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Heartland Community College Pontiac

Discover Heartland...Discover Welding!

Prepare for an entry-level position as a welder. Learn basic skills in industrial welding such as selection and use of appropriate materials, tools, and equipment as well as weld design and inspection.

Find employment in a variety of settings, including manufacturing, construction, and general industry. Welding Skills courses can be appled toward the Industrial Technology Certificate or the Industrial Technology AAS degree.

Click here to apply. For questions, call 815-842-6777, or email

 Options at HCC Pontiac:

  • Earn an associate degree in the arts (AA) or sciences (AS) to transfer to a four-year institution.
  • Earn an associates in applied science (AAS) or certificate to enter the workforce or enhance job skills.
  • Take first-year courses required for other programs of study.
  • Participate in professional development workshops.
  • Learn something new with enrichment classes.
  • Complete classes and earn your GED.

Services & Features:

  • Free computer lab open to students and community
  • State-of-the-art classrooms for group meetings
  • Free tutoring and counseling for students
  • Assessment and GED testing

COVID-19 Updates:

The Pontiac campus is open to students and community users. Employees, students, or visitors must adhere to the College Standards of Care & Courtesy if they are invited to campus facilities during our current phase of operations.

  • Visitors to HCC Pontiac are required to follow Standard of Care & Courtesy
  • Advisor available remotely via Zoom, by phone, or in-person. Click here to schedule an advisement appointment.
  • Placement testing available online or in-person. Click here to schedule an assessment appointment.
  • Fall 2021 Class Schedules available here.
  • Fall 2021 GED classes will be in person starting July 26, 2021. Enrollment for GED classes begins July 1, 2021. Click here to be placed on the waitlist for enrollment. 
  • GED testing available at HCC Pontiac. Click here to schedule your GED test.
  • Computer lab and printing capabilities available for community users.
  • Regular operations of the College including Admissions and Student Support Services are available with virtual support, or by appointment.
  • For additional information or other questions, use the form below to contact HCC Pontiac staff.

Need More Information?

Do you have questions or need more information? No problem. Fill out the form below and we will reach out to you as soon as possible.  


Monday: 8am to 6pm
Tuesday: 8am to 6pm
Wednesday: 8am to 6pm
Thursday: 8am to 6pm
Friday: 8am to 4pm
Saturday-Sunday: Closed

Contact Us

HCC Pontiac
211 E Madison St, Ste #2
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