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: https://cce.umn.edu/documents/DCP/CE-AP-PSEO-IB-Comparison.pdf.

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).

Courses being taught this year at area high schools:

ACCT 1410

Business Finance

Prior Lake HS

ATEC 1050

Introduction to the Transportation Trades

Buffalo HS, Roseville HS

BUSN 1000

Introduction to Business

Edison HS, Prior Lake HS

BUSN 1510


Buffalo HS, Edison HS, Prior Lake HS, Wayzata HS

BUSN 2005

Marketing Concepts & Strategies

Prior Lake HS

CBTG 1100

Introduction to Woodworking Technology

Buffalo HS, Roseville HS, Wayzata HS

CCIS 1505

Fundamentals of Programming

Wayzata HS

CDEV 1105

Introduction to Early Childhood Careers

Buffalo HS

CDEV 1500

Child Growth & Development

Buffalo HS

ENGC 2075

Engineering Design Project

Buffalo HS

ENGC 2100

Basic Creo Parametric (Pro/ENGINEER)

Buffalo HS

LNDC 1110

Introduction to Landscape/Horticulture Careers

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

MMST 1100

Introduction to Marine & Motorsport Technology

Roseville HS

MMST 2320

Customizing Lab

Roseville HS

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


Questions? Contact Dena Russell, Director of Partnerships and College Pathways to discuss how Hennepin Tech can work with your high school to offer courses for college credit.


Hennepin Technical College is a member of the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP). We are currently working on attaining NACEP Accreditation; go to http://www.nacep.org/accreditation/standards/ to view the standards that guide our concurrent enrollment work process.