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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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IMPORTANT DATES


March 1
Incomplete (I) grades from fall 2014 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades will become an "F" after this date.

March 13
Last day for filing Graduation Petitions.

March 16 -22
Spring Break.

March 23
Classes resume after Spring Break

March 25
Spring 2015 semester classes begin.

March 29
Last day to withdraw with a "W" from 16-week courses; Students will receive a grade in all courses in which they are enrolled after March 29.

April 8
Registration opens for fall 2015 semester.

May 14, 15
Evaluation Days.

May 15
Last day of student attendance.

May 18
First summer 2015 interim classes begin.

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