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Radiation Therapy, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 33 months
Burnaby, Canada
British Columbia Institute of Technology Radiation Therapy Bachelor of Science is the only program of its kind in BC. We pair cutting edge technology with peer and mentorship support so you are well prepared to look for work once you graduate.
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The Radiation Therapy Technology degree program is structured to provide the required academic portion of courses delivered at British Columbia Institute of Technology and also clinical experience scheduled at BC Cancer Agency treatment centres.

A patient with cancer can be treated with three main modalities: surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Radiation therapy may be used alone or with surgery and chemotherapy. Treatment can often cure the patient or offer palliation by increasing quality of life. The radiation therapist (RTT) is a health-care professional responsible for delivering a therapeutic dose of ionizing radiation in the treatment of cancer. As an RTT you will work within a team of other health-care professionals including radiation oncologists, medical physicists, nurses, nutritionists, and other allied health professionals.

Who it’s for

  • This program is for individuals who:
  • Enjoy working directly with patients and want to offer a high level of care
  • Are detail-oriented and express good judgment
  • Have a blend of strong computer and communication skills
  • Have one year or more of post-secondary education

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 33 months
  • Credits
    185 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Communication for Radiation Therapy
  • Critical Reading and Writing

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

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
  • English: two years of education in English in an English-speaking country with one of the following: English 12 (73%) or, 3.0 credits of post-secondary English, humanities or social sciences (73%) from a recognized institution
  • Letter of reference describing your volunteer experience and confirming your hours from your volunteer organization
  • Biology: one of the following (or equivalent), completed within the past five years: Biology 12 (73%) or, 3.0 credits of post-secondary human biology (73%) from arecognized institution

Tuition Fee

  • International

    43212 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21606 CAD per semester and a duration of 33 months.
  • National

    7040 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3520 CAD per semester and a duration of 33 months.
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Living costs for Burnaby

  • 1600 - 2700 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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