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Radiation Therapy

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Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Health Workforce Shortage Program
This is a selective admissions program.

General Education and Admissions Requirements - 27 Credits

General Education Electives:

(Choose courses in each category from the list of approved General Education courses . One 3-credit General Education course must be a Diversity course.)

  • Social and Behavioral Sciences 3 Credits.
  • Arts and Humanities or Social and Behavioral Sciences 3 Credits.

Total Credits Required for Degree: 68*

*A new college orientation requirement, completion of the one-credit ACDV 101  course, Transitioning to College, went into effect spring 2010. If you are a credit student who is new to college (meaning you have not successfully completed college coursework at another institution(s)), you are required to take ACDV 101  during your first semester at CCBC, thereby increasing the number of credits required for the degree to 69 credits. Students are required to provide an official transcript(s) to document successful completion of college coursework at another institution(s) in order for this requirement to be waived.

Program Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this degree, students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate competency in the following clinical skills: patient care, simulation, radiation treatment procedure, and treatment planning;
  2. analyze diverse types of information, including port and simulation films, in order to choose an appropriate course of action as a Radiation Therapist;
  3. apply effective verbal and written skills to resolve barriers, communicate with patients, and to present information to peers; and
  4. demonstrate professional behavior in the clinical setting, including accepting responsibility for actions and utilizing constructive criticism.

Program Description:

Radiation Therapy utilizes radiation and radioactive isotopes in the treatment of disease, primarily cancer. The Radiation Therapist provides services for treatment of malignant and non-malignant disease. The Radiation Therapist is responsible for localizing the tumor, implementing the treatment plan, observing and evaluating clinical progress of the patient.

Although the Community College of Baltimore County has an open door policy for admissions, the Radiation Therapy Program is a selective admissions program and is highly competitive. Admission to the School of Health Professions programs is competitive and selective and is based on published criteria. For program information please go to http://www.ccbcmd.edu/allied_health/radiation/index.html.

In order to apply, you must complete a selective admissions application by February 1 for the fall session you intend to enter the A.A.S. degree program. The first step is to apply for admission to CCBC if you have not done so already. All School of Health Professions applications are available online only. Once a student has a CCBC ID number and a student SIMON account, applicants should go to their SIMON accounts and select the Student Services tab to locate the correct application.

Enrollment in this program is limited by the availability of clinical education facilities. The academic credentials of the most competitive candidates include a minimum of 2.5 overall GPA and the completion of BIOL 109 , PHYS 101 , MATH 135 , and RTTT 101  with a grade of “C” or better. These courses must be completed prior to the application deadline of February 1. Students meeting these criteria will be invited for an interview with the program officials and/or representatives. The competitiveness of admissions depends on the overall pool of applicants.

Students must be at least 18 years of age before entering RTTT 111 . Radiation Therapy students must achieve a minimum of a “C” grade in Radiation Therapy and related courses to continue in this program.

School of Health Professions Policies: Students in the School of Health Professions are expected to conduct themselves according to an honor code, exhibit professional behavior, communicate effectively in English, provide proof of health insurance and immunizations, and will be asked to submit to a criminal background check and random urine drug testing. Students are expected to incur costs associated with these requirements.

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