Student & Graduate Reviews
Sara O. - 5/27/2020
Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2020
"My overall college experience has been outstanding. The faculty and staff at Hennepin Technical College have gone above and beyond to help pave my success. Everyone is so friendly, helpful, and understanding. The campus vibe is always positive and upbeat, someone is always willing to help you."
N/A - 5/15/2020
Degree: Medical Office Administration
Graduation Year: 2020
"HTC has been a blessing. I know they need to work or things like providing a cafeteria with healthier choices, and more administrative people for the night classes. But so far, being an HTC student has opened the doors to so many opportunities that have helped gain confidence, encouragement and better attitude toward challenges. My program was fully online with the exception of my general classes that were on campus. Online classes were tough, too many assignments but my professor was there to answer all of my questions in a matter of minutes. She was very knowledgeable and very efficient. As for the on campus classes, I enjoyed all of the instructors. They were patient, kind, and fun to work with. Overall, I would highly recommend anyone to become an HTC student."
Gideon Webber-Peterson - 5/12/2020
Graduation Year: 2020
"I was very happy with how things have turned out over the last two years. Even though my professors have had a huge transition over the last few years due to the passing of a head professor as well everything with COVID, they still managed to be as helpful as possible to make sure I was able to learn what I had to to be successful in my field. The rest of the college body was great as well. Being a student worker I had ample time to study for my classes as well as be able to make a decent paycheck. The security staff was always kind and resourceful as well."
Adult - 9/15/2018
Graduation Year: 2018
"So dissapointed with the Online Accounting AAS degree program. It is a self guided program. Instructors just grade. From the get go they are no help with technical issues and give the run around wasting valuable study time. "opening the book" so to speak shouldn't be this hard. They all say they are there to help, blah, blah but then none. the books didn't match the software, syllabus was outdated, lectures were from years ago. I am a working adult with children. If I could have gone to college full time on campus that would be my choice as Hennepin Tech as an online student was very difficult. They have no options for evening appointment or technical help in the evening. I even had to drop a class and they told me they didn't "see" my drop so they wouldn't refund. I did the drop correctly and it took me 2 days and about 8 phone calls to speak to someone to correct and get my $700 back. The Advisor didn't return my call for over 2 weeks. It is a clown show in the administrative office."
Great School, with Great Instructor - 5/29/2017
Graduation Year: 2015
"I attended this school for two years for my associates degree in Architectural Technology. I couldn't be more satisfied with the education I received there. It's a small school, designed around teaching students drafting. There are some design elements woven into the program, but its emphasis is definitely on drafting. The instructor was absolutely incredible along with the classes. I was highly satisfied with the education I received there, especially for the low cost."
Former student - 4/25/2017
Graduation Year: 2016
"I went here for CNA and the nursing instructors are terrible. I was going to go there for practical nursing but it was such a bad experience I decided to stay away. Half our class failed the class or skills test and didn't pass their cna. If you were given an assignment the instructions were not clear and then the teacher graded it and took off points for stuff that you were not told about in the beginning. Disorganized and made stuff up. The school didn't care as long as they were making money. Stay away!"
HTC - 3/11/2017
Degree: Licensed Practical Nurse
Graduation Year: 2016
"With the exception of the nursing program, I have enjoyed my experience at HTC. The nursing program is under corrective action from the Board of Nursing because the last 2 years it has not met NCLEX pass rates. They do not require an entrance exam like most LPN prgrams and they have changed to 8 week classes where material is ran through fast and not covered well and not a lot of supervision in lab to ensure skills are being practiced correctly for when it is time to test. One instructor will tell you to do things one way and then another wants you to do it another way which is a problem when you are trying to do an assignment for a grade. Sometimes lecture is you and others creating spending 10 minutes on a poster that you present to class. Some of the instructors are very knowledgeable and helpful and provide useful critique. After tests, if a lot of people missed certain questions, points are awarded back to those people but the ones that did get the question right do not receive any points when most teachers would just give points back to everyone regardless. We get out of class and lab and clinicals early frequently. More clinical days and closer together clinical days needs to happen. More time spent covering the pages in the book for lecture is needed and rationales. I feel like it is a waste of my money and time so far and debating on starting over somewhere else."
CBP - 3/27/2014
Graduation Year: 2013
"The Health Unit Coordinator program is a JOKE. This is a one semester program where you learn the basics of working on a nursing unit, such as patient charts, medical terminology, and transcribing physicians orders. I thought the teacher was a bit unorganized, class got cancelled a lot, and there were several cases where we (the students) questioned her on some of our wrong answers on tests we were handed back, and she realized she was wrong. The program also had an internship which placed each student at either a local hospital or nursing home, and I felt a lot of what I was taught in class was outdated. At my externship I was on a computer all day, in class I was doing everything on paper which was nothing like I was doing in the "real world". Let me just say that the job placement assistance at this school is non existant, and this refers to the entire school, not just my program. Their job placement program consists solely of this stupid website which is something like College Connection or College Central. So I registered, searched for jobs, and there were 0 jobs for my program. As there were a lot of search options, I searched several other programs to make sure I wasn't doing something wrong, and it took the searching of 6-7 programs before I finally found a program that had something posted, albeit 2 jobs. Here's the bottom line with my program, as well as any other program that takes 1 year or less. We live in a world with extremely political workplaces, or in other words "It's not what you know it's who you know", with that said think about how much on the job training it would take to equal your time in college: If you attend 3 days a week for 3 hours a day, or 4 days a week for 2 hours a day (this is about right for this program)... 1 full [8 hour day] of on the job training=1 week of school 5 days/1 week of on the job training=over 1 month of school 10 days/2 weeks of on the job training=2.5 months of school, which, with all the instructor inservice days and a one week break is just shy of being a full semester. This makes it very easy for a friend of the hiring managers to call in a favor and be given the job, I even had an interview for one of 3 job openings at a certain hospital, only to find out (by accident) I was simply being interviewed because they were required to interview x number of people, but they had the people picked out before even posting the jobs, I wasn't a serious applicant. In closing, I know this kind of sounds silly, but I truly believe it, I think my instructor should have spent less time advertising for and encouraging people to join the NAHUC (a Health Unit Coordinator organization that collects membership dues but does little in return) and more time teaching you how to get a doctor or hiring manager to sleep with you so he'll get you a job at his hospital."