Radiation Therapy AS

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    Dale Mabry
AS.RAT.GEN (77 Credit Hours) | Part of the Health and Medical Subject

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The Radiation Therapy AS degree trains students to administer high-energy radiation therapy treatment using linear accelerators and CT simulation. Graduates may take the national radiation therapy examination.

A separate Health Sciences application is required for this degree, and students must attend an information session prior to the application deadline. 

Radiation Therapy Program AS/CCC Information Sessions

Information sessions are offered to give prospective students an overview of both the AS and CCC programs and the admissions processes. Attendance at one of the information sessions is mandatory. Your application will not be considered complete if you have not attended an information session.

All Sessions will be held online and begin at 6:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. Registration for each session will open up approximately 4 weeks prior to the Information Session Date.

Curriculum

This curriculum is from the current college catalog and is meant to provide prospective students an example of courses taken in this degree/certificate.  It is not intended to be used for graduation requirements. Students should consult an advisor for graduation information.

AS.RAT.GEN (77 Credit Hours)

This program is designed for students who want to work directly with patients receiving high-energy treatments using state-of-the-art and cutting-edge technology. Students will work with a physician to administer patient treatment. Students’ performance will be based on didactic and clinical competencies.

Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to apply for the national radiation therapy examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

The Radiation Therapy program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182 312.704.5300 or http://jrcert.org, mail@jrcert.org .

NOTE: All graduates of this program shall articulate into the University of South Florida bachelors of science in applied science (BSAS) degree program.

Prerequisite Courses Required for Fall 2023 Admission 

(Contact Gwen Suarez gsuarez@hccfl.edu regarding future changes to the prerequisite courses)

†BSC 2085 Anatomy and Physiology I - 3 cr.
†BSC 2085L Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory - 1 cr.
†BSC 2086 Anatomy and Physiology II- 3 cr.
†BSC 2086L Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory - 1 cr.
ENC 1101 English Composition I - 3 cr.
MAC 1105 College Algebra or higher level math (except Statistics) - 3 cr.
PHY 1025 Fundamentals of Physics 3 cr.
PHY 1025L Fundamentals of Physics Lab – 1 cr.
TOTAL CREDITS:18

Program Required Courses

YEAR I – First Semester
RAT 1614 Radiation Therapy Physics I - 2 cr.
RAT 1691L Introduction to Clinical Concepts - 1 cr.
RAT 2001C Introduction to Radiation Therapy - 2 cr.
†AMH 2020 Modern American History or †POS 2041, American Government - 3 cr.
Humanities General Education CORE - 3 cr.

YEAR I – Second Semester
†ENC 1102 English Composition II - 3 cr.
RAT 1618 Radiation Therapy Physics II - 2 cr.
RAT 1800 Introduction to Radiation Therapy Clinic I - 1 cr.
RTE 1157 Medical Imaging of Human Structures- 3 cr.
RTE 1782 Pathology of Medical/Surgical Diseases - 3 cr. 

YEAR I – Third Semester
RAT 1810 Introduction to Radiation Therapy Clinic II - 2 cr.
†RAT 2023 Principles and Practices of Radiation Therapy I - 3 cr.
RAT 2303 Psychosocial Aspect of Oncology - 2 cr. 

YEAR II – First Semester
†RAT 2242 Principles and Practices of Radiation Therapy II - 3 cr.
RAT 2620 Radiation Therapy Physics III - 3 cr.
RAT 2804 Radiation Therapy Clinic I - 3 cr.
†RAT 2901 Simulation Lecture I - 1 cr.
RAT 2901L Simulation Laboratory I - 1 cr.

YEAR II – Second Semester
RAT 2021 Radiation Therapy Treatment Planning - 3 cr.
RAT 2621C Radiation Therapy Physics IV - 3 cr.
RAT 2814 Radiation Therapy Clinic II - 3 cr.
†RAT 2902 Simulation Lecture II - 1 cr.
RAT 2902L Simulation Laboratory II - 1 cr.
RTE 2385 Radiation Biology - 3 cr.

YEAR II – Third Semester
†RAT 2061 Radiographic Seminar - 2 cr.
RAT 2619L Computer Applications in Treatment Planning - 2 cr.
RAT 2824 Radiation Therapy Clinic II - 3 cr.
†RTE 2473L Quality Assurance in Radiation Therapy - 1 cr.
†Courses symbolized by a dagger (†) are offered online in addition to the traditional delivery method. Online availability may vary by academic term.

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