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* This program can be completed online.

Clinical Trials Research Associate - Core Competencies

Short Term

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.

How to Apply

Program applications are accepted until July 15 for a Fall start or December 15 for a Spring start.

Before you Apply

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Apply to the College

New students who are not currently enrolled at ʿⱦapp should apply to the College using the Health and Wellness Enrollment Steps.

Apply to the CTRA Core Competencies Certificate Program

Prerequisites must be completed before applying to the program. Apply to the CTRA program  during the application period using the online.

Estimated Tuition & Fees



Main Campus, Online

Credit Hours


First-Semester Courses

Course Number Title Credit Hours
CTR-110 Introduction to Clinical Research 3
CTR-115 Clinical Research Regulations 3

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