Radiation Therapy

Program Description

The Radiation Therapy program at West Virginia University Hospitals is a 12 month certificate program consisting of approximately 40 hours per week of clinical and didactic instruction. The program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology  (www.jrcert.org). Successful completion qualifies graduates as eligible to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (A.R.R.T.) certification exam in Radiation Therapy pending A.R.R.T. review and approval.

Facilities

The Radiation Therapy department’s primary clinical site is located in the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center which is a subdivision within the WVUH complex. The WVUH Radiation Oncology Department has some of the most technologically advanced equipment available to treat cancer, including two Varian ™ Linear Accelerators (Trilogy and True Beam) with Cone Beam CT, RPM, IMRT and SBRT capability, a Toshiba™ LB Virtual CT Simulator, an Electa Leksell ™ Perfexion Gamma Knife Unit, and brachytherapy sources including HDR. Treatment planning is facilitated through Varian Eclipse™ and the Aria™ record and verify system.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition is $1,500 per semester ($3,000 for the 12 month program). Additional costs include books, uniforms, graduation fees, certification exam fees, clinical tracking usage fee (see below) & travel expense. Students are informed of required textbook and uniform purchases upon admission to the program. Upon acceptance into the program, students are assessed a non-refundable, $50 admission fee.  All tuition and fees are subject to change without notice. The Trajecsys Report System™ has been implemented into our radiation therapy program for the purpose of clinical tracking. This electronic record has taken the place of the traditional paper clinical handbook that contained all of the student evaluations, including but not limited to the evaluations and competency examinations. Each enrolled student will be required to pay a one-time fee of $100.00 for usage of this system during the 12 month program. Fees are subject to change without notice.   

Financial Aid

The Radiation Therapy program is approved by the USDE to participate in the Student Financial Assistance Programs to include Pell Grants and the Direct Loan program. In addition, the Program is approved for Montgomery GI Bill benefits for eligible enrolled veterans.  Student financial aid eligibility is determined upon admission into the program.  Additional information can be obtained by selecting the Financial Aid link in the navigation bar at the top of this page.

Links

Joint Review Committee on Education In Radiologic Technology (JCERT)

American Society for Theraputic & Radiation Oncology American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)

American Society of Radiologic Technologist (ASRT)

WV Medical Imaging Board of Examiners

Contact

Chris Paugh MA, RT(R)(T)
Education Program Coordinator