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Human Services

Human Services

Help others help themselves...

This expanded program offers students the opportunity to earn an Associate in Applied Science degree in Human Services or a Human Services Certificate. Courses help students develop knowledge and skills in counseling and interviewing; leading and facilitating groups; psychosocial theories for various work settings; discussing client behavior; documentation and understanding professional ethics and legal issues.

The Human Services curriculum is designed for students who are:

  • Working in human resources, sales or other job areas, and seeking to enhance their skills and ability to work with people
  • Preparing for a bachelor's or master's degree in the social services field
  • Interested in related paraprofessional and entry level jobs
  • Starting a new career or changing careers

The Human Services curriculum prepares students to work in a variety of therapeutic, recreational and learning environments, including:

  • Residential and day programs for youths and adults
  • Shelters for abused women or the homeless
  • Programs for the developmentally disabled
  • Mental health and crisis centers
  • Geriatric centers
  • Hospice and respite care

To learn more, contact Marvin Bornschlegl, Coordinator, Human Services and Substance Abuse Counseling Programs, at 847.635.1845, or mbornsch@oakton.edu.

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In spite of having a bachelor’s degree, Anita Taylor ’86 wasn’t sure what she wanted to do with her life. She found her niche at Oakton.

 

IMPORTANT DATES


August 17
Faculty return for fall 2015 semester.

August 21
Second summer interim classes end.

August 24
Fall 2015 semester classes begin.

August 25
Second summer interim faculty grading due.

August 31
Last day to submit proof of residency, business service agreements and chargebacks/joint agreements.

September 7
Labor Day holiday. College closed.

September 20
Last day to withdraw from 16-week courses and have course dropped from record.

September 21
Last day to change to audit for 16-week courses.

October 4
Incomplete (I) grades from summer 2015 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades will become an "F" after this date.

October 9
Last day for filing Graduation Petitions.


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