WELCOME/PROGRAM HISTORY

Thank you for your interest in Radiation therapy at Amarillo College .
Please contact Tony Tackitt at tmtackitt@actx.edu or phone (806) 354-6063

NOTE: Our application deadline for Fall 2016 has passed. Check back here after OCTOBER. 1, 2016 for application materials for Fall 2017! While our application materials will be revised and streamlined for 2017, you can still review 2016 information on the left menu area (where it says Application Materails-START HERE) to get a feel for the application process.If you are a distance student in need of a clinical site, we will start teh process of seeking out a clinical site November 1. On or after Nov. 1 ,contact teh Program Director for insights on how to proceed with locating and securing a clinical site.



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, see the left-side menu area marked Application MAterials-START HERE or click on the link below: Application Materials-START HERE!
Starting FALL 2016: 100% ONLINE OFFERING NATIONWIDE!  
 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). 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. While there are other accredited programs that include an online component, we believe we will be the first and ONLY JRCERT accredited online radiation therapy program!

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)


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 will NOT be available for Fall 2016! 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.

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

Student Support Services that are Available

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