services
  • Veterans Services
Career and professional
  • Program Clubs
  • SKills USA
Military and veterans
  • Veterans Club
Special interest
  • Student Ambassador
Student government
  • Student Senate
Hennepin Technical College
Hennepin Technical College
9000 Brooklyn Blvd.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55445
Local: (952) 995-1300