The Radiation Therapy Specialist program is
available only to technologists or nuclear medicine technologists
registered with the American
Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
The radiation therapist assists in the treatment of cancer patients.
Working as part of a health care team, supervised by a radiation
oncologist, the radiation therapist positions the patient for
treatment, performs the necessary mathematical calculations to
determine the radiation dosage and delivers the radiation treatments
utilizing highly sophisticated equipment.
Prospective students must complete an application to the college,
an application for the program and be in good standing
with the ARRT. Students must provide a copy of their current ARRT
card. The ARRT card must clearly show the candidates identification
number, the registration category, the valid through end
of date and indicates that the candidate is in compliance
with continuing education requirements. Students will be
notified by mail of their acceptance into the program. Orientation
and registration information will also be provided. Those who
fail to contact our office upon notification of acceptance will
forfeit their placement in the program.
Expected Job Growth: Faster
than the average; as the population grows and ages, the demand
for diagnostic imaging increases.
For ARRTs, between $44 - $53,000.
At the completion of the program, students will be eligible to
sit for the ARRT board examination in radiation therapy.
This certificate is designed for graduates of accredited radiography
or nuclear medicine programs who have passed a certification examination
in one of these disciplines (ARRT or NMTCB). Eligible individuals
may enter this one-year program in order to acquire the skills
and knowledge necessary to become a registered radiation therapist.
Total Credit Hours: 43
Please see the technical certificate Graduation
A physical examination will be required upon acceptance to the
Clinical agencies may require students to undergo drug screening
and criminal background checks prior to placement in the agencies
for clinical experiences. Students whose drug screening and criminal
background checks are unsatisfactory may be denied access to clinical
experiences by the clinical agencies. Withdrawal from the program
may be necessary if students cannot be placed for clinical experiences.
Estimated tuition is $2,600 (for Florida residents, as of 7/04).
The estimated cost for books, materials and fees is $1,700.