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Radiologic Tech: Radiation Therapy Technology (A.A.S.) – The Radiation Therapy program is a two-year (four semesters and three summer sessions) program leading to the Associate in Applied Science degree. Radiation Therapy courses are only offered during the day and students are admitted to the program during the Fall semester only. Graduates are eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists examination to become Registered Radiation Therapists and obtain New York State Licensure. Radiation Therapists primarily treat cancer patients by applying ionizing radiation according to a radiation oncologist's prescription, using a variety of complex treatment techniques and equipment. The Radiation Therapy program combines technical and liberal arts courses given at Nassau Community College with off campus clinical education at various affiliated hospitals and free standing cancer centers. Students will rotate to four different clinical settings ranging throughout Manhattan, Queens, Nassau and Suffolk Counties. An additional $50 per student OSHA training fee for each clinical rotation may apply.


To be eligible for admission to the Radiation Therapy Program, candidates must meet academic requirements and be 18 years of age by the start of the first day of the first semester. Students must be legally eligible for employment and licensure in the United States at the time of application, be of "good moral character" as defined by the New York State Department of Health applicable to the profession of Radiation Therapy. All accepted applicants must pass a criminal background check at the cost of the applicant.

This program is accredited by the New York Department of Health and the Joint Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (www.jrcert.org), 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, Illinois 60606. All students are expected to follow the policies as set forth in the college catalog and in the Radiation Therapy Student handbook

Course Descriptions: Online or PDF

Radiologic Tech: Radiation Therapy Technology
A.A.S. Program
Hegis Code: 5207

Total Credits: 70

Summer Session
(Prior to First Semester)
Credits
ENG 100 Enhanced Composition I or
ENG 101 Composition I or
ENG 108 The Craft of Composition / Honors English I *
3
MAT 109 Algebra and Trigonometry or equivalent 4
Total Semester Credits 7
   
First Semester Credits
AHS 101 Introduction to Allied Health Sciences 3
AHS 131 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
AHS 180 Treatment Techniques 1
AHS 181 Radiology and Topographic Anatomy 1
AHS 261 Radiation Therapy Lecture I 3
AHS 262 Radiation Therapy Clinic I 2
Total Semester Credits 14
   
Second Semester Credits
AHS 132 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
AHS 168 Introduction to Treatment Planning 3
AHS 263 Radiation Therapy Lecture II 3
AHS 264 Radiation Therapy Clinic II 2
Total Semester Credits 12
   
Summer Session Credits
AHS 265 Radiation Therapy Clinic III 5
   
Third Semester Credits
AHS 133 Radiation Biology 3
AHS 134 Applied Radiation Physics I 3
AHS 266 Radiation Therapy Lecture III 3
AHS 267 Radiation Therapy Clinic IV 3
PSY 203 General Psychology I 3
Total Semester Credits 15
   
Fourth Semester Credits
AHS 268 Radiation Therapy Lecture IV 3
AHS 269 Radiation Therapy Clinic V 3
AHS 135 Applied Radiation Physics II 3
Social Science Elective/Humanities Elective 3
Total Semester Credits 12
   
Summer Session Credits
AHS 270 Radiation Therapy Clinic VI 5
Total Semester Credits 5

* Depending on placement.