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Continuing Education Classes

Heartland Community College Pontiac offers a variety of classes for personal enrichment and professional learning.

  • Excited to try a new class but unfamiliar with using Zoom? Get personalized coaching at Cafe Zoom!

    Enjoy a new way to stay engaged, while learning with others who share your interests this fall. Take one of our live, interactive classes right from home using Zoom.

    Not sure how Zoom works? No problem!

    Come to the Heartland Normal campus for free personal Zoom coaching during small, socially-distanced sessions. Bring your own device, or learn how to get started with Zoom in our computer lab. Pre-packaged and bottled refreshments will be provided.

    With Café Zoom you’ll:

    • learn how to create and access your Zoom account
    • practice logging in and using Zoom features
    • get answers to your questions about online enrollment and learning

    Walk away knowing you are ready to enjoy your upcoming virtual course!

    Café Zoom Schedule: 

    • August 25, 8:30-10AM
    • August 27, 5-6:30PM 
    • October 20, 8:30-10AM
    • October 22, 5-6:30PM

    All Cafe Zoom sessions are held at the Heartland Normal campus. 

    • 1500 W. Raab Rd., Normal

    To help us plan, pre-registration is required. Call 309-268-8160.


  • Practice the philosophy "one man's trash is another man's treasure”… with your own trash! Dread that long-avoided junk drawer no longer, as you turn your miscellaneous items into functional and unique art. Scavenge together unwanted clutter to bring to class where you will concoct a one-of-a-kind stepping stone to use as home or yard décor. Take home your stone and a mold to use when your junk drawer inevitably fills up again. 

    Instructor: Penny Feehan

    • Saturday 9/26, 10AM to 12PM
    • Heartland Community College Pontiac, Room 220
    • $25, plus $10 supplies fee paid to instructor

    Online registration opens in August. To register early, please call (815) 842-6777. 

  • Learn, cook, and taste your way through Germany in a course that's sure to satisfy your inner foodie. Discuss the origins of some staple German dishes, then try your hand at creating them as you improve and expand your cooking techniques. Understand how ingredients work together to create signature German flavors. Walk away with foundational knowledge of this global cuisine and hungry for more!

    Instructor: Chef Scott Rowan

    • Tuesday 9/29, 6-7:30PM
    • Online/Zoom
    • $25

    Online registration opens in August. To register early, please call (815) 842-6777. 

  • Join other drone professionals as you review for the part 107 test. Discussion, information, activities, and practice tests will be part of the presentation on the twelve test areas. Take the part 107 test with confidence after attending this review.

    Instructor: Stacey Shrewsbury

    • Thursday 10/8, 1-4PM
    • Online/Zoom
    • $85

    Online registration opens in August. To register early, please call (815) 842-6777. 

  • Whether at home or on the go, it’s important to take steps to protect your data. Achieve a deeper understanding of what goes on behind-the-scenes of your screens. Review and discuss common scenarios involving personal data on your mobile device and learn ways to increase the protection around your home’s internet access. Walk away with a solid grasp on concepts like sustaining WiFi security, monitoring child devices, filtering internet content, and more.

    Instructor: Michael McCabe 

    • Thursday 10/22, 6-8PM
    • Online/Zoom
    • $29

    Online registration opens in August. To register early, please call (815) 842-6777. 

Not getting the Continuing Education booklet and want to be added to the mailing list? Click here to send an email and get the next booklet delivered to your home. Make sure to include your name and complete mailing address.

Is there a class you want to teach in Pontiac?  

Complete a course concept form and return it to the address provided or to HCC Pontiac!

Is there a class you want to see offered in Pontiac? 

We also welcome suggestions on personal enrichment and professional learning classes to offer! Send an email with your suggestions.


Monday - Thursday: 8am to 8pm
Friday: 8am to 4pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed

Contact Us

HCC Pontiac
211 E Madison St
Pontiac, IL 61764
Phone: 815-842-6777
Fax: 815-844-5635

Stacey Shrewsbury

Director, HCC Pontiac
Phone:  309-268-8952

John Salzer

Associate Director, HCC Pontiac
Advisor, HCC Pontiac
Phone:  309-268-8953

Tracy DiNardi

Program Assistant
Phone: 309-268-8951