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About Heartland Community College

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When we say "Choose your destination. We'll help you get there." we really mean it!

Since its founding in 1990, Heartland Community College has had one primary goal - to support student success. At our campuses in Normal, Lincoln and Pontiac, we provide access to education for all residents interested in continuing their learning.

At Heartland we make small classes and personal attention top priorities. We offer free tutoring, career services and a host of special programs to help credit-seeking students reach their goals. And outside of the classroom, we offer many ways for students to stay active. With a fitness and recreation center, game room, café and 30+ campus clubs and organizations, students really can enjoy the full college experience.

The College N.O.W. program at Heartland lets hundreds of eligible high school students earn college credit before they even graduate. And each year more than 14,000 children and adults enjoy community education classes and professional development opportunities at HCC. Our GED and English as a Second Language programs create life-changing opportunities for close to 1000 area residents annually.

Heartland's campus is beautiful. Popular campus destinations include the Challenger Learning Center, the Astroth Community Education Center and the Child Development Lab. The Corn Crib is home to the Frontier League's Normal CornBelters baseball franchise. It also serves as the stadium for the nationally recognized Heartland Hawks softball and baseball teams as well as men and women's soccer.

Heartland is actively involved in many green initiatives. The Normal campus is home to:

  • A commercial-grade wind turbine that generates about half of the College's electricity
  • Electric charging stations
  • The Illinois Green Economy Network, which promotes sustainability and renewable energy programs
  • The Workforce Development Center, Illinois' first state-funded LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified building

Partnerships are a priority for HCC. In 2014, the Normal Readiness Center opened on the Heartland campus. It houses members of the Illinois Army National Guard who are ready to respond in domestic emergencies.

The Miracle League of Central Illinois leases land from the College and maintains a rubberized field so children with disabilities can enjoy the thrill of playing baseball.

Through Next Step HCC collaborates with Mid Central Community Action, United Way of McLean County and the University of Illinois College of Law to help individuals achieve financial independence.

And so, we ask you to choose your own destination and we’ll be ready to help you get there.