Sharleen Traynor
Tech (Building 9), room 230A
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Stephanie L. Toomer
Admissions Counselor
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Plan of Study

(Courses by Semester)
* This program is financial aid eligible.
* This program can be completed online.

Clinical Trials Research Associate - Data Management

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 10 for a fall start.

Before you Apply

Learn more about what is clinical trials research (video)

Attend an information session (recommended). They are listed in the Upcoming Events section below. Not sure about which CTRA program to choose? View the CTRA program decision chart.

View the Essential Skills form.

Apply to the College

New students who are not currently enrolled at Durham Tech should apply to the College using the Health Tech Students then Steps to Apply.

Apply to the CTRA Data Management Certificate Program

Once prerequisites are completed, apply to the CTRA Data Management certificate program using the program application form. Submit program applications electronically to Admissions, Registration, and Records (not Health and Wellness). Drop off locations are also listed on the Electronic Document Submission webpage.

Estimated Tuition & Fees




Credit Hours


First-Semester Courses

Course Number Title Credit Hours
CTR-110 Introduction to Clinical Research 3
CTR-210 Introduction to Clinical Data 3
CTR-215 Data Management Concepts 2

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