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Radiation Therapy Technology, A.S. (565.1)

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Associate of Science

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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:

  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.

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 apply to take 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.

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, www.jrcert.org.

Kelli Collette, MA Ed.R.T.(R)(T)
Associate Professor and Program Director Radiation Therapy Technology Program
Allegheny Campus M607
808 Ridge Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Office: 412.237.2752 
Fax: 412.237.6579

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