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 the recommended curriculum model below should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

Associate in Applied Science

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NC CIP: 51.0907
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POS Approved: Fall 2019

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
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 Requisite 3 0 0 3
RTT 238 RTT Clinical Ed III Requisite 0 2 15 6
Totals

Class Hours: 11
Lab/Shop Hours: 2
Clinical/WBL Hours: 15
Credit Hours: 17

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
RTT 210 Radiobiology 2 0 0 2
RTT 222 Clinical Oncology II Requisite 3 0 0 3
RTT 231 Dosimetry Requisite 3 0 0 3
RTT 239 RTT Clinical Ed IV Requisite 0 2 18 7
Totals

Class Hours: 8
Lab/Shop Hours: 2
Clinical/WBL Hours: 18
Credit Hours: 15

Summer Term

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
RTT 232 Rad Therapy Procedures Requisite 2 0 0 2
RTT 246 RTT Clinical Ed V Requisite 0 0 18 6
Totals

Class Hours: 2
Lab/Shop Hours: 0
Clinical/WBL Hours: 18
Credit Hours: 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)
  • : Global Distinction
  • : Requisite(s)

Additional Information

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective – Select one: ART 111, HUM 110, HUM 115, HUM 120, MUS 110, PHI 215, PHI 240 or REL 110. Consult an academic advisor concerning other possible electives.

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
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3 credit hours
COM 231 Public Speaking 3 credit hours
    or    
ENG 115 Oral Communication 3 credit hours
MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra 4 credit hours
PSY 118 Interpersonal Psychology
3 credit hours
    or    
PSY 150 General Psychology 3 credit hours
  Humanities/Fine Arts Elective  
3 credit hours

 

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