Radiography - Bridge Associate Degree Program
This associate degree program is designed for limited-scope radiologic professionals who are ready to continue their education and transition into a full-scope radiologic technologist by earning their American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification. This course is delivered online and features an in person clinical externship during the student’s last semester.
Students in the Online Radiography – Bridge program will learn the personal traits and professional skills to work as a full-scope radiologic technologist. Classes cover anatomy, physiology, pathology, methods of patient care, proper positioning, exposure techniques, medical terminology and communication.
Taught by expert instructors, course content applies directly to real-world scenarios, students will gain the knowledge and training needed to advance their career in radiography.
Careers in Radiography
What Are My Career Opportunities in Radiography?
What Are My Career Opportunities in Radiography?
This associate degree program will prepare graduates to apply their skills in a variety of environments, such as:
- Physicians’ offices
- Clinic or diagnostic imaging center
- Outpatient care centers
As the population grows older, there will be an increase in medical conditions that require imaging as a tool for making diagnoses.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the overall employment of radiologic and MRI technologists is projected to grow from 2019 to 2029.
At Pima Medical Institute, we offer an online Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences. This degree gives ARRT-licensed professionals the skills needed to move up within their field, with the flexibility of virtual instruction. Work on your degree anywhere, anytime.
When you’re a Pima Medical Institute student, you get access to our Career Services team—here for you when you need extra help with finding the right job opportunities, building a resume, strengthening your interview skills or just looking for general guidance.
At Pima Medical Institute, most programs allow students to work in their field through clinical externships—a chance to be mentored by full-time professionals and interface with real patients.
In addition to real-world experience, clinical externships offer students resume-worthy opportunities, letters of recommendation from supervisors and sometimes job placement directly after graduation.
Learn more about the courses in this program.
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Transfer of Credit (1 intro. to radiography, 1 medical terminology, 34.5 clinical experience credits)
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Success Is Within Reach
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“My supervisors at work held a position for me, and as soon as I obtained my license, I was promoted to a full-scope radiologic technologist. I love to learn, so I plan to go for my license in mammography and then I hope to return to Pima Medical for my bachelor’s degree. I am so proud of myself and I wish I had done this program earlier. I had such a great experience and it was so worth it!”
Jackeline Jimenez, Radiography – Bridge Graduate
Pima Medical Blog
Check out our blog posts about Radiography. We provide insights, information, alumni spotlights, news and other valuable articles to keep you updated.
This Online Graduate Continued her Education While Serving Her Country
Yolander Vines is a 2013 graduate of Pima Medical Institute and was able to advance her career with our Radiography bridge program while serving her
Radiography vs. Radiology: What’s the Difference?
Both radiologists and radiographers play important roles in the healthcare system. And, while each career path deals with issues regarding patient diagnostics and testing, radiologists are generally
Alumni Spotlight: Radiography-Bridge Graduate Jackeline Jimenez
Jackeline Jimenez is a graduate of our online Radiography-Bridge program. She was working as a limited scope technician when she decided to go back to
Disclosures And Accreditations
State Licensure Determination Disclosure
The Radiography – Bridge program is offered via online delivery method. Pima Medical Institute is an approved institution through the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC SARA) which allows Pima Medical Institute Tucson to offer distance learning programs to residents of states other than Arizona. Participation in NC SARA does not exempt an institution from state professional licensing requirements.
A student’s physical location is determined at the time of enrollment by submission of government-issued identification as well as a student attestation of their physical location in the enrollment agreement. Students agree to update the institution if their physical location changes. Students are able to notify the institution of a change to their physical location in the Pima Medical Institute Student Portal. Prospective students and enrolled students should understand that a change in physical location may adversely impact a student’s ability to complete the program. If a student is planning to relocate he or she is required to discuss this with the Student Services Coordinator and/or Program Director.
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