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

The Radiation Oncology joint program at NOVA is offered through Virginia Western Community College to selected students in Northern Virginia through distance learning. Lectures are delivered through a combination of online courses completed from home, and interactive live-video courses and labs held face-to-face at the Medical Education Campus in Springfield, Virginia. Clinical experiences are completed at hospitals or clinics in the Northern Virginia area.

About the Radiation Oncology Program

Distance degree program offered through Virginia Western Community College.

Virginia Western Community College delivers its Radiation Oncology program through distance learning to Northern Virginia Community College. The program is designed to prepare selected students to qualify as contributing members of the allied health care team who provide a variety of therapeutic services through the use of ionizing radiation. The Radiation Oncology Program is an intensive, five semester associate degree program beginning in August of each year. The program consists of formal classes and clinical experiences conducted at various area facilities where the student will be exposed to the most modern equipment and techniques available for the treatment of cancer.

NVCC Contact: Ms. Kathleen Riley
ROC Clinical Coordinator
Phone: 703.822.9042
Email: kdriley@nvcc.edu 

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