If you’re interested in working 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. *This program operates on a cohort-based model.
The General Education, Support, and Life Skills courses may be taken at any time,
but the cohort will complete the Clinical Research Coordinator courses at the same
time. Contact the Division of Science, Engineering and Mathematics for more information: