Students talking to the admissions director at Open House.

Learn more about North Hennepin Community College’s degree options, student resources, and admissions steps at our Open House on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 from 4-7 p.m.!

Apply for admission at Open House and we will waive your $20 application fee.

RSVP for Open House to be entered into door prizes!

At Open House, you can:

  • Apply to NHCC for FREE!
  • Visit with faculty, staff, and current students
  • Tour Campus
  • Participate in academic Breakout Sessions (see below)
  • Learn about Admissions (English & Spanish sessions)
  • Receive information about NHCC's University Center

Check-in at the Center for Business & Technology (CBT).Parking is free on campus, please park on the East side of campus by CBT. See for a campus map and location for parking.

You can arrive anytime that's convenient for you during the event. However, keep in mind breakout sessions will begin at a specific time and you should arrive 15 minutes early to check-in. Open House ends at 7 p.m. - be sure to give yourself enough time to experience NHCC!

Breakout Sessions - list below is from Open House 2018 - check back soon for 2019 breakout sessions!

  • Admissions @ 4, 5 and 6 p.m. in CBT 205

    Learn about applying to NHCC, understand admissions steps, and game plan a timeline to begin college at our Admissions info session. Also available in Spanish (see below).

  • Sesión de información @ 4, 5 and 6 p.m. in CBT 209

    Aprender cómo aplicar para NHCC y el procesó de admission. También tendrá la oportunidad de habalr con estudeantes latinos sobre las experencias en North Hennepin Community College.

  • Accounting, Business and Computer Systems Management @ 4:30 p.m. in CBT 171

    Thinking about a career in the area of business? Learn how your start at North Hennepin can create an entryway to your continued success into a 4-year business degree—or give you the skills and education needed for careers after your 2-year degree. Whether you are interested in Accounting, Business Computer Systems & Management, Business Administration, Finance, Management, Marketing, or Entrepreneurship, this session will give you great info about your options at North Hennepin and your pathways to success!

  • Aikido @ 5:30 p.m. in CBT 181

    Join Mark Larson (EAP/ GCST Instructor), who lived and trained in Japan for nearly a decade at the birthplace of Aikido (a Japanese Martial Art), for a hands-on experience of this educational and life-giving tool that helps develop physical grace, clear thinking, a calm mind, and a healthy, vibrant spirit. Sensei Larson has been training/teaching Aikido for over 25 years.

    Aikido is offered here at NHCC for college credit under the Global & Cultural Studies (GCST) designator. Its training emphasizes physical balance, blending and timing, together with instinctive, precise action. Practicing Aikido can assist with one’s focus, awareness, and control.

  • Ceramics/Art @ 4:30 p.m. in Fine Arts Center (FAC) Art Studio

    Why clay? Ceramics is an industry as old as civilization itself. From ancient utilitarian-wares and the first forms of abstract art, ceramics today continues to explore new technologies that improve our daily lives. Learning to express your ideas visually equips you with a better understanding of the physical world. Fine Arts helps you develop creative problem-solving skills that translate into many job fields. Experience working with clay as we discuss how a Fine Arts degree prepares you for a fulfilling career in the arts and beyond.

  • Computer Science @ 5:30 p.m. in CBT 161

    We "teach" the computer to test our software. We build "automated tests" that "grade" our software, allowing us to improve and tune it, until it "passes" the tests. Learn about options in Computer Science!

  • Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement and Sociology @ 5:30 p.m. in CBT 178

    Interested in a career in Criminal Justice or Law Enforcement? Attend this informational session and have your questions answered!

  • Exercise Science @ 4:30 p.m. in CBT 168

    Exercise science is the study of physiological and functional adaptations to movement. The field is interdisciplinary, involving disciplines such as anatomy, chemistry, biology, physiology, biomechanics, exercise prescription, psychology, and nutrition. Students learn to understand how and why people move as well as the factors that limit and enhance our capacity to move.

    Exercise science programs at NHCC are designed for students interested in the biophysical aspects of exercise. It provides preparation for professional fields in areas such as physical therapy and rehabilitation, biomechanics, nutrition, exercise physiology, sports medicine, corporate wellness, chiropractic medicine, and cardiac rehabilitation.

  • Health Careers and Nursing @ 4:30 & 5:30 p.m. in CBT 167

    Interested in healthcare or helping fields and want to learn more about what NHCC has to offer? Learn about our health career programs, including Nursing and Medical Lab Technology, from our academic advisor and faculty!

  • Human Services @ 4:30 p.m. in CBT 178

    The field of Human Services is dedicated to helping individuals attain self-sufficiency. This includes assisting people in finding resources, advocating for individual needs, and guiding clients toward setting and achieving personal goals. Professionals in this industry work with child, youth, and family services, as well as elderly, immigrant, and community groups.

  • Liberal Arts and Transfer @ 4:30 & 5:30 p.m. in CBT 168

    Learn how to successfully start on your path to a bachelor's degree by completing liberal arts, MnTC (Minnesota Transfer Curriculum) courses at NHCC! This session will help you understand what you'll need to prepare for to transfer to a university.

  • Music @ 5:30 p.m. in CBT 171

    Learn about the ways you can explore your passion for music at NHCC! Whether you are a beginner or advanced musician, music can be part of your degree. Play or sing in Choir, Orchestra, Band, Jazz Band, Garage Band, or in classes and lessons. We'll share information about our Associate in Fine Arts degree in Music and you can learn how to make your story musical!

  • PSEO (Post Secondary Enrollment Options) @ 4, 5 and 6 p.m. in CBT 204

    Still in high school but want to start on college courses? Attend our PSEO info session to find out how!

  • Theatre @ 5:30 p.m. in Fine Arts Center (FAC) Theatre

    From performing on stage to building scenery and running lights, NHCC's Theatre program prepares you for a career in the performing arts. Learn about acting for the stage and film, directing, stagecraft, and more. Our Theatre degree builds a solid foundation for your bachelor's and our productions give students performance opportunities to develop their talent.  Find out how YOU can be a part of the excitement that is NHCC Theatre!