Radiation Therapy 

Associate in Science

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Anatomy and physiology, radiation biology and safety, oncology and radiation physics


About Radiation Therapy (A.S.)

The Associate in Science (A.S.) in Radiation Therapy degree prepares students to become certified radiation therapists who administer radiation treatments to patients with a cancer diagnosis.

The radiation therapy program is based on the recommended core curriculum established by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, providing FSCJ students with an enhanced educational experience and employment potential in hospitals or freestanding clinics. 

Graduates from FSCJ’s Radiation Therapy associate degree program must sit and pass the National Registry examination for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

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Career-Ready Curriculum

The A.S. in Radiation Therapy degree is a 77 credit hour program that emphasizes, through comprehensive radiation therapist classes, the art and science of treatment delivery to individuals to restore, improve, and enhance patient performance. The curriculum also focuses on building skills that help to diminish or eradicate pathology in order to promote and maintain health.

Students take general education coursework in science, mathematics, humanities, and social and behavioral sciences and build upon that foundation through advanced professional coursework that targets radiation therapy knowledge. Clinical coursework provides hands-on learning experiences assisting patients in healthcare settings.

Review the Radiation Therapy program’s complete curriculum in the Requirements tab, as well as the Recommended Roadmap for course pacing and order. General education courses are offered at any of FSCJ’s campuses and centers and online; professional core courses are offered at our FSCJ North Campus.

Admission Requirements

New cohorts for the A.S. in Radiation Therapy degree begin in the fall of even numbered years. Students interested in applying must submit the following requirements to be considered for admission:

  • High school diploma or high school equivalent

  • Completed Radiation Therapy program application by May 15 deadline

  • Official college transcripts (if applicable)

ENC1101, MAC1105, BSC2085C, and CGS 1060 or 1100 courses must be completed before applying to the program. The general education social science and humanities courses BSC2086C and HSC1531 must be completed before the program begins.

Contact the FSCJ Admissions team with any questions about the application process. Please note the A.S. in Radiation Therapy degree is a Limited Access program, meaning there are specific prerequisites that must be completed prior to admission.

Industry Associations

If you are considering employment in a state other than Florida, click here to ensure the program curriculum meets the requirements to sit for licensure or certification testing in that state.

Start Your Path Toward a Radiation Therapist Career at FSCJ

FSCJ’s Associate in Science in Radiation Therapy degree prepares students with the knowledge and skills required to become radiation therapists, providing compassionate and experienced care to individuals with cancer.

 

 


Program Requirements

Outcomes and Career Outlook

Graduates of the Radiation Therapy degree who successfully complete the ARRT examination can begin a rewarding career as a certified radiation therapist working directly with cancer patients.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the radiation therapist profession will grow 7% through 2029 with an average annual salary of $86,850. Radiation therapists work in hospitals, oncology outpatient centers, and private medical practices.

This academic program prepares you for the following careers.

Resources and Documents

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Fact Sheet
Academic Degree Plan


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Program Information

Limited access 

Program Code:  2163

Deadlines

The application deadline is May 15 alternate/even years (e.g. 2020, 2022, etc.) with classes starting in Fall Term.

Financial Information

Tuition and Fees: Approximately $8,076*
 Financial aid is available, if qualified.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition Payment Plans
Scholarships

Additional Costs

Drug screen, background checks, uniforms, physical and textbooks

Contact Information

Phone: (904) 713-4545

*Tuition reflects Florida resident rates and are subject to change. Certain classes that require labs may have additional fees for lab supplies. Additional fees are published in the class schedule