These professional education programs are designed to prepare you for employment in specialized careers. These courses may require additional time commitments outside of class. Students who successfully complete course and experiential requirements should have the skills to pursue employment opportunities in their chosen field. We encourage you to research employment opportunities prior to registration.We offer a monthly payment plan for students who would like to budget their fees over a period up to 12 months. For details on this program, see our FACTS Information page (PDF).
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Heartland Community College offers affordable and convenient training for allied health care professions in partnership with Condensed Curriculum International, Inc.
In order to receive a full refund you must do so at least 2 working days prior to the first day of class. If you are on the payment program your processing fee will be refunded. You will receive your refund within 10-15 business days after the class has been dropped. To drop a class call 309-268-8160.
If the refund deadline has passed, a student may be considered for a full refund of tuition if a licensed physician documents that a major medical situation has occurred which supports the student’s withdrawal from his/her class. To be considered for a medical withdrawal, a letter must be written in a timely manner, including medical documentation to the Dean of Continuing Education.
Reservists called to active duty while enrolled at Heartland Community College shall receive a full refund or credit against future enrollment. A letter requesting the drop and military documentation should be provided to the Dean of Continuing Education.
If a class is canceled because of insufficient enrollment or for another reason, students will receive a full refund.
These affordable courses will provide you with the skills you need to launch a new career or start a home-based business. This flexible program includes online training, accessible 24/7, with great links to industry resources, Web sites, and videos. Become a travel professional and see the world on the job!
The US travel industry supports 14.4 million workers, and encompasses a broad range of diverse occupations. Jobs in the travel industry provide millions of Americans with a gateway to a promising career and the opportunity for advancement. It is projected that 22.5 million jobs in the travel industry will be added in the next decade.*
Students who successfully complete all three courses in the Certification Sequence and the Travel Agent Proficiency Exam, which is administered on campus, will earn a Travel and Tourism Professional Certificate from Heartland Community College.
- Geography for Travel & Tourism - Fall 2015
- The Business of Travel & Tourism - Fall 2015
- A Guide to the Cruise Industry - Fall 2015
- Travel Agent Proficiency Exam Review - Summer 2015
- Travel Agent Proficiency Exam Review - Fall 2015
Professional Development Courses
Aspiring and experienced travel professionals may be interested in these specialized courses for professional development and continuing education opportunities.
- European Culture & Heritage Destination Specialist - Summer 2015
- European Culture & Heritage Destination Specialist - Fall 2015
- Caribbean Destination Specialist - Summer 2015
- Caribbean Destination Specialist - Fall 2015
- Meeting & Event Planning: An Introduction to the Industry - Fall 2015
Free Travel & Tourism Professional Program Preview
Discover how this affordable and flexible online program will prepare you to work part time or full time in the travel industry, or how to start your own home-based travel business. You will meet the instructor and learn about the travel and tourism industry professional certifications and designations needed to be successful in this business. Find out how you can "see the world on the job" using industry travel discounts and benefits.
Thursday 8/6, 7-8PM
Workforce Development Center Room 1403
Free, but pre-registration is required.
Ignitor Labs: Commercial Food Equipment Repair Technician
Master the skills you need to gain employment as a commercial food equipment repair technician! This engaging, interactive curriculum is available online 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. The course, which can be completed in 30 days or less, covers basic topics in electricity, gas and steam as well as an introduction to the commercial food equipment industry. You are guaranteed a job interview with an authorized service company after successfully completing the program.
Note: This program, developed by Ignitor Labs, is endorsed by the Commercial Food Equipment Service Association (CFESA). Individuals that have successfully completed the program will have access to a proprietary database of more than 800 service company locations interested in hiring technicians. Sample the course at: www.ignitorlabs.com/techniciantraining/heartland/
Other Career Training and Professional Development Opportunities
- Become a Community Education Instructor - June 10
- IL Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification - July 16-17
- STEPS - Safety Training to Encourage Profitable Services
- Personal Training Certification - June 18-August 20
- HealthCare Provider CPR - June 20
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