Human Services

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Overview

If you want a career that allows you to help others, Elgin Community College offers certificate and degree programs that give you the specialized training you need as well as the work experience required for certification. ECC provides the classroom education and experiential learning you need to achieve your goals.  

Human Services Generalist 

Those majoring in the Human Services Generalist Program often find employment with an Associate of Applied Science degree, and many ECC graduates go on to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work, counseling, or psychology. 

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Human Services Substance Abuse Counseling 

The Substance Abuse Counseling Program is designed for those entering higher education for the first time as well as those who already have an advanced degree but are seeking the State of Illinois’ Certification as an addiction recovery counselor helping people as counselors or in substance abuse treatment centers. All courses are taught by experienced instructors in the human services field. 

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Accreditation

The Human Services Program is accredited by the Illinois Alcoholism and Other Drug Abuse Counselor Certification Board, the National Addiction Studies Accreditation Commission, and the National Organization for Human Services Education.

The Human Services Generalist Program is accredited by the Council for Standards in Human Services Education (CSHSE). The Human Services Substance Abuse Program is accredited by the Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association, Inc. (IAODAPCA), the Council for Standards in Human Services Education (CSHSE), and by the National Addiction Studies Accreditation Commission (NASAC).

Program Highlights

Prepare for Immediate Employment

Associate of Applied Science

Vocational Certificate

Planning to Transfer

Learn more about earning a Bachelor’s degree, earning summer credits for transfer or dual admissions with a university by visiting University Transfer & Partnerships.