The Human Services program at College of DuPage is dedicated to providing quality instruction and in-depth clinical training for individuals interested in serving and assisting people in the areas of Addictions, Applied Gerontology, Corrections, Developmental Disabilities, Domestic/Family Violence, Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Residential Child Care. All programs are approved by the Council on Standards in Human Services education. In addition to certificate or degree options, many working professionals choose to complete Human Services coursework at COD for Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
Students who graduate from COD Human Services programs are prepared to enter the workforce in entry-level positions or transfer their credits to baccalaureate-granting institutions for advanced education and training. To assist in the transfer process, we have formed an agreement with National Louis University to offer a "seamless" transfer of credits for students who want to earn their baccalaureate degrees.
These programs expose students to comprehensive theoretical instruction as well as expert clinical training and practical experience. The Human Services faculty is comprised of psychologists, social workers, licensed counselors and marriage/family therapists who share their specific training and experiences with students.
Human Services Office
The Human Services program office is located on the second floor of the Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2603.
Maps and directions to both on- and off-campus locations are available online or by calling (630) 942-2800.
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- Addictions Counseling
- Applied Gerontology
- Domestic Violence Counseling
- Human Services Generalist
- Psychiatric Rehabilitation
- Veterans Counseling
Andrea Polites, MSW, LCSW, ICDVP
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2603B, (630) 942-2103
Jason Florin, MHS, CAADC, MISA I, SAP, Instructor
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2603C, (630) 942-2043
Health and Sciences Division
Health and Science Center (HSC), Room 1220, (630) 942-8331
CADC Exam Pass Rate
(COD Students, June 2008-June 2012)
Total Tests Taken: 66
Percentage Passing: 88%
New Online Program
Addictions Counselor Certification
Colleen ZavodnyHuman Services
"COD not only gave me an education that has allowed me to succeed in my career but also taught me about my community and the resources within it. All of my teachers encouraged me to become involved with school activities and volunteerism within the community."
Colette JordanHuman Services
During Colette Jordan's years at College of DuPage, she was a charter officer of the Tau Upsilon Alpha Human Services Honor Society, was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and was named to the First Team of the 2009 All-USA Community College Academic Competition.Read Spotlight
Christi RochaHuman Services
"COD helped me understand this field," Christi Rocha said. "The faculty prepared me to go straight into the workforce. I will admit I was a little scared, but all of my education and training helped me be a successful professional and prepared me to continue my education."Read Spotlight
2012 College of DuPage