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Highland advisors are helpful professionals that are a key resource whether you plan on transferring to a four-year institution after Highland, jumping starting your trade, or complete a degree or certificate.

Your advisor will help you

  • develop an educational plan
  • choosing a field of study
  • explore transfer schools
  • register for classes
  • check the completion status of a degree or certificate
  • find campus and community resources
  • understanding academic policies and procedures
  • discuss other academic concerns

Student Advisor offices are located on the first floor of the Student/Conference Center (building H). We’re available Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., during the semester or Monday-Thursday during the summer. For an appointment, call 815-599-3573 or email us.

Veterans and current military personnel may receive specialized assistance from the Veterans Coordinator who is also a Student Advisor.

Meet our Advisors

Like most collegiate systems, the Highland student advisors are specialists in particular program areas, but they are also cross-trained. So, any advisor can answer questions about transferring, articulation, and other question related to any field of study.

Amanda Venhuizen
Vicki Schulz
Advisor and Transfer Coordinator
Beth Groshans

Advisors by Interest Area

Business and Technology

AccountingAmanda Venhuizen
Accounts ClerkAmanda Venhuizen
AgricultureVicki Schulz
Automotive MechanicsVicki Schulz
Business AdministrationAmanda Venhuizen
Clerical Business/Clerk TypistVicki Schulz
CNC MachiningVicki Schulz
Computer Science/Computer TechnicianVicki Schulz
CosmetologyAmanda Venhuizen
Customer ServiceVicki Schulz
Desktop PublishingVicki Schulz
Early Childhood EducationAmanda Venhuizen
Equine ScienceVicki Schulz
Industrial Training/ManufacturingVicki Schulz
            Computer-Aided Design/Mech.
            Industrial Electronics and Controls
            Industrial Maintenance
Information Systems/Word ProcessingVicki Schulz
            Computer Technician
            Office Administration
Information Technology – HealthcareBeth Groshans
            Medical Coding
            Medical Transcription
MechatronicsVicki Schulz
Nail TechnicianAmanda Venhuizen
Paraprofessional – Amanda Venhuizen
QuickbooksAmanda Venhuizen
Tax PreparerAmanda Venhuizen
WeldingVicki Schulz

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Associate of Engineering Science – Beth Groshans
BiologyBeth Groshans
Biology EducationBeth Groshans
ChemistryBeth Groshans
EngineeringBeth Groshans
Environmental ScienceBeth Groshans
GeologyBeth Groshans
MathematicsBeth Groshans
PhysicsBeth Groshans
Pre-Chiropractic – Beth Groshans
Pre-Dentistry – Beth Groshans
Pre-Medical Technology – Beth Groshans
Pre-Medicine – Beth Groshans
Pre-Pharmacy – Beth Groshans
Pre-Veterinary Medicine – Beth Groshans

Project Succeed

Project Succeed provides academic support to low-income, disabled, and first-generation college students. Services include academic advice and course selection assistance, tutoring, and transfer planning.

Wes Bertram
Project Succeed Advisor
Brian Moore
Project Succeed Advisor

Ask an Advisor

Use our Ask an Advisor page to find a list of frequently asked questions or submit your own question.

Virtual Orientation

Virtual Orientation Part 1, General Information

Virtual Orientation Part 2, Services & Resources

Virtual Orientation Part 3, Technology at Highland

Highland Campus

2998 W. Pearl City Rd. Freeport, IL 61032


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