About The Program

Radiation Oncology involves the use of ionizing radiation to provide therapeutic services for the treatment of cancer.

Program Degrees and Certificates

Program Details

A degree program offered through Virginia Western Community College at the NOVA Medical Education Campus

Virginia Western Community College offers its Radiation Oncology program through Northern Virginia Community College. This joint venture opportunity is designed to prepare selected students to qualify as radiation therapists, contributing members of the allied health care team who provide a variety of therapeutic services through the use of ionizing radiation.

The degree program in Radiation Oncology is a full-time, five-semester sequential curriculum leading to an Associate in Applied Science Degree and eligibility to sit for the National Certification Examination in Radiation Therapy sponsored by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

The program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).

Information Session

The first step to beginning health career training at NOVA/MEC is to review the information session.

Please note that the online information session contains program information for the current academic year only.

Career Prospects

Radiation therapists are responsible for administering the treatments that fight cancer. They typically have an undergraduate degree in radiation therapy and are licensed in the state they work in. Licensure requirements include being certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

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