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Human Services

College of Lake County
2 semesters
Diploma / certificate
Scholarships available

Program description

Human Services

This program offers an Associate in Applied degree and several certificate options to prepare students for entry and middle-level positions in agencies and organizations offering services for children and adolescents, the developmentally disabled, seniors or people in need of treatment for alcohol and substance abuse.

Admission requirements

To qualify for unconditional admission to these programs, students must provide evidence that they have attained a certain level of knowledge in the arts and sciences through previous learning.

Evidence may be provided by observing the following procedures:

  1. Successfully complete the admission requirements.
  2. Submit either a high school transcript or a student profile report from the American College Testing (ACT) Program

International Students test scores required for placement in college level classes:

For the College’s academic college-level programs, students must verify their language proficiency by:

  • a minimum score of 153 on the Language Skills section of the College of Lake County Academic Proficiency Test
  • a minimum TOEFL score of 527 on the Paper Based Test, 197 on the Computer Based Test, 71 on the Internet Based Test
  • ELI Accuplacer score of 320 or higher
  • 6.0 – Academic Format – on the IELTS
  • ELS Language Centers, Completing Level 112

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the website.

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Program content

First Semester

  • Introduction to Group Dynamics
  • Introduction to Counseling Skills
  • Drugs and Society
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Adult Development and Aging
  • Child Growth and Development
  • Adolescent Development

Second Semester

  • Human Services Practicum I
  • Sociology of the Family
  • Introduction to Social Work
  • Human Sexuality

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the website for more information.

Tuition fees

Tuition Fees for Spring 2021 (per credit hour):

  • In-district: $125.00
  • Out-of-district: $322.00
  • Out-of-state and international residents: $436.00

For more information about tuition fees, please visit the website.


Though not part of a transfer program, human services courses may transfer to some four-year institutions with related programs. The college also offers a transfer degree in Social Work.

The certificate program is intended for students who already hold professional degrees or have taken extensive course work in other academic fields. Students are strongly encouraged to consult with a department advisor prior to beginning this certificate. The certificate provides the additional study that is often required when there has been a career change.

Career opportunities

Social and human service assistants assist professionals from a wide variety of fields, such as psychology, rehabilitation or social work, to provide client services, as well as support for families.

  • Case Management Aide
  • Human Service Worker
  • Mental Health Aide
  • Mental Health Technician
  • Social Services Aide
  • Client Advocate
  • Life Skills Counselor
  • Community Worker

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About this institute

College of Lake County

The College of Lake County (CLC) is a comprehensive community college committed to equitable high-quality education, cultural enrichment and partnerships to advance the diverse communities it serves. CLC is located in Grayslake, Illinois, 45 minutes northwest of Chicago, Illinois. There...

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College of Lake County

19351 West Washington Street
60030 Grayslake Illinois
United States of America (USA)

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