Clinical Trials Research Associate Program Decision Chart

Use this diagram to assist you in deciding which Clinical Trials Research Associate (CTRA) Program is right for you. If you have questions about basic admissions requirements, email Admissions and Advising Services or call 919-536-7200, ext. 1128.  

If you have Consider these CTRA Programs
No prior college work Associate in Applied Science (AAS degree), CTRA
BS Science (biology, chemistry, microbiology, etc) AAS Degree
CTRA Core Competencies Certificate
Data Management Certificate
AAS or BS in nursing AAS Degree
CTRA Core Competencies 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 Core Competencies 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
CTRA Core Competencies Certificate
 
At least 2 years clinical research experience (as indicated by an employer letter) AAS Degree
Advanced Topics Certificate
Completion of the CTRA Core Competencies Certificate Advanced Topics Certificate
Data Management Certificate