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Radiation Therapy Technology

Radiation Therapists use state of the art equipment in a rapidly advancing area of oncology to treat and manage cancer patients. Cancer patients rely on a radiation therapist's precision and mastery of technology to help cure their disease and relieve their pain and discomfort.

Why Choose Radiation Therapy Technology?

If you have an interest in science and medicine and a desire to help people, radiation therapy technology may be the right field for you. The profession involves patient contact and the utilization of state-of-the-art medical procedures and technology.

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Curriculum & Classes

The radiation therapy technology program is designed to help you prepare for a career as a radiation therapist. Course topics include:

  • Radiation detection and protection
  • Radiation physics
  • Radiation biology
  • Treatment planning
  • Patient care & nursing

The bachelor’s degree includes a concentration in healthcare administration designed to develop ethical and management skills specific to the field, and help you climb the career ladder. Course topics include:

  • Healthcare organization & management
  • Ethics in healthcare
  • Financial management in healthcare
  • Legal aspects in healthcare
  • U.S. healthcare systems

Clinical Experience

Clinical experience is central to the program and the key to your success. You will complete 16 credits of clinical internship courses with one of our 20 cutting-edge affiliate medical centers in the New York City metropolitan area including:

  • Advanced Radiation Centers of NY
  • Advanced Radiation Oncology Services, Nyack
  • Elmhurst Hospital
  • Flushing Radiation Oncology Services
  • Garnet Health Medical Center
  • Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Montefiore Medical Center (locations at the Center for Radiation
  • Therapy and Moses Campus)
  • Montefiore - Yonkers Radiation Oncology
  • New York Cancer and Blood Specialists
  • New York Presbyterian - Columbia Medical Center
  • New York Presbyterian - Lawrence Hospital
  • NYU Langone
  • Queens Hospital Center
  • Westchester Medical Center
  • Westmed Radiation Oncology
  • White Plains Hospital

What Will You Learn?

You will develop the skills to join a team of specialists, such as radiation oncologists, physicists and dosimetrists, to deliver appropriate radiation to cancer patients. As a radiation therapy technology major, you will learn how to:

  • Prepare the patient and equipment for the delivery of the radiation;
  • Keep accurate records of the treatment of each patient;
  • Observe radiation safety and protection procedures;
  • Assist with treatment & computer planning, which includes the exact location of the tumor and the optimal technique for treatment


Admission Requirements 

Already have a bachelor's degreeRadiation therapy technology is also offered as a certificate.

What Will You Do?

The program trains you to become a radiation therapy technologist. The U.S. Bureau of Labor has projected that positions for radiation therapy technologists will grow 14% from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. Upon graduation you will be prepared to take on a full-time position. Entry level radiation therapy technologists working in the New York City metropolitan area can expect to earn between $95,000 - $105,000.

Requirements for Clinical Internship

Although Manhattan College accepts medical and religious exemptions, our clinical affiliate sites require proof of covid vaccination in order to enter internship. There are no exceptions. Please reach out to the Radiation Therapy or Nuclear Medicine Program Directors for further information.