Delaware Radiation Therapy Schools and Colleges

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Radiation therapy is an area of the medical field projected to keep growing and providing many career opportunities in the future. Radiation therapists have an important role in the management of cancer, using specialized equipment to focus on and eliminate cancerous growths. Unfortunately, there are no radiation therapy certificate or degree programs in Delaware, but there is a radiography program in Delaware that will prepare students if they choose to transfer into another radiation therapy program out of the state.

Program Requirements

Applicants of radiation therapist schools may have to complete a number of related general education courses like biology and math. Aside from that, colleges may need you to complete novice health care courses like health information technology and medical terminology so you will be ready for the radiation therapy courses. Many program across the country require students to have prior certification and licenses for Diagnostic Radiography. There are currently 1 school that offers the program in 2 locations

Delaware Technical Community College

Delaware Technical Community College – Wilmington Campus
333 Shipley Street
Wilmington, Delaware 19801

Delaware Technical Community College – Georgetown Campus
18800 Seashore Highway
P.O. Box 610
Georgetown, Delaware 19947

Available Programs

Program Length
AS in Radiologic Science 12 Month

The associates degree in Radiologic Technology offered at the 2 locations will allow students to sit on the national exam administered by ARRT. Many of the courses that students will have to take will be relevant if radiation therapy is the end goal such as Biology, Anatomy, Radiography Imaging, Radiation Protection, and Radiographic Pathology. To be eligible, overall GPA should be at least 2.5 minimum, but should be much higher because there are only 23 seats available per year. Students must submit their applications by the February 1st deadline.

Application Deadline: No Deadline

Typical Curriculum

To complete a radiation therapy degree out of state, applicants will need to take and pass some of the courses below:

  • Record Keeping
  • Ethics & Law in Radiation Therapy
  • Radiation Physics I
  • Oncologic Pathology
  • Physics

For many programs in radiation therapy, you will also learn safety precautions as a result of the delicate nature of the equipment and work. Majority of the classes require students to attend regular class and clinical lab internships.

Enrollment Considerations

If you’re interested in gaining a career in radiation therapy, take a look at the schools on the right that will help you move a step closer to your fulfilling career. Then use our site to discover the right program for you. Request information directly from our website to save time.

Featured Schools

Pima Medical Institute

Florida Hospital College of Health Services

Ashford

Colorado Technical University

DeVry University