Maine Radiation Therapy Schools and Colleges

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Radiation therapy is an area of the health care industry projected to continue growing and offering numerous employment opportunities in the future. Radiation therapists have an important role in the treatment of cancer, using specialized equipment to focus on and eliminate cancerous growths. Completion of a radiation therapy degree in Maine is a good career choice for prospective students interested in both helping patients and working with cutting-edge technology.

Program Requirements

For applicants of radiation therapist schools in Maine, you may want to complete a number of related general education courses like biology and math. In addition, colleges might require you to complete entry health-related courses like health information technology and medical terminology so you will be ready for the radiation therapy courses. In some cases, radiation therapy schools in Maine may even require you complete degrees in radiography and pass the related certifications exams because it is closely related to radiation therapy.

Southern Maine Community College

2 Fort Road
South Portland, ME 4106
Phone: (207) 741-5593
Director: Dennis T Leaver

Available Programs

Program Length Completion Rate ARRT Pass % Job Placement
AS in Radiation Therapy 24 months 64% 95% 85%

SMCCME offers a 2 year AS degree in radiation therapy program. Students will spend their first year completing core and prerequisites and spend the last year on professional courses. Candidates that are already registered with ARRT as a Radiographer may enter an advanced 12-15 month program with higher priority for admittance. Students may also transfer the degree to a 4 year college for a BS in Radiation Therapy out of state.

Application Deadline: No set deadlines, but students are only accepted every odd year, current students are wait listed till Fall 2015.

Seats Available: 11

Estimated Cost of Entire Program

  • $5,294.16 residents/$10,588.32 non-residents

Typical Curriculum

To successfully earn a radiation therapy degree in Maine, candidates will need to complete a range of courses covering relevant topics such as:

  • Methods of Patient Care
  • Clinical Anatomy I-II
  • Radiation Physics II
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Film Review

For numerous programs in a ME radiation therapy school, you will probably learn safety precautions as a result of the delicate nature of the equipment and work. The coursework and duration of degree at radiation therapy schools in Maine can vary, however you should expect to complete your coursework in 1 to 2 years.

Enrollment Considerations

If you are ready to apply to a radiation therapist school in Maine, remember to look at the amount of prerequisites which you have already met if you’re already in school. Then use our site to discover the right program for you. Request information directly from our website to save time.

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