Clinical Research Professional

Certificate Program
CR31

Program Description
The clinical research professional certificate will prepare graduates to function as well-qualified, entry-level, clinical research professionals (CRPs). Students will receive the necessary preparation in clinical research site procedures, governmental and local regulatory affairs, experimental design and statistics, technical reading and writing skills focusing on clinical research applications, and bioethics education to be successful as entry level CRPs. Training will be practical and concentrate on job skills necessary to become employed and advance as a CRP. Training will also cover areas important in preparing for, BTEC 2260 the certifying examinations of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) or the Society of Clinical Research Associates (SoCRA). (Program Length: 3 Semesters Minimum)

In order to be eligible for admission, the applicant must meet one of the following criteria: 1) current certification or licensure in a health care field or 2) a diploma/degree in science or a health care field.

Employment Opportunities
Potential entry level positions in research programs at major hospitals, clinics, contract research organizations (CROs), and large medical practices

Gainful Employment


COURSE TITLE NUMBER CREDITS

Essential Technical Courses

 

22

Clinical Research Methods I

BTEC 1100

3

Clinical Regulatory Procedures I

BTEC 1105

3

Clinical Research Methods II

BTEC 1110

3

Clinical Research Design & Statistics

BTEC 2225

2

Technical Communication for Clinical Research

BTEC 2230

3

Clinical Research Methods III

BTEC 2241

3

Clinical Regulatory Procedures II

BTEC 2255

3

Ethics for Clinical Research

BTEC 2260

2

 

Total Hours

22

**Suggested First Semester classes: BTEC 1100, BTEC 1105, and BTEC 2260