2018-2019 Course Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jan 21, 2021  
2018-2019 Course Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Clinical Research Professional Certificate Program Fact Sheet

What is Clinical Research? The term “clinical research” refers to the entire bibliography of a drug/device/biologic, in fact any test article from its inception in the lab to its introduction to the consumer market and beyond. Once the promising candidate or the molecule is identified in the lab, it is subjected to pre-clinical studies or animal studies where different aspects of the test article (including its safety toxicity if applicable and efficacy, if possible at this early stage) are studied.
Length of Program 1.5 semesters; Program courses must be taken in sequence within the prescribed time frame.
Semester Program Begins Fall semester
Minimum Age Requirement 16 years of age at the start of program
Application Process
  1. Apply to Gwinnett Technical College at GwinnettTech.edu, submit all transcripts from high school and previous college work, and take the ACCUPLACER test, if required. Students must be accepted into Gwinnett Technical College prior to applying to a program of study.
Program Application Process
  1. All applicants are required to submit a program advisement form. Forms are available online at http://www.GwinnettTech.edu/enrollment/forms-documents/
  2. In order to be eligible for admission, the applicant must meet one of the following criteria: 1) current certification or licensure in a health care field or 2) a diploma/degree in science or a health care field.
  • Fall application deadline: June 1
  • Prerequisite deadline: End of summer semester
Suggested First Classes BTEC 1100  - Clinical Research Methods I
BTEC 1105   - Clinical Regulatory Procedures I
Program Requirements Program director approval.
For more information, contact: Michelle Forthofer, RN, BSN, program director, MForthofer@GwinnettTech.edu, 678.226.6406.
Kim Smith, program support specialist, KimberlySmith@GwinnettTech.edu, 678-226-6966.
For admission and enrollment, contact: Enrollment Support Center in Building 100, EducationTeam@GwinnettTech.edu.