Program Overview

Clinical Trials Research Associate

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*This program is financial aid eligible.
The Clinical Trials Research Associate curriculum prepares individuals to assist physicians and clinical researchers in the initiation, administration, coordination, and management of clinical research studies for the development of new drugs, clinical products, and treatment regimens.

Course work includes in-depth study of drug development, Federal regulations, and clinical research processes. Supervised fieldwork provides skill application in subject recruitment, regulatory compliance, accountability for drugs/devices, and documentation of subject involvement in clinical research studies.

Graduates may be eligible to sit for national certification examinations. Research employment opportunities may include medical centers, hospitals, pharmaceutical industries, clinics, research facilities, biotechnology or device companies, and physicians' offices.
Next Application Deadline is Dec 06

Estimated Tuition & Fees


Degree Type



Main Campus, Online

Minimum Credit Hours


Program Stats

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Average Salary

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Average Class Size


Estimated Completion Time

20-21 months

Current and Upcoming Course Offerings

Course Number Title Credit Hours
ACA-122 College Transfer Success 1
BIO-168 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIO-169 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
BIO-271 Pathophysiology 3
CTR-110 Introduction to Clinical Research 3
CTR-112 Clinical Research Terminology 3
CTR-115 Clinical Research Regulations 3
CTR-130 Clinical Research Management 4
CTR-150 Research Fieldwork I 5
CTR-220 Research Site Management 4
CTR-250 Research Fieldwork II 8
CTR-281 Professional Practice 3
ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3
ENG-112 Writing and Research in the Disciplines 3
PHI-240 Introduction to Ethics 3
PHM-120 Pharmacology I 3