New Jersey Radiation Therapy Schools and Colleges



Radiation therapy is an area of the healthcare industry projected to keep expanding and offering many job opportunities in the near future. Radiation therapists have an important role in the treatment of cancer, using specialized equipment to target and eliminate cancerous growths. By finishing a radiation therapy degree in New Jersey, you will have the choice to make a difference in people lives while using cutting-edge medical solutions.

There are 3 accredited programs according to JRCERT (Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology), the main body for accreditation in Radiologic sciences.

Bergen Community College

400 Paramus Road
Paramus, NJ 7652
Phone: (201) 493-5034
Director: Carol A Chovanec

Available Programs

Program Length Completion Rate ARRT Pass % Job Placement
Certificate 12 Month 100% 83% 79%

Bergen Community College’s Radiation Therapy certificate program is available for students that already have a degree in Radiologic Sciences.

Requirements

  • Be a graduate from a radiography program that is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology and New Jersey Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners (if attended a radiography program in New Jersey)
  • Be a registered or registry eligible technologist in good standing with the (ARRT). Be a licensed Radiographer in the state of New Jersey (if applicable).
  • Have successfully completed the following courses:
    • BIO-109 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
    • BIO-209 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
      (Prerequisite: BIO-109)
    • MAT-160 Intermediate Algebra
      (Prerequisite: MAT-031/032 sequence or MAT-035 or proficiency examination)
    • PHY-185 Introduction to Physics
  • Have successfully completed three of the following five General Education courses*:
    • INF-101 Introduction to Information Technology
    • WRT-201 English Composition II
      (Prerequisite: WRT 101)
    • COM-100 Speech Communication
    • MAT-180 Precalculus: College Algebra and Trigonometry
      (Prerequisite: MAT-160)
    • MAT-250 Statistical Analysis
      (Prerequisite: MAT 150)

Clinical Locations

  • Englewood Hospital and Medical Center Englewood NJ, 07631
  • Hackensack University Medical Center Hackensack NJ, 07601
  • Holy Name Hospital Teaneck NJ, 07666
  • St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center Paterson NJ, 07503
  • The Valley Hospital Luckow Pavilion Ridgewood NJ, 07450

Application Deadline: May 12th

Seats Available: 14

Estimated Cost of Entire Program

  • Residents: $5,275.69
  • Non-Residents $11,614.32

Cooper University Hospital

One Cooper Plaza
Camden, NJ 8103
Phone: (856) 342-2734
Director: Karen D Ljunggren

Available Programs

Program Length Completion Rate ARRT Pass % Job Placement
Certificate 12 months 100% 97% 100%

Cooper University sitting on 20 acres in the Cameden business district offers a 12 month certificate program for students that already have a Radiologic Technology degree or in the process of completing one.

Acceptance Requirements

  • Must be 18 years old
  • High school Diploma or GED
  • Graduate or enrolled in a JRCERT accredited program in Medical Radiography
  • Must be registered in Medical Radiography within 45 day of graduation
  • Must also complete these prerequisite courses
    • College level Algebra
    • Algebra II, or Geometry, or Pre-calculus Mathematics
    • Computer Science
    • Verbal and Written Communication
    • Anatomy and Physiology with lab
    • Medical Radiography School Physics.
  • Applicants must also complete a one week (40 hour) observation rotation in a busy state of the art Radiation Therapy Department.

Admissions Criteria - What Gives You Priority?

  • Academic record
  • Letters of recommendation
  • A written statement based on their experience observing in a Radiation Oncology department
  • Results of a mathematical skills analysis examination
  • In person interviews and prior year application and interviews

Clinical Locations

  • AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute Egg Harbor Township NJ, 08234
  • Cape Regional Medical Center Cape May Court House NJ, 08210
  • Capital Health System Pennington NJ, 08103
  • Cooper University Hospital Camden NJ, 08103
  • Cooper University Hospital at Voorhees Voorhees NJ, 08043
  • St. Peter’s University Hospital New Brunswick NJ, 08901
  • Virtua Memorial Hospital of Burlington County Mt. Holly NJ, 08060

Application Deadline: April 6th. Classes start September.

Seats Available: 18

Estimated Cost of Entire Program

  • $12,000 for residents and non-residents

St. Barnabas Medical Center

Old Short Hls Rd
Livingston, NJ 7039
Phone: (973) 322-5628
Director: Jennie S Lichtenberger

Available Programs

Program Length Completion Rate ARRT Pass % Job Placement
Certificate 12 Months 100% 88% 80%

Barnabas Health’s Department of Radiation Oncology has been serving and teaching about radiation oncology and therapy since 1968. The school offers a 12 month certificate program in Radiation Therapy technology that will teach students using the latest state of the art equipment.

The program is accredited by JRCERT and the New Jersey Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners.

Admission Requirements

  • Graduate from an accredited program in Radiologic Technology
  • Completion of Program Application Form
  • Interview by Admissions Committee
  • Completion of Pre-Admission Tests administered by the Program
  • Complete the following general education courses:
    • Human Anatomy
    • Human Physiology
    • Algebra
    • Precalculus Mathematics
    • Computer Science
    • Written Communication
    • Verbal Communication
    • Physics

Clinical Locations

  • Clara Maass Medical Center – Belleville NJ, 07109
  • Community Medical Center – Toms River NJ, 08755
  • Monmouth Medical Center – Long Branch NJ, 07740
  • Newark Beth Israel Medical – Center Newark NJ, 07112
  • St. Barnabas Medical – Center Livingston NJ, 07039

Application Deadline: April 16th. Classes start September.

Seats Available: 16

Estimated Cost of Entire Program

  • $7000 regardless of residency

Typical Curriculum

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

  • College writing
  • Ethics & Law in Radiation Therapy
  • Radiation Protection
  • Introduction to Radiation Therapy I
  • Physics

Additional coursework in radiation therapy theories, procedures, and safety precautions is an integral part of any program in a NJ radiation therapy school as well. Hands-on training with radiation therapy tools are also offered for advanced students in most of these programs. The duration of the coursework in radiation therapy schools in New Jersey is usually in the range of 1 to 2 years, determined by specific schools.

Enrollment Considerations

Before applying to one of the radiation therapist schools in New Jersey, consider the quantity of prerequisites that have already been met. Then start the next step today by researching different program requirements and requesting more information from the schools that are the most suitable fit.

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