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Profile of Heartland Community College

The Campus

Campus Overview

In 1990, Heartland Community College was established by the Illinois General Assembly as the most recent public community college in Illinois, joining the nation’s third largest community college system. Heartland Community College serves portions of DeWitt, Ford, Livingston, Logan, McLean, Tazewell, and Woodford counties. The combined population for these communities is approximately 230,000.

Heartland serves its District residents with three campuses, which include a primary campus in north Normal and extension centers located in the downtown hubs of Pontiac and Lincoln, IL. Geographically centered in the state, the College’s main campus is convenient to the intersection of major highways I-55, 74 and 39 as well as regional access to Amtrak and the Central Illinois Regional Airport.

Heartland’s main campus in Normal resides on 256 acres of land, 96 acres of which was purchased in October 2010 for strategic future growth.


Higher Learning Commission Mark of Affiliation

Heartland Community College is recognized by the Illinois Community College Board and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, Illinois 60602-2504, (800) 621-7440, www.hlcommission.org. Heartland has chosen the AQIP (Academic Quality Improvement Program) path to maintain its accreditation and was accepted as an AQIP college in October 2005.

  • The College's Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326.
  • The College's Radiography Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JCERT).
  • The College’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) programs are approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health.
  • The College's Child Development Lab (CDL) is an accredited learning lab facility through the National Association of Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

Campus Security & Health Emergencies

Every student has the right, upon request to the College, to obtain information and statistics about policies and procedures regarding crimes and law enforcement on campus. The College complies with provisions of the Campus Security Act. Health emergencies should be handled by dialing 911. Visitors may view the crime statistics for Heartland Community College.

Strategic Plan

Heartland Community College's 2012-17 Strategic Plan Summary integrates institutional, statewide and accreditation perspectives. This plan includes strategic goals for fiscal years 2012 through 2017. The PDF version of this plan* (8 pages, 2.14 MB) is available to download.

*Note: You must download and install Adobe® Acrobat® Reader™ in order to view and print the the strategic plan.