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Human Services Generalist

Human Services Generalist - A.A.S. Degree and Certificate

Human Services Generalist program focuses on general training and learning experiences that provide students with essential knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to help people. As a "Generalist," students may choose a particular area to complete their practical training, but all students are trained to be advocates for special populations. A Human Services Generalist work in a variety of settings, including mental health agencies, employee assistance programs, social service agencies, community health centers and nonprofit agencies providing direct services to the community.

This College of DuPage Human Services Generalist program takes a broad-based educational approach for students who intend to continue their education and training at the baccalaureate, master's or doctorate degree level. Students in this program study contemporary treatment approaches, behavior modification, cross-cultural communications, ethics in counseling, family education and treatment models, crisis intervention, advocacy, interpersonal dynamics, addictions counseling, and psychiatric rehabilitation. Following the completion of classroom work, students must finish 300 hours of fieldwork to earn a Human Services Generalist degree or certificate.


Contact Information

Andrea Polites, MSW, LCSW, ICDVP, CADC, Coordinator
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2536B, (630) 942-2103

Jason Florin, MHS, CAADC, MISA I, SAP, Associate Professor
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2536, (630) 942-2043

Julie Trytek, LCPC, CADC, Assistant Professor
Berg Instructional Center (BIC) 2536, (630) 942-2328

Human Services Faculty and Adjunct Faculty

Kelly A. Lidinsky, Program Advisor
Human Services Programs
Counseling, Advising and Transfer Services
Direct line: (630) 942-3248
For appointments, contact Counseling & Advising

Human Services Office

The Human Services program office is located on the second floor of the Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2536.

Social/Behavioral Sciences and the Library Division Office
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2E06
(630) 942-2010