Associate of Applied Science
Learn diagnostic medical imaging, equipment operation, radiographic procedures, patient care, and radiation safety and protection. RAD courses are scheduled exclusively on weekdays, but clinicals require evenings and some weekends.
The program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee of Education for Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).
Program/Major Codes: Special Admissions Requirement – See an advisor
What can I do with this degree?
Career Options: Eligibility to apply for the national certification exam by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), and qualify to work in hospitals, clinics and doctors' offices.
Academic Options: While this program is not designed for transfer to a four-year university, it may apply toward Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) or other programs. See Pima's Transfer Partnerships page.
Students must receive a C grade or better in all core courses to progress to the next semester. Course substitutions are not accepted in the Radiologic Technology program.
The following prerequisites must be fulfilled (with grades posted) before students may begin the Program Application process. Time limits and higher minimum grade requirements apply for some courses*
|REA 112 Critical Reading OR Reading assessment score of 95 or higher||0-4|
|MAT 122 Intermediate Algebra OR Mathematics assessment score at MAT 151 or higher||0-3|
|BIO 201IN** Human Anatomy and Physiology I [SUN# BIO 2201], and complete the BIO 156IN prerequisite as needed||4-8|
|BIO 202IN** Human Anatomy and Physiology II [SUN# BIO 2202]||4|
|HIT 105*** Medical Terminology||4|
General Education Requirements
This section lists general education requirements that are not fulfilled by core or support courses. *
|Humanities and Social Science Requirement||3|
|Computer and Information Literacy Requirement||1-3|
Required Core Courses
|Course #||Course Title||Credits|
|RAD 170/170LB||Medical Imaging Fundamentals||3|
|RAD 171/171LB||Radiographic Positioning I||4.5|
|RAD 172/172LB||Medical Imaging Technology I||3.5|
|RAD 173LC||Clinical Education I||6|
|RAD 174/174LB||Radiographic Positioning II||4.5|
|RAD 175/175LB||Medical Imaging Technology II||3.5|
|RAD 176LC||Clinical Education II||6|
|RAD 177LC||Clinical Education III||6|
|RAD 181/181LB||Radiographic Positioning III||4|
|RAD 182/182LB||Medical Imaging Technology III||4|
|RAD 183LC||Clinical Education IV||4|
|RAD 184/184LB||Radiographic Positioning IV||3.5|
|RAD 185||Clinical Seminar||1.5|
|RAD 186LC||Clinical Education V||6|
Required Support Courses
|Course #||Course Title||Credits|
|PSY 101||Introduction to Psychology [SUN# PSY 1101]||4|
|WRT 101||Writing I [SUN# ENG 1101]||3|
|WRT 102||Writing II [SUN# ENG 1102]||3|
* Other general education requirements are fulfilled by required core and support courses: Communication - WRT 101, WRT 102; Analysis and Critical Thinking - MAT 122 (or assessment), BIO 201IN and 202IN; Humanities and Social Science - PSY 101 fulfills 4 credits in the Social Science category; complete a course from the Humanities/Fine Arts which is marked with a "C" (cultural diversity) or "G" (global awareness), or from the Leadership/Ethics category.***
** These courses must have been completed within the past six years with a combined grade average grade of B or better.
*** HIT 162 is no longer offered, but will meet the prerequisite for students who have already taken the course.