If you want a career that allows you to help others, the Human Services Program provides the classroom education and experiential learning you need to achieve your goals. The Human Services Department has two areas of concentration--Human Services Generalist and Human Services Generalist and Human Services Substance Abuse. 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. 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. All courses are taught by experienced instructors in the human services field.
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).
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Associate of Applied Science
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Learn more about earning a Bachelor’s degree, earning summer credits for transfer or dual admissions with a university by visiting University Transfer & Partnerships.