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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. 

Selective Admissions Program: In order to be fully admitted to this program, you must fulfill the requirements listed in Program Admissions. See an advisor for details.

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 2017-2018

General Education requirements are fulfilled by core or support courses.*

General Education Requirements

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

Complete the Math Competency

Required Core Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
CRC 101 Foundations of Clinical Research 3
CRC 110 Clinical Research Common Terminology 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 27

Required Support Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
BIO 160IN Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology 4-5
  or BIO 201IH   Human Anatomy, Physiology, and Histology
BIO 202IN Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4-5
  or CHM 130IN   Fundamental Chemistry
CSA 100 Computer Literacy 1
CSA 110 Spreadsheets: Microsoft Excel 3
WRT 101 English Composition I[SUN# ENG 1101] 3
WRT 102 English Composition II [SUN# ENG 1102] 3
ELEC** Complete Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) courses from the following categories:
Fine Arts (3 credits), Humanities (3 credits), Social & Behavioral Sciences (6 credits), Other (3 credits)
Subtotal 33-35
TOTAL 60-62

* Other general education requirements are fulfilled by require core or support courses: Communication - WRT 101, WRT 102; Analysis and Critical Thinking - BIO 160IN or 201IH, and BIO 202IN or CHM 130IN - Complete the Math Competency; Computer and Information Literacy - CSA 100, Humanities and Social Sciences - Support Electives.

** Students intending to transfer for a Bachelor's Degree at one of the three state universities should also complete MAT 151 and one additional course from the Other Requirements category to meet the Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) requirements for transfer. The I, C, and G requirement should be fulfilled by completing appropriate courses in the above categories.  NOTE: Additional general education courses may not be financial aid eligible.