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Career Training

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.

Click on the links below to take you to information on these Career Training Programs:

Allied Health Care Careers

Heartland Community College offers affordable and convenient training for allied health care professions in partnership with Condensed Curriculum International, Inc.

Clinical Medical Assistant

Dental Assisting

EKG Technician

Medical Billing and Coding


Medical Office Assistant

Pharmacy Technician

Phlebotomy Technician

Allied Health Care Program Refund Policy

In order to receive a full refund you must do so before the 5th session meets and return your books to the Community Education office (WDC 2400). If you are on the payment program your processing fee of $35 or $50 will not 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.

Travel Agent Proficiency Certification

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.*

*Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistic and the US Travel Association December 2012 Report

Travel & Tourism Employment Outlook and Statistics
Home-Based Travel Consultants

Certification Sequence

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.

Professional Development Courses

Aspiring and experienced travel professionals may be interested in these specialized courses for professional development and continuing education opportunities.

Fitness Certification Courses

Other Career Training and Professional Development Opportunities

  • HealthCare Provider CPR
  • Introduction to Temperament & Client Needs
  • The Addicted Brain
  • STEPS-Safety Training to Encourage Profitable Services
  • OSHA Industry Safety
  • Grantwriting for the Professional
  • Resume Writing for the Professional
  • Removing Doubt in a Job Interview
  • Presentation Skills-Beyond the Basics
  • Marketing & PR for Nonprofits & Small Businesses
  • The Value of Peer Networking One on One
  • Accounting Fundamentals
  • Paralegal Online
  • Legal Secretary Online

Browse for these classes and register online.

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