About Trauma Prevention & Recovery

The Trauma Prevention and Recovery Certificate of Achievement trains students as paraprofessionals to work in the field of violence prevention and trauma response, including service provision to victims and survivors of violence.

This interdisciplinary curriculum provides students with a broad understanding of violence and its impact on diverse individuals, families, communities, and societies. This certificate program explores how violence affects individuals and groups, including considerations of ability/disability, age, culture, ethnicity/race, gender, gender identity/sexuality, and immigration status. Students develop skills to critically analyze social constructs that contribute to violence, listen empathetically, offer appropriate referrals, and provide culturally-sensitive peer support.

Explore Potential Careers

Earning the Trauma Prevention & Recovery certificate prepares you for a variety of career paths including:

  • Paraprofessionals working in the field of violence prevention and trauma response, including service provision to victims and survivors of violence 
  • Work as service providers such as probation officers or nurses who routinely work with survivors of traumatic events to understand and respond to concerns unique to survivors.

Program Options 

Click on the degree or certificate you're interested in earning to see a sample map of courses to take to complete your goal from start to finish. 

Please note that the course maps provided are just an example to help you get started. Please meet with a counselor to personalize the plan to you and your Academic goals. 

Semester 1 

Course Number Course Title Units
    3
    3
   
    3

Total Units: [15] 

Semester 2

Course Number Course Title Units
     
     

Total Units: [15] 

Semester 3

Course Number Course Title Units
     

Total Units: [16] 

Semester 4

Course Number Course Title Units
     

Total Units: [15]

Transfer Options

The program coursework you complete at City College will satisfy lower-division requirements for related majors at several colleges and universities.

Have questions about transfer? Visit the Transfer Center for help, transfer information, and/or to speak with college representatives.