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Twin Cities Associate of Science (AS) in Radiation Therapy Courses & Admissions Requirements

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Admissions Requirements

Track I


Applicants must provide proof of high school graduation or GED and meet one of the following conditions:

  • ACT Composite score of 18 or above, or
  • Combined Math and Critical Reading SAT score of 870, or
  • Passing score on Argosy University entrance exam, or
  • Minimum High School or College GPA as follows:
    • For students with 12 or fewer college credit hours, cumulative High School GPA of 2.0 or above
    • For students with 13 or more college credit hours, cumulative College GPA of 2.0 or above
  • A minimum score on an Argosy University pre-approved English language proficiency test is required for all applicants whose native language is not English or who have not graduated from an institution at which English is the language of instruction as specified in Section Five, Admission Policies, English Language Proficiency Policy.

Track II


  • An Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in a radiologic technology from a regionally accredited institution, a nationally accredited institution approved and documented by the faculty and dean of the College of Health Sciences, or an appropriately certified foreign institution
  • A minimum score on an Argosy University pre-approved English language proficiency test is required for all applicants whose native language is not English or who have not graduated from an institution at which English is the language of instruction as specified in Section Five, Admission Policies, English Language Proficiency Policy.

A minimum score on a Argosy University pre-approved English language proficiency test is required for all applicants whose native language is not English or who have not graduated from an institution at which English is the language of instruction as specified in Section Five, Admission Policies, English Language Proficiency Policy.

The Radiation Therapy program admits two classes of students per year. 

Applicants accepted into the AS in Radiation Therapy degree program are required to remit a non-refundable deposit of $100.00 by the date stipulated on the written notification to reserve a place in the entering class. This deposit will be applied towards the tuition of the student's first semester. An applicant, if rejected, can reapply by following the reapplication for Admission policy.

An admissions representative will help interested applicants complete the following required documentation:

  • Student Information Form
  • Completed Application for Admission Form
  • Proof of high school graduation or GED or official college transcript from a regionally accredited institution or nationally accredited institution approved by the Dean of the College of Health Sciences that shows proof of high school graduation
  • Proof of cumulative GPA and completion of required prerequisite programs
  • ACT or SAT or Argosy University Entrance Exam score and pre-approved English language proficiency exam score (if applicable)
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended
  • Clinical Training Agreement
  • Technical Standards Form
  • Health forms

Allied health professionals perform a wide range of physical tasks and assignments, and they must accept certain risks that are inherent in health care delivery. In applying for admission to Argosy University, prospective students are given information regarding these tasks, and applicants agree that they are capable of and willing to perform these tasks and assume these risks.

Course List

Track I

Students enrolled in the AS in Radiation Therapy degree program—Track I are required to successfully complete 78 credit hours distributed as follows: general education requirements, 30 credit hours; core course requirements, 36 credit hours; clinical training requirements, 12 credit hours.

General Education Requirements (30 Credit Hours)

Students enrolled in the AS in Radiation Therapy degree program—Track I are required to successfully complete 10 general education courses (30 credit hours) distributed as follows: communications requirements, 6 credit hours; humanities requirements, 6 credit hours; mathematics requirements, 3 credit hours; natural sciences requirements, 3 credit hours; social sciences requirements, 6 credit hours; and general education elective requirements, 6 credit hours.

Communications Requirements—Students Are Required to Take the Following

 

COM180 - Interpersonal Effectiveness
(3)

(3)

ENG101 - Composition I
(3)

(3)

Communications Requirements—6 Credit Hours

 

Humanities Requirements—Students Are Required to Take the Following

 

PHI101 - Ethics in Contemporary Society
(3)

(3)

Humanities Elective (3)
  • Humanities Elective (3)
Humanities Requirements—6 Credit Hours

 

Mathematics Requirements—Students Are Required to Take the Following

 

MAT107 - College Algebra
(3)

(3)

Mathematics Requirements—3 Credit Hours

 

Natural Sciences Requirements—Students Are Required to Take the Following

 

BIO120 - Human Anatomy and Physiology
(3)

(3)

Natural Sciences Requirements—3 Credit Hours

 

Social Sciences Requirements—Students Are Required to Take the Following

 

PSY101 - General Psychology
(3)

(3)

Social Sciences Elective (3)
  • Social Sciences Elective (3)
Social Sciences Requirements—6 Credit Hours

 

General Education Elective Requirements—Students Are Required to Take the Following

 

MAT110 - Precalculus Mathematics
(3)

(3)

PHY105 - General Physics
(3)

(3)

General Education Elective Requirements—6 Credit Hours

 

Core Course Requirements (36 Credit Hours)

Students enrolled in the AS in Radiation Therapy degree program — Track I are required to successfully complete 15 core courses (36 credit hours).

Core Course Requirements—Students Are Required to Take the Following

 

COM110 - Medical Terminology
(1)

(1)

RTH100 - Introduction to Radiation Therapy
(2)

(2)

RTH102 - Computer Science
(1)

(1)

RTH110 - Radiologic Physics
(3)

(3)

RTH115 - Sectional Anatomy
(2)

(2)

RTH120 - Radiation Therapy Physics/QM
(3)

(3)

RTH130 - Radiation Protection/Radiobiology
(2)

(2)

RTH135 - Principles and Practices of Radiation Therapy I
(3)

(3)

RTH150 - Treatment Planning I
(3)

(3)

RTH201 - Research Methodology
(1)

(1)

RTH210 - Medical Law and Ethics
(3)

(3)

RTH220 - Treatment Planning II
(3)

(3)

RTH230 - Building Clinical Skills
(3)

(3)

RTH240 - Principles and Practices of Radiation Therapy II
(3)

(3)

RTH280 - Radiation Therapy Comprehensive Review
(3)

(3)

Core Course Requirements—36 Credit Hours

 

Clinical Training Requirements (12 Credit Hours)

Students enrolled in the AS in Radiation Therapy degree program—Track I are required to successfully complete two clinical training courses, (12 credit hours). 

 

Clinical Training Requirements—Students Are Required to Take the Following

 

RTH290 - Clinical Training I, Radiation Therapy
(6)

(6)

RTH291 - Clinical Training II, Radiation Therapy
(6)

(6)

Clinical Training Requirements—12 Credit Hours

 

Track II

Students enrolled in the AS in Radiation Therapy degree program—Track II are required to successfully complete 56 credit hours distributed as follows: general education requirements, 12 credit hours; core course requirements, 32 credit hours; clinical training requirements, 12 credit hours.

General Education Requirements (12 Credit Hours)

Students enrolled in the AS in Radiation Therapy degree program — Track II are required to successfully complete four general education courses (12 credit hours) distributed as follows: communications requirements, 3 credit hours; natural sciences requirements, 3 credit hours; and general education elective requirements, 6 credit hours.

Communications Requirements—Students Are Required to Take the Following

 

COM180 - Interpersonal Effectiveness
(3)

(3)

Communications Requirements—3 Credit Hours

 

Natural Sciences Requirements—Students Are Required to Take the Following

 

BIO115 - Fundamentals of Human Physiology
(3)

(3)

Natural Sciences Requirements—3 Credit Hours

 

General Education Elective Requirements—Students Are Required to Take the Following

 

MAT110 - Precalculus Mathematics
(3)*

(3)*

PHY105 - General Physics
(3)

(3)

General Education Elective Requirements— 6 Credit Hours

 

Note

*Students who have not transferred credit hours for college algebra must take MAT107 - College Algebra, a prerequisite for MAT110 - Precalculus Mathematics.

 

Core Course Requirements (32 Credit Hours)

Students enrolled in the AS in Radiation Therapy degree program — Track II are required to successfully complete 13 core courses (32 credit hours).

Core Course Requirements—Students Are Required to Take the Following

 

RTH100 - Introduction to Radiation Therapy
(2)

(2)

RTH102 - Computer Science
(1)

(1)

RTH115 - Sectional Anatomy
(2)

(2)

RTH120 - Radiation Therapy Physics/QM
(3)

(3)

RTH130 - Radiation Protection/Radiobiology
(2)

(2)

RTH135 - Principles and Practices of Radiation Therapy I
(3)

(3)

RTH150 - Treatment Planning I
(3)

(3)

RTH201 - Research Methodology
(1)

(1)

RTH210 - Medical Law and Ethics
(3)

(3)

RTH220 - Treatment Planning II
(3)

(3)

RTH230 - Building Clinical Skills
(3)

(3)

RTH240 - Principles and Practices of Radiation Therapy II
(3)

(3)

RTH280 - Radiation Therapy Comprehensive Review
(3)

(3)

Core Course Requirements—32 Credit Hours

 

Clinical Training Requirements (12 Credit Hours)

Students enrolled in the AS in Radiation Therapy degree program — Track II are required to successfully complete two clinical training courses (12 credit hours).

Clinical Training Requirements—Students Are Required to Take the Following

 

RTH290 - Clinical Training I, Radiation Therapy
(6)

(6)

RTH291 - Clinical Training II, Radiation Therapy
(6)

(6)

Clinical Training Requirements—12 Credit Hours

 

Clinical Training Requirements (Track I and Track II)

Students must successfully complete all coursework prior to enrolling in clinical training courses (RTH290 and RTH291).  Clinical Training is a 1440 hour (approximately 9 months) internship completed in a hospital or clinical radiation oncology department. A sample list of clinical training sites is available upon request. Students may be placed outside the Twin Cities metro area, including possible out-of-state locations, for clinical training.

Students must pass a criminal background check and have current immunizations to begin clinical training.

Optional Additional Course

Students enrolled in the AS in Radiation Therapy degree program may take an additional optional course that provides instruction in a specific area of radiation therapy. This course is not included in the total number of courses required for graduation. The optional radiation therapy course does not satisfy the general education elective requirements.

Optional Additional Course

 

RTH215 - Death and Dying
(1)*

(1)*

Note

*RTH215 does not fulfill General Education elective requirements.


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