Radiation Therapy Technology
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Program Competencies

Upon graduation with an Associate in Applied Science degree in Radiologic Technology: Radiation Therapy Technology, the graduate will be able to:

  • deliver a planned course of radiation therapy;
  • verify the mathematical accuracy of the prescription for radiotherapy;
  • maintain daily records and document technical details of the radiotherapy treatment administered;
  • observe the clinical progress of the patient undergoing radiation therapy, observe the first signs of any complications and determine when treatment should be withheld until a physician may be consulted;
  • provide patient care and comfort essential to radiation therapy procedures;
  • within the scope of practice for a radiation therapy technologist, detect equipment malfunctions, report same to the proper authority and know the safe limits of equipment operation;
  • understand the functions, limitations and utilization of radiotherapy equipment;
  • apply the rules and regulations for radiation safety, detect radiation hazards and other hazards to patient welfare within the scope of practice for the radiation therapy technologist;
  • simulate and plan a prescribed course of radiotherapy treatment;
  • construct immobilization and beam-directional devices for external beam radiotherapy;
  • assist in the preparation of brachytherapy sources, calibration of radiotherapy equipment and the maintenance of quality assurance procedures and records;
  • assist in exam room procedures, patient follow-up, patient educational procedures for the radiotherapy patient;
  • provide certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation;
  • communicate clearly and effectively in written, verbal and nonverbal form; and
  • demonstrate an awareness of the ethical and legal responsibilities of radiation therapy technologists.

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ECC is a member of the State University of New York (SUNY) System, and is fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Many of the professional curricula are also accredited by specialized agencies.


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