Radiation Therapy

Program description

The Radiation Therapy program at WVU Hospitals is a 12-month certificate program consisting of approximately 40 hours per week of clinical and didactic instruction. Successful completion qualifies graduates as eligible to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification exam in Radiation Therapy pending ARRT review and approval. In addition, the program fulfills the educational requirements for all U.S. states requiring state licensure or certification (See Professional Certification and Licensure Disclosure under Program Documents.)


The Radiation Therapy program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL   60606-3182    Phone: (312)704-5300   email:[email protected]     www.jrcert.org

The program’s current award is 8 years. General program accreditation information and the current accreditation award letter can be found here


The Radiation Therapy department’s primary clinical site is located in the WVU Cancer Institute Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center, located on the WVUH campus. 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; one 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 and 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) and 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 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 U.S. Department of Education to participate in federal student financial assistance programs, including the Pell grants and Direct Loan programs. 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.


Joint Review Committee on Education In Radiologic Technology (JCERT)

American Society of Radiologic Technologist (ASRT)

WV Medical Imaging Board of Examiners


Chris Paugh MA, RT(R)(T)
Education Program Coordinator
[email protected]  (304) 598-4715