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.


Are you interested in the exciting and rewarding career field of IT and Cyber Defense?

Would you like to find out about IT training, Cyber Defense careers, and hear from professionals who are currently working as IT professionals?

Hennepin Technical College (HTC) is hosting an exciting FREE Meet and Greet webinar (Zoom), where you can learn about careers in IT, and ask questions about opportunities and training in this exciting career field! Although we focus on supporting women to enter this non-traditional career path, we welcome all to this free informational event!

Hosted by our IT faculty, Joan Bernard, this event will answer your questions about pursuing a career in IT and the job outlook. You will also hear from several HTC women graduates and current students who are enjoying and/or preparing for successful careers in IT!

There will also be a Q/A session- so we can answer your questions about the opportunities in a career in IT & Cyber Defense for women, and everyone!

AGENDA (ZOOM-Online Webinar)

Date: Check back soon for the next FREE event date!

Featured Speaker: Joan Bernard, IT Faculty, HTC




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 of the 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 Award on November 2, 2021.
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Program Information

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, to see how this might affect you.

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

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Jakob Tenofsky-Ealy
Eden Prairie

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