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FAQs - Radiation Therapy

What type of degree do I receive?

​​Students will be awarded an Associate of Science degree upon completion of the two-year program and a Certificate upon completion of the 15 month program.

How many credits are in the program?

The Associates of Science degree (program code 2159) is 77 credits, 51 are from Radiation Therapy courses and the other 26 credits are from pre- and co-requisites. The Certificate program (program code 6228) is 43 credits of radiation therapy courses (certificate students will have completed an Associate degree or higher and obtained an ARRT licensure before acceptance into the certificate program)

What is the length of the program?

The Associates of Science degree is a two year program beginning in August and finishing in August. The Certificate program is a 15 month program that begins in May and ends the following August.

Should I submit my application by a certain date?
For exact time frames for the application period, check on the Health Sciences Admissions web page. Confirmation of a student’s acceptance into the program is confirmed after the deadline for applications and review of the applicant pool is completed. Admission is limited to available seats in the program.
Is financial assistance available?

Yes. Financial aid information on scholarships, loans and grants can be found through the Student Financial Services office on campus or on the Financial Aid section of this website.

When and where are classes in this program offered?

Radiation Therapy didactic and laboratory courses are taught on the North Campus located in Coconut Creek, Building 41, Rooms 150 and 152. Radiation Therapy clinical courses are conducted at hospitals and outpatient centers within Broward, Dade, Palm Beach, and Martin counties. All clinical courses are held Monday, Wednesday, and  Friday between the hours of 8am to 4pm through the last three smesters of the program. All didactic courses are held on North Campus. First year didactic courses and labs  are offered on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday  from 8 am to 4 pm. Second Year didactic classes are Tuesday and Thursday from 10:30am to 6:30pm.

What is the approximate total cost of the program -including tuition, books, uniforms, etc.?

The estimated total cost of the Radiation Therapy Program for Florida residents including tuition, special course fees, books, uniforms, and other fees (e.g., insurance, background checks, drug screening, health physical) is $10,000* for residents and $30,000* for out-of-state applicants. For general college tuition information.

* The cost listed above is a current estimate and is subject to change without notice.

Are uniforms required?

Yes. There is a required uniform for all clinical and lab courses, which is available for purchase at the bookstore.

Do I need to take a licensing examination after I graduate?

Yes. To practice Radiation Therapy in the State of Florida and nationally, you must have a license. The program has exceeded the national average with regard to pass rates on the licensing examination. Graduates are required to successfully complete a national examination in order to receive a license to practice in the State of Florida.

How does the current job market look?

There are definite signs of improvement in the job outlook for Radiation Therapists. The US Department of Labor and Bureau of Labor Statistics states that “Employment of radiation therpaists is projected to grow 24 percent from 2012 to 2022.”  For additional information, please visit the US Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics .

What are the Florida residency requirements as it relates to tuition?

You can find the information about Florida residency here. Generally, you must have established and maintained legal residency in Florida for a minimum of twelve months prior to the first day of the term that you enter the College.

What salary can I expect after I graduate?

​​The south Florida starting salaries range from $40,000 to $50,000 annually for the new graduate. Starting salaries for new graduates vary from state to state.

Who can I contact for additional information?

​Dr. Kathy Almquist DHSc, R.T. (R)(T)(CT)
Radiation Therapy Program Manager
954-201-2152

kalmquis@broward.edu

Those students who are interested in the Radiation Program are strongly encouraged to meet with a Health Science Academic Advisor on North Campus, Building 41, Room 149. In addition, it is recommended that interested students attend one of the Information Sessions that are offered once a month. See the Radiation Therapy Home Page for days, times, and location.

Does the program provide job placement services?

No. The program does not offer any type of job placement service, but you should use Broward College’s Career Center for help in resume writing, cover letters, interviewing techniques and to get access to jobs through Job Track.

When do the first classes begin?

​For those students who have been accepted into the Associate of Science program (code 2159) classes begin in August.

For those students who have been accepted into the Certificate program (code 6228) classes begin in May.

How do you determine who is accepted into the program?

A point system based on degree-required general education courses is utilized to rank applicants. Acceptance depends on where the student falls in the point ranking system with the top ranking students being accepted. Specifics regarding applying to the program are available on the Health Sciences Admissions page. The points system can be found on the Health Science Program Pre-Requisites Chart.

How do I know if my application is complete and if I have been accepted to the program?

Once accepted to Broward College, students will receive a letter with their Student ID number. Students should utilize this Student ID number to log into their Broward Student Account at www.broward.edu to monitor transcript evaluations and their Limited Access Program Application. Students must also monitor their Broward Student Email account as that is where the admissions department will communicate with students regarding application status and program acceptance. The admissions and selection process is managed by the Health Sciences Admissions Department.


Please Note:The Radiation Therapy Program does not oversee this process. For questions about your application or acceptance into the program, please contact the Health Sciences Admissions Department at
healthscience@broward.edu or by calling (954) 201 2892.
Can I enroll in the Radiation Therapy program as a part-time student?

No, the program is designed to be taken in sequential order for full-time students.

Is there a waiting list?

There is no waiting list to get into the Radiation Therapy Program at Broward College. Each year applicants are accepted based on the criteria stated above. Those who are not admitted must reapply for the following year.

Is the Radiation Therapy program offered on nights and weekends?

​No. The Radiation Therapy program at Broward College is a weekly day-time program.

Is the Radiation Therapy program offered fully on-line?

​No. The Radiation Therapy Program at Broward College is a face-to-face program that requires the student to be in the classroom, laboratory, and clinical settings.

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