South Carolina Radiation Therapy Schools and Colleges


Radiation therapy is an area of the medical field projected to continue thriving and providing many career 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. By finishing a radiation therapy degree in South Carolina, you will have the choice to make a difference in people lives while using cutting-edge medical technology.

Program Requirements

Radiation therapist schools often require completion of general education undergraduate courses before applying for admission to a radiation therapy program. Some programs can also require completion of entry healthcare courses such as medical terminology or health information technology. Since radiography and radiation therapy are closely relevant, some radiation therapy schools requite completion of a degree in radiography and a passing score on its associated certification exam.

Based on information provided by JRCERT (Joint Review Commitee on Education in Radiologic Technology), the main accrediation agency for Radiologic programs, there are no Radiation Therapy training program avaliable in South Carolina. Students that want to save money instead of going out of state can first complete a Radiologic Technology degree before transfering into a Radiation Therapy program. There are 6 accredited programs in South Carolina.

York Technical College
Rock Hill, SC 29730
Phone: (803) 981-7036
Director: Michele Rutan Wells

Trident Technical College
Charleston, SC 29423
Phone: (843) 574-6077
Director: Krista R Gentry

Spartanburg Technical College
PO BOX 4386
Spartanburg, SC 29305
Phone: (864) 592-4722
Director: Deborah B Jennings

Piedmont Technical College
Greenwood, SC 29648
Phone: (864) 941-8523
Director: William L Balentine

Orangeburg-Calhoun Tech College
Orangeburg, SC 29118
Phone: (803) 535-1356
Director: Frances E Andrews

Midlands Technical College
PO BOX 2408
Columbia, SC 29202
Phone: (803) 822-3482
Director: Charles W Mulkey

Horry-Georgetown Tech College
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Phone: (843) 477-2170
Director: Beckey J Miller

Greenville Technical College
PO BOX 5616 MS 1202
Greenville, SC 29606
Phone: (864) 250-8316
Director: Candice B Lewis

Florence-Darlington Tech College
PO BOX 100548
Florence, SC 29502
Phone: (843) 676-8529
Director: Elbert Y Wells

Anmed Health Medical Center
Anderson, SC 29621
Phone: (864) 512-1249
Director: Susan W Merrill

Tcl/Tech College of The Lowcountry
PO BOX 1288
Beaufort, SC 29901
Phone: (843) 470-8397
Director: John W Eichinger

Aiken Technical College
PO BOX 696
Aiken, SC 29802
Phone: (803) 593-9231
Director: Marietta Williams

Average Tuition Costs

The cost of attending a radiation therapy school ranges from $3000 to $100k+ for life of a program depending on type of program (assocaites, certificate, or BS) and if applicants are receiving suppliments depending on residency status. Lab fees, textbooks, as well as other needed equipment costs may add an additional $2k-5k as well. Financial aid can be obtained for qualifying potential students, and it is advisable to look into any available options to aid with these expenses.

Typical Curriculum

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

  • Clinical Setups I-II
  • Mathematics for Health Science
  • Radiation Physics I
  • Oncologic Pathology
  • Quality Assurance

Additional coursework in radiation therapy theories, procedures, and safety measures is an integral part of any program in a SC 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 South Carolina may be from one to two years, based on specific schools .

Enrollment Considerations

If you are prepared to apply to a radiation therapist school in South Carolina, make sure to look at the amount of prerequisites you have already met if you’re already in college. Then use our site to uncover the right program for you. Request information directly from our website to save time.

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