Founded in 1990, Heartland Community College (HCC) acts as an adaptable and collaborative community resource for McLean, Livingston and Logan counties.
HCC's mission is to inspire lives through accessible and personalized student support, exemplary innovation and high expectations for success in teaching and learning. Housing campuses in Normal, Lincoln and Pontiac, Heartland offers students a well-rounded education with affordable and small class sizes, a fitness and recreation center and more than 30 campus clubs and organizations.
Heartland strives for responsible stewardship and is actively involved in green initiatives. The Normal campus is home to a commercial-grade wind turbine, electric vehicle charging stations and the Illinois Green Economy Network, which promotes several programs for sustainability and renewable energy. HCC's Workforce Development Center is also Illinois' first state-funded LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified building.
Additionally, the College serves as a community resource, offering community education classes and professional development opportunities. Area residents actively utilize HCC's facilities, which include the Challenger Learning Center and the Astroth Community Education Center. The Corn Crib is home to the Frontier League's Normal CornBelters baseball franchise. It also serves as the stadium for the nationally recognized Heartland Hawks softball, baseball teams as well as men and women's soccer teams.
Progressive child development education is also part of the unique offerings at Heartland through the Child Development Lab.
In 2014, the Normal Readiness Center opened on the Heartland campus. It houses members of the Illinois Army National Guard with capabilities to respond to domestic emergency missions. The Miracle League of Central Illinois also leased land from the College to build a rubberized baseball field to enable children with disabilities to enjoy the thrill of the sport.