The clinical research professional AS degree prepares you to become an integral member of a clinical trials team. With the many advances in healthcare delivery, there's a growing need for trained healthcare professionals, especially in clinical research.
This new HCC program builds fundamental skills in adherence to IRB guidelines; safety for clinical research participants; coordination of clinical treatment and study visits; screening, recruitment, and enrollment of study participants; and clinical trial compliance with Federal and State regulatory laws. Clinical research professional training qualifies you to work in biological, pharmaceutical, or social and behavioral clinical research settings.
Coursework includes an in-depth study of drug development, federal regulations, good clinical practices, and the clinical research process. Supervised fieldwork provides skills application in protocol design, participant recruitment, regulatory compliance, accountability for drugs and devices, and auditing documentation in clinical research studies.
This curriculum is from the current college catalog and is meant to provide prospective students an example of courses taken in this degree/certificate. It is not intended to be used for graduation requirements. Students should consult an advisor for graduation information.
AS.CLIN.RES (60 Credit Hours)
Program Required Courses
YEAR I – First Semester
†ENC 1101 English Composition I - 3 cr.
†HSC 1531 Medical Terminology - 3 cr.
HSC 2732 Fundamentals of Clinical Research - 3 cr.
†STA 2023 Elementary Statistics - 3 cr.
YEAR I – Second Semester
†BSC 1005 Biological Foundations - 3 cr.
†BSC 1005L Biological Foundations Lab - 1 cr.
HIM 1453 Anatomy and Physiology for Medical Coding - 4 cr.
HSC 2733 Fundamentals of Clinical Research II - 3 cr.
†PHI 1010 Introduction to Philosophy - 3 cr.
YEAR I – Third Semester
†HSC 2100 Health Education - 3 cr.
†SYG 2000 Introduction to Sociology - 3 cr.
YEAR II – First Semester
†AMH 2020 Modern American History or †POS 2041, American Government - 3 cr.
HSC 2739 Business of Clinical Research - 3 cr.
HSC 2734 Regulatory Affairs Clinical Research - 3 cr.
HSC 2660 Health Communications - 3 cr.
YEAR II – Second Semester
HSA 2322 Health Insurance - 3 cr.
HSC 2669 Prevention and Community Health - 3 cr.
HSC 2738 Quality Assurance Clinical Research - 3 cr.
*Elective – 3 cr.
YEAR II – Third Semester
HSC 2819 Clinical Research Practicum - 3 cr.
*Elective - 3 cr.
*Select 6 credit hours from the following:
HSA 2010 Issues and Trends in Public Health 3 cr.
HSC 2130 Sex, Health and Decision Making 3 cr.
HSC 2721 Accessing and Analyzing Health Information 3 cr.
PHC 2040 Foundations in Epidemiology 3 cr.
PHC 2321 Environmental Concepts in Public Health 3 cr.
†Courses symbolized by a dagger (†) are offered online in addition to the traditional delivery method. Online availability may vary by academic term.