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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

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November 11
Veterans Day holiday. College closed.

November 18
Registration opens for spring 2016 semester.

November 26, 27
Thanksgiving Recess. College closed.

November 28, 29
Thanksgiving Recess. No classes, College open. (Most offices closed.)

December 24 - January 3
College closed.

January 11
Faculty return for spring 2016 semester.

January 15
Winterim classes end.

January 18
Martin Luther King holiday. College closed.

January 19
Spring 2016 semester classes begin.

January 20
Winterim faculty grading due.

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