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
Jason Florin, MHS, CAADC, MISA I, SAP, Associate Professor, Coordinator
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2603C, (630) 942-2043
Andrea Polites, MSW, LCSW, ICDVP, CADC
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2603B, (630) 942-2103
Health and Sciences Division
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2616, (630) 942-2010
CADC Exam Pass Rate
(COD Students, June 2008-June 2012)
Total Tests Taken: 66
Percentage Passing: 88%
New Online Program
Addictions Counselor Certification
Christina FinnHuman Services
"I would like to thank the educators at College of DuPage for their commitment to share their expertise and knowledge with the students in the Human Services program. Without positive role models to guide us, our education would be limited to what a textbook has to offer."Read Spotlight
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."
2014 College of DuPage