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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.

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 2017-2018

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 (preferred) OR REA 112 Critical Reading with a grade of B or higher, OR Accuplacer Reading score of 108 or higher 0-4
MAT 151 College Algebra with a grade of C or higher in the last four years OR placement into MAT 189 in the last four years 0-4
BIO 201IH** Human Anatomy, Physiology & Histology OR  BIO 201IN**  Human Anatomy and Physiology I  [SUN# BIO 2201]  4-5
BIO 202IN**  Human Anatomy and Physiology II [SUN# BIO 2202] 4
Complete the BIO 156IN prerequisite to BIO 201IN as needed 0-4
Subtotal 8-21

General Education Requirements

This section lists general education requirements that are not fulfilled by core or support courses. * A grade of C or better is required for graduation. Higher minimum grades may apply for some courses.

Humanities and Social Science Requirement 3
Subtotal 3

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 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 180 Introduction to Radiation Biology 1
RAD 181
Radiographic Positioning III 3
RAD 182 Medical Imaging Technology III 3
RAD 183LC Clinical Education IV 4
RAD 184/184LB Radiographic Positioning IV 3.5
RAD 185 Clinical Seminar 2.5
RAD 186LC Clinical Education V 6
Subtotal 60

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
CSA 100*** Computer Literacy 1
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
Subtotal 11
Total credits as display (not including preparatory coursework) 74
Total credits as display (including preparatory coursework) 83-95

* Other general education requirements are fulfilled by required core and support courses:  Communication - WRT 101, WRT 102;  Analysis and Critical Thinking - MAT 151 (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; Computer & Information Literacy - CSA 100

** These courses must have been completed within the past six years with a combined grade average grade of B or better.

*** CIS/CSA 104 will also be accepted.