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Hennepin Tech in the High Schools (Concurrent Enrollment)

Hennepin Tech in the High Schools allows high school students to enroll in college courses at their local high school to earn credits for high school and college at the same time. High school teachers with required credentials teach these Hennepin Tech college-level courses at their high school. Concurrent Enrollment is similar to Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) which allows students to take college courses on Hennepin Tech campuses. To compare Concurrent Enrollment with PSEO and other rigorous courses, view this helpful chart:

Benefits of taking Concurrent Enrollment classes:

  • Save money on college courses (free to participating students in high school)
  • Earn college credit (get a head start, possibly decreasing length of time to degree)
  • Experience college expectations and workload
  • Gain access to college resources
  • Start building your college transcript
  • It’s a demonstration of your commitment to university admissions officials
  • Unlike AP, it concludes with a college grade on a college transcript; AP courses are high school courses that teach to a "one shot" test and may not even count toward general education requirements.

Students and parents should view the resources and services available to Hennepin Tech students.=

Concurrent Enrollment is sometimes named "College in the Schools" or "dual enrollment". Additional background is available at Minnesota Department of Education and National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP).

FY21 Concurrent Enrollment Courses:

ATEC 1050

Introduction to the Transportation Trades

Buffalo HS, Roseville

BUSN 1000

Introduction to Business

Edison HS, Prior Lake MnCAPS

BUSN 1020

Introduction to Selling

Prior Lake MnCAPS

BUSN 1091

Consultative Selling

Prior Lake MnCAPS

BUSN 1510


Buffalo HS, Edison HS, Prior Lake MnCAPS, Wayzata

BUSN 2005

Marketing Concepts & Strategies

Prior Lake MnCAPS

CBTG 1100

Introduction to Woodworking Technology

Buffalo HS, Roseville, Wayzata

CCIS 1505

Fundamentals of Programming


CCIS 2675

A+ Hardware


CDEV 1000

Introduction to Early Childhood Education

Buffalo HS

CDEV 1010

Child Growth and Development

Buffalo HS

ECON 2200

Principles of Microeconomics

Prior Lake MnCAPS

ECON 2300

Principles of Macroeconomics

Prior Lake MnCAPS

EMSV 1050

Emergency Medical Responder (First Responder)

Intermediate District 287

ENGC 2075

Engineering Design Project

Buffalo HS

ENGC 2100

Basic Creo Parametric (Pro/ENGINEER)

Buffalo HS

LNDC 1160

Greenhouse Infrastructure Technology

Forest Lake HS

LNDC 1235

Landscape Operations

Buffalo HS, Forest Lake HS

LNDC 1242

Plant Biology

Forest Lake HS

MGDP 1205

Fundamentals of Graphic Design

Prior Lake MnCAPS, Shakopee

MGDP 2010

Applied Graphic Design

Prior Lake MnCAPS

MGDP 2215

Graphic Design Internship


PSYC 2300

General Psychology

Prior Lake MnCAPS

PSYC 2310

Psychology Throughout the Lifespan

Prior Lake MnCAPS

SOCI 2100

Introduction to Sociology

Prior Lake MnCAPS


More Information about Concurrent Enrollment from the Minnesota Department of Education:

Earn College Credit in High School

What is Concurrent Enrollment in Minnesota?

Concurrent Enrollment Infographic

Concurrent Enrollment Reference Guide


Concurrent Enrollment:
Dena Russell, Director of Partnerships and College Pathways

Department: High School Programs
Phone: 763-488-2537
Location: Brooklyn Park


Hennepin Technical College is a member of the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP). In 2020 HTC obtained NACEP Accreditation; go to to view the standards that guide our concurrent enrollment work process.