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. We offer hands-on learning opportunities such as Virtual Linear Accelerator (VERT), Radiation Therapy Treatment Planning System, and Clinical Rotations.
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). Our industry partners include Cancer Centers, Hospitals, and Outpatient Clinics where you can work as a Radiation Therapist and be a part of a Radiation Oncology team. We offer the only associate degree radiation therapy program in the state of Indiana.
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.
Students who are admitted to the program will be required to pay for and submit to a criminal background check, drug testing and physical exam. The details and process will be provided at an orientation. Please contact the program faculty for more detailed information.
Our graduates have the ability to work as Radiation Therapists and be a part of a Radiation Oncology team and are currently working at numerous Cancer Centers, Hospitals and Outpatient Clinics around the country.
If you would like to continue your education after completing your Ivy Tech degree, we have several four-year transfer partnerships in place. Talk to your transfer advocate for more information about transfer opportunities!