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).
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.
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.
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.