Degrees and Certificates

Students with a previous degree or Human Services coursework should verify transfer of credits before enrolling in courses.

Each area of study contains a core list of Human Services requirements. To earn a certificate in the Human Services program, students must complete these core requirements and other specialized coursework.

To earn an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree, a student must also complete a minimum of 20 additional hours of general education classes, along with other specialized coursework. 

Human Services Degrees and Certificates:

Educational Advancement Opportunities - 3+1 with National Louis University in Human Services:

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Human Services

  • A.A.S. Human Services Generalist/BA Human Services
  • A.A.S. Addictions Counseling/BA Human Services

Degree Information 

Certificate Information

Enrollment Data, Student Retention, and Student Pass Rate

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

Human Services Adjunct Faculty

Kelly A. Lidinsky, Program Advisor
Human Services Programs
Counseling and Advising 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

Faculty Spotlight

  • Spotlight: Jason Florin

    Jason FlorinHuman Services

    "There are so many positive things happening at the school, so many great minds and ideas," Jason Florin said. "I find working with the faculty at the College to be a great inspiration, and of course the students. Their energy and enthusiasm to make a difference is an endless supply of inspiration." 

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  • Spotlight: Andrea Polites

    Andrea PolitesHuman Services

    "I am committed to providing a learning environment that is both exciting and challenging - one that empowers both me and my students to participate in the learning process."

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  • Spotlight: Julie Trytek

    Julie TrytekHuman Services

    “I thoroughly enjoy working with students and challenging them to challenge themselves. I appreciate watching them transform, grow and develop as they strive toward bettering themselves and their future."

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  • Spotlight: Bruce Sewick

    Bruce SewickHuman Services

    "I share real-life examples and help foster critical thinking skills so necessary for our work. We save lives by providing services and support to people who otherwise might not be able to live successfully without our help."

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  • Spotlight: Naveeda Athar

    Naveeda AtharHuman Services

    "The drive to achieve higher education inspires me. It is a great value for me and I am always driven to gain more knowledge through research and through general interactions with others."

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  • Student Spotlight: Naomi Cain

    Naomi CainHuman Services

    I feel like COD sets such a high standard for education that the first school I attended could not even compete with. The professors I had in my time at COD have been amazing. They truly care about you and want you to succeed. The Human Services program has such great relationships with agencies within DuPage County that it makes networking almost effortless.”

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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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  • 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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(630) 942-3000 (Student Services)

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