Regional Programs

Lake Land College’s Dual Credit Program partners with organizations throughout the district. Below are some of the partnerships. If you would like to partner with Lake Land College’s Dual Credit Program, please contact us.

Dual Enrollment Courses/College Level Credit Partnerships


CEO (Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities) is based on the successful program. Entrepreneurship education seeks to prepare people, especially youth, to be responsible, enterprising individuals who become entrepreneurs or entrepreneurial thinkers and contribute to economic development and sustainable communities. Students are immersed in real life learning experiences with the opportunity to take risks, manage the results, and learn from the outcomes. Participants of this program have optional 4 credit hours of College Level Credit of CEO INS-299 (INS stands for Independent Study) and 3 credit hours of BUS-089 Small Business Management. In-district students in Effingham, Cumberland, Shelby and Douglas are currently eligible for CEO dual credit. Visit here for more info: or


ClassE is an entrepreneurial development class that aims to educate Coles County high school juniors and seniors about the opportunities and challenges of starting and running a new business venture. In this experiential learning dual-credit class, the students are selected through an application process, and learn about what it is like to be an entrepreneur and start their very own business. By touring and interacting with more than 82 Coles County business owners and working on a group business with fellow classmates, students will develop leadership and professional skills that are important for success. Participants of this program may opt into BUS 079 Professional Development & BUS 092 The Principles of Selling in the Fall with BUS 089 Small Business Management being offered in the Spring. Visit here for more info:

Composition I/II Dual Enrollment Cohort

A collection of Lake Land College district schools, in partnership with area high schools, have formed a cohort to place students in Comp I/II as a Dual 2/Dual Enrollment Course online. Students are able to take the college level credit class at a significant cost savings as compared to traditional tuition and fees. This would be for schools who do not currently offer Composition as Dual Credit. All students must meet the placement test requirements.

Early Bird/Early College Programs at Lake Land College

In partnership with Eastern Illinois Education for Employment Services, Lake Land College offers two programs open to high school juniors and seniors. The program is Automotive/Welding Tech and is 12.5 total credits through the course of the academic year. The courses are taught on campus from approximately 8 -10 a.m. Monday-Friday and might include some online learning. Program participation costs are $500 per semester per student, which the student pays to their school district. The programs save students between $800-$900! Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from class and must have excellent attendance. These programs are contingent on enough participation each year. If you would like to know more about these programs, please contact Laura Sullivan,

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. Basic Nurse Assistant training program guidelines as set forth by the Illinois Department of Public Health are followed. The curriculum includes the study of health care careers, basic anatomy and physiology and hands-on clinical experiences with facility patients.

This course is a dual credit course with Lake Land College that awards 11 college credits, AHE 040 Basic Nurse Assistant (8 credits) and AHE 051 Health Careers (3 credits), upon successful completion. Students will also have the opportunity to sit for the State Competency Exam (CNA test) at the end of the course. This program is another example of the College’s partnerships with Eastern Illinois Education for Employment Services

Edgar-Clark County Career Exploration – ECCEL

A leadership opportunity for students in Edgar and Clark County high schools. Students receive college level credit in TEC 090 and TEC 043. This program allows schools, businesses, and community leaders to strengthen relationships in order to invest in human capital and workforce development. The goal is to provide employment opportunities and instill the small town values of hard work, determination, and citizenship in both high school and college graduates in the area.

Effingham Regional Career Academy (ERCA)

The Effingham Regional Career Academy (ERCA), a public/private partnership between business, education and the community, teaches skills and knowledge needed in the current and future job market. Its mission is to attract, retain and grow area businesses by providing sustainable pathways to high skill, high demand careers for high school students, adult learners and incumbent workers.

Online Spanish

Over the course of the past few years, there has been increasing interest in Spanish for college level credit. Currently, Lake Land College can offer Spanish I, II, and III online. The courses are FLG 140, 141, and 240. However, availability is limited. If your school is interested in Spanish, please you must start early. Please note, we currently have no offering for high school only (not college level credit) Spanish.

Rural Education Delivery System (REDS) Project.

The REDS initiative is a Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant Program via the United States Department of Agriculture. The mission of the Rural Education Delivery System (REDS) project is to increase outreach to rural high schools in the Lake Land College District; meet the need for more qualified instructors; and grow college attendance and readiness among students. The current program is a partnership between Lake Land and give area high schools: Cowden-Herrick High School, Oakland High School, Ramsey High School, St. Elmo Jr/Sr High School, and Windsor Jr/Sr High School. The courses are taught remotely using the Hyflex classroom technology located in each partner’s facility.

Additional Information

Interested in these programs or a class that is not on this list? The Dual Credit Program is here to help you determine the best options for your students! Email to get started today!

All students wishing to enroll in Dual Credit Programming must complete a Dual Credit Intent to Enroll. Students only need to complete this form one time. Placement scores are required for Math and English courses.