Jan 16, 2019  
2018-2019 Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Catalog

Radiation Therapy Technology, Certificate (566.1)


Allegheny
Certificate

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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.

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 , www.jrcert.org.

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