Human Services - Trauma Interventions and Prevention

Associate in Applied Science
Career Degree

Help to build a brighter community

Unresolved traumas—be they generational, psychological or social—erode individuals and their communities. Your work toward graduating with an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) in trauma interventions and prevention could prevent a tragedy down the line.

This program is unique to CLC. In addition to classwork, receive a practicum in a professional setting. Transition from practicing counseling to a counseling practice after you gain the knowledge and skills to work with violence and trauma survivors, including:

  • recognizing the impact of trauma
  • accurate assessment skills
  • completing a social history
  • understanding connections between trauma and mental health conditions

What can you do with an A.A.S. in Trauma Interventions and Prevention?

You can work in a variety of human services settings, such as:

  • counseling centers
  • treatment facilities
  • homeless programs
  • rape crisis centers
  • sexual violence programs
  • substance addiction

Former students have even pursued additional education to enter the fields of social work or counseling.

Start right away with your associate degree in roles such as:

  • caseworker aide
  • probation aide
  • parole aide

With additional education, you can become a:

  • treatment manager
  • therapist
  • mental health clinician
  • caseworker
  • social worker


  • National Addiction Studies Accreditation Commission

    This program is commended for excellence in the preparation of the 21st-century addictions professional workforce.
  • WIOA Program

  • 100% Online

    Can be completed 100% online.
  • Financial Aid/Scholarships Available

    Based on need and/or achievement. Explore ways to pay for college.
  • Career Degree

    Earn an associate degree in 2 years and gain in-demand technical and job-ready skills.
  • Program Length: 2 Years

    Full-time students finish in 2 years.

Career Outlook

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Recommended Pathway

Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their College and Career Navigator (CCN) to identify coursework that will meet degree requirements based on individual academic goals. View degree requirements in the college catalog.

*Cost is estimated based on recommended pathway credit hours. This includes in-district tuition and other fees, such as books and materials before financial aid is applied, as well as grants, loans or scholarships. There are many opportunities for financial assistance at CLC. Learn more about Cost of Attendance.

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