Clinical Research Program
Clinical Research Program Degrees from Oklahoma City Community College
Get a jump-start on a great career from one of the only colleges in the nation to offer this innovative program.
If you’re interested in working together with doctors, research nurses and clinical research coordinators to perform studies involving research participants, then the clinical research program at Oklahoma City Community College is for you.
At OCCC, you can earn an associate degree in applied science or a certificate of mastery in clinical research. The work you do in clinical research varies from employer to employer but will likely include tasks such as recruiting participants, obtaining informed consent, collecting participant data, entering that data and managing clinical research projects.
The clinical research projects themselves are also varied and can range from clinical trials for new chemotherapy drugs, lupus medications, rheumatoid arthritis treatments and diabetes treatments to testing medical devices such as ventricular heart valves and new materials for wound healing.
You must apply for admission to the clinical research program after being accepted for admission to OCCC. All program applications are reviewed by a selection committee.
Start today! Complete an online community college admissions application.
Oklahoma City Community College is one of only a few colleges in the nation offering training in clinical research. This innovative program will give students the skills and theoretical knowledge needed to be successful in the workforce. Students learn both through coursework and on-site participation in clinical research.
OCCC partners with outstanding clinical research groups in the academic setting and in private industry across Oklahoma to provide students with summer internships.
Clinical Research Program Degrees at Oklahoma City Community College
Oklahoma City Community College offers:
- An associate in applied science degree in clinical research: This degree program, which typically takes six semesters to complete, will give you the skills you need to immediately enter the job market as an entry-level clinical research coordinator.
- A certificate of mastery in clinical research: This program focuses on the core set of courses in the clinical research program and is primarily for students with a bachelor’s degree or currently working in the medical field.
Clinical Research Program Classes at Oklahoma City Community College
At OCCC, you have the opportunity to explore courses featuring topics including:
- Medical Terminology
- Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II
- Introduction to Clinical Research
- Medical Ethics and Client Care
- Clinical Trials and Research Regulations
- Clinical Trials and Research Internship I and II
- Vital Signs and Venipuncture
- Clinical Research Design
- Clinical Database Applications
- Clinical Research Site Management
- Research Protocol Design
- Pharmacology for Clinical Research
Visit OCCC’s online course catalog for full details on all the clinical research program classes available. Many clinical research program courses are available online as well as on campus.
Professor of Biology/Chemistry and Academic Coordinator, Clinical Research Program
Received a Bachelor Degree in Zoology from the University of Oklahoma and a Master's Degree in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Spent 18 years at OUHSC conducting research in the fields of cardiology and cancer research. Co-founder of Dormatarg, a biotechnology company focusing on treatments for metastatic tumor progression.
Careers in Clinical Research
Oklahoma City Community College graduates in clinical research will be in-demand, both nationally and internationally. Salaries start at about $25,000 per year for entry-level workers with opportunities to climb to the top of a career ladder with increasing education and/or work experience.
In addition, OCCC’s clinical research program is a great opportunity for students who may want to continue their education at a four-year college or university and major in psychology, sociology, biology or business.