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Plan of Study(Courses by Semester)
Clinical Trials Research Associate
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.
Students from Durham Tech and Wake Tech can take advantage of shared resources and opportunities offered by a new collaboration called RTP Bio.
How to Apply
Program applications are accepted until July 15 for a fall start or December 15 for a spring start.
- Before you Apply
Learn more about 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 Admissions Checklist and 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 Associate Degree Program
Once prerequisites are completed, apply to the CTRA 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.