Hennepin Technical College
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: 8,348
- Full-time students: 35%
- Part-time students: 64%
- Percent female: 41%
- Percent male: 58%
- Percent students of color: 42%
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.
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.
The following degrees are available from Hennepin Technical College
- Associate of Applied Science
- Associate of Science
Tuition & finance
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 www.fafsa.ed.gov 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 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.
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 www.mymilitaryeducation.org.
College is more than textbooks, classes, labs and studying. Plenty of clubs and program-related organizations for student envolvement.
- Academic Center
- Career Services
- Child Care Resources
- Counseling Center
- Disability Services
- Emergency Contact System
- Financial Aid
- Food Service/Dining Services
- International Student Services
- Scholarship Foundation
- Student Advising
- Student Employment Services
- Student Success Office
- TRIO Student Support Services
- Technology Center
- Transfer Assistance
- Tutoring/Writing Services
- Veterans Services
- Program Clubs
- SKills USA
- Veterans Club
- Student Ambassador
- Student Senate
9000 Brooklyn Blvd.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55445
Local: (952) 995-1300