Radiation Therapy Technology
- Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
- Advanced placement available to graduates of radiography programs accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiology Technology
- For additional academic calendar information please see our Academic Calendar.
- Program Length AAS: 6 semesters, day with some evening classes, includes 2 summer terms
- Advanced Placement: 3 semesters
- Admission Cycle: Fall
- Maximum Number Admitted Annually: 8 entry level students, additional advanced placement students
- More Information: Program Detail
|Step 1: Download Admissions Requirements (MAR) Packet|
|Step 2: View Allied Health Information Session (MAR) Presentation|
Radiation therapy involves the use of radiation to treat cancer. As a radiation therapist you are responsible for the treatment of cancer patients. You may also specialize in treatment planning with further education.
Positions are available at hospital cancer centers and outpatient cancer centers.
- $49,000 – $52,000/yr.
Course of Study
This program offers a variety of educational experiences in classroom, laboratory and clinical settings. The coursework will train students in the application of prescribed doses of ionizing radiation for the treatment of disease.
Recommended Courses and Skills
High school anatomy and physiology, advanced math and physical science and physics, if possible.
Helpful Personal Attributes
Strong math and science, willingness to deal with terminally ill patients, strong interpersonal skills with ability to communicate.
Forsyth Technical Community College Radiation Therapy Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182, Phone (312) 704-5300, or at www.jrcert.org.
If you would like additional information about the Radiation Therapy Technology Program, contact Chris Gibson, Program Coordinator, at 336.734.7184 or firstname.lastname@example.org.