Radiologic Technology A.A.S.

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Industry certification, Government license, Associate's degree

Method of Delivery

In Person

When offered

Daytime Hours, Evening Hours

Instructional Program (CIP)

Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist. 510907


Program Synopsis Radiologic Technology Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

Program Location: Superstition Mountain Campus

Course Objective:
Description: Radiologic Technology is a health care profession involving the use of ionizing radiation to generate diagnostic images in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Radiologic Technology is a two-year program (six sequential semesters including summers) that prepares students for entry-level positions as radiographers. The program starts once per year in the Spring Semester.

The curriculum is designed in accordance with the Radiography Curriculum established by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists. Students are required by Arizona State Statute to complete 1,800 practicum hours within the two years. The Radiologic Technology course of study is a demanding experience and involves a full-time commitment of at least 40 hours per week plus homework. Students must earn a grade of 75% or better in all required courses.

Admission Requirements: (Before applying to the program, students need to have completed the following)
* High School Diploma or equivalency (GED)
* Record of Immunizations.
* Pre-admission testing to prove college-level English, reading and math proficiency.
* Pass screening test that will include drug testing, criminal background check and fingerprinting. 
* Submission of the Radiologic Technology Program application along with two letters of recommendation.

Pre-Degree Requisites:

* RAD103 Rad Positioning Terminology is the prerequisite for RAD110 Rad Positioning I Lecture (*Take after acceptance into the program)
* BIO181 General Biology I or Biology Assessment is the prerequisite for BIO201 Anatomy and Physiology I.

Total Cost of Program (include all costs to student including testing, licensure):
Tuition (In-State) 78 x $75 = $5,850.00
Tuition (Out of State) 78 x $150 = $11,700.00

Additional fees:
Liability Insurance ($25/year (built into tuition))
Clinical Tracking Module ($150)
My Clinical Exchange ($35)
Background Check/Drug Screen/ Vaccine Repository ($120)
CPR Certification ($50)
Level 1 Fingerprint Clearance Card ($65)
ARRT National Licensing Exam ($225)
AZ State (CRT) License Fee ($100)

Provide a list of all books required for the program (even if cost of books is included in tuition):
The Radiology Program and its instructors reserve the right to change teaching materials at any time.
* Radiographic Positioning Terminology (Caduceus online program) (RAD103) 
* Fundamentals of Radiologic Science: Adler - Introduction to Radiologic and Imaging Sciences and Patient Care 7e (ISBN 9780323872201 (RAD100)
* Radiographic Positioning: Clover Learning Platform; Long - Merrill's Atlas of Radiographic Positioning and Procedures – 3volume Set 15e (ISBN 9780323832793) (RAD110)
* Radiographic Positioning Long Clover Learning Platform; Workbook for Merrill's Atlas of Radiographic Positioning and Procedures 15e (ISBN 9780323832847) (RAD110)
* Principles of Radiographic Exposure: Carlton/Adler Principles of Radiographic Imaging-6e (ISBN 978-1337711067) (RAD120)
* Patient Care: Adler - Introduction to Radiologic and Imaging Sciences and Patient Care, 8th Edition (ISBN 9780323872201) (RAD130)
* Radiation Physics I: Orth, Denise. Essentials of Radiologic Science, Wolters Kluwer 2nd Edition (ISBN: 9781496317278) (RAD150)
* Radiation Biology: Statkiewicz-Sherer, MA, Visconti, P, Ritenour, ER. - Radiation Protection in Medical Radiography, 8th ed., Mosby, 2018. (ISBN: 978-0-323-44666-2) (RAD230)
* Basic Pharmacology and Drug Administration: Jensen, Steven C and Peppers, Michael P. Pharmacology and Drug Administration for Imaging Technologists 2nd ed., Mosby, 2006. (ISBN 978-0-323-03075-5) (RAD250)
* Radiographic Pathology: Mace & Kowlaczyk, Radiographic Pathology for Technologists, Mosby- Elsevier, 2022, 8th Edition. (ISBN 978-0323791298) (RAD260)

Provide a list of all supplies required for the program (even if costs are included in tuition):
Scrubs (Price varies)

WIOA Contact for Enrollment Status /Credential Verification:
Name: Veronica Duran
Phone number: 520-494-5111 

Direct Website link to the program:

Additional information:
Background check requirements for licensing and background restrictions for working in the occupation:

Background check requirements for the radiology program adhere to the contractual requirements outlined in the Affiliation Agreements with our clinical affiliates. The school is required to show proof of a lawful background check for each student (18) years of age or older. Each student must pass a background check going back seven (7) years including, but not limited to the following: Social Security Trace/Alias Trace, SSN Sight Validation, Maricopa County/Arizona Warrant Search, Out-of-State County Criminal Search, USA Criminal
Search and USA Sex Offender, and Sanctions Scan Healthcare Sanctions Database/OIG Healthcare Sanctions Check

Other requirements needed:

Drug Screen: Must be completed upon entry into the student’s academic program. Each student must have passed a urine drug screen for substance abuse using a standard panel that includes the following substances: amphetamine, barbiturate, benzodiazepine, cannabinoids, cocaine or metabolites, methadone, opiates, oxycodone, phencyclidine, and propoxyphene. School must also instruct each student that he/she will need to rescreen upon returning from a leave of absence.

Refund Policy (provide a summary if Refund policy is not listed on school website):

: (The following questions must be answered along with a supporting explanation for each)
Industry Recognized:
(Developed and offered by, or endorsed by a nationally-recognized industry association or organization representing a sizeable portion of the industry sector)
Yes or No: Yes.
Nationally Recognized Industry Association or Organization: Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JCERT).
Stackable: (Part of a sequence of credentials)
Yes or No: Yes.
Career Pathway: After A.A.S. degree completion and passing the AART certification exam, students may apply for a Certified Radiologic Technologist (CRT) license from the Arizona Medical Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners (MRTBE).
Portable: (Recognized in other geographical areas; by other educational institutions; or by other industries/companies)
Yes or No (Explain): Yes.
HLC accredited courses are recognized by other educational institutions. AART certification is recognized nationwide.
Accredited Curriculum: (This is referring to the course being accredited, not the test or school)
Yes or No: Yes.
Accrediting Agency and link to website: Higher Learning Commission; . Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT); .

Credential Attainment Rate:
Percentage of students in the last 24 months who obtained a postsecondary credential during WIOA program participation or within one year after exit from WIOA


Program Length (Weeks)




Entrance Requirements



Central Arizona College

WIOA Approved Program


Curriculum Competency Based


Training Location(s)

Superstition Mountain Campus

Local WIB

2003 - ARIZONA@WORK - Pinal

Type of Attainment:

A.A.S.; AART Certification; AZ CRT Certification

Name of Credential

Radiologic Technology A.A.S.

Type of financial aid offered or have access to

Pell Grant; Scholarship

Refund Policy

See Synopsis

Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?


Cost Items

Books (Estimated)

$1,010.00 See Synopsis.

Testing/Exam Fees

$225.00 AART National Licensing Exam

In-State/District Tuition


Out-of-State/District Tuition


Supplies/Materials/Hand Tools (not included in tuition)

$545.00 Clinical Tracking Module, My Clinical Exchange, Background Check/Drug Screen/Vaccine Repository, CPR Certification, Level 1 Fingerprint Clearance Card, AZ State (CRT) License Fee.

Total In-State Program Cost


Total Out-of-State Program Cost


Demand Occupation(s)

29-2034.00Radiologic Technologists and Technicians
$29.78 per hour
Required Certification: AART; AZ CRT

Provider Status



8470 N Overfield Rd, Coolidge, Arizona 85128

Phone Number

(520) 494-5444

Web Address

Last Updated

Mar 28, 2024


Feb 16, 2012


Sep 27, 2024

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