North Hennepin Community College
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|Motto||Engaging students, changing lives|
|Type||Public community college|
|Minnesota State Colleges and Universities|
|Students||9,742 credit students enrolled in fiscal year 2018|
|Colors||Blue and white|
The college was founded in 1966 as North Hennepin State Junior College, opening concurrently with two other state junior colleges in the Twin Cities metropolitan area, Anoka-Ramsey Community College and Metropolitan State University. North Hennepin operated during its first three years in the former facilities of Osseo Junior High School in Osseo. Classes were first offered in September 1966, with a first semester enrollment of 425 students. The current site in Brooklyn Park was selected in 1967, and the new campus opened in the fall of 1969. The school's name was changed to North Hennepin Community College in 1973.
NHCC offers associate degrees as well as certificates. North Hennepin also offers 13 bachelor's degree programs through collaboration with universities in Minnesota. Full degrees for certain majors can be obtained via NHCC and courses required in other majors can also be taken at their campus.
- Bruce Anderson - member of the Minnesota Senate.
- Barb Goodwin - former member of the Minnesota Senate
- Tom Hackbarth - former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives
- Jerry Hertaus - member of the Minnesota House of Representatives
- Warren Limmer – member of the Minnesota Senate
- Jessie Ventura - 38th Governor of Minnesota from 1999 to 2003
- Lance Kiland (November 27, 1947 to June 30, 2015) an American painter and Professor. He held a B.A. from Moorhead State University and M.F.A. from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. A founding members of NHCC's Art Department and established the current Graphic Design program. His artwork is a vision of emotional, cultural, and psychic complexity filled with irony, agony, and gentle humor, reflecting his lifelong examination of both art and life. His work is in many private and public collections including the Walker Art Center, Minnesota Museum of American Art, Minneapolis Institute of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art.
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- North Hennepin Community College Course Catalog 2011-12. Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. 2012. p. 6.
- "Legislator Record - Goodwin, Barbara J. "Barb"". Minnesota Legislators Past & Present. Retrieved 2012-12-08.