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 20 months 
 
Earn your associate degree 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 16-week American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) registry review course that prepares you for the ARRT registry exam. Successful completion of Pima Medical'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 - 533 11.5
RAD 216 Clinical Externship II - 533 11.5
RAD 226 Clinical Externship III - 533 11.5
Transfer Course Total 32 1599 36.5
 
Course# Course Theory Extern Credits
CCL 100 Computer Literacy 30 - 2.0
CCM 112 Communications 45 - 3.0
MTH 210 Math Applications 45 - 3.0
BIO 134 Anatomy and Physiology I 60 - 4.0
Semester I Total 180 - 12.0
 
Course# Course Theory Extern Credits
RAD 112 Positioning I 45 - 3.0
BIO 144 Anatomy and Physiology II 60 - 4.0
RAD 122 Positioning II 45 - 3.0
PSY 140 Interpersonal Relations 30 - 2.0
Semester II Total 180 - 12.0
 
Course# Course Theory Extern Credits
RAD 132 Positioning III 45 - 3.0
RAD 134 Methods of Patient Care 45 - 3.0
RAD 128 Physics 45 - 3.0
CLE 112 Medical Law & Ethics 45 - 3.0
Semester III Total 180 - 12.0
 
Course# Course Theory Extern Credits
RAD 138 Principles of Exposure 45 - 3.0
RAD 238 Pathology 45 - 3.0
RAD 232 Radiography II 45 - 3.0
RAD 142 Radiographic Biology 45 - 3.0
Semester IV Total 180 - 12.0
 
Course# Course Theory Extern Credits
RAD 248 Radiography III 60 - 4.0
RAD 212 Adv. Radiographic Imaging & Special Procedures 30 - 2.0
RAD 256 Clinical Externship IV - 252 5.5
Semester V Total 90 252 11.5
Transfer Courses Total 32 1599 36.5
Semesters I, II, III, IV and IV Totals 810 252 59.5
Program Totals 842 1851 96.0
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