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Clinical Trials Research Associate Decision Chart

Use this diagram to assist you in deciding which Clinical Trials Research Associate (CTRA) Program is right for you! Please review the admissions packet for additional requirements for admissions. Note: Employer letters in addition to resumes are recommended. If you have questions about basic admissions requirements, you may contact Johanna Brown at brownjm@durhamtech.edu.(Printable version of this chart)

If you have . . . Then you could consider these CTRA programs . . .
No prior college workAssociate in Applied Science (AAS degree), CTRA
BS Science (biology, chemistry, microbiology, etc) AAS Degree
CTRA Level I Certificate
Data Management Certificate
AAS or BS in nursing AAS Degree
CTRA Level I Certificate
Data Management Certificate
Undergraduate (BS) or graduate degree in a healthcare occupation that involves clinical practice and/or direct patient care. AAS Degree
CTRA Level I Certificate
Data Management Certificate
Undergraduate or graduate degree in computer science, information systems technology or similar degree. AAS Degree
Data Management Certificate
AAS or diploma in a healthcare occupation that involves clinical practice and/or patient care other than those described above. AAS Degree
BA or other non-science undergraduate or graduate degree not described above AAS Degree
At least 1 year clinical research experience (as indicated by an employer letter) AAS Degree
Level I Certificate
At least 2 years clinical research experience (as indicated by an employer letter) AAS Degree
Level II Certificate
Completion of the CTRA Level I Certificate Level II Certificate
Data Management Certificate
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