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All Information Sessions for Radiation Therapy will be held on:


North Campus (Coconut Creek)      Building 41 (Health Sciences Building)  Room 151

The 2015 Fall sessions will be held from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM on the following dates:

  • September 14, 2015
  • October 5, 2015
  • November 2, 2015


The 2016 Spring Information Sessions will be held from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM on the following dates:
  • January 12, 2016 
  • February 2, 2016
  • March 1, 2016
  • April 5, 2016
  • May 3, 2016

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Radiation Therapy

 Collage with radiation techs.
Learn to Apply Safe Doses of Radiation 
Radiation therapists are the go-to experts for patients who need safe doses of radiation to combat diseases such as cancer.  
When you enroll in the Radiation Therapy program, you will develop the skills to provide appropriate patient care, apply problem solving techniques and critical thinking skills in the administration of treatment protocols, tumor localization and dosimetry. You will also learn to maintain appropriate patient records.    
The program here at Broward college offers you all of the required knowledge plus an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in our energized labs prior to beginning your clinical education.  Once you enter the clinical sites, you will have even more opportunities to enhance your clinical skills.
Classroom Experience
Radiation therapists deliver prescribed doses of radiation to patients for therapeutic purposes. We train you on the proper procedures with a mix of on-campus courses and clinical education in area hospitals. 
All didactic (lecture) and laboratory courses are taught in building 41 on the North Campus in Coconut Creek, Florida. Clinical courses are located in hospitals and Cancer Centers throughout Broward, Palm Beach and Martin Counties. You may have to drive up to one hour from their home to attend clinical courses. You will rotate through three to four different hospitals over the length of the program. 
Prerequisite and general education courses (i.e., courses that do not begin with a "RAT" prefix) may be taken at any Broward College campus or online if available.
Career Path
Job prospects for radiation therapists are projected to increase faster than average over the next decade, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Annual wages for radiation therapists were $74,980 in 2010. 
Graduates who successfully complete the program are awarded an Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in Radiation Therapy. You would then be eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination. If you successfully pass your examination, you will be able to use the title Registered Technologist and its abbreviation R.T. (T). You would also be eligible to become licensed in Florida through the Department of Health, Bureau of Radiation Control. 
Is This Program Right for Me?
Radiation therapists deliver prescribed doses of radiation to patients for therapeutic purpose, working alongside doctors, physicists, dosimetrists and fellow radiation therapists.  They also interact with social workers, dieticians and various other hospital personnel. 
If you think you would enjoy being a member of a health care team, working with advanced technologies, and if you value interacting with people with varied backgrounds, this career could be for you.  It requires:
  • Problem solving skills
  • Great communication
  • Excellent listening skills 
  • A solid math background
  • A desire to make a difference in someone’s life​
The Radiation Therapy Program at Broward College maintains regional accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC). 
As a blueprint, the program follows the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) Radiation Therapy Curriculum. The ASRT is the organization that establishes standards of practice for the profession and writes curricula used by educational programs throughout the United States. The curriculum also follows the content specifications provided by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
All faculty members are certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Some faculty members hold additional licensing in Radiography, Computerized Tomography, and Medical Physics.  
Most faculty members have been employed or are currently working as radiation therapists prior to teaching at Broward College.
Most of our faculty members are alumni of Broward College.
Full Time Faculty 
Kathy Almquist, DHSc, RT(R)(T)(CT), Program Manager
Judith Hipps, BHSc,RT(T), Clinical Coordinator
Adjunct Faculty
Glaister Ayr, M.Sc. (Physicist and Radiation Safety Officer)
Clinical Coordinators
Martha Denault RT(R)(T)
Candace Denman RT(T)
Susan Steely RT(T)
Each semester, you will have at least one to two didactic (lecture) courses, plus one laboratory course during your first year. Each semester of the second year, you will have four to six didactic courses. 
Didactic courses are given on campus, which meet on campus one to two times per week for one to three hours, depending on the number of credits. Laboratory courses meet on campus once per week for two to three hours.
Clinical skills set and competencies are taught throughout the program, providing you with entry-level radiation therapy employment  skills upon graduation and successful completion of your national certification examination
For Alumni
Did you graduate from the Radiation Therapy program? Contact Jacqueline Stawicki, Associate Dean for Imaging Sciences at to stay in touch. If you’re not already a member of the Alumni & Friends Association, join today.
Program Outcomes

Credentialing Examination Pass Rate: Annual measurement of graduates that pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) examination on their first attempt

Radiation Therapy Associate in Science (Program Code 2159) 

​Year Number of Students who Took the Exam​ % Passing​
​2012 ​11 ​91%
​2013 10 ​100%
2014​ ​8 ​100%
3-Year Averages:​ ​9.6 ​97%


Radiation Therapy Specialist Technical Certificate (Program Code 6228)

​Year Number of Students who Took the Exam​​ % Passing​
2012​ 4​ 100%​
2013​ ​3 ​100%
2014​ ​6 ​100%
3-year Averages:​ ​4.3 ​100%


Radiation Therapy Program Combined Results (Programs 2159 and 6228) 

Year​ ​Total Number of Students who Took the Exam Total % Passing​
​2012 ​15 95.5 %​
​2013 13​ 100 %​
2014​ 14​ 100%​
3-Year Averages​ 14​ ​98.5%


Program Completion Rate: Annual measurement of students who began the program divided by the number of students that complete the program.

Radiation Therapy Associate in Science (Program Code 2159)

​Year Number of Students who Started​ ​Number of Students who Completed % Completed​
2010-2012​ ​16 11​ 68.7%​
​2011-2013 ​16 ​11 ​68.7%
2012-2014​ ​19 10​ ​52.6%
​3-Year Averages 17​ ​10.6 ​63.3%


Radiation Therapy Specialist Technical Certificate (Program Code 6228) 

​Year Number of Students who Started​​ Number of Students who Completed​ % Completed​​
2011-2012​ 7​ 4​ 57.1%​
2012-2013​ ​5 ​3 ​60%
2013-2014​ ​7 6​ ​85.7%
3-Year Averages​ ​6.3 ​4.3 ​67.6%


Radiation Therapy Program Combined Results (Programs 2159 and 6228)

Graduating ​Year ​Number of Students who Started Number of Students who Completed​ % Completed​
​2012 ​23 ​15 65.2%​
2013​ ​21 14​ ​66.7%
2014​ ​26 16​ 61.5%​
3-Year Average​ 23.3​ ​15 64.5%​


Job Placement Rate: Annual measurement of the number of graduates that gain employment in radiation therapy within 6 months of graduation verus the number of graduates actively seeking employment. 

Radiation Therapy Associate in Science (Program Code 2159)

Graduating ​Year Graduates Seeking Employment Graduates Employed​ % Employed​
​2012 9 8 88.8%​
​2013 9​ ​7 ​77.7%
​2014 ​6 ​6 100%​
3-Year Average​ ​8 ​7 ​88.8%


Radiation Therapy Specialist Technical Certificate (Program Code 6228) 

​Graduating Year ​Graduates Seeking Employment Graduates Employed​ % Employed​
​2012 4​ 4​ 100%​
​2013 ​3 ​2 66.7%​
​2014 5​ ​4 80%​
​3-Year Average ​4 ​3.3 82.2%​


Radiation Therapy Program Combined Results (Programs 2159 and 6228)  

Graduating Year ​Graduates Seeking Employment Graduates Employed​ % Employed​
​2012 13 12 92.3%​
​2013 12 9 75%​
​2014 11 10 91%​
​3-Year Average ​12 10.3 86.1%​


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