Radiation Oncology

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Make a Difference: Become a Radiation Therapist

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


Radiation Oncology

Through a collaborative arrangement with Virginia Western Community College (VWCC), NOVA students have access to the VWCC Radiation Oncology. NOVA offers some of the required courses, and students will take the rest of the ROC courses through VWCC. General education and clinical courses are offered through NOVA and clinical affiliations are in Northern Virginia. Lecture classes are offered through distance learning from VWCC. Students must enroll in the program through VWCC and, upon completion, students will be VWCC graduates. For more information, go to https://www.virginiawestern.edu/academics/health-professions/radiation-oncology/ or call VWCC Health Professions Office at 540-857-7307.

Two Years
Medical Education
Curriculum Details

Why Study Radiation Oncology at NOVA?

Collaborative Learning

Study Radiation Oncology through a joint program with Virginia Western Community College, offering a collaborative approach that allows NOVA students to access VWCC's Radiation Oncology courses.

Impactful Careers

Join a cancer-fighting team and embark on a career that directly contributes to the well-being of cancer patients by delivering therapeutic services through ionizing radiation.

Affordable Radiation Oncology Program

You’ll receive an affordable radiation oncology education. You may even qualify for NOVA scholarships to help offset the cost of your tuition. 

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).

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

Radiation Oncology Career Outcomes

Credits and
Transfer Info

Credit for Prior Learning

Credit for prior learning (CPL) generally refers to the process of granting college credit for learning gained in nontraditional ways, including but not limited to: certifications, AP or IB exams, military training, or life experience.


Learn more about possible transfer opportunities associated with this program of study. Students interested in transferring should contact an advisor or counselor to further discuss their plans.

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