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Heartland Community College

About Heartland

Student Commons Building

 We have five priorities at Heartland Community College:

  • promoting student success
  • create and model a systemic culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • serving as a community resource
  • ensuring resource stewardship
  • modeling effective communication, collaboration and transparency

At our campuses in Normal, Lincoln and Pontiac, we strive to provide accessible, innovative learning opportunities that enrich our community, and in our degree and certificate programs, we work to ensure student achievement of the College's Essential Competencies (PDF).

Annual Update

At the end of every fiscal year we publish our Annual Update, which includes stories on some of our major initiatives as well as a financial report.

  • The reasons people come to Heartland vary widely and so do our programs. You can:

  • We keep Heartland classes small, so you get personal attention from our dedicated faculty and staff. We offer many free student supports to help you succeed on your academic, personal and career path.

  • We are constantly working to control costs and keep college affordable. Experts in our  Financial Aid Office can help you learn about grant and aid programs for which you might qualify.

    The Heartland Community College Foundation awards close to 250 scholarships every year to different kinds of students. We even have campus employment opportunities and payment plan options to help you achieve your education goals. You can also participate in our book swap each semester to save money on textbooks. 

    Additionally, Heartland is home to special programs dedicated to helping you complete your education including Next Step and  Project RISE.

  • When you become a Heartland student you have many ways to get involved in campus life. Make friends by joining one or more of HCC's 30+ clubs and organizations clubs and organizations.. You can hang out in the Hawks Nest Game Room and stay active in our Fitness and Recreation Center.

    Are you a competitive athlete or sports fan? The Heartland Hawks have been nationally recognized for their talent on the field and their contributions to our community. The Corncrib is home to men's baseball and soccer and women's softball and soccer.

  • Heartland is committed to protecting the environment. Our campus in Normal is home to:

    • A commercial-grade wind turbine that generates about half of the College's electricity
    • Electric vehicle charging stations
    • The Illinois Green Economy Network, which promotes sustainability and renewable energy programs at colleges across the state
    • The Workforce Development Center, Illinois' first state-funded LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified building

    Heartland is also a weapon and tobacco free campus. The Illinois Department of Public Health has recognized the College as a Gold Level Illinois Healthy Worksite.

  • Heartland is a community resource and we invite you to:

  • Learn more about our community at the Bloomington-Normal Area Convention and Visitors’ Bureau.

HCC serves District 540, a geographic corridor that extends along Interstate Highway 55 in Illinois, roughly from Pontiac to Lincoln.

District 540 & Our History