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Radiation Therapy Technology -
Advanced Placement

Curriculum Description

The Radiation Therapy Technology curriculum is designed to train students to work in conjunction with nurses, physicists, and physicians in the application of prescribed doses of ionizing radiation for the treatment of disease, primarily cancer.

Course work includes physics, anatomy and physiology, dosimetry and clinical oncology. The student will be skilled in treatment management, administration of prescribed radiation treatment, and provision of patient support.

Graduates may be eligible to sit for the National Radiation Therapy Exam, given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Employment opportunities can be found in hospitals and freestanding cancer centers.

The following represents one way in which the program of study can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow this plan should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

Associate in Applied Science

A45680A
NC CIP: 51.0907
Day
POS Approved: Fall 2012

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ WBL Credit
Fall Semester
RTT 121 Special Imaging 2 0 0 2
RTT 150 Rad Therapy Orientation 3 0 0 3
RTT 221 Clinical Oncology I 3 0 0 3
RTT 230 General RAD THRY Physics 3 0 0 3
RTT 238 RTT Clinical Ed III 0 2 15 6
   
    11 2 15 17

Spring Semester
RTT 210 Radiobiology 2 0 0 2
RTT 222 Clinical Oncology II 3 0 0 3
RTT 231 Dosimetry 3 0 0 3
RTT 239 RTT Clinical Ed IV 0 2 18 7
   
    8 2 18 15

Summer Term
RTT 232 Rad Therapy Procedures 2 0 0 2
RTT 246 RTT Clinical Ed V 0 0 18 6
   
    2 0 18 8

Total Credit Hours: 40

Legend

  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)

Additional Information

Advanced placement into the Radiation Therapy Technology program is available to graduates of Radiography programs. Individuals from these programs must have equivalent college transfer credit or complete the necessary general education course work required for the degree. These courses include:

BIO 163   Basic Anat & Physiology   5 credit hours
    or
 
BIO 165/BIO 166
Anatomy and Physiology I and II  
4 credit hours each
    or    
BIO 168/BIO 169
Anatomy and Physiology I and II
4 credit hours each
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3 credit hours
COM 120 Intro Interpersonal Com
3 credit hours
    or    
COM 231 Public Speaking 3 credit hours
    or    
ENG 115 Oral Communication 3 credit hours
MAT 140 Survey of Mathematics 3 credit hours
    or    
MAT 161 College Algebra 3 credit hours
PSY 118 Interpersonal Psychology
3 credit hours
    or    
PSY 150 General Psychology 3 credit hours
  Humanities/Fine Arts Elective  
3 credit hours