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HCC seeks Vice President

Heartland Community College invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice President of Continuing Education and Advancement.  This position is the chief continuing education and advancement officer of the College.

General responsibilities include providing executive leadership, direction and support for the planning and operations of the College’s following units:

  • Adult Education
  • Community Education
  • Customized Training
  • Development
  • Marketing
  • Governmental Relations

For additional information and application procedures, visit the Vice Presidential Search website.

Holiday Campus Closure

Campus Closure

The HCC campus closes at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 23 and reopens with regular operating hours at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, January 2.

Some College services and resources are available during holiday closure.


Prospective students: Review registration options.

Current students: Register for classes by logging in to your myHeartland account. Click the “IRIS” tab for instructions.

Tuition Payment

Spring 2015 tuition is due Tuesday, January 6. Log in to your myHeartland account and click the “IRIS” tab. See the Enrollment Services page for more information

Additional College Information

Community Education

Customized Training

Adult Education

 Academic Support Center (ASC)

The ASC has reduced hours Saturday, December 13 through Sunday, January 11. Tutoring services is unavailable during the holiday break.

For a complete list of ASC hours, use the drop down menu on the webpage.


The campus bookstore closes Wednesday, December 24 and resumes normal business hours on Friday, January 2.

During the closure, you can order your books online. Hoover over the “Books” tab and select “Textbooks & Course Materials.”

 Business Technology Learning Center (BTLC)  

The BTLC closes at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, December 13 and reopens when classes resume on Monday, January 12.

Campus Café

The Heartland Campus Cafe has the following hours of operation during the holiday season:

  • Monday, December 8 – Thursday, Dec 12: Open until 2:00 p.m.
  • Friday, December 12 : Closed
  • Monday, December 15 – Thursday, December 19: Open until 1:00 p.m.
  • Friday, December 19 : Closed
  • Monday, December 22 – Tuesday, December 23: Open until 12:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 24 – Friday January, 2: Closed
  • Monday, January 5 – Tuesday, January 6: Open until 1:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, January 7 - Closed
  • Thursday, January 8 – Open until 1:00 p.m.
  • Friday, January 9: Closed

Normal operating hours resume Monday, January 12.

Child Development Lab (CDL)

The CDL closes at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 23 and reopens with its regular schedule beginning at 7:30 a.m. Friday, January 2.

Developmental Math Center

The Developmental Math Center closes at noon on Friday, December 12. The center reopens at 6:00 a.m. on Monday, January 12 for regular classes.

Enrollment Support

Students can email or call Enrollment Services during the holiday break. Contact information is located here. Representatives will respond as soon as possible when the College reopens Friday, January 2. Emails and calls will be handled as quickly and efficiently as possible in the order they were received.

Fitness and Recreation Center (FRC)

The FRC closes Friday, December 19 through Sunday, January 4. It reopens Monday, January 5 at 6:00 a.m.

Tech Labs

The Open Tech Labs on campus close at 4:30 p.m. Friday, December 12 and reopen at 8 a.m. Monday, January 12. Check with your instructor as individual lab closure times may vary.

Tech Support (Emergencies)

If you have trouble logging into myHeartland, try Password Station. This is where you can correct most log in issues. If Password Station does not work and help is urgently needed, call (309) 268-8380 and leave a message. A staff member will respond as soon as possible.

Responses to general inquiries will take place Friday, January 2, when College offices reopen.

Enjoy the holiday season. Heartland Community College looks forward to working with you in 2015!

Heartland Named Healthy Worksite

The Illinois Department of Public Health has recognized Heartland Community College for their worksite health promotion efforts. HCC has been designated as a healthy worksite and was one of six organizations in the state to receive a gold status. Part of the We Choose Health community transformation grant, the designation was created to engage employers throughout the state in worksite wellness best practices.

Heartland’s committee for worksite wellness formed in October 2012 and includes members from various departments throughout the College. Their vision is to ensure all dimensions of wellness are valued and intentionally integrated into the campus culture.

“We spent the first year researching workplace wellness and what initiatives we wanted to implement,” said committee chair, Josh Kauten. “What we found was pretty eye opening, especially the cost of doing nothing.”

Kauten was referring to a return on investment (ROI) calculator that shows the rising cost of healthcare and projected savings with a wellness program. “We took the state’s average smoking and obesity rates and calculated what the savings would be if we reduced the rates by 10 percent. By 2018, we could be saving an estimated $520,000 annually in total healthcare-related expenses.”

To be considered for recognition, an organization has to show it promotes and demonstrates various health and wellness initiatives such as healthy eating, physical activity and lifestyle and disease management. Kauten highlighted some of the initiatives Heartland currently has in place for employees such as free access to the Fitness and Recreation Center, free community education classes and a comprehensive healthcare plan that includes coverage for mental and physical wellness.

Heartland also recently implemented flexible scheduling where employees can work with their supervisor to determine a schedule that promotes work/life balance.

According to committee member Amy Munson, this is just a small portion of what they hope to accomplish. “We want to continuously promote and celebrate healthy habits,” she said. “Wellness is more than working out, it’s all encompassing from stress relief to an office that is ergonomically sound. Our committee will continue striving to meet the wellness needs of Heartland employees.”

The College’s gold designation will last for three years. For more information about the Illinois Healthy Worksite Designation, visit http://www.wechoosehealth365.com/aspx/Public/Page.aspx?pid=18663.

Employees interested in joining the committee or submitting an idea can contact Josh Kauten at josh.kauten@heartland.edu or (309) 268-8432.