Regional Programs

Regional Programs are those classes which are ran/administered by the EIEFES office.  We hire and train the teachers and oversee class functions.  All students in or around our region can participate in these classes by contacting their local high school guidance counselor or principal.

What is Health Occupations?

The health occupations program is a health science technology program designed primarily for high school seniors who are interested in pursuing a career in a health care field.  The class meets for 2 hours a day in a medical setting.  The curriculum includes the study of health care careers, basic anatomy and physiology and hands-on clinical experiences with facility patients.  We follow Basic Nurse Assistant training Program guidelines as set forth by the Illinois Department of Public Health.  This course is a dual credit course with Lake Land College. AHE 040 Basic Nurse Assistant, 8 credits and AHE 051 Health Careers, 3 credits.  Students who demonstrate knowledge of the content taught will have the opportunity to sit for the State Competency Exam (CNA test).

Class sites include: Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon, St. Anthony Memorial Hospital in Effingham, Paris Community Hospital in Paris, Shelbyville Manor Nursing Home in Shelbyville, and Casey-Westfield High School in Casey.

HOCC Brochure  (in progress)

For Counselors:  If you would like to know more about our program please take a look at the Orientation Book that is given out to students when we meet with them in April.  Please do not make copies and give them to the students - they are required to attend a session.  To request a copy, please email Laura Sullivan,

Tips for selecting the right student:

1. Trustworthy and Responsible - would you trust them with the care of your parent/grandparent?

2. No more than 10 absences in the current year - for any reason.

3. Seniors are preferred in the program.  (Mature Juniors accepted)

4. Must be interested in obtaining a career or more education in health care.  Please don't send students who are going into the military, want to work in sales or manufacturing.  These students are not passionate about what they are learning and who they are working with and will often not do well in the class.




Entrepreneurship "the CEO Class" ~ Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities

This exciting program is administered by a Board of professionals and educators in Effingham County.  As guidance counselors in Effingham, Dieterich, Beecher City, Altamont, and St. Anthony register students each Fall, be sure to mention this exciting course.  Call the EIEFES office with any questions.

Check out the class website for current events and more information:

Coles County Entrepreneurship - Class E

Coles County Class E is looking for students!  Sign up your Coles County students for this area Entrepreneurship class by contacting our office or your school's Guidance Counselor.

Check out the class website for current events and for more information:


Points to remember:

  • All HOCC students are required to attend an orientation session prior to enrolling in the class.

  • Schools should send anticipated enrollment numbers to the EIEFES Office by March 30.

  • Seating confirmations will be mailed by May 5th and due back by May 15th. Schools should also submit student rosters at this time.

  • Final confirmation/billing statements will be sent mid June.

  • Charge date for course enrollments is August 1.

  • Invoices will be mailed no later than October 1.


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Laura Sullivan,
Oct 29, 2019, 12:43 PM