Radiation Therapy (A.S.)

Associate in Science (A.S.)
Program Code: 2163
Financial Aid Eligible : Yes
Online Program : No
77 Credits
This is a Limited Access program.

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).

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.

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.

 

 

Additional Costs/Fees
Drug screen, background checks, uniforms, physical and textbooks
Contact Email : hcic@fscj.edu
Contact Phone : (904) 646-2300

Career Options

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.

Certifications

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.

Student Success Rates

Year Graduation Rate Examination Pass rate Employment Rate
2018 100% 80% 70%
2020 100% 78% 85%
2022 100% 80% 80%

Program Notice

Admissions Information

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 or ENC 1101C, MAC1105 or higher-level MAC-prefix course or STA 2023, BSC2085C, BSC 2086C, PHY 1020C and HSC 1531 courses must be completed before applying to the program. The general education social science and humanities courses 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.

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