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Humboldt County Office of Education: Health-Careers Education Summer Institute (HESI)

HESI | Heath-Careers Exploration Summer Institute

HESI is a FREE three-week summer education program sponsored by Humboldt County Office of Education. It provides high school students the opportunity to discover if they are interested in a healthcare career!

HESI is open to Humboldt County high school students that are currently enrolled in a health pathway course. 

Why should you apply?

  • Explore various health care careers
  • Gain experience in the health care industry
  • May receive dual enrollment credit 

Nightly homework is required as well as a final presentation to the hospital staff, school administration, teachers, family and friends.

You must be at least 16 years of age to participate.

Application Information

The process involves three steps:

To request an application or for more information, contact Megan Freitas at mfreitas@hcoe.org or (707) 445-7020.

Application Deadline: Friday, April 1, 2021.

Interviews will be held on April 7th & 8th, 2021.

I joined HESI to gain first-hand experience working in a hospital environment with real patients.  I observed how hospital staff works together to treat a patient who recovers slowly and the reward of their work when the patient is able to walk on his own.

Former HESI Student

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2021 Program Details

When: June 14 – June 30
Where: Humboldt County Office of Education
901 Myrtle Avenue, Eureka
Application Deadline: April 1, 2021

Program Information

Megan Freitas
Department Secretary
707-445-7020

Community Outreach

Jim Ritter
Program and Event Coordinator - Community Outreach
707-445-7563

HESI Partners

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College of the Redwoods Logo
St. Joseph Health Logo
Workforce Development Board Logo
Health Workforce Initiative Logo
Education at Work Initiatives
Education at Work
Trades Academy
Health Career Education Pathway
Innovate Initiative Logo
College Connect
Career Speaker Series
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