WELCOME/PROGRAM HISTORY

WHAT IS RADIATION THERAPY?  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.

For all information relating to applying for our program (which includes information about how our program works, degree plans, general education requirements, entrance requriements, estimated costs, other FAQ's, and pretty much everything else), see the left-side menu area marked Application Materials-START HERE or click on the link below: Application Materials-START HERE!
Radiaiton therapy generic imageAmarillo College Radiation Therapy offers 100% (Academic) ONLINE OFFERING NATIONWIDE!*  While there are other accredited programs that include an online component, we believe we are the first and ONLY JRCERT accredited not-for-profit online radiation therapy program! 
 *Not available in New York and New Jersey. Void where prohibited.  It is worth noting that there are a couple of online programs in existence, but, while their UNIVERSITY is accredited, their radiation therapy programs are NOT accredited! The ONLY radiation therapy program accrediting agency is the JRCERT (see left side menu "About our Program", then click "Accreditation and other Professional Links" for more information)

Note: Academic courses are 100% online, Clinics are still "brick and mortar" and are ONLY available Mon-Fri 7:45-5:00, for 2 to 3.5 days per week (depending on the semester) at a local hospital or clinic live (not online).  Students enrolled in Radiation Therapy (or any healthcare program) are expected to be taking full-time course loads during the program. Part-time enrollment is NOT an option for any healthcare program  . Still, 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--though all academic classes will be online.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
To find and download the complete information/application packet, please see the left-side menu, "Application Materials"

Note: the 16 month "Advanced Standing" program for already registered radiographers is not currently available! Only the 21 month program (one extra semester, 8 sem credit hours) is currently available. We hope to be able to offer the 16 month Advanced Standing for graduates of an accredited radiography program who are ARRT certified for Fall 2017. However we will not know if we have approval for this until June 2017. Until such time as formal approval is granted for Advanced Standing, students should expect to enroll in the 21-month program

Current Clinical Site locations:  Amarillo TX, Lubbock TX, Tyler TX, Clovis NM, Phoenix AZ , Reno NV, Hutchison KS, Salina KS, Decatur Il, Ft. Wayne IN, Oklahoma City OK,  Roswell NM, New Orleans LA. 

Program not currently avaialbe outside of the U.S. and is not currently available in the followng states: California, Mass, Florida, Kentucky

Radiation Therapy Nation-Wide Job Growth Projection: http://www.medicalkidunya.com/articles/careers-with-the-highest-projected-employment-growth/ 

Student Support Services that are Available

JRCERT Data

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