Admittance Decisions, Mission and Student Outcomes
Applicants to the South College Radiation Therapy program must:
- Meet all South College general admission requirements.
- *Hold a minimum of an Associate degree.
- Complete a personal interview with program faculty and area professionals and achieve a minimum score of 25 out of a possible 40.
- Complete as pre-requisites a minimum of 12 quarter hours of anatomy and physiology, a minimum of 4 quarter hours in general or radiation physics, college algebra (or higher), fundamentals of healthcare, and patient care and assessment in a maximum of 2 attempts with minimum cumulative GPA of at least 2.75. Withdraw Pass (WP) and Withdraw Fail (WF) are considered attempts.
- Complete and submit documentation of a minimum of 10 hours of observation in a radiation therapy department.
- Meet specific health and/or essential functions pertinent to the responsibilities performed by a radiation therapist. Drug screening and background checks are required by the clinical affiliates. Failure to pass a screen/check may disqualify a student as a candidate for admission.
- Clinical sites are dispersed; student may have to drive outside the local geographic area.
- Successfully complete all program admission requirements.
*The program reserves the right to offer conditional admittance on a case by case basis. Students admitted on a conditional basis must obtain a minimum of an Associate degree within 2 quarters of being accepted into the program.
The mission of the Certificate in Radiation Therapy program is to prepare undergraduate students with academic and clinical foundations to competently perform as entry-level radiation therapists that provide quality patient care, actively participate in the profession, and pursue life-long learning.
Outcomes of the Radiation Therapy Certificate Program
Graduates completing the program will:
- Competently perform Radiation Therapy procedures;
- Provide appropriate patient care to Radiation Therapy patients;
- Demonstrate ALARA principles to ensure radiation safety; and
- Communicate professionally with patients and members of the healthcare team.