Information Technology and Cyber Defense

Category: Business and Information Technology
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Program Description

Are you looking for training that leads to job opportunities as an information technology professional in network administration, database management, IT support, or software development? Hennepin Tech can help develop the skills you'll need to succeed.

With knowledgeable instructors and the most up-to-date training, Hennepin Tech will prepare you to make the most of career opportunities. If you are currently an IT professional, HTC also offers advanced courses to help you advance your career.


Discover why the Hennepin Technical College's IT program, is one of the best in the nation!

Hennepin Technical College's (HTC) IT program- Top Rated!

Hennepin Technical College's IT program is was rated # 2, in the list of the top 25 Best Associate Degrees in Information Technology, by Grad Reports. (Visit Link).

The site notes that HTC IT graduates have an average median salary of $47,000 and a median student debt of $15,609 for information technology graduates.

Joan Bernard, IT Faculty, HTC

  • Named as Twin City’s Business 2020 Notable Women in Technology
  • 2018 Dale P Parnell Distinguished Faculty award
  • 2017 Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees Educator of the Year Award of Excellence

Linda Pacquette, IT Faculty, HTC

  • The Minnesota Association for Career and Technical Administrators (MACTA) honored Linda Paquette with the Outstanding Educator Awardon November 2, 2021.
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Program Information

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Multi-term Registration Available!

Requirements for some awards and certifications will change effective June 1st, 2022. Please call OneStop at 952-995-1300 or email OneStop@HennepinTech.edu, to see how this might affect you.

Class Time: Day, Evening, and Online
Semester: Fall Semester or Spring Semester
Campus: Eden Prairie and Brooklyn Park

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Skills Required

In general, the Information Technology program is designed to accept students at any level of computer familiarity. Initial placement testing will help best identify what courses students coming into the program should start with. Please see your enrollment counselor for assessment exemptions.

Wages/Outlook/Advancement

Wage and Job Outlook information for this program are available at CAREERwise. Graduates secure positions such as: Network and Firewall Security Technician, Security Analyst, Security Specialist/Administrator, Security Operations Specialist, Network Administrator, Penetration Tester, Security Engineer, Cyber Defense Analyst, Computer Programmers, among many others.

Employment may be found with banks, insurance companies, health care facilities, government agencies, educational institutions, retail industries and various service and manufacturing businesses

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Jakob Tenofsky-Ealy
Eden Prairie
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OneStop@HennepinTech.edu
Phone: 952-995-1300

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