Located in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, North Hennepin Community College
specializes in enhancing career skills and preparing students for
transfer to four-year universities to work toward bachelor’s degrees.
NHCC has Associate Degrees and Certificates in more than 25 fields, among them Accounting, American Sign Language, Business Management, Graphic Design, Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, Paralegal, History, Liberal Arts, Construction Management, Housing Inspection, Biology, Chemistry, Medical Lab
Technology, Nursing, and Public Works.
Working with partners Metropolitan State University, Minnesota State
University Moorehead, and University of Wisconsin—Green Bay, NHCC
offers Baccalaureate Degrees in Operations Management, Construction
Management, Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Business Administration, and
Most Popular Fields of Study
NHCC has an open admissions policy, although special requirements are necessary for the Histotechnology, Medical Laboratory Technology, and Nursing programs. These requirements are generally based on academic performance; for example, the number of biology courses and a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average is looked at for admission to the Nursing Program.
Transfer students should submit official transcripts from colleges they previously attended. International students must show a Financial Certificate which proves that at least $23,858 is available for tuition and other expenses, as well as demonstrate English proficiency on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The required minimum scores on the TOEFL are 500 on the paper test, 173 on the computer test, or 61 on the Internet version.
Financial Aid is available for students who need assistance paying
for school. Students should begin the process by completing the Free
Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which can be done online.
NHCC’s Financial Aid Office has an April 15 deadline for fall and spring
awards. Aid is generally based on financial aid.
Aid can come in the forms of Federal Pell Grants, Federal Work Study, Stafford Loans, Academic Competitiveness Grants, Minnesota State Grants, Minnesota State Work Study, and North Hennepin Community College Scholarships.
Student Financial Aid Details
NHCC is located in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota’s sixth largest
city. Brooklyn Park is only about twenty minutes northwest of Minneapolis, and
students can use some of their spare time to visit cultural treasures
such as the Minneapolis Institute of Arts,
Sports fans can catch the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings at the Metrodome,
or the baseball’s Twins at their new ballpark, Target Field. Minnesota
also has the NBA’s Timberwolves and the NHL’s Wild, which play in the
Target Center and the Xcel Energy Center, respectively.
Many clubs and organizations are available to North Hennepin students,
including the Black Student Council Against Racism, Game Club, Hispanic
Students Association, Muslim Student Association, Political Debate Club,
Student Nurses’ Association, Student Senate Association, and Veterans
The college’s Theatre Department puts on at least two productions every semester. Moreover, NHCC’s Gazzuolo Art Gallery features works and exhibits by Midwestern artists, as well as an annual exhibit of works from NHCC artists each April.
NHCC also has an extensive online learning program. Degrees offered online include Liberal Arts, Business Computer Systems and Management, and Business Management. In addition, about a dozen certificates can be earned online. Finally, NHCC has a wireless-ready campus, so students can use their laptops to connect to one of their classes.
Student Enrollment Demographics
The following sports can be found at NHCC:
- Men’s Intercollegiate Baseball
- Men’s Intramural and Women’s Intramural Basketball
- Men’s Intramural and Women’s Intramural Soccer
- Women’s Intercollegiate, Men’s Intramural and Women’s Intramural Softball
- Men’s Intramural and Women’s Intramural Volleyball