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2020-2021 College Catalog 
2020-2021 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Radiologic Technology, AAS

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Learn diagnostic medical imaging, equipment operation, radiographic procedures, patient care, and radiation protection. This program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee of Education for Radiologic Technology. 

Students will be required to complete 1800 clinical clock-hours in order to be eligible for the national certification examination. 

Before enrolling in this program, you must complete certain requirements: 

In addition to the course prerequisites listed below, this degree program requires a special program application. Once all preparatory coursework is complete, students can access the program application on the MyPima Academics tab in the Degree and Programs section. 

Prospective students with misdemeanor or felony convictions see https://pima.edu/academics-programs/degrees-certificates/health-sciences/radiologic-technology/radiologic-tech-aas/admission.html for important information on licensure. 

To participate in the program, the students must:

  • Provide and maintain an Arizona DPS Fingerprint Clearance Card.
  • Upon request pass an annual urine toxicology screening exam.
  • Be able to perform a number of physical activities in the clinical portion of the program. At a minimum, students will be required to lift patients, stand for several hours at a time and perform bending activities. The clinical Radiologic Technology program also places students under considerable mental and emotional stress as they undertake responsibilities and duties impacting patients’ lives. Students must be able to demonstrate rational and appropriate behavior under stressful conditions. Individuals should give careful consideration to the mental and physical demands of the program prior to making application.
  • Provide own transportation to various clinical facilities throughout the Tucson regional area.
  • Present proof of immunizations or immunity for MMR/Varicella/TDaP.
  • Obtain an annual flu shot.
  • Negative PPD Tuberculosis initial 2-step process.
  • Clinical rotations are at various clinical facilities throughout the Tucson regional area.
  • Maintain health insurance and a current CPR card for the Health Care Provider Level throughout the program.
What can I do with this degree? 

Career Options: Eligibility to apply for the National Certification exam by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and qualify to work in hospitals, clinics, and doctors’ offices.
Academic Options: While this program is not designed to transfer to a 4-year university, it may apply toward Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) or other programs. See Pima’s Transfer Partnerships (https://www.pima.edu/student-resources/transferring-from-pima/index.html) page to determine which universities offer BAS programs, and research how the universities may accept this program in transfer. 

Department/Contact Information: 

Dean: 520-206-6916
Lead Faculty: 520-206-3014 

Limited Admissions Program:

Students must meet the preparatory coursework and any other prerequisites and apply to the program. Starting August 1st , 2020 all new students will be accepted by a competitive entry scoresheet. Details will be submitted soon. See the Program Admissions web page or an advisor for details.


Radiologic Tech Interest Program/Major Codes: AOA9ALA/9RAD
Radiologic Tech Program/Major Codes: ASRADLGTECH/RAD1 

Preparatory Coursework

These courses may be eligible for Title IV loans only; see a financial aid specialist. International students must score higher than 450 on the institutional TOELF (Test of English as a Second Language)

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

Subtotal: 5-10 Credits

General Education Requirements

A grade of C or better is required for graduation. Course lists for each General Education category listed below can be found starting in the General Education Requirements for AAS Degrees .

Communication Requirement: †

  • WRT 101  fulfills this requirement.

Art and Humanities Requirement

Social and Behavioral Science Requirement: †

  • PSY 101  fulfill this requirement.

Mathematics and Science Requirement: †

  • BIO 201IN  and the Math Preparatory coursework fulfill this requirement.

Other Requirement: †

  • WRT 102  fulfills this requirement

Special Requirement: †

Subtotal: 0 Credits ¥

Subtotal: 58 Credits

Subtotal: 16 Credits

Total Credits as Displayed (not including preparatory coursework): 74 Credits

Total Credits as Displayed (including preparatory coursework): 79-83 Credits

† Core or support course(s) fulfill this requirement.
¥ General Education requires a minimum of 15 credits. This subtotal shows the Gen Ed credits not fulfilled by core or support courses.


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