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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: CE AP PSEO IB Comparison 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
Course Number Course Name High School
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 Entrepreneurship 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 Wayzata
CCIS 2675 A+ Hardware Wayzata
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 Shakopee
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:

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 Hennepin Tech obtained NACEP Accreditation; go to to view the standards that guide our concurrent enrollment work process.