Radiation Therapy utilizes ionizing radiation in a strictly
controlled environment to treat disease, primarily cancer.
High-energy x-ray, gamma, proton and electron beams are common
forms of ionizing radiation used. Ionizing radiation can be
administered using external beam therapy or by placing a
radioactive material directly into a body tissue or cavity. The
ultimate goal of radiation therapy is to destroy all abnormal
cells while sparing the surrounding normal tissue.
Radiation therapists are part of a multi-disciplinary cancer
management team. They are responsible for accurately
positioning the patient for treatment, equipment operation,
quality assurance, and calculating radiation dose to be
delivered. Radiation therapists also have considerable
responsibility for providing competent, concerned patient care.
The therapist monitors patients throughout treatment, which
often lasts several weeks
This program curriculum includes patient care, pathology and
treatment principles, radiation physics, radiation biology and
safety, and ethics. Clinical practice and supplemental
instruction are provided at the affiliated clinical sites. Upon
successful completion of this program, graduates are eligible
to take the national registry examination given by the American
Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
The Radiation Therapy program is a selective admission
program. When you apply to the College, you will be accepted
into Healthcare Support with a concentration in Radiation
Therapy while you complete the prerequisite requirements. The
Radiation Therapy program accepts a limited number of students
each year and there is a separate application process. Contact
your campus of interest below for more details.
choose the Radiation Therapy program?
Radiation Therapy offers students interested in a health
career the possibility to work in a compassionate environment
while providing direct patient care using state-of-the-art
treatment techniques and equipment.
The Ivy Tech 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.
Website: www.jrcert.org. Email: email@example.com. Phone:
Associate of Science (70 credit hours = 6 semesters)
The Associate of Science degree prepares you for
transfer to a university to pursue a baccalaureate degree.
The Associate of Science degree in Radiation Therapy
transfers to some Indiana public and private colleges and
Courses you will
To find out information about your transfer options to public and private universities, contact your academic advisor or the Transfer Office at your local Ivy Tech campus. You are also encouraged to contact the university in which you plan to transfer.
Your advisor will help you select electives for your program. Statewide electives, Transfer General Education Core (TGEC) electives, and Transfer Cluster electives vary by degree.
This course schedule is based on full-time attendance
for students who have demonstrated college readiness.
Please review our course schedules for full-time with college prep
NOTE: The number of credits required for a degree or certificate is based on students who are program-ready and does not include College Prep courses. Availability of degrees and certificates varies by campus.
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The Ivy Tech Radiation Therapy Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), www.jrcert.org.
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL, 60606-3/82, firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone: 312-704-5300.
Karlee Wyatt, MS, RT (R)(T), CMD
812-330-6288 | email@example.com
Erin Sanders, BS, RT (T)
812-330-6322 | firstname.lastname@example.org
2015 Information Sessions:
April 15, 2015
5:00pm – 6:00pm
Located in Room C244D
2015 Radiation Therapy Application Packet
Radiation Therapy Program Effectiveness
Radiation Therapy Articulation Agreement
(University of Southern Indiana)
Radiation Therapy Articulation Agreement
(St. Joseph's College Online)
Program Mission and Goals
2015 Proton Therapy Specialist Certificate Application Packet