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Health Sciences

Welcome to the Health Sciences division at Heartland Community College.

What do you want to do with your life?  If your answer sounds like “I want to help people” or “I want to make a difference,” you may want to explore the classes and programs offered through the Health Sciences division.  In HS, our students learn to serve others during the most critical times in their lives.  Whether working to educate children during their formative years, caring for patients during times of medical emergency or illness, serving the public through our justice system, or maintaining and promoting personal health, graduates of our programs learn practical, professional skills and make a real impact in the community.  

HS Programs

Explore our departments where you will find information on our courses and program requirements:

Information Meetings

Learn more about the Associate of Applied Science degrees in Nursing, PTA and Radiography and certificates in Medical Assistant and EMT/Paramedic.

We strongly recommend you attend one of these informational sessions. All information meetings are held at the main campus in Normal, IL, unless otherwise noted.

Day Time Room

Beginning May 1, 2020, and until further notice, informational meetings will be held virtually utilizing ZOOM.  Please continue to check this site for dates and additional information.

Monday, June 7, 2021

5-6 pm

Work Ready Programs

Please contact the program coordinator listed below to request the ZOOM link for this Work Ready meeting.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

5-6 pm

Physical Therapist Assistant Program

Please contact the program coordinator listed below to request the ZOOM link for this Physical Therapist Assistant meeting.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

6-7 pm

Radiography Program

Please contact the program coordinator listed below to request the ZOOM link for this Radiography meeting.

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

5-6 pm

Nursing Program

Please contact the program coordinator listed below to request the ZOOM link for this Nursing meeting.

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

5-6 pm

EMT/Paramedic Programs

Please contact the program coordinator listed below to request the ZOOM link for this EMT/Paramedic meeting.

Thursday, June 10, 2021

5-6 pm

Medical Assistant Program

Please contact the program coordinator listed below to request the ZOOM link for this Medical Assistant meeting.

Please contact the following program coordinator and request the ZOOM link for the meeting that you would like to attend:

EMT/Paramedic - Please contact Travis Wilson at twilson@mcleancountyems.org

Medical Assistant - Please contact Martha Stearns at martha.stearns@heartland.edu

Nursing - Please watch this brief informational video. Then contact Jennifer O'Connor at jennifer.oconnor@heartland.edu

Physical Therapist Assistant - Please contact Daryl Menke at daryl.menke@heartland.edu

Radiography - Please contact Jo Gramley at joan.gramley@heartland.edu

Work Ready Programs* - Please contact Kelly Pyle at kelly.pyle@heartland.edu

* Work Ready Programs currently consist of Pharmacy Technician, Dental Assistant, Phlebotomy, Veterinary Assistant, and Recovery Support Specialist.

Emergency Medical Services Video

Emergency Medical Services Video

Video Transcription: Emergency Medical Services Video Transcription (PDF)

Contact HS

ICB 2800
1500 W Raab Road
Normal, IL 61761
Phone: 309-268-8740
Fax: 309-268-7958
Email HS

Jennifer O'Connor, MSN, RN-BC

Dean of Health Sciences
Director of Nursing Education
Office: ICB 2821
Phone: 309-268-8747
Fax: 309-268-7958
EmailJennifer.Abraham@heartland.edu

Darcia Gillan

Administrative Assistant - Health Sciences
Office: ICB 2800
Phone: 309-268-8740
EmailDarcia.Gillan@heartland.edu