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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


April 6
Registration opens for fall 2016 semester.

May 12, 13
Evaluation Days.

May 13
Last day of student attendance.

May 16
First summer 2016 interim classes begin.

May 16
Grading Day
Faculty on campus and available to students at designated times.

May 17
Faculty grading due.

May 17
Commencement.

May 30
Memorial Day holiday, College closed.

June 6
Summer 2016 eight-week session classes begin.

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