Radiation Therapy


Radiation Therapy utilizes ionizing radiation in a strictly controlled environment to treat disease, primarily cancer. High-energy x-ray, gamma, proton and electron beams are common forms of ionizing radiation used. Ionizing radiation can be administered using external beam therapy or by placing a radioactive material directly into a body tissue or cavity. The ultimate goal of radiation therapy is to destroy all abnormal cells while sparing the surrounding normal tissue.

Radiation therapists are part of a multi-disciplinary cancer management team. They are responsible for accurately positioning the patient for treatment, equipment operation, quality assurance, and calculating radiation dose to be delivered. Radiation therapists also have considerable responsibility for providing competent, concerned patient care. The therapist monitors patients throughout treatment, which often lasts several weeks

This program curriculum includes patient care, pathology and treatment principles, radiation physics, radiation biology and safety, and ethics. Clinical practice and supplemental instruction are provided at the affiliated clinical sites. Upon successful completion of this program, graduates are eligible to take the national registry examination given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

The Radiation Therapy program is a selective admission program. When you apply to the College, you will be accepted into Healthcare Support with a concentration in Radiation Therapy while you complete the prerequisite requirements. The Radiation Therapy program accepts a limited number of students each year and there is a separate application process. Contact your campus of interest below for more details.

Why choose the Radiation Therapy program?

Radiation Therapy offers students interested in a health career the possibility to work in a compassionate environment while providing direct patient care using state-of-the-art treatment techniques and equipment.


The Ivy Tech Radiation Therapy Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606. Website: www.jrcert.org. Email: mail@jrcert.org. Phone: 312-704-5300.


Proton Therapy Specialist (16 credit hours)

Short-term certificates are sequences of technical and professional courses that are industry focused and designed for workforce preparation. They provide access to targeted, short-term training in a discipline, and completers may sit for specific certification exams. Courses in certificate programs also apply toward technical certificates and associate degree programs in the subject area.

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Associate of Science (70 credit hours = 6 semesters)

The Associate of Science degree prepares you for transfer to a university to pursue a baccalaureate degree. The Associate of Science degree in Radiation Therapy transfers to some Indiana public and private colleges and universities.

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Transfer Options

To find out information about your transfer options to public and private universities, contact your academic advisor or the Transfer Office at your local Ivy Tech campus. You are also encouraged to contact the university in which you plan to transfer.


Your advisor will help you select electives for your program. Statewide electives, Transfer General Education Core (TGEC) electives, and Transfer Cluster electives vary by degree.

This course schedule is based on full-time attendance for students who have demonstrated college readiness. Please review our course schedules for full-time with college prep courses.

NOTE: The number of credits required for a degree or certificate is based on students who are program-ready and does not include College Prep courses. Availability of degrees and certificates varies by campus.

Please click the campus below to see program details:


The Ivy Tech Radiation Therapy Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), www.jrcert.org
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL, 60606-3/82, mail@jrcert.org. Phone: 312-704-5300. 

Faculty Contact:

Karlee Wyatt, MS, RT (R)(T), CMD  
Program Chair
812-330-6288  |  kwyatt13@ivytech.edu  

Erin Sanders, BS, RT (T)
Clinical Director
812-330-6322  |  esanders41@ivytech.edu

2014 Information Sessions:
November 11, 2014
February 12, 2015
April 15, 2015
5:00pm – 6:00pm
All sessions located in Room C244D

2015 Radiation Therapy Application Packet

Radiation Therapy Program Effectiveness 

Radiation Therapy Articulation Agreement
(University of Southern Indiana) 

Radiation Therapy Articulation Agreement
(St. Joseph's College Online)

Proton Therapy Specialist Application Packet (RTTs with Proton Experience)

Proton Therapy Specialist Application Packet (RTTs with NO Proton Experience)

Program Mission and Goals

  • IU Health Proton Therapy Center
  • IU Health
  • ProCure Treatment Centers

  • Radiation Therapist