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Clinical Research Coordinator

Associate of Applied Science

Learn to manage clinical research trials involving human subjects while preparing to take the Association of Clinical Research Professionals certification exam. 

Program/Major Codes: AASCTC/CRC

What can I do with this degree?

Career Options: Seek an entry-level position or career advancement in hospitals, medical centers, universities, or private research groups.

Academic Options: While this program was not designed to transfer to a 4-year university, it may apply toward Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) or other programs. See Pima’s Transfer Partnerships page to determine which universities offer BAS programs, and research how the universities may accept this program in transfer.

Program Requirements
  

Program Prerequisites

Complete the following courses with a grade of "C" or better before enrolling in this program:

Credits
BIO 160IN Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology (may be taken concurrently with CRC 101 with instructor or program coordinator permission) 
*
MAT 122 Intermediate Algebra
*
WRT 101 Writing I [SUN# ENG 1101] *
Subtotal *

General Education Requirements

This section lists general education requirements that are not fulfilled by core or support courses.**

Credits
Humanities, Social Science, Leadership and Ethics 6
Subtotal 6

Required Core Courses

Course # Course Title Credits
CRC 101 Foundations of Clinical Research 3
CRC 201 Clinical Research Regulatory Compliance 3
CRC 230 Introduction to Clinical Research Study Protocol 2
CRC 240 Pharmacology for Clinical Trials 4
CRC 250 Clinical Research Site Coordination and Management 3
CRC 260IN Lab Skills and Professional Practice 3
CRC 270 Research Management for Sponsors and CROs 3
CRC 291 Clinical Research Coordinator Internship 3
Subtotal 24

Required Support Courses

Course # Course Title Credits
BIO 160IN Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology 4
CSA 101 Computer Fundamentals 3
CSA 110 Spreadsheets: Microsoft Excel
3
MAT 122*** Intermediate Algebra 3
REA 112HP**** Critical Reading for Health Professions 4
WRT 101 Writing I [SUN# ENG 1101] 3
WRT 102
or SPE 120
Writing II
Business and Professional Communications
3
Electives 7
Subtotal 30
TOTAL 60

* Credits counted in Required Support Courses section.

** Other general education requirements are fulfilled by required core and support courses: Communication - WRT 101, WRT 102 or SPE 120; Analysis and Critical Thinking - BIO 160IN, MAT 122; Computer and Information Literacy - CSA 101.

*** MAT 142, 144, 151, 182, 187, 220 may be substituted for MAT 122.

**** REA 112 may be substituted for REA 112HP.