The Associates of Science in Radiation Therapy program at Cambridge College of Healthcare & Technology offers students the knowledge, skills and training needed to pursue entry-level positions in radiation therapist careers. The hybrid program includes a mixture of classroom instruction, online coursework and clinical externships to prepare students for lengthy and rewarding careers.
The two-year program covers a wide range of foundational subject matter, including:
- Anatomy and physiology
- Health science
- Medical terminology
- Clinical externship
- Radiation therapy physics
- Radiation therapy patient care
- Treatment planning
Each course in the curriculum has been carefully developed to provide each student with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in entry-level radiation therapist positions. Our program allows our students to seek the necessary certification or accreditation from leading healthcare accrediting and certification organizations.
An Innovative Approach to Learning
The Radiation Therapy program at Cambridge is delivered through a variety of channels and includes in-class instruction, online learning and a clinical externship. The hybrid approach to learning offers many benefits to students, including:
- Flexibility: Traditional programs require students to be on campus during rigorous schedules. Our hybrid Radiation Therapy program offers added flexibility, allowing students to enjoy a better balance between school, work, life and relationships.
- Real-world training: Throughout the program, students are offered real-world learning opportunities. This allows students to build real skills and real knowledge in the field, instead of simply learning from textbooks or lectures. The real-world training helps students hit the ground running their first day on the job.
- Access to technology: Cambridge maintains a comprehensive medical technology lab with the latest in healthcare technology. This allows students to learn and gain experience with the technology they will actually use throughout their careers.
The program’s course schedule includes:
|Course Code||Course Description||Credits|
|BSC 1085||Anatomy & Physiology||3|
|HSC1000||Introduction to Health Science||3|
|BSC 1085L||Anatomy & Physiology Lab||1|
|BSC 1086||Anatomy & Physiology II||3|
|BSC 1086L||Anatomy & Physiology II Lab||1|
|ENC 1101||English Composition||3|
|PSY 1012||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|SPC 1016||Fundamentals of Speech||3|
|MAC 1105||College Algebra||3|
|MEA 1239||Medical Terminology||2|
|RAD 1006A||Clinical Externship I A||5|
|RAD 1007A||Clinical Externship II A||5|
|RAD 2007A||Clinical Externship III A||8|
|RAD 2008A||Clinical Externship IV A||8|
|RAD 1001A||Introduction to Clinical Radiation Therapy & Operations||4|
|RAD 1015A||Orientation to Radiation Therapy & Patient Care||3|
|RAD 1003A||Radiation Therapy Physics I||4|
|RAD 1004A||Radiation Therapy Physics II & Quality Management||4|
|RAD 1025A||Radiation Biology & Protection||4|
|RAD 1009A||Principles & Practice of Radiation Therapy I||4|
|RAD 1010A||Principles & Practice of Radiation Therapy II||3|
|RAD 2010A||Treatment Planning||4|
|RAD 2003A||Radiation Therapy Review Seminar||4|
|RAD 1018A||Sectional Anatomy & Imaging Principles||4|
Apply for the Radiation Therapy Program in Palm Beach Today
The demand for qualified radiation therapists continues to rise, especially as medical technology advances. Our Radiation Therapy program helps students take advantage of the widespread opportunities by building the foundation necessary to seek employment in the field. To learn more about the Radiation Therapy program, contact an advisor today.