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Sign Up for HCC Emergency Text Alerts

Heartland Community College has a voluntary text messaging service that will be used to deliver information about on-campus emergencies. HCC will only send text alerts when there is a serious safety concern affecting campus -- including any campus closures due to severe weather.

Students, faculty and staff may text the message hccalerts to the number 292929 to enroll in the emergency text message service. A confirmation text will be sent to your mobile device indicating that the emergency notification service has been activated. HCC does not charge a fee for this service. Review your particular mobile device's texting or data plan for service details specific to your account. HCC will not share your phone number or mobile information with any other organizations.

For additional information about Heartland's commitment to student, faculty, staff and community safety, please watch Heartland's Safety Video.


Students: Earn Free Credit with GPS Workshops

The Guided Path to Success (GPS) Workshop Series includes sessions designed to help you with study techniques, life skills and career readiness.

The focus for fall semester is Personal Success. Upcoming topics include:

  • August 28: Targeting Success
  • September 4: Motivating Self
  • September 11: Mastering Self-Management
  • September 18: Developing Effective Communication
  • September 25: Valuing Interdependence
  • October 2: Managing Stress
  • October 9: Understanding Civic Responsibility
  • October 16: Exploring Healthy Lifestyles
  • October 23:  Planning Personal Finances
  • October 30: Becoming Active on Campus
  • November 6: Becoming an Active Student
  • November 13: Mastering Time Management
  • November 20: Exploring Your Learning Preferences
  • December 4: Becoming an Active Reader

Workshop sessions occur every Thursday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in ICB 2303.

Earn one free academic credit by participating in seven different workshops throughout the semester and completing the “after” workshop assignments and a reflective essay.

The workshop series is free and open to any HCC student, so bring a friend along! Come ready to learn how to become more successful during your college years and beyond. 

For more information, contact Jen Vieley at (309) 268-8055 or email jennifer.vieley@heartland.edu.


Dinner & Space Mission, November 1 2014

Keep your Halloween costume out for one more day. Dress up and join the Challenger Learning Center’s Fright Flight Simulated Space Mission crew.

Enjoy pizza, Halloween activities and participate in a space launch. Whether you’re in mission control or the space station, each team will work together to accomplish mission goals.

Date: Saturday, November 1
Time: 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Place: Challenger Learning Center at Heartland Community College, 1500 W. Raab Rd., Normal
Cost: $20/person (includes pizza dinner)
Age requirement: 5th grade and above

A paying adult must accompany all participants under 12.

To register and get more information, visit the Challenger Learning Center website or call 309-268-8700.