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Radiation Therapy
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Radiation Therapist

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Average Salary
According to the US Department of Labor and Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for career opportunities from this program is:
$72,910.00
Radiation Therapy
Description

The Radiation Therapy program utilizes didactic, laboratory and clinical education to prepare students to work as Radiation Therapists in cancer treatment centers and hospitals.  Radiation Therapists work under the direction of a radiation oncologist to treat patients with malignant diseases using ionizing radiation.  Radiation therapists practice appropriate patient care, apply problem-solving and critical thinking skills, administer treatment protocols and maintain patient records.  The program uses a combination of technical and general education courses to emphasize decision-making and critical thinking skills based upon a solid clinical foundation.  Students will spend two semesters in a radiation therapy facility completing their clinical experience. This requires students to relocate at their own expense to the community where the assigned facility is located.


The program consists of three consecutive semesters (46.5 credit hours).  Students are also required to meet MTI’s general education requirements (16 credit hours in mathematics, social science, behavioral science, English, computer applications and student success), as well as prerequisite courses such as physiology, anatomy, physics and college algebra.  

In addition to the prerequisite courses, the only students accepted into the program are ARRT registered or registry-eligible radiographers.  MTI’s registrar works with the admissions counselor and the program director to evaluate transcripts to assure that enrolling students meet the prerequisite requirements.  Deadline for application: Contact the Admissions Office for information about the annual application deadline.

Academic Standards: Students must complete all technical courses with a minimum grade of C (2.0) in order to become registry-eligible.  Students who do not achieve a C (2.0) grade will be prevented from enrolling in the subsequent semester due to prerequisite requirements.

Some additional requirements (including, but not limited to, drug screening and immunizations) may have to be met before entrance to certain clinical sites.  Students must meet all of MTI’s general education requirements in order to receive an AAS degree.  See the Program Director or Registrar for a transcript evaluation.

The MTI Radiation Therapy program, offered for the AAS degree, is in the process of applying for initial accreditation with The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.  The program is committed to complying with the JRCERT's Standards for an Accredited Educational Program in Radiation Therapy.

The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 N Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606
312-704-5300
Fax:  312-704-5304
[email protected]
www.jrcert.org

Admissions Requirements: Applicants to the program must be an ARRT registered Radiologic Technologist or registry eligible.

All students accepted to the Radiation Therapy program must submit to a criminal background check at the student’s expense. Details are available from the Admissions office. Please click on the blue button below to begin the process.
Student Background Check

Additional Graduation Requirements: The student must complete all technical courses with a minimum grade of “C” in order to graduate and be Registry eligible.  Students who do not complete a course with a “C” minimum will be prevented from enrolling in the subsequent semester due to pre-requisite requirements. 

A special note about laptop computers:

 

This program requires a laptop computer so that you can effectively integrate computing skills with your technical education. Many resources that instructors assign are online or require specialty software. To address these needs, MTI requires that students entering this program purchase their laptops from MTI. The cost for an MTI laptop averages about $1000. Please be aware that our machines come fully loaded with the software required for this program. 


Whether it's Microsoft Office, or a specialty software for a technical program, your needs will be met by your MTI laptop.  And our laptops are serviced for free by our Technology office. You will not be able to bring a laptop from home into an MTI laptop program as we cannot provide support services for every make and model of laptop. Please consider this carefully before making any laptop purchase and check with the Admissions office for more details. 
         
RADIATION THERAPY PROGRAM MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of Mitchell Technical Institute is to provide skills for success in technical careers. It is the mission of the MTI Radiation Therapy program to develop and educate competent, compassionate, and professional entry-level radiation therapists through a strong commitment to didactic, clinical and professional education.



Program Assessment Plan

Program Effectiveness Data

Radiologic Sciences Student Handbook

Radiation Therapy Student Clinical Handbook


For more information on applying for the Radiation Therapy program, click HERE.
                                                           









































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