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Radiologic Tech: Radiation Therapy Tech. (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 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 to 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 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. This program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology and by the New York State Department of Health.

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Radiologic Tech: Radiation Therapy Tech.
A.A.S. Program

Hegis Code: 5207

Total Credits: 78-79

Summer Session
(Prior to First Semester)
ENG 101 Composition I 3
MAT 109 Algebra and Trigonometry or equivalent 3-4
Total Semester Credits 6-7
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 182 Quality Assurance 1
AHS 261 Radiation Therapy Lecture I 3
AHS 262 Radiation Therapy Clinic I 2
Total Semester Credits 15
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
ENG 102 Composition II 3
Total Semester Credits 15
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
PED Activity Course (s) 1
Total Semester Credits 16
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 3
Humanities Elective 3
PED Activity Course (s) 1
Total Semester Credits 16
Summer Session Credits
AHS 270 Radiation Therapy Clinic VI 5