Hennepin Technical College

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.

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Contacting Hennepin

Hennepin Technical College
9000 Brooklyn Blvd
Brooklyn Park , MN 55445
General Phone: (952) 995-1300

Hennepin Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine242EMT ambulance attendant, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Mechanics and Repair182HVAC, industrial mechanics, autobody repair, automobile mechanics, small engine mechanics, motorcycle mechanic, heavy truck tech, marine mechanic
Engineering Technician139electronics tech, hazardous materials tech, plastics engineering tech, industrial tech, manufacturing tech, hydraulics tech, computer systems tech, CAD and design, architectural drafting, ...
Production Trades77machinist, tool and die tech, welding, cabinetmaking
Office and Administration66administrative assistant, general office occupations
Medical Administration55health unit coordinator, medical transcription, medical receptionist, medical secretary
Media50digital communications, photo and film tech, recording arts tech, desktop publishing and imaging, printing equipment operation, printing press operation
Medical Support and Technology50dental assistant
Construction Trades45carpentry, property management
Security and Law Enforcement45fire protection tech, fire services administration, fire-fighting
Business and Management37accounting, accounting technology, MIS
Landscaping and Horticulture34greenhouse operations, landscaping, plant nursery, floristry
Family and Social Work34child care management, public administration
Cooking and Culinary Arts32chef training
Computer Science and Engineering30computer applications programming, web design, database administration, computer networking
Photography and Commercial Art13commercial photography
Design13graphic design
Real Estate and Construction Management2real estate

Number of programs and degrees for Hennepin in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years26829
Associate's degree48934
Award of less than 1 academic year38334
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years61

Hennepin Student Body

In 2007-2008, Hennepin had a total enrollment of 5,582 students (3,781 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 66%
Black 14%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 7%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 8%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 15%
20-21 14%
22-24 14%
25-29 15%
30-34 11%
35-39 8%
40-49 12%
50-64 6%
65+ 0%

Hennepin Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 56 %
Part-Time 34 %

Hennepin Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Minnesota Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Hennepin Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,271
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 4,271
Books and supplies $ 1,500

Financial Aid:
Hennepin participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 1049100)

Hennepin Faculty

Hennepin has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1210
Non-tenured and not on tenure track01

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year80$61,34757$58,952
All faculty totalacademic year80$61,34757$58,952

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Hennepin Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Management Information Systems, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming, Specific Applications
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Construction Trades
Building/Property Maintenance and Management

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts/Chef Training

Graphic Design

Engineering Technician
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Hazardous Materials Management and Waste Technology/Technician
Hydraulics and Fluid Power Technology/Technician
Industrial Technology/Technician
Manufacturing Technology/Technician
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD
Plastics Engineering Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care and Support Services Management
Public Administration

Landscaping And Horticulture
Floriculture/Floristry Operations and Management
Greenhouse Operations and Management
Landscaping and Groundskeeping
Plant Nursery Operations and Management

Mechanics And Repair
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology
Marine Maintenance/Fitter and Ship Repair Technology/Technician
Medium/Heavy Vehicle and Truck Technology/Technician
Motorcycle Maintenance and Repair Technology/Technician
Small Engine Mechanics and Repair Technology/Technician

Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production
Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design
Printing Press Operator
Recording Arts Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Health Unit Coordinator/Ward Clerk
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
Medical Reception/Receptionist
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Assisting/Assistant

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Care Attendant (EMT Ambulance)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial Photography

Production Trades
Cabinetmaking and Millwork/Millwright
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Tool and Die Technology/Technician
Welding Technology/Welder

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Security And Law Enforcement
Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician
Fire Science/Fire-fighting
Fire Services Administration

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Hennepin Highlights

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What Sets Hennepin Apart:

Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 5%Hennepin Number of degree programs
% of degrees in medical administration
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 14%Hennepin % of degrees in medical administration
Male % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%Hennepin Male % of student body
Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%Hennepin Number of students
% of degrees in office and administration
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 14%Hennepin % of degrees in office and administration
% of degrees in mechanics and repair
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 15%Hennepin % of degrees in mechanics and repair
% of degrees in media
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 15%Hennepin % of degrees in media
% of degrees in production trades
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 15%Hennepin % of degrees in production trades
% of degrees in landscaping and horticulture
(vs. all colleges)
Top 18%Hennepin % of degrees in landscaping and horticulture
% of degrees in engineering technician
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 19%Hennepin % of degrees in engineering technician
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 20%Hennepin Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
% students 40 years or older
(vs. all colleges)
Top 20%Hennepin % students 40 years or older

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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