WELCOME/PROGRAM HISTORY

Thank you for your interest in Radiation therapy at Amarillo College .

Radiation Therapy is the the use of radiation to treat cancer. There are three primary modalities for cancer treatment--surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. Our students train in state of the art cancer treatment facilities to become Registered Radiation therapists, in accordance with our program Mission and Goals.

IMPORTANT: The deadline to apply for Fall 2015 has passed. The Radiation Therapy program is undergoing an extensive revision of our application process in anticipation of offering our program 100% ONLINE by Fall 2016! This means it can be possible for a student living far away (out of state, but within the United States) to enroll in our program and complete the program while not having to move to Amarillo! We will still accept students in the Amarillo area, as we have been doing in the past as well--though all academic classes will be online.

Stay Tuned for more details about our 100% online program! All information on this web site will be revised by Sept. 6, 2015 to include application processes for our online program for Fall 2016. 

 

We expect to offer 2 program paths:

1.)  Our usual 21 month full-length Associate Degree program--geared primarily towards students with no background as a radiographer (x-ray technologist), and

2.)  A 16 month "Advanced Standing" program for people that are already ARRT registered radiographers.

While our site is under construction, we are keeping our old information available just in case you want to have a look at our application process has been in the past (the linked application packet still has lots of useful information about our program)  Click here to view an application packet (pdf) used in the past (for Fall 2015), But please check this web site again AFTER Sept. 6, 2015 to see the actual application procedures/policies for the anticipated Fall 2016 online program. 

Also note: For Fall 2016, the program will no longer require Anatomy & Physiology II (BIOL 2402) and Introductory Physics (PHYS 1305)  (as the content of those courses will be incorporated into other program courses) 

It is worth noting that, while taking more General Education courses that apply to our degree (and making good grades in those courses) enhances the chances of being accepted into the program, the applicant does NOT have to complete all of the General Education coursework before applying to the Radiation Therapy program.

All persons interested in Radiation Therapy should submit an application portfolio as soon as they decide they are interested in looking more closely at the field of radiation therapy--regardless of the status of their previous coursework. (though submit applications AFTER the application updates have been released in September. Do NOT submit applications based on Fall 2015 application content linked above)

All application materials may be sent to me at:

Tony Tackitt
Amarillo College
P. O. box 447
Amarillo  TX  79178

If there are any other questions, don't hesitate to contact me via email tmtackitt@actx.edu or phone (806) 354-6063

Note: It is the policy of Amarillo College not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws in its educational and vocational programs, activities or employment.