Wyoming Radiation Therapy Schools and Colleges

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Radiation therapy is an area of the health care industry projected to keep expanding and offering numerous job 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, you will have the choice to make a difference in people lives while using cutting-edge medical technology.

Program Requirements

For applicants of radiation therapist schools, you may need to complete a couple of related general education courses like biology and math. Moreover, colleges might require you to complete novice health care courses like health information technology and medical terminology so that you shall be ready for the radiation therapy courses. In some cases, radiation therapy schools may even call for you complete degrees in radiography and pass the related certifications exams because it is closely related to radiation therapy.

There are no Radiation Therapy programs according to ARRT and JRCERT. We recommend students that want to stay instate and save money on their Radiation Therapy education to complete a Radiological Science degree first and then transfer into a 1 year or 2 year post degree certification program in Radiation Therapy in another state. Individuals that want to take this route might also need to pass the ARRT Radiography accreditation exam to be admitted in to some of the Radiation Therapy programs. Based on information provided by ARRT and JRCERT, there are 2 accredited Radiography programs available in Wyoming.

Casper College
PO BOX 6000
Casper, RI 82601
Phone: (307) 268-2587
Director: Laurie Weaver

Laramie County Community College
PO BOX 6000
Cheyenne, RI 82007
Phone: (307) 778-1391
Director: Starla L Mason

Average Tuition Costs

The cost of attending a radiation therapy school ranges from $9,000 to $12,000 per semester for the majority of programs. Lab fees, textbooks, and various needed equipment costs can add an additional $500-$600 each semester as well. College grants is offered for qualifying potential students, and it is advisable to research any available options to aid with these expenses.

Typical Curriculum

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

  • Methods of Patient Care
  • Mathematics for Health Science
  • Principles of Radiography
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Registry Examination Preparation

Additional training in radiation therapy theories, procedures, and safety precautions is an essential part of any program in a radiation therapy school as well. Hands-on training with radiation therapy equipment is also offered for advanced students in several of these programs. The duration of the coursework in radiation therapy schools may be in the range of 1 to 2 years, based upon specific schools.

Enrollment Considerations

Before applying to one of the radiation therapist schools, think about the quantity of prerequisites that have already been met. Then start the next step today by researching different program requirements and requesting additional information from the schools which are the best fit.

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