New Evening Class Schedule at Hennepin Technical College

Are you looking to start an automotive career? Maybe you’re in an entry-level shop position and hoping to move ahead? Working adults trying to balance transportation college classes and a busy schedule have new options available because Hennepin Technical College, one of the metro’s top educators of auto body and auto tech professionals, has added new sections of evening classes beginning in January. Classes meet 4 evenings a week, Monday through Thursday.

At the college’s Eden Prairie campus the evening courses are in the Auto Body Collision program, and at the Brooklyn Park campus the new courses are in Automotive Technology. “For years, you needed to begin in the fall semester to be part of the transportation program. If a student decided in September to get started, the schedule meant there’d be an 11-month wait,” says Alison Leintz, the college’s Interim Dean of Career & Technical Education. “Because many of our students are working adults, we’ve added classes that start in spring semester to be responsive to our students and our industry partners.”

The spring semester begins January 14, but priority class registration is open now to new students. To learn more, schedule a tour of the classrooms and labs, or arrange to speak with an instructor, contact Susan Markes, Academic Program Coordinator at 763-488-2497 or or visit

Auto Body Collision students can earn:

    Auto Body Technician Associate in Applied Science Degree
    Auto Body Technician Diploma
    Auto Body Estimator—Occupational Certificate
    Custom Fabrication and Finishing—Occupational Certificate
    Non-Structural Repair Technician Assistant—Occupational Certificate
    Refinishing Technician Assistant—Occupational Certificate
    Structural Repair Technician Assistant—Advanced Technical Certificate

Automotive Tech students can earn:

    Automotive Technician Diploma
    Automotive Technician Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS)

Written by Judell Anderson


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