Radiation Therapy Specialist (6153)
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.
In order to be considered for the Radiation Therapy Specialist program, the student must be registered
with the American Society of
Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) as a radiologic technologist or nuclear medicine technologist.
outlining costs, requirements, deadlines and procedures is available online.
Growth should be faster than the average; as the population grows and ages, the demand for diagnostic imaging increases. ARRTs typically earn somewhere between $44,000–$53,000.
At the completion of the program, students will be eligible to sit for the ARRT board examination in radiation therapy.
To meet the minimum requirements for consideration for acceptance to the Radiation Therapy program, students must:
- Complete a Radiation Therapy program application.
- Provide a copy of current ARRT card. The ARRT card must clearly show the candidate’s identification number, the registration category, the “valid through end of” date and indicates that the candidate is “in compliance with continuing education requirements.”
Estimated tuition is $2,855 (for Florida residents, as of 7/06). The estimated cost of fees, books, uniforms,
materials and ARRT exam is $900. See details in the online
American Society of Radiologic Technologists
||Introduction to Radiation Therapy
||Radiation Biology and Safety
||Clinical Education I
||Dosimetry and Treatment Planning
||Patient Care in Radiation Therapy
||Clinical Education II
||Seminar: Registry Review
||Clinical Educaton III
Total Credit Hours: 43
Please see the technical certificate Graduation Requirements.
A physical examination will be required upon acceptance to the program.
Record of Conviction of a Crime
The American Registry of Radiologic
Technologists (ARRT) will determine a Radiography program graduate’s eligibility for credentialing when there is
an arrest/conviction record. Convicted felons must pre–apply to the ARRT to determine eligibility. Students should
contact the ARRT at 651.687.0048 between the hours of 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. (EST) for questions concerning eligibility
requirements. The ARRT must declare the student eligible before the student enrolls in the Radiography program.
Most clinical agencies require students to undergo drug screen and criminal background checks prior to
placement in the agencies for clinical experiences. Students whose drug screening and criminal background checks are
deemed unsatisfactory may be denied access to clinical experiences by the clinical agencies. Failure to qualify for and meet
clinical requirements at clinical sites may prevent completion of the program. Withdrawal from the program may be necessary
if students cannot be placed for clinical experiences.
The cost of the background check and drug screen is borne by the student. Additionally, it is the
student’s responsibility to have all paperwork completed by the program’s published deadline. Students who are unable to complete the clinical requirements after acceptance into the programs are
not eligible for refunds of tuition.