2008-2009 Florida Community College at Jacksonville Catalog
Radiation Therapy (A.S.) (2163)
Associate in Science
Creating competent, ethical, confident entry–level health care practitioners committed to professional development through life–long learning in a positive, non–discriminatory and supportive learning environment.
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.
The demand for skilled, registered radiation therapists is nationwide and expected to increase in the future. With advanced training/education, radiation therapists also have opportunities to pursue careers in dosimetry, medical physics, teaching and administration.
This program is designed for individuals who wish to become certified in radiation therapy. Upon completion of this two–year degree program, graduates are eligible to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist board examination in radiation therapy. Graduates of the program are prepared to function as entry–level practitioners. Students are strongly advised to complete as many of the general education courses as possible before applying for the program. A minimum grade of “C” must be maintained in all radiation therapy courses in order to continue in the program.
To meet the minimum requirements for consideration for acceptance to the Radiation Therapy program, students must:
- Submit a completed Radiation Therapy program application.
- Have completed the prerequisite courses with a “C” or better.
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Total Credit Hours: 77