• Radiation Therapy Technology (566.1)
    Certificate

    Allegheny

    Also see Radiation Therapy Technology (565.1).

    Radiation therapy involves the use of high energy radiation in the treatment of patients with malignant tumors. Registered radiation therapists are employed in major cancer treatment centers and in hospitals with radiation therapy departments.

    Applicants are required to have graduated from a JRCERT accredited school of diagnostic radiography and be eligible for college-level courses. Applicants must be ARRT board certified in diagnostic radiography RT(R) with a minimum passing score of 80% or be board certified and employed in diagnostic radiography for at least one year. Graduates of the CCAC certificate program are eligible to apply to take the ARRT Radiation Therapy certification exam.

    Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

    1. Function as competent, technically proficient entry-level practitioners on a cancer treatment team in a clinical setting.
    2. Use critical thinking, problem-solving, computation and written/oral communication skills.
    3. Use electronic medical charting for simulation, treatment and billing purposes.
    4. Fulfill the radiation therapy community needs for qualified, employable therapists.
    5. Demonstrate professional characteristics necessary to promote the importance of lifelong learning and medical ethics in patient care.

    Enrollment is limited by available clinical sites and other factors. Students must make separate applications to this program.

    This program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60608-3182; 312.704.5300.

     

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    Degree Requirements

    First Semester

    Course #Course NameCredits
    BIO-212Radiobiology2
    BIO-241Pathophysiology4
    PHY-125Applied Nuclear Physics4
    RTT-203Radiation Therapy Technology 13
    RTT-204Clinical Radiation Therapy 14
     
    Total Credits: 17

    Second Semester

    Course #Course NameCredits
    PHY-126Radiation Physics and Protection4
    RTT-213Radiation Therapy Technology 23
    RTT-214Clinical Radiation Therapy 24
    RTT-218Radiation Oncology3
     
    Total Credits: 14

    Summer

    Course #Course NameCredits
    RTT-221Radiation Therapy Externship5
     
    Total Credits: 5
    Minimum Credits to Graduate: 36