Helping students A.C.C.E.S.S.
a brighter future
Academics Creating Careers,
Excellence, Success, & Support
The Perkins Program is an academic success
Your success is our goal.
-- Funded by the Carl D. Perkins Vocational
and Applied Technology Education Grant, (a U.S. Department of Education
Grant) the Perkins Program provides a wide variety of services and
assistance to students in Career and Technical Education (CTE) certificate
and degree programs.
Heartland Community College is committed to meeting the needs of all
students and recognizes that for some, academic or financial concerns
can become high hurdles.
It's for that reason, Heartland has created a variety of programs
intended to remove obstacles which could keep individuals from reaching
Some of the services Heartland offers to help individuals obtain
their personal and professional goals are provided through the Perkins
Grant. The services Heartland provides through the Perkins Grant
are detailed on this Web site. If you would like additional information,
please feel free to e-mail
us, stop by Student Services, or call us at (309) 268-8018.
You'll discover that Heartland can help you find a way to continue
on the path to your desired destination. Open up to Success!
Tutoring may be provided to students who need academic assistance.
Tutoring can address academic problems that are preventing the student
from being successful.
Note taking services may be provided for students who need assistance
in recording information from an instructor's lecture. Students
with disabilities are eligible for this service.
Special career development and instructional materials and supplies
may be provided to help students overcome obstacles in the classroom.
Examples of such materials include supplemental workbooks, large-print
books, taped texts, and software that helps students more easily
handle required assignments.
or Adaptive Devices/Equipment
Individuals with physical limitations can be aided in the successful
completion of their courses with the help of adaptive devices available
to them. Examples include talking calculators, cassette recorders,
enlarged computer monitors, Arkenstone Reader and other technical
Loaning Program and Supplies
Assistance with books and supplies may be available for qualified
students. Students must be receiving financial aid in order to qualify
for this service.
Interpreting services may be provided for those students with hearing
ALL participants must be actively pursuing a Career
or Technical Education (CTE) degree or certificate program for immediate
job placement or career skills. (Students must be currently
enrolled in CTE courses).
AND fall into one or more of the following categories:
- Economically disadvantaged (proof of financial need will be
verified through the Office of Financial Aid)
- Single parent or displaced homemaker
- Physically or learning ability disadvantaged (official
- Pursuing a non-traditional degree/certificate program (i.e.
female in welding or a male in nursing)
In addition, students with limited English proficiency, may also
be eligible for assistance.
Please contact Amita
Chakravarty, Heartland's Coordinator of Perkins Services at
(309) 268-8018 to determine if you are eligible for assistance.
Your confidential session will make it easy for you to learn your
options and chart a clear course to achieve your goals.