Georgia Radiation Therapy Schools and Colleges

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Radiation therapist are hired to treat cancer patients using specialized equipment that destroy malignant growths in and on the body. Radiation therapy is one of the fastest growing area of study in the medical field and has a high earning potential without the need for years of school. Completion of a radiation therapy degree in Georgia is a good career choice for prospective students interested in both helping patients and working with cutting-edge technology.

Program Requirements

Many of the Radiation therapist schools in Georgia often require finishing of general education undergraduate courses before applying for admission to a radiation therapy program. Some programs might also require achievement of entry healthcare courses such as medical terminology or health information technology. Since radiography and radiation therapy are closely correlated, many of the certification programs require students to hold prior degrees for Radiography and also valid accreditation from the American Registry of Radiological Technologists (ARRT). There are currently 5 programs available in Georgia, all 5 programs are both accredited and recognized by ARRT. Students will be able to take the ARRT board exam upon graduation.

Armstrong Atlantic State University

11935 Abercorn Street
Savannah, GA 31419
Phone: (912) 344-2834
Director: Ronald L Braswell Jr

Available Programs

Program Length Completion Rate ARRT Pass % Job Placement
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Radiation Therapy 12 months 75% 86% 79%
BS in Radiation Therapy 48 months 75% 86% 79%

Armstrong Atlantic State University offers an variety of options for individuals that are looking to enter the radiation therapy professions. Whether students have no degree, already have a degree in a different area, or want to upgrade their degree to bachelors and to become certified, Armstrong has it all.

The school is also one of the only school in the state that also offers distance learning options, but only students that are assigned to clinical sites in Charleston, South Carolina. Students will be rotated between 8 different clinical sites for the entire program.

Students must complete at least a minimum of 50 semester hours of CORE or General Education classes including human anatomy, college algebra, chemistry, and physics before applying by the January 15th deadline. For the life of the program, students must keep at least a 2.5 GPA to graduate.

Application Deadline: January 15th

Seats Available: 15

Estimated Cost of Entire Program

  • Certificate: $4517.27 for in state and $16432.52 for out of state.
  • BS: $22,419.06 for in state and $81,553.98 for out of state.

Georgia Regents University

987 St Sebastian Way Ec-2416
Augusta, GA 30912
Phone: (706) 721-4179
Director: Myra Lynne Eggert

Available Programs

Program Length Completion Rate ARRT Pass % Job Placement
BS in Radiation Therapy 48 months 100% 100% 93%

Georgia Regent University’s 4 year bachelors degree in radiologic technology’s mission:

To provide educational experiences that produce competent radiation therapists capable of addressing the needs of the changing health care environment.

This is traditional program where students must first spend their first 2 years completing general education courses before applying for the major program. Core prerequisite courses are separated into 6 different categories: essential skills, institutional options, humanities and fine arts, science, and social sciences. Core classes may be satisfied through other colleges in the Georgia school system. Students that are transferring from schools outside of University of System of Georgia must choose from courses listed here, and also 2 references preferably from recent teacher(s) and/or employer(s).

Application Deadline: March 1st.

Estimated Cost of Program:

*Note: GRU used to be known as Georgia Health Sciences University*

Georgia Northwestern Technical College

One Maurice Culberson Drive
Rome, GA 30161
Phone: (706) 295-6962
Director: Susan Y Lanham

Available Programs

Program Length Completion Rate ARRT Pass % Job Placement
Diploma Program in Radiation Therapy 12 months 82% 52% 67%
AS in Radiation Therapy 15 months 82% 52% 67%

Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) offers 2 programs for individuals looking to enter radiation therapy. A diploma program for Registered Radiologic Technologist (RTT) and an associates program for students that do not have any prior degrees. Both programs are available at the Floyd County Campus.

Estimated Cost of Program:

  • Diploma Program in Radiation Therapy: $1641.60 for in state students per year
  • AS in Radiation Therapy: $2,052.00 for in state students per wear

Grady Memorial Hospital/Grady Health System

80 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, Se
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: (404) 616-5024
Director: Kevin Kindle, MBA, RT(T)

Available Programs

Program Length Completion Rate ARRT Pass % Job Placement
Certificate in Radiation Therapy 12 months 100% 94% 75%

The program offered at Grady Health Systems has been teaching students about radiation therapy since 1974 and have since graduated more than 200 people. Grady offers a year long certificate program for interested radiographers that want to enter into a rad therapy career. In addition to meeting the RTT requirements, potential students must also complete classes from an accredited US institution in Algebra, precalc, English, medical terminology, IT, anatomy, medical imaging & processing, radiation physics, general physics, and research methodology.

Foreign students may also apply to this RT program, in addition to meeting above requirements, foreign individuals must also documentation of permanent resident status and official records from oversea institutions that were attended. If the applicant is not a native English speaker he/she must also score a 210 on the TOEFEL or pass the Georgia State Test of English Proficiency with a minimum of "Intermediate"

Application Deadline: March 31st

Seats Available: 12

Estimated Cost of Program: $8,700

IAMP, LLC/Cambridge Institute

5673 Peachtree Dunwdy Rd #450
Atlanta, GA 30342
Phone: (404) 255-4500
Director: Kevin E Kindle

Available Programs

Program Length Completion Rate ARRT Pass % Job Placement
Certificate in Radiation Therapy 20 Months 92% 69% 70%

Cambridge Institute of Allied Health and Technology offers a couple options for students that want a career in Radiation Therapy. They offer a 24 month AS degree, 20 month certificate, and 16 month certificate program for individuals that are already certified as radiographers. The associates degree is available at there Delray Beach location, while the certificate programs are only available across the state line in Atlanta, Georgia. The programs are all certified by the JRCERT and students may sit on the national exam.

  • AS Degree cost: $35,890 for entire program
  • 20- Month Certificate Program cost: $31,690.00 for entire program
  • There are no discounts for resident status.
  • There are no deadlines for applications.

Seats Available: 34

Estimated Cost of Program: $18,540.00

Typical Curriculum

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

  • Methods of Patient Care
  • Clinical Anatomy I-II
  • Radiation Protection
  • Introduction to Radiation Therapy I
  • Treatment Planning I-II

For many programs in a GA radiation therapy school, you will also learn safety precautions because of the delicate nature of the equipment and work. The coursework and duration of degree at radiation therapy schools in Georgia can vary, however you should expect to complete your progressional portion in one to two years.

Enrollment Considerations

If you are ready to apply to a radiation therapist school in Georgia, be sure you consider the how many of the prerequisites that you have already met if you are already in school. Then use our site to get the right program for you. Request information directly from our website to save time.

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