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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.

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes

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 2018-2019


General Education Requirements

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

CTE Fine Arts and Humanities Requirement
  Recommend: ANT 112 or MUS 160
Subtotal 3

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 102 Introduction to Research Data 3
CRC 110 Clinical Research Common Terminology 3
CRC 201 Clinical Research Regulatory Compliance 3
CRC 202 Product Development and Regulatory Affairs 3
CRC 230 Introduction to Clinical Research Study Protocol 3
CRC 240 Pharmacology for Clinical Trials 4
CRC 250IN Clinical Research Site Coordination and Management 4
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 35

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
BIO 250 Biomedical Ethics 3
MAT 106 Elementary Data Analysis with Spreadsheets 3
MAT 142 Topics in College Mathematics  [SUN# 1142] 3
PSY/SOC 215** Human Sexuality 3
STU 100 College Success and Career Planning 1
WRT 101
  or WRT 154
English Composition I[SUN# ENG 1101]
  Career Communications
WRT 102
  or CMN 120
English Composition II [SUN# ENG 1102]
  Business and Professional Communication
Subtotal 23

* Other general education requirements are fulfilled by required core or support courses: Communication - WRT 101 or WRT 154; Mathematics and Science - MAT 142; Social and Behavioral Science - PSY/SOC 215; Other Requirement - BIO 160IN; Special Requirement - PSY/SOC 215

** Other Social & Behavioral Science courses may be substituted for PSY 215.  See Program Director and/or Allied Health Senior Academic Advisor for course substitution options.  If substituted, the C or G requirement may need to be fulfilled by another course.