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Study at Hennepin Technical College

Hennepin Technical College is a two-year, co-educational, public college located in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. It was founded in 1972. The College grants admission to over 6, 000 students every year.

The departments at Hennepin Technical College include the following:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Culinary Arts
  • Engineering Cad Technology
  • Graphic Design
  • Landscape/Horticulture
  • Machine Tool Technology
  • Professional Photography
Some of the successful alumni of HTC include Dorothy Pedersen, who now runs Nature's Garden, LLC, a successful landscape designer firm, and Jenny Hanson, who now runs a successful graphic design business.

Profile of Hennepin Technical College

Hennepin is found in Brooklyn Park, MN. Brooklyn Park is a large suburb. The school is a public institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Associate's degree at Hennepin.

Course Topics

The school has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. The range of program offerings available from Hennepin is especially impressive compared to its number of students. The school is known for its programs in media, landscaping and horticulture, engineering technician, mechanics and repair, and production trades.

Hennepin Selectivity

Hennepin accepts all qualified applicants under its open-admission rules. Many applicants are from out of state, an indication of the quality or special character of the school.


Hennepin has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

Students numbered 5, 582 in 2007 at the school. A large number of students at Hennepin are 40 years old or older.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Hennepin Technical College's mission is to provide quality technical education needed for employment in an ever-changing global work environment. "

Hennepin Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Nursing and Emergency Medicine281nursing assistant, licensed practical nurse, EMT ambulance attendant
Mechanics and Repair188HVAC, automobile mechanics, industrial mechanics, autobody repair, heavy truck tech, marine mechanic, motorcycle mechanic, small engine mechanics
Engineering Technician122hydraulics tech, electronics tech, CAD and design, manufacturing tech, architectural drafting, plastics engineering tech, computer systems tech, industrial tech
office and Administration76general office occupations, administrative assistant
Production Trades74machinist, cabinetmaking, welding, tool and die tech
Medical administration66health unit coordinator, medical secretary, medical receptionist, medical transcription
Medical Support and Technology58dental assistant
Construction Trades55carpentry, property management
Computer Science and Engineering52computer networking, web design, computer applications programming, database administration
Media42recording arts tech, printing press operation, photo and film tech, printing equipment operation, digital communications, desktop publishing and imaging
Security and Law Enforcement41fire protection tech, fire-fighting, fire services administration
Business and Management36accounting, accounting technology
Cooking and Culinary Arts34chef training, food prep and kitchen assistant
Landscaping and Horticulture33landscaping, floristry, greenhouse operations
Family and Social Work31child care management, public administration
Design22graphic design
Photography and Commercial Art19commercial photography
Real Estate and Construction Management15real estate

Contact: Hennepin

Hennepin Technical College

9000 Brooklyn Blvd

Brooklyn Park, MN 55445

General Phone: (952) 995-1300


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