|Course Number||Course Title||CL||LAB||CR|
|BIOL 195C||Anatomy and Physiology I||3||2||4|
|#||RDTH 101C||Introduction to Radiation Therapy||3||0||3|
|#||RDTH 110C||Principles and Practice of Radiation Therapy I||3||2||4|
|#||RDTH 115C||Patient Care||1||0||1|
|#||RDTH 180C||Radiologic Physics for the Radiation Therapist||2||0||2|
|BIOL 196C||Anatomy and Physiology II||3||2||4|
|ENGL 101C||English Composition||4||0||4|
|PHIL 242C||Contemporary Ethical Issues||3||0||3|
|#||RDTH 150C||Medical Imaging and Processing||2||0||2|
|#||RDTH 190C||Clinical Practice I*||0||16||3|
|MATH 124C||College Algebra||4||0||4|
|#||RDTH 195C||Clinical Practice II*||0||18||3|
|#||RDTH 215C||Sectional Anatomy and Pathology||3||0||3|
|PSYC 105C||Introduction to Psychology||3||0||3|
|#||RDTH 200C||Radiation Protection and Biology||3||0||3|
|#||RCTH 210C||Principles and Practice of Radiation Therapy II||3||2||4|
|#||RDTH 290C||Clinical Practice III*||0||24||4|
|#||RDTH 205C||Treatment Planning||3||0||3|
|#||RDTH 220C||Radiation Therapy Physics||3||0||3|
|#||RDTH 293C||Clinical Practice IV*||0||24||4|
|IST 102C||PC Applications||3||0||3|
|#||RDTH 280C||Registry Review||1||0||1|
|#||RDTH 295C||Clinical Practice V*||0||23||4|
# Indicates major field courses.
* All students enrolled in a clinical course will be charged a $350 per semester clinical surcharge. The following courses carry this charge: RDTH 190C, RDTH 195C, RDTH 290C, RDTH 293C and RDTH 295C.
CL - Number of lecture/classroom hours per week for the course
Curriculum for students entering program in 2015-16
Prospective Radiation Therapy Students
For a more in-depth look into the Radiation Therapy Program, please visit our blackboard site at ccsnh.blackboard.com (username: rthstudent password: nhti)
The degree of Associate in Science with a major in Radiation Therapy is awarded upon successful completion of the program.
The Radiation Therapy Program utilizes didactic, laboratory, and clinical education to train students to work as Radiation Therapists in cancer treatment centers. Radiation Therapists work under the direction of an oncologist to treat patients with malignant diseases using ionizing radiation. A certificate option is available for students with prior degrees in Radiological Sciences. Radiation Therapists work in hospitals, private radiation oncology centers and research centers.
The Radiation Therapy Degree is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). For further information, please contact:
20 N. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
Admission to the Radiation Therapy program is very competitive. Selection is determined by a cumulative point system that is based on the high school prerequisite courses and grades, college courses and grades (only those courses required in the Radiation Therapy Program), an observation essay and a personal interview. It is highly recommended that applicants complete as many General Education courses (non-Radiation Therapy courses) as possible prior to application to the program. This will enhance the application for admission as well as lighten the academic load. These courses can be taken at NHTI through the General Studies Program. Once in the General Studies Program students should consult that program's department head regarding course selection. A "Request for Change of Program" form, available from the Admissions Office, should be submitted during the Fall Semester prior to the program start date.
Specific Admission Requirements
For Fall 2017 Admission
Preference will be given to applicants whose applications are complete and received by the NHTI Admissions Office no later than March 10, 2017 (with the exception of the interview) for Fall 2017 admission.
NHTI has developed excellent practicum opportunities for our students to foster hands-on learning while simultaneously receiving credit. Nonetheless, the college's first priority must be to ensure that patients/clients/children/families are not placed in jeopardy by students during learning experiences. Therefore, students in internship, externship, practicum, service learning, and clinical experiences must demonstrate sufficient emotional stability to withstand the stresses, uncertainties and changing circumstances that characterize patient/client/child/family responsibilities. Furthermore, the student is expected to have the emotional stability required to exercise sound judgment, accept direction and guidance from a supervisor or faculty member, and establish rapport and maintain sensitive interpersonal relationships and confidentiality with employees, customers, and/or patients/clients/children and their families.
Health, Character and Technical Requirements
The student must have sufficient strength and motor coordination required to perform the following physical activities:
In addition, the student must have:
For a complete listing of immunizations and clinical clearance requirements, please see the health requirements for Allied Health students.
Radiation Therapy Clinical Sites
Coastal Cancer Center, Bath, ME
Elliot Regional Cancer Center, Manchester, NH
Elliot Regional Oncology at Londonderry, Londonderry, NH
The Kingsbury Center for Cancer Care, Keene, NH
MaineMed Oncology, Portland, ME
MaineMed Oncology, Scarborough, ME
Nashua Regional Cancer Center, Nashua, NH
National Life Cancer Treatment Center, Barre, VT
Newburyport Cancer Center, Newburyport, NH
Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Lebanon, NH
North Main Oncology, Providence, RI
Payson Cancer Center, Concord, NH
Seacoast Cancer Center, Dover, NH
Southern Maine Healthcare, Sanford, ME
The mission of the radiation therapy program is to educate and produce highly qualified radiation therapists through an objective based didactic education and competency based clinical education. Student growth and professional development will be instilled through the community college system and atmosphere in conjunction with the Institute’s Mission Statement.