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HALO program prepares for fall return to campus

April 13, 2021

Heartland Community College will again be offering in-person learning opportunities for students in the Heartland Academy for Learning Opportunities (HALO) program this upcoming Fall 21 semester. 

After having to postpone enrollment and instruction last year due to COVID-19, Heartland’s HALO program has announced that they will be back on campus and accepting new students this fall. 

HALO higher education experience for students ages 18-28 with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities as well as other learning challenges. This program allows students to experience college while developing indispensable life skills such as independence, time management, responsibility, self-advocacy and more. 

Enrollment is now open for HALO’s fall courses. Interested students can apply to the program anytime between now and mid-June. 

For more information about HALO and the program’s application process, please visit  

Potential applicants are encouraged to schedule a classroom visit and informational session with HALO staff. To schedule an appointment, call 309-268-8255 or email

Written by: Steve Fast