Radiation Oncology

Radiation Oncology Students

Did you know that the Radiation Oncology Program at Virginia Western Community College prepares you to be a part of a cancer fighting team? Check out our local job board for current opportunities. Begin your journey today to a career that provides the opportunity to impact the lives of cancer patients through the delivery of radiation.

Virginia Western offers the Radiation Oncology program through distance learning at Northern Virginia Community College as well.  This joint venture opportunity is designed to prepare selected students to qualify as radiation therapists, contributing members of the allied health care team who provide a variety of therapeutic services using ionizing radiation.

Learn more: Watch the WDBJ7 Hometown Jobs report on Radiation Oncology at Virginia Western!

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.

Transfer Agreements

Students that graduate from Virginia Western with an associate degree and a minimum grade point average may obtain GUARANTEED admission to more than 30 of the commonwealth’s colleges and universities. Click here for a list of Virginia Transfer Partners.

In addition, Virginia Western has entered into the following agreement specific to the Radiation Oncology program. This list is subject to change, and the most current agreements can be found on our Transfer Agreements page.

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


VWCC Radiation Oncology JRCERT Accreditation Information

Professional Licensure Disclosure

Current and prospective students located outside the state of Virginia or who may be considering licensure in a state other than Virginia should review the disclosure information for this program here: Virginia Western Professional License Disclosures for Students Outside of Virginia.


Est. Tuition*: $
Credits: 72 Hours
Time: 2 Years

*Estimated cost reflects in-state rate and is subject to change


The cost of attendance is an estimate of the costs a student may have while at Virginia Western.

Click here for the cost of attendance for financial aid.


 Fralin Center HP339
New Students: Chapman Hall
Fax: 540-857-6640

Mailing address:
School of Health Professions
3091 Colonial Ave., SW
Roanoke, VA 24015


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


Martha Sullivan, Dean