RTT Admission Procedures and Requirements CERT CCAC Allied Health Admissions Application
RTT Mission Statement, Goals & Learning Outcomes RTT Clinical Education Settings
RTT Program Effectiveness Data RTT Technical & Behavioral Standards
RTT Frequently-Asked Questions RTT Shadowing Observation Form
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 Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) accredited school of diagnostic radiography and be eligible for college-level courses. Applicants must be American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) board-certified in diagnostic radiography RT(R) with a minimum passing score of 80%. Graduates of this certificate program are eligible to sit for the ARRT Radiation Therapy certification exam.
Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:
- Demonstrate clinical competency in the practice of radiation therapy.
- Employ effective communication skills.
- Apply critical thinking skills.
- Display professional behavior.
Enrollment is limited by available clinical sites and other factors. Students must make separate applications to this program.
The Radiation Therapy program is accredited by and has conformed its curriculum to the standards published and monitored by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60608-3182; 312.704.5300, www.jrcert.org. Program effectiveness data may be found above and on the JRCERT website at this link.
Kelli Collette, M.A. Ed.R.T.(R)(T)
Professor and Program Director Radiation Therapy Technology Program
Allegheny Campus M607
808 Ridge Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212