The Program Structure
Our program is 5 semesters long and leads to a bachelor of science or a bachelor of professional studies degree. The program can only be taken on a full- time basis. We admit a limited number of students each year so that all of our students receive close, personal attention. Beginning in the fall only, the program includes five consecutive semesters of classroom and clinical courses.
Starting after the junior spring break, students complete 44 weeks of clinical in clinical oncology centers located in Central New York, Buffalo, Capital/Hudson Valley, Rochester, the North Country and the Southern Tier. Students request these regions at the time of interview and a decision about region assignments are made by the Admissions Committee at the time of acceptance.
A student will be in their assigned region for nearly all of the 44 weeks, however, they can request individual rotations outside of their region to work with different equipment, however placement will depend on availability. Students who are in the Central NY region will always be out of the greater Syracuse area during their last six weeks of clinical.
Radiation Therapy Technology, BS
Radiation Therapy Technology, BPS
Junior Year Fall
Syracuse for 15 weeks: Students spend the entire first semester in Syracuse, on campus. Each week, four days are class, with one evening in lab. Mid semester, one day is spent observing in a clinical setting.
Junior Year Spring
Syracuse for 8 weeks: Students spend the first eight weeks on campus in Syracuse. Each week consists of day and evening classes and clinical labs.
Clinical Region for 6 weeks: After spring break, students move to their assigned region for six weeks of clinical (Tuesday - Thursday, 21 hours per week). One half a day per week is devoted to an online synchronous Ethics class.
Junior Year Summer
Clinical Region for 12 weeks: Students spend their entire summer semester in full-time clinical (M- F, 40 hours per week).
Senior Year Fall
Clinical Region 4 days a week for 14 weeks. Students are in clinical for 8 hours a day. (M, W-F, 32 hours per week)
Class: Students spend 14 days a semester in class, some of which will be on campus. Most class sessions will be via interactive videoconferencing. (One day, 8 hours per week)
Senior Spring Semester
Clinical Region 4 days a week for 14 weeks. Students are in clinical for 8 hours a day. (T-F, 32 hours per week)
Class: Students spend 14 days a semester in class, via interactive videoconferencing. (One day, 8 hours per week)