Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Radiation Therapy 2013-2014

Bachelor of Science

PCC endeavors to create accurate transfer guides for students; however, requirements and equivalencies may change without notice. Students are responsible for working with PCC advisors and advisors at their transfer institution to ensure that their academic plan will meet requirements and timelines.

Required Courses

University Requirement PCC Equivalent Credits

Associate Degree in Radiologic Technology


PCC Associate of Applied Science in Radiography

Including MTH 111 & 112 and WR 121, 122, & 227

119 total
OR Complete the following coursework
Natural Sciences: to include
Anatomy & Physiology

BI 231, 232, & 233 Anatomy & Physiology

Chemistry including Organic & Biochemistry CH 104, 105, & 106 General Chemistry 15
College Algebra, MTH 111 & 112

MTH 111 College Algebra


MTH 112 Elementary Functions




Physics to include electricity & magnetism PHY 201, 202, & 203 General Physics 12
Nutrition FN 225 Nutrition 4
General Requirements
English Composition, WR 121, 122, 227 WR 121, 122, & 227 12
Arts & Letters
Arts & Letters Courses ENG courses, ART 101, 102, 103, 204, 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213, 215, MUS 105, 106, 108, 201A, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, TA 101, 274, 200-level foreign language 9 Minimum
Social Sciences: to include
Human Development PSY 215 Human Development 4
Other Social Science courses ATH, EC, HST, PS, PSY, SOC, WS 5 Minimum

Additional Requirements

Completion of at least two academic years of college study or 90 quarter hours (60 semester hours) is required prior to matriculation in the Radiation Therapy program. Students may apply while they are completing the admission requirements, but must complete prerequisite courses and credits prior to enrollment unless a waiver has been granted. Applications must have one of the following: degree, certificate, prerequisites.

Radiation Oncology is a highly specialized branch of medicine that utilizes ionizing radiation in the treatment of disease. The aim of therapy may be to cure the disease or to alleviate symptoms such as pain. As a career, this field offers a challenging and rewarding work environment with other possibilities for personal advancement.

A radiation therapist is a professional member of the radiation therapy team.  They must possess the ability to communicate well with patients, other health professionals and the public. Although this is a highly technical field, the therapist will be called on to provide psychological support to the patient and their families.  Therapists work closely with the social worker, oncology nurse and physician to assist oncology patients and their families through the physical and emotional issues encountered with the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

Admission Process

Admission packets are sent out in December and completed admission applications are accepted between January 1st and March 1st each year.


For more information email Linda Yates:  yatesl@ohsu.edu


Last updated: September 2013