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  • HCC is tobacco free starting June 1

    New policy takes place June 1, 2015 Heartland is committed to fostering a healthy and productive environment for all students, faculty, staff, vendors, volunteers, and visitors. A 2006 Surgeon General’s report determined there is no risk-free level of exposure to secondhand smoke and the National Cancer Institute estimates at least 65,000 deaths ... [Read more.]

  • Register for the Heartland Harvest run/walk

    Heartland Harvest 5k run/1k walk Date: Saturday, October 10 Time: 7:30 a.m. packet pick-up           9:00 a.m. race time Place: Heartland Community College - Normal Register Cost is $25 for the public and $20 for students if registered by October 9. Race day registration is $30. Register by September 25 and get a short-sleeve performance shirt. ... [Read more.]

  • From making pizzas to building spacecrafts

    It’s crazy to think someone can start out making pizzas in high school and end up playing a pivotal role in the creation of the Orion spacecraft. It can happen… and it did. NASA’s mission planning and analysis lead, Nujoud Merancy, emphasizes, “It’s not about where you start, it’s where you finish.”  Merancy was the special Skype guest speaker for ... [Read more.]

  • Ag programs now offered in face-to-face format

    Heartland’s agriculture program is growing. This fall, HCC will change the existing agriculture curriculum from distance learning to a face-to-face format. The change stems from a need to keep up with the rapid development of the agriculture industry. Several diverse opportunities in agriculture that don’t just include growing corn “McLean County ... [Read more.]

  • Is realtime reporting the career for you?

    Training for a career in realtime reporting prepares you with the skills and experience needed in a field that is experiencing a significant shortage of qualified employees. Realtime reporting is an outstanding career option if you: Are skilled in the use of proper grammar and spelling Have good hearing and an excellent memory Enjoy using ... [Read more.]

  • From HCC to NYC: How one alum is making it big

    It’s interesting to hear Heartland alum Griffin Hammond describe himself as unambitious. Studying film at New York University Film School, earning a master’s degree from Illinois State and now working for Bloomberg in New York City, one would think Hammond is full of ambition. But according to him, he’s just taking opportunities as they come his ... [Read more.]

  • HCC Foundation announces Dream Vacation Raffle

      The Heartland Community College Foundation is raffling off a dream vacation to Cancun, Mexico. All proceeds benefit student scholarships and Foundation initiatives that further its mission to support access and excellence at the College. What it includes The raffle includes a chance to receive a vacation for two to the all-inclusive Iberostar ... [Read more.]

  • Kelli Hill announced as new VP

    On Wednesday, May 20, Heartland Community College announced Kelli Hill as the College’s new vice president of continuing education and advancement. Hill previously served Heartland as executive director of planning and collaborative efforts; her new role is effective June 8. As vice president, Hill will provide executive leadership, direction and ... [Read more.]

  • Free Business Solutions Showcase

    Join us for the free Business Solutions Showcase for professional development We know you can’t put a price on professional development, that’s why our Business Solutions Showcase is free this year! Business Solutions Showcase Date: Tuesday, August 25 Time: 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Place: Astroth Community Education Center, 1500 W. Raab Road. Cost: ... [Read more.]

  • Amanda Jones named Top Administrative Professional

    HCC’s Amanda Jones named Top Administrative Professional by McLean County Chamber of Commerce Congratulations to HCC Facilities Clerk, Amanda Jones, for receiving the 2015 McLean County Chamber of Commerce Top Administrative Professional award. Nominated by Executive Director of Facilities, Jim Hubbard, Jones received the award at the Annual ... [Read more.]

  • Heartland student-athlete receives award

    Heartland student-athlete receives 2015 All-American Athlete Award Congratulations to HCC student-athlete, Marcus Pingleton, on receiving the 2015 All-American Athlete Award for his outstanding athletic and academic accomplishments. He is the first athlete from Heartland to receive the prestigious award given by the National Strength & Conditioning ... [Read more.]

  • New tool from HCC professor helping ochem students

    Don’t let Organic Chemistry hold you back Organic Chemistry does not always stir up positive emotions. Well, maybe sometimes … when it’s over If you’re not sure what Organic Chemistry (or ochem) is, here’s a description of Heartland’s Organic Chemistry 1 class: This course is an introduction to the basic concepts of organic chemistry. Those ... [Read more.]

  • 2015 graduation speaker knows about persistence

    Driven to succeed Thanks to his experience at Heartland, John Bierbaum is “living the dream.” “I have no bad days. Every day I get to wake up and do what I love to do …teach at my alma mater with those who inspired me.” Bierbaum is a teacher at Normal West high school and the recipient of Heartland’s 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award, which ... [Read more.]

  • More than 40K raised at HCC, CAT golf outing

           Caterpillar Fuel Systems and the Heartland Community College Foundation raised more than $40,000 for student scholarships at the ninth annual Scoring FORE Scholarships golf outing June 4 at Pontiac Elks Lodge in Pontiac, IL. “Caterpillar and their partners truly care about local students as they strive for their academic dreams,” said Chris ... [Read more.]

  • Heartland hosts Chinese delegates at Normal campus

    Heartland is hosting 46 delegates from China as part of the International Institute for Teaching and Learning (IITL). The delegates arrive June 23 from 14 different institutions within Jiangsu Province, China and will stay until August 12. During their visit, the delegates will experience the American educational system, language and culture. IITL ... [Read more.]

  • Chinese consuls visit HCC

    I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! That chant from childhood filled the HCC café as the campus welcomed Chinese consuls Xiofeng Li and Shuhong Xu from The People’s Republic of China in Chicago with an ice cream social. The consuls made the trip to Heartland on July 15 as part of the International Institute for Teaching and Learning ... [Read more.]

  • HCC and EIU reverse transfer agreement

    Heartland Community College and Eastern Illinois University (EIU) now have a reverse transfer agreement. President Rob Widmer of Heartland and Vice President and Provost Blair Lord of Eastern signed the agreement before the HCC board of trustees meeting Tuesday, May 19. What is reverse transfer? Reverse transfer is for students who elect to ... [Read more.]

  • Lincoln Scholarship Scramble a success

    Congrats to the Heartland Community College Foundation which raised $10,000 for student scholarships at the inaugural Lincoln Scholarship Scramble golf outing May 15 at Lincoln Elks Country Club in Lincoln, IL. Twelve teams participated.  Foundation Board Director Elizabeth Wrage called the event a success. “The outing was a great day of fun, ... [Read more.]

  • Next Step Welcome Orientation

    What are your financial goals? Maybe you want to own a home, improve your credit or save and pay for college. Whatever you’re trying to accomplish, Next Step can help you become financially independent. Are you ready to the Next Step toward your goals? Stop by a Next Step Welcome Orientation. Date: Tuesday, August 4 Time: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Place: ... [Read more.]