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School of Health Professions :: Programs of Study

Radiation Oncology - AAS

This curriculum is designed to prepare selected students to perform the responsibilities of an entry-level radiation therapist.  Upon completion graduates will be eligible to apply to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) examination leading to certification as a registered Radiation Therapist, RT-T.

About Radiation Therapists (Occupational Outlook Handbook)

If you are interested in applying to the VWCC Radiation Oncology program, we encourage you to explore the information links on this page to learn more about the process.  Once your application and transcripts have been reviewed, our office can provide academic guidance to help prepare students for possible entry into this program.  If you need further assistance, you may contact our office.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Radiation Oncology degree program is to provide the communities and diverse populations we serve with radiation therapists dedicated to excellence and integrity who are prepared to meet the challenges of an evolving healthcare environment.


To effectively implement the program mission, the college and program faculty have made a commitment to:

  • Instill in graduates a strong understanding of the principles and practices of radiation oncology to successfully perform as entry-level radiation therapists.
  • Create an intellectual experience that stimulates student's critical thinking/problem-solving skills, and generates an appreciation for Radiation Oncology as a profession.
  • Develop graduates who will behave in a professional manner.
  • Develop students who will recognize the need for life-long learning.
  • Develop students with effective communication skills.


The program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) and is operated in compliance with their standards for accredited programs.

20 N. Wacker Dr., Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182


Advising/Info Office

Location: Fralin Center HP339
Phone: 540-857-7306 or 857-7307
Fax: 540-857-6640

Mailing address:
3091 Colonial Ave., SW
Roanoke, VA 24015

Program Head

Tillie Conner, MS, RT(R)(T)
Director and Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology

A.A.S. - Virginia Western Community College, 1981
B.A. - Mary Baldwin College, 1990
M.S.Ed. - Virginia Polytechnic University, 2002

College Catalog

School of Health Professions

Carole S. Graham, Dean
Administration & business contacts
Location: Fralin Center HP214C
Phone: 540-857-6717