Learn to Apply Safe Doses of Radiation
The Radiation Therapy Program at Broward College is accredited through the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The program offers you all of the required knowledge to be an entry level radiation therapist, which includes an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in our campus labs prior to beginning your clinical education. The clinical site experience will offer you the opportunity to enhance your clinical skills while treating cancer patients on a daily basis.
Radiation therapists are trained to deliver ionizing radiation to cancer patients. Radiation therapists will maintain excellent advanced math, radiation physics, radiation biology, and patient care skills. In addition, radiation therapists must be excellent communicators while possessing cultural competency skills.
When you apply and are accepted into the Radiation Therapy program at Broward College, you will develop the skills to provide appropriate patient care, apply problem solving techniques, use critical thinking skills, maintain patient records, practice and adhere to patient privacy, and most importantly practice radiation safety. Lastly, you will be able to identify and administer treatment protocols, perform tumor localization through the use of diagnostic radiographs and computed tomography (CT), and calculate dosimetry formulas used to plan patient radiation doses.
Students considering a career in Radiation Therapy are encouraged to attend an Information Session and make an appointment with a Health Science Academic Advisor located on North Campus in Coconut Creek, Florida.