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Health Sciences

Welcome to the Health Sciences division at Heartland Community College.

What do you want to do with your life?  If your answer sounds like “I want to help people” or “I want to make a difference,” you may want to explore the classes and programs offered through the Health Sciences division.  In HS, our students learn to serve others during the most critical times in their lives.  Whether working to educate children during their formative years, caring for patients during times of medical emergency or illness, serving the public through our justice system, or maintaining and promoting personal health, graduates of our programs learn practical, professional skills and make a real impact in the community.  

HS Programs

Explore our departments where you will find information on our courses and program requirements:

Information Meetings

Learn more about the Associate of Applied Science degrees in Nursing, PTA and Radiography and certificates in Medical Assistant and EMT/Paramedic.

We strongly recommend you attend one of these informational sessions. All information meetings are held at the main campus in Normal, IL, unless otherwise noted.

Day Time Room

Please note:  Beginning October 4, 2021, some information meetings will be held in person on the Normal campus and some will be held virtually via Zoom.  Please look carefully at the meeting(s) that you are interested in.

Monday, October 4, 2021

5 pm

Nursing Program

Room ICB 1809

Monday, October 4, 2021

5 pm

Work Ready Programs

Room ICB 1706

Monday, October 4, 2021

5 pm

EMT/Paramedic Programs

Room NRC 1008

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

5 pm

Radiography Program

Room ICB 1813

Thursday, October 7, 2021

5 pm

Medical Assistant Program

Room ICB 1806

Thursday, October 7, 2021

5 pm

Physical Therapist Assistant Program

Via Zoom.  Please contact the program coordinator listed below to request the ZOOM link for this Physical Therapist Assistant meeting.

Please contact the following program coordinator and request the ZOOM link for the meeting that you would like to attend:

EMT/Paramedic - Please contact Travis Wilson at

Medical Assistant - Please contact Martha Stearns at

Nursing - Please watch this brief informational video. Then contact Jennifer O'Connor at

Physical Therapist Assistant - Please contact Daryl Menke at

Radiography - Please contact Jo Gramley at

Work Ready Programs* - Please contact Kelly Pyle at

* Work Ready Programs currently consist of Pharmacy Technician, Dental Assistant, Phlebotomy, Veterinary Assistant, and Recovery Support Specialist.

Emergency Medical Services Video

Emergency Medical Services Video

Video Transcription: Emergency Medical Services Video Transcription (PDF)

Contact HS

ICB 2800
1500 W Raab Road
Normal, IL 61761
Phone: 309-268-8740
Fax: 309-268-7958
Email HS

Jennifer O'Connor, MSN, RN-BC

Dean of Health Sciences
Director of Nursing Education
Office: ICB 2821
Phone: 309-268-8747
Fax: 309-268-7958

Darcia Gillan

Administrative Assistant - Health Sciences
Office: ICB 2800
Phone: 309-268-8740