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Radiation Therapy

The application deadline for fall 2015 has been extended until further notice for applicants interested in Virginia clinical sites only. Please contact health sciences admissions if you are interested in applying for radiation therapy at 252-493-7473 or hltscadm@email.pittcc.edu.

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.