Oakland Community College

Radiation Therapy

A Radiation Therapist, under the supervision of a radiation oncology physician or a cancer specialist, administers radiation therapy services to patients. The therapist provides appropriate procedures to patients, maintains pertinent records and exercises judgment in the administration of prescribed courses of treatment, tumor localization and the measurement and distribution of radiation. Graduates of this program will be eligible to work in hospitals, cancer treatment centers and clinics.

The OCC Radiation Therapy program is a cooperatively arranged program leading to an Associate Degree in Applied Science. The program is open to Radiation Therapists already in the field and to persons who wish to prepare for entry into the field.

For further information about OCC's Radiation Therapy Program contact the Department of Health Professions and Technologies at (248) 233-2916 or a counselor on any OCC campus.

ADMISSION NOTICE: students who wish to enter one of the "co-operative" health technologies programs must first contact the hospital where the specialty program is being offered to find out the admission requirements for the clinical part of the program BEFORE starting their prerequisite classes at OCC.