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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

Program Prerequisites

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

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.** A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Humanities, Social Science, Leadership and Ethics 6
Subtotal 6

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
CIS/CSA 104 Computer Fundamentals 3
CSA 110 Spreadsheets: Microsoft Excel 3
MAT 122*** Intermediate Algebra 3
REA 112HP**** Critical Reading for Health Professions 0-4
WRT 101 Writing I [SUN# ENG 1101] 3
WRT 102
or CMN 120
Writing II
Business and Professional Communications
Electives 4-8
Subtotal 27

* 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, 151, 188, 189, 220 may be substituted for MAT 122.

**** REA 112 may be substituted for REA 112HP. REA 112HP may be waived with a Compass Reading Score of 95 or higher. If waived additional electives will be needed to fulfill Required Support Courses.