Radiation Therapy

Learn to operate sophisticated equipment that help fight cancer and gain experience in state-of-the-art cancer treatment facilities. Radiation therapy students at Amarillo College expand their knowledge through experiential learning opportunities. While enrolled in courses you will receive hands-on training to set you on a course to become a Registered Radiation therapist to help individuals fight cancer. After earning your AAS degree from Amarillo College you will be equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to help individuals get back to living a quality life.

Radiation Therapy

What can you do with a Radiation Therapy  degree?


Radiation therapist deliver prescribed doses of X-ray radiation to small, targeted areas to destroy cancer cells. They work closely with doctors and other health professionals as part of an interdisciplinary healthcare team. Registered Radiation therapists are detail-oriented, science-savvy individuals who build relationships with patients and their families, providing a level of personal support throughout the treatment process. Amarillo College’s two-year program leads to average starting salaries of up to $50,000 throughout Texas for full-time employees.

Additionally, Amarillo College offers a 100% academic online JRCERT accredited curriculum for students nationwide. Learn from our quality faculty wherever you are and gain hands-on experience in a brick and mortar clinical site.

Radiation Therapy

Choose Your Path to a Degree


Prior to Admission
ENGL 1301 - Composition I 3 hrs
PSYC 2301 – General  Psychology 3 hrs
LANGUAGE/PHILOSOPHY/CULTURE 3 hrs
Math 1314- College Algebra 3 hrs
SPCH 1318- Interpersonal Communication 3 hrs
First Fall semester
RADT 1401   Introduction to Rad Therapy      4 hrs
RADT 1267   Practicum II     2 hrs
RADT 1205 Technical Procedures I     2 hrs
RADT 2401   Oncology I      4 hrs     
First Spring Semester
RADR 2240  Sectional Anatomy for Medical Imaging  (if needed)    2 hrs
RADT 2266  Practicum III  2 hrs
RADT 2407    Dosimetry I    4 hrs
RADT 2309   Dosimetry II         3 hrs
RADT 1142   Quality Assurance in Radiation Therapy     1 hrs
RADT 1246   Technical Procedures II      2 hrs
Summer
RADT 2271  Technical Procedures III   2 hrs
 RADT 2403  Oncology II          4 hrs
RADT 2367  Practicum IV 3 hrs
2nd Fall Semester
RADT 2366  Practicum V      3 hrs
RADT 1271 Technology Research 2 hrs
First Semester Prior to Admission  
ENGL 1301 - Composition I 3 hrs
PSYC 2301 – General  Psychology 3 hrs
HITT 1305   MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY I                           3 hrs
Math 1314- College Algebra 3 hrs
SPCH 1318- Interpersonal Communication 3 hrs
First Fall semester  
BIOL 2401  HUMAN ANATOMY/PHYSIOLOGY I      4 hrs
LANGUAGE/PHILOSOPHY/CULTURE   3 hrs
RADT 1191   Ethics & Law in Radiation Therapy     1 hrs
RADT 1401   Introduction to Rad Therapy      4 hrs
RADT 1266 Practicum I                                                    2 hrs
RADT 1205 Technical Procedures I     2 hrs
First Spring Semester  
RADR 2240  Sectional Anatomy for Medical Imaging      2 hrs
RADT 1267   Practicum II     2 hrs
RADT 2407    Dosimetry I    4 hrs
RADT 1142   Quality Assurance in Radiation Therapy     1 hrs
RADT 1246   Technical Procedures II      2 hrs
Summer  
RADT 2271  Technical Procedures III   2 hrs
RADT 2401   Oncology I      4 hrs
RADT 2266  Practicum III       2 hrs
2nd Fall Semester  
RADT 2367  Practicum IV        3 hrs
RADT 2309   Dosimetry II         3 hrs
RADT 2403  Oncology II          4 hrs
2nd Spring Semester  
RADT 2366  Practicum V      3 hrs
RADT 1271 Technology Research 2 hrs