Radiography - Bridge Program

Radiography - Bridge Program Details

Additional Program Details

Program Description

To develop in students the personal and professional skills needed to perform as competent entry-level radiologic technologists. Students will be presented with information in anatomy and physiology, methods of patient care, medical terminology, radiographic techniques, and communications.
 

What are the Prerequisites for the Radiography - Bridge Program?

In order to be eligible for consideration, online radiography program applicants must:
 
1. document graduation from one of the following:
  • A United States military radiography program
  • An approved or licensed limited-scope radiography program
  • A JRCERT-accredited radiography program
  • A foreign program in radiography
2. submit official transcripts documenting grades of C or better. Course work must include the following:
  • Radiographic positioning, exposure/techniques, physics and protection
  • Documentation of a minimum of 1,716 hours of clinical experience in radiography gained through education and/or employment
  • Experience gained through employment that is verified by an ARRT-registered radiologic technologist, supervising physician or other suitable representative
  • Documentation verified by a supervisor from a foreign entity, which will be considered on an individual basis
  • Current professional credentials for the person(s) verifying the employment experience(s) must be included
  • All candidates must document a satisfactory variety of exams in their clinical background

Program Requirements

How Long is the Program? 
 
Program Length: Approximately 15 months 
 
Earn your associate degree in 15 months and become eligible to sit for the ARRT exam.
 
Curriculum:  What Classes Do I Need to Take to Earn an Radiography - Bridge Degree?
 
Here are just a few classes you will take during the Radiography - Bridge program:
  • Positioning
  • Physics
  • Radiography Biology
  • Advanced Radiographic Imaging and Special Procedures

Does the Program Provide National Certification Exam Preparation? How Does it Prepare Me for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) License Exam?
 
Your program includes a 15-week American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) registry review course that prepares you for the ARRT registry exam. Successful completion of Pima's online Radiography - Bridge program makes you eligible to apply to take the radiology certification exam offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

Is the Program Available Online?

All classes are taught 100% online, allowing you to balance school, career and personal commitments.


Program Outline
Course# Course Theory Extern Credits
RAD 105 Radiography I 16 - 1.0
CMT 105 Medical Terminology 16 - 1.0
RAD 206 Clinical Externship I - 572 12.5
RAD 216 Clinical Externship II - 572 12.5
DRA 330 Clinical Externship III - 572 12.5
Transfer Course Total 32 1716 39.5
 
Course# Course Theory Extern Credits
PSY 135 Interpersonal Relations 32 - 2.0
MT 203 Math Applications 48 - 3.0
CCL 111 Computer Literacy 32 - 2.0
CCM 110 Communications 48 - 3.0
BIO 130 Anatomy and Physiology I 32 - 2.0
Semester I Total 192 - 12.0
 
Course# Course Theory Extern Credits
RAD 111 Positioning I 64 - 4.0
RAD 126 Physics 48 - 3.0
RAD 136 Methods of Patient Care 56 - 3.5
CLE 110 Medical Law & Ethics 16 - 1.0
BIO 140 Anatomy and Physiology II 32 - 2.0
Semester II Total 216 - 13.5
 
Course# Course Theory Extern Credits
RAD 121 Positioning II 64 - 4.0
RAD 141 Radiographic Biology 32 - 2.0
RAD 231 Radiography II 48 - 3.0
RAD 221 Pathology I 16 - 1.0
RAD 131 Principles of Exposure 48 - 3.0
Semester III Total 208 - 13.0
 
Course# Course Theory Extern Credits
RAD 236 Pathology II 16 - 1.0
RAD 211 Adv. Radiographic Imaging & Special Procedures 32 - 2.0
RAD 246 Radiography III 56 - 3.5
RAD 256 Clinical Externship IV - 252 5.5
Semester IV Total 104 252 12.0
Transfer Courses Total 32 1716 39.5
Semesters I, II, III, and IV Totals 720 252 50.5
Program Totals 752 1968 90.0

Program is 60 weeks in length, but individual time to completion may vary by student depending on individual progress and credits transferred. The total number of program hours is 2,720 including transfer hours and 972 program-specific hours. The Las Vegas program includes an additional 3 credit online class (HST 205 Nevada History and US Constitution) resulting in a total of 2,765 program hours including transfer hours and 1,017 program-specific hours.

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