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Helping students A.C.C.E.S.S. a brighter future
Academics Creating Careers, Excellence, Success, & Support

The Perkins Program is an academic success partnership.
Your success is our goal.

-- Funded by the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Grant, (a U.S. Department of Education Grant) the Perkins Program provides a wide variety of services and assistance to students in Career and Technical Education (CTE) certificate and degree programs.

Heartland Community College is committed to meeting the needs of all students and recognizes that for some, academic or financial concerns can become high hurdles.

It's for that reason, Heartland has created a variety of programs intended to remove obstacles which could keep individuals from reaching their dreams.

Some of the services Heartland offers to help individuals obtain their personal and professional goals are provided through the Perkins Grant. The services Heartland provides through the Perkins Grant are detailed on this Web site. If you would like additional information, please feel free to e-mail us, stop by Student Services, or call us at (309) 268-8018. You'll discover that Heartland can help you find a way to continue on the path to your desired destination. Open up to Success!

Services for Success


Tutoring may be provided to students who need academic assistance.  Tutoring can address academic problems that are preventing the student from being successful.

Note Taking

Note taking services may be provided for students who need assistance in recording information from an instructor's lecture. Students with disabilities are eligible for this service.

Special Instructional Materials

Special career development and instructional materials and supplies may be provided to help students overcome obstacles in the classroom. Examples of such materials include supplemental workbooks, large-print books, taped texts, and software that helps students more easily handle required assignments.

Special or Adaptive Devices/Equipment

Individuals with physical limitations can be aided in the successful completion of their courses with the help of adaptive devices available to them. Examples include talking calculators, cassette recorders, enlarged computer monitors, Arkenstone Reader and other technical devices.

Book Loaning Program and Supplies

Assistance with books and supplies may be available for qualified students. Students must be receiving financial aid in order to qualify for this service.


Interpreting services may be provided for those students with hearing impairments.

Eligibility Requirements

ALL participants must be actively pursuing a Career or Technical Education (CTE) degree or certificate program for immediate job placement or career skills. (Students must be currently enrolled in CTE courses).

AND fall into one or more of the following categories:

  • Economically disadvantaged (proof of financial need will be verified through the Office of Financial Aid)
  • Single parent or displaced homemaker
  • Physically or learning ability disadvantaged (official documentation required)
  • Pursuing a non-traditional degree/certificate program (i.e. female in welding or a male in nursing)

In addition, students with limited English proficiency, may also be eligible for assistance.

Please contact Amita Chakravarty, Heartland's Coordinator of Perkins Services at (309) 268-8018 to determine if you are eligible for assistance. Your confidential session will make it easy for you to learn your options and chart a clear course to achieve your goals.

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Phone: (309) 268-8018
Fax: (309) 268-7992

Heartland Community College
Community Commons Building, Room 1401
1500 W. Raab Rd.
Normal, IL 61761

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