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Radiologic Technology

Associate of Applied Science

Learn diagnostic medical imaging, equipment operation, radiographic procedures, patient care, and radiation safety and protection.

The program is approved by the Joint Review Committee of Education for Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) and the Arizona Medical Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners (MRTBE) [more].

Selective Admissions Program: In order to be fully admitted to this program, you must fulfill the requirements listed in Program Admissions. See an advisor for details.

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes

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.

Program Requirements 2018-2019

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 NEW! These requirements have recently changed.

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

REA 112HP** Critical Reading for Health Professions with a grade of B or higher, OR Accuplacer Reading score of 92 or higher 0-4
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
HCA 100 or STU 100  1
Subtotal 5-13

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
RAD 186LC Clinical Education V 6.5
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) 79-87

* 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.

**REA 112 will also be accepted.