Welcome to the HCC Radiation Therapy Program website! This program is a full-time program offered at the Dale Mabry Campus.
Program Mission Statement:
The Radiation Therapy Program will educate and develop, competent entry level radiation therapists, enabling them to achieve their maximum potential.
Students will demonstrate competent clinical skills
Students and Graduates will demonstrate effective critical thinking and problem solving skills
Students will demonstrate effective communication skills
Students will participate in activities that promote professional development and growth
The field of Radiation Therapy is a very specialized area of medicine. The majority of patients are diagnosed with a malignant process that requires treatment with radiation therapy. Students will participate in both didactic and clinical classes that will engage them in the diagnosis and treatment of the malignant process with high energy photons and radioactive materials.
In order for the student to fully understand the application and treatment with ionizing radiation, he/she must have a thorough knowledge of every aspect of the disease, the equipment and the methods used for patient treatment. Advances in the field of radiation therapy enable the physician and the radiation therapist to treat to much more precise, well established tumor volumes. Technology plays a vital role in the clinical treatment and includes the use of new modalities such as IGRT, IMRT, Stereotatic Radiosurgery, and CT simulation.
The program is dedicated to educational excellence in the delivery of class, lab and clinic coursework. Subject curriculum is designed and structured to proceed from simple to complex so that the student will be successful in the completion of terminal competencies and enter the job market as entry level radiation therapists.
The program is accredited by:
The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 N Wacker Drive Suite 2850Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182
Phone: 312.704.5300Fax: 312.704.5304