Radiation Therapy Technology
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Program Description

Radiation therapy is one of the most sophisticated tools of modern medical science. Radiotherapy, the treatment of disease with ionizing radiations, may be used alone or in combination with surgery or chemotherapy. The primary responsibility of the radiation therapy technologist is to plan and implement the treatment program prescribed by the radiation oncologist. In recent years, the use of radiation in treating cancer has increased, and with this rise has come the demand for radiation therapy services.

The Radiologic Technology: Radiation Therapy Technology curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge and cognitive skills necessary for the competent performance as an entry-level radiation therapy technologist.

Program graduates will have demonstrated numerous academic and clinical competencies consistent with the individual course objectives required within the program. Course objectives and competencies are developed from information provided by accreditation bodies, licensing agencies, and professional societies. The competencies listed below are an abbreviated list of clinical competencies.

This program, completed over 24 calendar months of full-time study, features a concentration of radiotherapy courses supplemented with labs. In addition to these specialized studies, students take courses in anatomy and physiology, composition, psychology and radiation biology. Program graduates will have completed more than 2,200 hours of supervised clinical experiences at affiliated hospitals and clinical sites. Upon completion of the courses and the clinical work, graduates qualify to apply to the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists examination for certification in radiation therapy technology.

Employment opportunities for radiation therapy technologists exist in hospitals, physicians' private practices and government agencies.


Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology 20 N Wacker Dr.,Suite 2850, Chicago,Il.60606-3182 phone:312-704-5300, fax: (312) 704- 5304, e-mail: mail@jrcert.org, www.jrcert.org and the State of New York Department of Health.

Degree: Associate in Applied Science
Hegis: 5207
Curriculum Code: 0669
Campus Location: City (Fall Admittance Only)
Health Sciences Division

Available at:
City (Fall Admittance Only)

Pre-Admission Recommendations:
Math 125 or Higher
2 Years Laboratory Science (Including A&P I and Lab)
Minimum 3.0 GPA
Letters of Recommendation
Interview (Interviews will be requested and arranged by the Department to qualified applicants meeting prerequisistes by December 31st.)

Recommended H.S. Courses And/Or Experiences:
Math III
2 Years Laboratory Science
Minimum 86% Average

Career Opportunities/Further Education:
Government Agencies
Private Practice


Did You Know?

A significant number of courses have been renumbered as part of the State University of New York's policies which promote student mobility, through transfer of academic credit, to other SUNY institutions. All courses should be numbered at the 100-200 levels. The Listing Reference contains both the old and new numbers which should aid students in their choice of courses.


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