Radiography - Bridge Associate Degree Program

Level up your career in radiography.
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Program Type

Associate

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Delivery Method

Online

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Course Length

Approximately
20 Months

Program Objective

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.

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:

  • Hospitals
  • Physicians’ offices
  • Clinic or diagnostic imaging center
  • Outpatient care centers
Job Outlook

Job Outlook

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.

Continued Education

Continued Education

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.

Clinical Externships

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.

Program Outline

Learn more about the courses in this program.

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Transfer Credit

Transfer of Credit (1 intro. to radiography, 1 medical terminology, 34.5 clinical experience credits)

Semester I

CCL 100
Computer Literacy
CCM 112
Communications
MTH 210
Math Applications
BIO 134
Anatomy and Physiology I

Semester II

RAD 112
Positioning I
BIO 144
Anatomy and Physiology II
RAD 122
Positioning II
PSY 140
Interpersonal Relations

Semester III

RAD 132
Positioning III
RAD 134
Methods of Patient Care
RAD 128
Physics
CLE 112
Medical Law and Ethics

Semester IV

RAD 138
Principles of Exposure
RAD 238
Pathology
RAD 232
Radiography II
RAD 142
Radiographic Biology

Semester V

RAD 248
Radiography III
RAD 212
Advanced Radiographic Imaging and Special Procedures
RAD 256
Clinical Externship IV

Interested In Starting This Program?

Find out more about our enrollment process, view our How to Apply page.

Success Is Within Reach

We are truly invested in making sure our students succeed.

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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

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Disclosures And Accreditations

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