State ordered COVID-19 shut down of the Illinois education
system, Heartland Community College hosted an open house to
talk with the community about its education opportunities in
While much of
the information presented on that day has been temporarily
altered, the college is still offering excellent programs
for the long-range future and online education for the
Heartland Community College Open
House presents Spring, Summer and Fall courses and services to
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[March 19, 2020]
of the public were invited to the Lincoln campus of Heartland
Community College for an open house on March 5th. The campus,
located at 2201 Woodlawn Road, offers a variety of courses in
several disciplines to local students. Prospective students were
invited to gather information, speak with administrators, and enjoy
some light refreshments.
The open house provided information on the following programs being
offered at the Lincoln Campus of Heartland:
Registration for summer courses begins April 7th. The
Summer 2020 schedule is already available on the Heartland website.
Summer courses offered at the Lincoln campus include oral
communication courses, statistics courses, and multiple levels of
The schedule for upcoming Fall courses is also available for
prospective students to view, although registration has not yet
opened. This fall, courses will be available for oral
communications, writing and humanities courses, several levels of
algebra, a course on religion, a sociology course, and a course on
life success. Both certified nursing assistant lectures and labs
will also be offered.
There are a number of different health services programs and courses
offered at the Lincoln Campus. These courses include classes for
various technicians, dental positions, veterinary technicians,
phlebotomists, medical assistants, therapy assistants, and various
nursing degrees. There is still time for applicants for the medical
assistant (applications are open through May 1st) and physical
therapy assistant programs (application process begins April 1st).
For more information on these courses at the campus, contact
Jennifer OíConnor, Dean of Health Sciences, or Kelly Pyle, Associate
Classes will also start in the fall for potential truck drivers. The
Truck Driver Training course teaches potential drivers over 160
credit hours in order to obtain a Commercial Driverís License. The
first week covers the CDL Learnerís Permit, and the remaining three
weeks are behind the wheel training. Classes start in Lincoln in
Registration has also begun for High School Equivalency classes.
These courses are tuition-free, and are offered through the schoolís
Adult Education program. Classes meet at two different times per
day, Monday through Thursday. Upcoming registration dates are March
17th, 24th, and 31st.
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Heartland also offers student counseling, where
students can meet individually with a counselor, in a group, or sign
up for a variety of workshops addressing stress, anxiety,
depression, trauma, and a number of other issues or medical
concerns. All counseling is offered to any student on any campus in
complete confidentiality. Additionally, therapy dogs visit the
campus several times a semester. For more information on counseling
services offered by the college, contact Camille Springer, a
licensed counselor working with Heartland.
Additionally, Heartland will be offering a few classes for those
looking to continue their education one class period at a time. On
March 30th, there will be a class on creating social media
strategies for business. On April 22nd, there will be a class on
retirement planning. On April 27th, there will be a class on
creative problem solving strategies; and starting April 28th, there
will be a three-class period course on expressive art.
Finally, Heartland Community College is extending invitations for
the Lincoln Flavor Fest in October. More information is to come on
the event, which is currently set for October 8th.