This program is for students who want to work in patient care using technology, known as “high touch, high technology,” with advancement opportunities. The radiation therapist uses creativity in a patient care environment with ever-changing technology. NHTI offers the only Radiation Therapy program in N.H.

Curriculum Abbreviations

  • CL – Number of lecture/classroom hours per week for the course
  • LAB – Number of simulation laboratory, laboratory or clinical hours per week for the course
  • CR – Number of credit hours for the course

First Year

CourseTitleCLLABCR
Fall Semester
RDTH 101CIntroduction to Radiation Therapy303
RDTH 110CPrinciples and Practice of Radiation Therapy I324
RDTH 200CRadiation Protection and Biology303
RDTH 210CPrinciples and Practice of Radiation Therapy II324
RDTH 290CClinical Practice III10244
    18
Spring Semester
RDTH 205CTreatment Planning303
RDTH 215CSectional Anatomy and Pathology303
RDTH 220CRadiation Therapy Physics303
RDTH 293CClinical Practice IV10244
    13
Summer Semester
RDTH 295CClinical Practice V10234
    4

Second Year

CourseTitleCLLABCR
Fall Semester
RDTH 280CRegistry Review101
RDTH 296CClinical Practice VI10326
    7
Total Credits42

1All students enrolled in clinical nursing, diagnostic medical imaging, and dental courses will be charged a $500/per semester clinical surcharge. The following courses carry this charge: RDTH 290C, RDTH 293C, RDTH 295C, and RDTH 296C.

 

The deadline for Fall 2021 admission is March 5, 2021. The deadline for Fall 2022 admission is March 4, 2022.

Preference will be given to applicants whose applications are complete (with the exception of the interview) and received by the Admissions Office at NHTIadmissions@ccsnh.edu by the deadline.

  • High school or college biology with lab and chemistry with lab, both with C or higher
  • College prep Algebra I with a C or higher, or NHTI’s MATH 092C with a C or higher
  • High school-level physics is recommended.
  • Applicants must write an essay on their desire to enter the field of Radiation Therapy; instructions on how to complete this requirement can be downloaded at this link:  Radiation Therapy Essay  and are available from the Admissions Office at NHTIadmissions@ccsnh.edu.
  • Complete a course in CPR and Airway Obstruction Management for the Healthcare Provider/Professional Rescuer before program registration
  • A personal interview with the Admissions Office

Students who wish to enter this program and are currently enrolled in another NHTI program must complete and submit the Change of Program form to the Admissions Office prior to the application deadline. 

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.

  • The student/graduate will be clinically competent.
    • Student/graduate will select appropriate treatment setup factors.
    • Students will practice radiation protection.
    • Students will be exposed to a variety of alternate treatment setups.
  • The student/graduate will communicate effectively.
    • Students will articulate the setup procedure to the patient.
    • Students will practice effective communication with the radiation therapist community.
  • The student/graduate will use critical thinking.
    • Students will create a reproducible patient position in simulation.
    • Students will demonstrate competence when setting up an IMRT treatment.
  • The student/graduate will demonstrate professionalism.
    • Students will examine the importance of continued professional development.
    • Students will demonstrate professional and ethical behavior when interacting with patients and members of the healthcare team.

Our program boasts excellent job opportunities to the graduate with high-employer satisfaction.

NHTI’s Radiation Therapy certificate is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The program will assure continued excellence through accreditation by JRCERT. For further information, please contact:

JRCERT
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL  60606
Tel: 312-704-5300; fax: 312-304-5304
Email: mail@jrcert.org
www.jrcert.org

Year 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 5 yr. avg.
Pass Rate on Credentialing Exam 63% 100% 100% 57% 100% 79%
Job Placement Rate 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Program Completion Rate 100% 71% 57% 64% 75% 71%

The number of graduates under “Job Placement Rate” may differ from the total number of graduates completing the program. JRCERT has defined “not actively seeking employment” as:

  • Graduate fails to communicate with program officials on employment status after multiple attempts.
  • Graduate is unwilling to seek employment that requires relocation.
  • Graduate is unwilling to accept employment due to salary or hours.
  • Graduate is on active military duty and/or is continuing education.

We offer clinical rotations at eight oncology sites in N.H., six in Maine, and two in Mass. and Vt., offering students broad experience in procedures, equipment, and patients. Students can rotate to a different radiation oncology clinic each semester, enabling versatility.

Students must have sufficient strength and motor coordination to perform the following physical activities:

  • Standing and walking for up to eight hours during the work day
  • Frequent reaching and manual dexterity in handling accessory equipment for radiation therapy purposes
  • Frequently transporting, moving, lifting items up to 40 lbs unassisted
  • Sufficient strength to assist patients including transfer of patients from a wheelchair/stretcher to and from a treatment/simulation table

In addition, the student must have:

  • No medical restrictions concerning operation of radiation producing equipment
  • Sufficient hearing to distinguish audio signals from equipment and assess patient needs
  • Sufficient eyesight to observe patients, manipulate equipment, and evaluate radiographic quality; sufficient visual acuity to analyze data, figures, and small print; work with computer terminals; and inspect small defects, small parts, and operation of machines. Vision must be maintained within dim lighting.
  • Sufficient writing skills to communicate needs promptly and effectively.
  • Ability to express or exchange ideas includes conveying detailed or important spoken instructions to patients, physicians, families, and other employees, accurately, loudly or quickly
  • Ability to work with frequent interruptions and respond appropriately to unexpected situations
  • Ability to work with wide variations in workload and stress levels
  • Approval of the clinical facility if there is any question of meeting essential functions

  • Clinical Coordinator/Adjunct Professor

    Jennifer Cox

    Radiation Therapy
    Clinical Coordinator/Adjunct Professor
  • Adjunct Professor

    Tammy Miron

    Radiation Therapy
    Adjunct Professor
  • Department Chair/Professor

    Amy VonKadich

    Diagnostic Medical Imaging | Orthopaedic Technology | Radiation Therapy | Radiologic Technology | Sonography
    Department Chair/Professor
    MacRury M112B

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