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Associate Degree Track

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree Track in the Clinical Research Coordination (CRC) Program comprises 61 credits — 25 general education credits and 36 professional education credits — which you can complete in two years if you are a full-time student. Part-time study also is possible.

Once admitted to the Associate Degree Track, you have up to three years to complete it. Course work begins each August.

Prerequisites for the Associate Degree Track include a high school diploma or GED, as well as completion of both high school-level biology and algebra II within the past five years.

Required courses are offered by Rochester Community and Technical College (RCTC) and Mayo School of Health Sciences (MSHS). RCTC course work must be completed prior to or concurrent with MSHS course work.

MSHS courses are held at 5 p.m. on the Mayo Clinic campus in Rochester, Minn. Fieldwork is conducted on the Mayo Clinic campus between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. RCTC courses are available throughout the year during the day and evening, and in online sessions (except as noted below). See the RCTC course schedule for details.

Required general education course work (all at RCTC)

Goal & total credits Course number, name, & credits
  1. Goal 1: Written and Oral Communication
  2. 7 credits
  1. ENGL 1117*
  2. Reading and Writing Critically I
  3. 4 credits
 
  1. SPCH 1114
  2. Fundamentals of Public Speaking
  3. 3 credits
  1. Goal 2: Critical Thinking
  1. Met by any course that meets one of MNTC's 10 goals; no additional credits required
  1. Goal 3: Natural Sciences
  2. 7 credits
  1. BIOL 1107
  2. Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology
  3. 4 credits
 
  1. CHEM 1101
  2. Elements of Chemistry
  3. 3 credits (not available online)
  1. Goal 4: Mathematics/Logical Reasoning
  2. 4 credits
  1. MATH 2208
  2. Fundamentals of Statistics
  3. 4 credits (not available online)
  1. Goal 5: History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences
  2. 4 credits
  1. PSYC 2618*
  2. General Psychology
  3. 4 credits
  1. Goal 6: Humanities — The Arts, Literature and Philosophy
  2. 3 credits
  1. PHIL 1135*
  2. Bioethics
  3. 3 credits
*Honors option available

Required professional education course work

RCTC course number, course name, & credits MSHS course number, course name, & credits
  1. BTEC 1610
  2. Medical Terminology: Body Systems and Diseases
  3. 2 credits
  1. CRSC 1010
  2. Foundations of Clinical Research I: Concepts and Theories
  3. 4 credits
  1. BUS 2240
  2. Project Management
  3. 3 credits
  1. CRSC 1100
  2. Legal and Regulatory Research Compliance in Clinical Research
  3. 4 credits
  1. HIMC 1840
  2. Introduction to Health Records
  3. 4 credits
  1. CRSC 2010
  2. Foundations of Clinical Research II: Applications
  3. 4 credits
  1. HIMC 1800
  2. Legal Aspects of Health Information
  3. 3 credits
  1. CRSC 2100
  2. Clinical Research Site Management
  3. 4 credits
 
  1. CRSC 3000
  2. Fieldwork
  3. 8 credits

Suggested course sequence (full-time)

Fall semester, year 1 Credits
HIMC 1800 (RCTC) 3
HIMC 1840 (RCTC) 4
ENGL 1117 (RCTC) 4
CRSC 1010 (MSHS) 4
TOTAL 15
Spring semester, year 1 Credits
BIOL 1107 (RCTC) 4
MATH 2208 (RCTC) 4
BTEC 1610 (RCTC) 2
CRSC 2010 (MSHS) 4
TOTAL 14
Fall semester, year 2 Credits
PHIL 1135 (RCTC) 3
PSYC 2618 (RCTC) 4
CHEM 1101 (RCTC) 3
CRSC 1100 (MSHS) 4
TOTAL 14
Spring semester, year 2 Credits
BUS 2240 (RCTC) 3
SPCH 1114 (RCTC) 3
CRSC 2100 (MSHS) 4
TOTAL 10
Summer semester, year 2 Credits
CRSC 3000 (MSHS) 8
TOTAL 8

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  • March 5, 2013
  • ART920123