Harper College will be closed on Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day.

Human Services

Please note: The A.A.S. in Human Services program is no longer accepting new students. 

Community health advocates, lay health educators, community health representatives, patient navigators, and Promotores de Salud all work in a multitude of therapeutic, recreational and learning environments centered around counseling or facilitating groups.

The Human Services Degree and Community Health Certificate programs at Harper College prepare students by developing counseling, interviewing, leadership and professional ethics skills in order to maintain clinical records, work with clients in group settings and relate to diverse cultural, ethnic and racial groups.

Earn a career-ready degree

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree is designed to prepare you for immediate entry into this career field. Coursework in the AAS may also prepare you for to transfer to a four-year college or university.

Continue your education

Harper offers transfer guides to help prepare you to transition to a four-year university. To learn more, visit our Transfer Information page or see your advisor.

Earn a workforce credential

Jumpstart your career by learning new skills through a certificate program.


Next steps

For more information about starting your college education at Harper, please contact Admissions Outreach at 847.925.6700 or fill out our request information form.

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