Bridge status is granted to those applicants who are currently registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), have graduated from a certificate program or have graduated from a JRCERT-approved Radiologic Technologist program, but who do not have an Associate of Science degree from a regionally accredited institution.
Students admitted to the Bridge Program are granted 37 college credits by validation for having successfully passed the ARRT registry exam.
There are two phases to the Bridge Program. Phase I involves the successful completion of 27 hours of lower division credit as outlined below. Students accepted to the Bridge Program are granted Bridge admission status, and must complete all of the Phase I requirements before starting Phase II. It is recognized that Bridge students may transfer some credit from regionally accredited institutions, or have successfully challenged courses through a CLEP exam. Combined with the 37 hours of credit by validation, the Bridge student will have a total of 64 lower division credits at the completion of Phase I.
Curriculum Requirements for Phase I
The following courses must be completed with a minimum grade of “C”.
1 Online students will receive credit by validation if they complete the radiography program online.
|ENGL 101, 102||English Composition I and II||6|
|BIOL 101, 102||Anatomy and Physiology I and II with Lab||8|
|MATH 120||College Algebra||3|
|PSYC 124||General Psychology||3|
|CPTR 105||Introduction to Microcomputers1||3|
|PHYS 121||Survey of Physics||4|
Phase I Progression
Progression in the Bridge Program is achieved with the successful completion of the above 27 credit hours with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50.
|Credit by validation||37|
|Total hours in Bridge Program||64|
Phase II involves the completion of the 60 credit hours of cognate and Radiologic Sciences coursework listed under the Curriculum section.