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Radiologic Technology

Associate of Applied Science

Gain the skills needed for a high-paying career as a Radiologic Technologist! Learn diagnostic medical imaging, equipment operation, radiographic procedures, patient care, and radiation safety and protection.

Limited Admissions Program: Students must meet the preparatory coursework and any other prerequisites and apply to the program. All new students will be accepted by a competitive entry scoresheet. See the Program Admissions or an advisor for details.

Accreditation:  The program is approved by the Joint Review Committee of Education for Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) and the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS)

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes


West Campus

Contact Information

Division of Critical Care
Dean: 520.206.6661
Lead Faculty: 520.206.3104


Completing this program can lead to employment in a variety of different careers.  Here are some examples of occupations related to this program with associated Pima County-based annual median wages.  Some careers may require additional education or training. Source: EMSI

Occupation Annual Median Wage
Radiologic Technologist $63,821

Academic Options

This program may apply toward a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS). See an advisor

Program Requirements 2021-2022

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.

Preparatory Coursework

Students must have completed the following (with grades posted) before they may begin the application process.

Course Credits
BIO 156IN Introductory Biology for Allied Health 4
MAT 151 or higher with a grade of C or higher within the last four years, or placement into MAT 189 in the last four years 0-4
HRP 100 or STU 100  1
Subtotal 5-9

General Education Requirements

General education requirements are fulfilled by core or support courses.*

Required Core Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation. Higher minimum grades may apply for some courses.

Course # Course Title Credits
RAD 170/170LB Medical Imaging Fundamentals 3
RAD 171/171LB Radiographic Positioning I 3.75
RAD 172/172LB Medical Imaging Technology I 3.5
RAD 173LC Clinical Education I 6
RAD 174/174LB Radiographic Positioning II 3.75
RAD 175/175LB Medical Imaging Technology II 3.5
RAD 176LC Clinical Education II 6
RAD 177LC Clinical Education III 4.5
RAD 180 Introduction to Radiation Biology 1
RAD 181
Radiographic Positioning III 3
RAD 182 Medical Imaging Technology III 3
RAD 183LC Clinical Education IV 5
RAD 184/184LB Radiographic Positioning IV 3.5
RAD 185 Clinical Seminar 2.5
RAD 186LC Clinical Education V 6
Subtotal 58

Required Support Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation. Higher minimum grades may apply for some courses.

Course # Course Title Credits
  or AIS/ANT 206
Tohono O'odham History and Culture
   Contemporary Native Americans of the Southwest
  or BIO 201IN
Human Anatomy and Physiology I  [SUN# BIO 2201]
   Human Anatomy, Physiology and Histology
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology [SUN# PSY 1101] 3
WRT 101 English Composition I [SUN# ENG 1101] 3
WRT 102 English Composition II [SUN# ENG 1102] 3
Subtotal 16
Total (not including program prerequisites and preparatory coursework) 74
Total (including program prerequisites and preparatory coursework) 79-83

* Other general education requirements are fulfilled by required core and support courses:  Communication - WRT 101;  Arts & Humanities - AIS/HIS 122 or AIS/ANT 206; Social  and Behavioral Science - PSY 101; Mathematics and Science - BIO 201IH/IN and the Math Preparatory Coursework; Other Requirements - WRT 102; Special Requirements - AIS/HIS 122 or AIS/ANT 206.

Radiologic Tech Interest Program/Major Codes: AOA9ALA/9RAD

Radiologic Tech Program/Major Codes: AASRADLGTECH/RAD1

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