Call the Technical Academy

217-872-4051 - Attendance
217-872-4050 - Main number
217-876-0918 - Fax

School Hours

Morning: 8:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
Afternoon: 12:20 p.m. to 2:20 p.m.

Welcome to Heartland Technical Academy


WELCOME BACK TO HEARTLAND TECH ACADEMY FOR THE SPRING 2020 SEMESTER!!!  HTA classes resume on Monday, January 6, 2020.  The only exception to this start date are the Tech classes taught by RCC instructors (Accounting, Engineering Tech, and Drafting), which follow the RCC calendar and will not start until Wednesday, January 15, 2020. A full copy of the HTA and the RCC calendars can be found at the link below. 

Students who have questions regarding their HTA enrollment should speak directly to their high school counselor. Parents, please remember to report your student's absences to both their high school and to the Tech Academy Office. The HTA attendance line is 217-872-4051.

We look forward to a successful Spring Semester at HTA!!! 

Message from Heartland Technical Academy Director

Welcome to the Heartland Technical Academy! The Tech Academy provides career exploration and training to approximately 400 high school juniors and seniors in 15 program areas. We serve students from 15 high schools representing Decatur and the surrounding areas.

Students who experience the Tech Academy have an opportunity to learn specific technical skills as well as proper employment behaviors and positive work ethic characteristics. Students at the Tech Academy have access to a technology-enriched curriculum, taught by a highly competent staff, using state of the art equipment. Nearly all of our programs offer college credit through Richland Community College.

Heartland Technical Academy is dedicated to providing quality, hands-on educational experiences that build technical skills and instill work ethics that prepare students for college and career success. The administration and staff of the Tech Academy are committed to providing ways for students to transition successfully into education and career opportunities after high school. To meet this commitment we will:

  • Create challenging, dynamic programs of study that will bring the classroom, workplace, and community together for the benefit of the students.
  • Provide relevant curriculum and appropriate resources to meet the needs of our diverse student population.
  • Continuously improve teaching and technology, while creating partnerships to benefit students.

Prospective students and guests are encouraged to browse this web site and feel free to contact us for a guided tour. Thank you for visiting us and we look forward to serving you.  For more information on what we have to offer, please contact us at 217-872-4051.

Bret Hitchings



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2019-2020 -  Heartland Tech Calendar

2019 Richland Fall Calendar

2020 Richland Spring Calendar



Heartland Technical Academy Brochure