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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

College Operations 

Heartland Community College is conducting operations in accordance with the Illinois Office of the Governor’s Restore Illinois Plan.

At each phase of this plan, the College has developed rules and procedures to protect the health of individuals and the community. We are currently in Phase 3. 

Employees, students, or visitors must adhere to the College Standard of Care if they are invited to campus facilities during Phase 3.

Read Phase Phase 3 Standard of Care

Summer 2020 Classes 

Summer classes will be held via online instruction.

If a Summer class has been canceled due to the transition to online-only instruction, students will need to re-register for the class. Students should check their IRIS account to see which classes have been dropped and no longer appears on the schedule. Assistance is available for re-registration through

Fall 2020 Schedule Changes

Heartland is taking a blended approach to Fall 2020 with classes conducted online unless they have a hands-on component. 

All classes with a clinical or hands-on component will take place on campus in a classroom/lab setting with a limit of no more than 10 people per meeting, employing health safety practices.

At this time, schedules are still being finalized. We ask for your patience as we work to have schedules and classes finalized by June 1st, 2020.

Heartland Community College is maintaining business operations.

Please call 309-268-8000 to connect with the College. Support services such as academic advising, success coaching, mental health counseling, tutoring, the library and others are available virtually. Campus facilities will not be available for walk-in services. Any on-campus services will be conducted by appointment.

Adult Education programs (High School Equivalency/GED and English as a Second Language) are being held online.

Continuing Education programs will not be held in-person this Spring. Visit the Continuing Education page for the status of classes including personal enrichment, professional development, workforce training, Truck Driver Training, Traffic Safety School and others.

The Child Development Lab is closed until further notice.

Information for Students 

The College is committed to supporting students during this transition.

The Student Information page contains information on connecting with instructors, College services and operations, as well as health and safety info.

Information for Employees 

Our staff is instrumental in meeting the challenge presented by COVID-19.

The Employee Information page contains information for the College to help maintain a high level of instruction and a safe and healthy work enviornment.

Information for the Community

For the latest information on Continuing Education (CE) programs including kids@heartland, personal enrichment, professional development, Truck Driver Training and Traffic Safety School visit the CE Program Update page.

Updates from campus

The developments surrounding Coronavirus are evolving. Heartland is taking steps to ensure the safety of the College community. 

Updates on operational measures taken in relation to COVID-19 can be found at CampusResponseCOVID-19