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Heartland Community College

College NOW Plus Pipeline

Start an Academic/Career Pathway

Are you interested in taking courses toward a Heartland degree or certificate while you are in high school? If so, the College NOW Plus Pipeline was created just for you! 

Program Perks 

  • Get priority registration
  • Save time and money toward degree completion
  • Enhance your academic independence and confidence 
  • Earn both high school AND college credit for some or all coursework
  • Receive a customized plan of study based on your interests and goals
  • Access FREE college student resources like academic advising, coaching and more

Intake Process

  • Talk to your high school counselor or home-school administrator about your academic/career interests.
  • Take at least six credit hours of HCC courses to establish a College NOW academic record of success.
  • Tell us more information about yourself by responding to the prompts as they appear below. 


  • If you need to change the direction of your plan, complete the form below to update your academic/career pathway or student status from Plus Pod/Cohort to potentially becoming an independent College NOW Plus Pipeline student.