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Twin Cities Associate of Science (AS) Degree in Radiation Therapy
The Radiation Therapy program at Argosy University, Twin Cities is designed to prepare students with the education, training and technical skills to launch their careers as Radiation Therapists. Radiation Therapists are responsible for delivering physician prescribed ionizing radiation to treat cancer.
The program includes five semesters on campus, followed by two semesters of clinical training. Graduates are qualified to sit for The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Radiation Therapy National Board Examination.
The first step toward launching your career as a Radiation Therapists is to apply today. You can learn more about financial aid options, available to those who qualify, by visiting our Financial Aid and Scholarships pages, or by contacting us to request more information.
About the Radiation Therapy (AS) Degree at Argosy University, Twin Cities
The Radiation Technology degree requires 78 credit hours of study, which includes 30 credit hours of General Education courses.
Students choose either a Track I or Track II curriculum outline. Full-time students following the recommended Track I curriculum can complete the program in 28 months. (The maximum allowable timeframe to complete the Track I curriculum is 42 months.)
Full-time students following the Track II curriculum outline can complete the program in 20 months if all program-specific and general education requirements have been met. (The maximum allowable timeframe to complete the Track II curriculum is 30 months.)
What knowledge and skills can I gain from completing the Twin Cities Radiation Therapy Program?
Students can develop a variety of skills during their studies, including reading and interpreting patient charts and prescriptions, reviewing and evaluating radiographs, identifying proper patient positioning and field placement, providing emergency care to patients until a physician arrives, offering physical and emotional support to patients and their families, and evaluating and assessing the physiological and psychological responsiveness of patients undergoing therapy.
What career opportunities are there for graduates of the Radiation Therapy Program?
There are numerous career opportunities for graduates of the Radiation Therapy program, including working in hospitals or clinics as a Staff Radiation Therapist, managing department operations as a Radiation Oncology Director, medical equipment sales, and training radiation therapy teams on new software and upgrades.
How to Apply
The first step toward launching your career in Radiation Therapy is to apply today. You can learn more about financial aid options, available to those who qualify, by visiting our Financial Aid and Scholarships pages, or by contacting us to request more information.