Human Services

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 2536.

Maps and directions to both on- and off-campus locations are available online or by calling (630) 942-2800. 

Gainful Employment Information

View information about this program, including estimated cost and employment opportunities.


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, Instructor
Berg Instructional Center (BIC) 2536, (630) 942-2328

Carrie Bills, M.S., Human Services Program Advisor, Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2536D, (630) 942-3248

Human Services Adjunct Faculty

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

Accreditation Information

New Online Program

Addictions Counselor Certification


  • Spotlight: Christina Finn

    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."

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  • Spotlight: Colleen Zavodny

    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."

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  • Spotlight: Mike Likens

    Mike LikensHuman Services

    "COD's professors are top-of-the-line. They are the most compassionate, open-minded, caring, professional and welcoming individuals that I have ever meet."

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  • Spotlight: Terry Banies

    Terry BaniesHuman Services

    "The care and concern that is administered at College of DuPage is beyond compare. What COD offers a person is the opportunity to become the best that they can be."

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  • Spotlight: Jill Markussen

    Jill MarkussenHuman Services

    "The personal growth that I have attained due to the assistance and guidance of many of the instructors at COD was invaluable."

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  • Spotlight: Christi Rocha

    Christi RochaHuman Services

    "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."

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College of DuPage

425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn IL, 60137

(630) 942-2800 (Main)

(630) 942-3000 (Student Services)

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