Overview

You have the ability to complete hands-on training within the on-campus lab as well as clinical sites throughout New Hampshire. The Radiation Therapy Program has strong ties with all clinics within northern New England offering the most current technology available. All classes are taught by professionals within the field.

Upon completion of the program students are eligible to take the National Registry Exam with the ability to work anywhere in the United States.

Why Your Program

If you want to work in the realm of patient care using technology, then the field of Radiation Therapy may be for you! This field is known as “high touch, high technology” with advancement opportunities within the field. The Radiation therapist uses creativity in a patient care environment with ever changing technology.

Unique to Your Program

We are the only program in Maine, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. We offer students in northern New England the opportunity to enter the exciting field of Radiation Therapy in their own back yard for low tuition and state of the art clinical facilities. Our program boasts excellent job opportunities to the graduate with high employer satisfaction.

Clinical Rotations

We offer clinical rotations at eight oncology sites in New Hampshire, six sites in Maine, two sites in Massachusetts and Vermont. This allows you broad experience in different procedures, equipment and patients. You will have the opportunity to rotate to a different radiation oncology clinic each semester enabling you to be versatile in the field.

Certificate Options

The Radiation Therapy Program offers a Certificate option for candidates that are already Registered Radiographers. This is a 16-month program and students are eligible for the National Registry Exam upon completion of the Certificate.

Radiation Therapy Degree

FIRST YEAR

Course NumberCourse TitleCLLABCR
Fall Semester
 BIOL 195CAnatomy and Physiology I324
#RDTH 101CIntroduction to Radiation Therapy303
#RDTH 110CPrinciples and Practice of Radiation Therapy I324
#RDTH 115CPatient Care101
#RDTH 180CRadiologic Physics for the Radiation Therapist202
 14
Spring Semester
 BIOL 196CAnatomy and Physiology II324
 ENGL 101CEnglish Composition404
#RDTH 190CClinical Practice I*0163
#RDTH 215CSectional Anatomy and Pathology303
 14
Summer Semester
 MATH 124CCollege Algebra404
#RDTH 150CMedical Imaging and Processing202
#RDTH 195CClinical Practice II*0183
 9

SECOND YEAR

Fall Semester
 ENGL 120CCommunications303
#RDTH 200CRadiation Protection and Biology303
#RCTH 210CPrinciples and Practice of Radiation Therapy II324
#RDTH 290CClinical Practice III*0244
 14
Spring Semester
 PHIL 242CContemporary Ethical Issues303
#RDTH 205CTreatment Planning303
#RDTH 220CRadiation Therapy Physics303
#RDTH 293CClinical Practice IV*0244
 13
Summer Semester
 PSYC 105CIntroduction to Psychology303
#RDTH 280CRegistry Review101
#RDTH 295CClinical Practice V*0234
 8
TOTAL CREDITS72
# Indicates major field courses.
* All students enrolled in a clinical course will be charged a $500 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
LAB – Number of simulation laboratory, laboratory or clinical hours per week for the course
CR – Number of credit hours for the course

Specific Admission Requirements

For Fall 2020 Admission

Preference will be given to applicants whose applications are complete and received by the NHTI Admissions Office no later than March 13, 2020 (with the exception of the interview) for Fall 2020 admission.

  1. High school or college biology with lab AND chemistry with lab, both with grades of “C” or higher;
  2. College preparatory Algebra I with grade of “C” or higher or NHTI’s MATH 092C with a grade of “C” or higher;
  3. High school level physics is recommended;
  4. Clinical observation period in a Radiation Oncology Center; criteria established by and available from program faculty; call (603) 271-6484 x4226 for information;
  5. The applicant must complete a course in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Airway Obstruction Management for the Healthcare Provider/Professional Rescuer before program registration;
  6. A personal interview will be arranged with the applicant by the Admissions Office once the admission file is complete.

Please Note: Students who wish to enter the Radiation Therapy Degree program and are currently enrolled in another NHTI program must complete and submit the Change of Program form prior to the application deadline listed above.

Health, Character and Technical Requirements

The student must have sufficient strength and motor coordination required to perform the following physical activities:

  1. Standing for sustained periods of time and walking most of the work day to accomplish tasks;
  2. Frequent reaching and manual dexterity in handling accessory equipment for radiographic purposes including typing on computer terminals;
  3. Frequently transporting, moving, lifting and transferring patients from a wheelchair or stretcher to and from a radiographic table.

In addition, the student must have:

  1. Sufficient eyesight to observe patients, manipulate equipment and evaluate radiographic quality. Visual acuity (correctable) sufficient to work with analyzing data and figures, working with computer terminals, extensive reading, visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and operation of machines;
  2. Sufficient hearing to assess patient needs;
  3. Sufficient writing skills to communicate needs promptly and effectively. Ability to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word. Primary functions include activities in which the student must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to patients, physicians, families, and other employees accurately, and loudly or quickly; and
  4. Ability to work with frequent interruptions and respond appropriately to unexpected situations. Ability to work with wide variations in work load and stress levels.

Accreditation

The Radiation Therapy Degree is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (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

Mission Statement

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 NHTI’s Mission Statement.

Program Goals (PDF)

Program Effectivenss Data (PDF)

72 Credits Required

55-60%

of students qualify for financial aid