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President's Welcome

Welcome to Heartland Community College!

After nearly 25 years serving the Central Illinois area, Heartland Community College remains a first-choice option for area students. We also provide a significant return on investment for our community. Student success, community engagement and responsiveness, and fiscal responsibility are the bedrock of the College’s many great accomplishments. Those key priorities make Heartland an outstanding institution, intent on keeping higher education affordable for our students as they pursue their dreams and lifelong ambitions.

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The College prides itself on building meaningful, lasting relationships with every learner before, during and after their Heartland experience. The College serves students of all ages, backgrounds and interests with degree and certificate programs leading to successful transfer and workforce experiences. Our exceptional faculty, staff and administrators are committed to helping students successfully navigate through college. Everyone at HCC plays an active role in steering our students toward lifelong accomplishment and personal pride. We support our students’ achievements through:

  • Personalized academic advising
  • Customized college readiness programs
  • Academic support areas targeting tutoring/testing, writing, computer literacy, and disability services
  • Engaging student life options including clubs, organizations, honor societies, and intercollegiate and intramural athletics
  • Career and job placement assistance
  • Enriching community education offerings for students of all ages

Heartland is also dedicated to engaging our community and being responsive to its emerging needs. By doing so, we are enhancing the economic vitality of our district and the broader Central Illinois region. Accordingly, the College provides lifelong learning and customized training opportunities to meet the unique needs and interests of district residents, businesses and employers. Our many community partnerships help the College contribute to a stronger regional economy through job growth and workforce development.

Finally, Heartland is committed to fiscal responsibility. As a steward of public tax dollars and student tuition and fees, Heartland is entrusted to provide District 540 with quality academic programs and valuable community services. To that end, Heartland Community College will continue to appropriately utilize existing revenue streams. We'll also continue to identify and pursue new and innovative sources of funding that will allow the College to achieve its objectives. At the same time, Heartland remains committed to implementing and promoting cost-effective strategies across all areas of the College. This helps us to ensure Heartland's sustainability now and in the future.

On behalf of all the people representing Heartland Community College, it is my honor to express pride in how we serve our students, our District 540 community, and anyone needing our programs and services.


Robert D. Widmer