Associate of Science
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.
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.
Applicants must be eligible for all program college-level courses. In addition, applicants must complete MAT 108 - Intermediate Algebra, BIO 110 - Introduction to Biological Science or BIO 151 - General Biology 1 and PHY 100 - Basic Physics or advanced placement high school physics with a C or above.
Graduates of this program are eligible to sit for the national credentialing exam in radiation therapy technology given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
Enrollment is limited by the availability of clinical sites and other factors. Students must make separate applications to this program.
The Radiation Therapy program is accredited (current 5-year accreditation) 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
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
See Radiation Therapy Program for more information.