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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

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.

Program Prerequisites

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 097 Intermediate Algebra within the last eight years OR Mathematics assessment score at MAT 151 or higher within the last eight years 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 3
Subtotal 12-23

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
Computer and Information Literacy Requirement 1-3
Subtotal 4-6

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 181/181LB Radiographic Positioning III 4
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
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 10
Total 86-99

* 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.