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Radiation Therapy: Bachelor of Science


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  • Location
  • Length

    33 months, full-time

    Vacation breaks include approximately:

    • 2–3 weeks in December/January for Christmas and New Years
    • 8 weeks in May/June (1st year students)
    • 4 weeks in August (2nd year students)
  • Tuition Estimate

    Please see the Fees, Payments and Refunds section of the website for information on full-time tuition fees.

  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates

    Level 5:  $800
    Level 6:  $600
    Level 8:  $400
    Level 9:  $200

    (general estimated cost, subject to change)

    Face respirator fit testing: approximately $25 per year, annual re-fitting required.

    CPR certification: approximately $150-200 (certification valid 3 years)

    BCIT requires students to pay for transportation and parking costs during clinical experience scheduled at the Vancouver, Fraser Valley (Surrey) or Abbotsford Cancer Centres. Students may also be required to obtain clinical experience in Victoria at their own expense.

    In order to become a registered radiation therapist in Canada, students are required to write the certification exams after successfully graduating.

    Cost to write the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) certification exams is CAD $800 (subject to change).

  • Credential Granted
    Bachelor of Science

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Application Deadline Advice

Applications accepted November 1st* to March 15th.*

*or next business day

Note: This program does not accept applications from international students. View programs that do

Note: The September 2017 intake is now closed for new applications. Applications for the September 2018 intake will be accepted starting November 1, 2017.

Entrance requirements

Competitive Entry: Two-step process

Preference will be given to applicants with:

  • Academic grades above the minimum
  • Requirements completed within the last five years
  • Related experience*
  • Additional post-secondary academic courses*

*Applicants with preferred entrance requirements are to submit transcripts and supporting documentation with their online application.

Step 1: Meet the following entrance requirements

  • English: two years of education in English in an English-speaking country with one of the following:
  • Biology: one of the following (or equivalent), completed within the past five years:
  • Physics 12 (67%)

  • Post-secondary: one year of university level academics (30.0 credits) with a minimum grade of 60% in each of the following:
    • 6.0 credits math (preferably calculus-based)
    • 6.0 credits physics
    • 3.0 credits English (preferably composition based)
    • 6.0 credits general education (also called liberal studies)
    • Further biology credits are an asset but not required

  • Letter of reference describing your volunteer experience and confirming your hours from your volunteer organization*

  • Complete the following form for submission with your online application:

Applicants who have completed post-secondary studies outside of Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia or New Zealand will require a comprehensive evaluation of their credentials by the International Credential Evaluation Service (ICES). Credential evaluation reports from other Canadian services may be considered. These reports must include course-by-course evaluations and GPA calculations.

*Volunteer experience: Candidates must show a commitment to patient care by completing a minimum of 40 hours of volunteer work in a hospital or care facility -or- by having previous work experience in healthcare or other equivalent experience. Examples of relevant volunteer experience include: senior care homes, community centers (dealing with clients with special needs), hospitals, medical clinics, children's camps, rehabilitation centers, etc. Relevant volunteer experience includes frequent, personal interactions with clients or patients requiring special attention.

Read more about how to meet BCITâ??s entrance requirements

Step 2: Requirements for selected applicants

Shortlisted applicants will be required to complete the following:

  • Multiple Mini Interview Process (MMI)

During this process, applicants will be assessed by program staff for their suitability for the program and this profession.

In order to prepare for their interview, applicants are advised to conduct their own research on the profession.

Note:

  1. Interviews are usually held in January, February and March.
  2. The Radiation Therapy program may share the MMI process with Medical Radiography, Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Nuclear Medicine programs; applicants are only eligible for one MMI. The results of the MMI will be transferred between programs if the application is transferred. Applicants must meet the entrance requirements of the program they are transferring their applications to.

Step 3: Conditionally selected applicants

If you have been conditionally accepted to BCIT you will be notified through myCommunication and the following information will be required in order to be accepted into the program:

Once these and any other outstanding conditions have been met, you will receive notification of your full acceptance.

Apply to program

Note: The September 2017 intake is now closed for new applications. Applications for the September 2018 intake will be accepted starting November 1, 2017.

You can check the status of your application online at any time using the Student Information System.

Note: This program does not accept applications from international students. View programs that do

Scheduled intakes

September each year.

myCommunication

Within two business days of submitting your completed application, BCIT will send a message to your personal and myBCIT e-mail addresses. All correspondence regarding your application will be posted to your online myCommunication account at my.bcit.ca. We'll send you an e-mail when a new message is posted. It's important to watch for these e-mails or regularly check your account online.

You can expect to receive communication concerning the status of your application within four weeks.

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

The English-Language Proficiency required for study at BCIT is detailed here.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

You will need to meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. Most programs require Grade 12 graduation with specific Grade 11 and 12 courses. Some programs also have non-academic requirements such as submitting a resume or participating in an interview.

For more details on BCIT's Admission and Registration requirements check here.

Application priority is given to BC residents who are Canadian citizens and landed immigrants who have lived in BC for the 12 months immediately before enrolment. Second priority is given to out-of-province citizens and landed immigrants. Third priority is given to applicants who are neither Canadian citizens nor landed immigrants.

Out-of-Province

You will need to meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. Most programs require Grade 12 graduation with specific Grade 11 and 12 courses. Some programs also have non-academic requirements such as submitting a resume or participating in an interview.

For more details on BCIT's Admission and Registration requirements check here.

Application priority is given to BC residents who are Canadian citizens and landed immigrants who have lived in BC for the 12 months immediately before enrolment. Second priority is given to out-of-province citizens and landed immigrants. Third priority is given to applicants who are neither Canadian citizens nor landed immigrants.

BC Transfer Student

For details on transfer credit at BCIT check here.

 

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

For details on transfer credit at BCIT check here.

 

Mature Student

If you have not graduated from secondary school you can still be admitted to BCIT based on your relevant experience.

To gain Mature student status, you must also meet BCIT's English-language requirements as well as any prerequisites for your desired program.

There is helpful information for Mature students in the Frequently Asked Questions section of BCIT's Admission & Registration webpage.

International Student

For details on applying to BCIT as an International Student check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

The Technology Entry Program is for students who want to improve their skills in core areas such as communications, Math, Chemistry or Physics to meet the prerequisites of their intended BCIT Technology Program.

 

How to Apply

For information on applying to BCIT's programs check here.

Education Building Options for this program are not available.