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Prerequisites

The following Bergen Community College courses are in accordance with the pre-admission requirements listed by state and national accreditation agencies for an approved program in Radiation Therapy Technology. The completion of all of the following courses or their equivalent is required for a Certificate in Radiation Therapy Technology from Bergen Community College.

All applicants to the Bergen Community College Radiation Therapy Program are required to complete the following courses as prerequisites.

  • Prerequisite BIO-109 Anatomy and Physiology I
    Course Description: An introduction to the basic principles of human anatomy and physiology that emphasizes some common diseases in relation to the various body systems. Among the topics considered are the basic plan of the body tissues, the skeletal system, the muscular system, articulations, cardiovascular system, and the respiratory system. Lectures are supplemented by writing assignments, discussion, and laboratory sessions that include dissection and elementary physiology experiments.
    3 lectures, 3 labs, 4 credits
  • Prerequisite: BIO-209 Anatomy and Physiology II
    Course Description: Continues the study of human anatomy and physiology. Among the topics considered are the digestive system, metabolism, urinary system, fluid and electrolyte balance, the nervous system, the endocrine system, and the reproductive system. Lectures are supplemented by writing assignments, discussion and laboratory sessions that include dissection and elementary physiology experiments.
    3 lectures, 3 labs, 4 credits
    Prerequisite: BIO 109
  • Prerequisite: PHY-185 Introduction to Physics
    Course Description: Covers a series of topics: Newton’s Laws of Motion, mechanical energy, work and power, heat and heat transfer, electricity and magnetism, light, sound, atomic structure, and radioactivity and relativity. Conceptual principles are emphasized without dwelling on the rigorous mathematic aspects of the topics studied. Although no math is required, some principles are developed and used. Application of principles to environmental and health problems included.
    3 lectures, 3 labs, 4 credits
  • Prerequisite: MAT-160 Intermediate Algebra
    Course Description: The study of polynomial and rational expressions, integral and fractional exponents, roots and radicals, linear and quadratic equations, functions, elementary curve sketching, inequalities.
    4 lectures, 4 credits
    Prerequisite: MAT 032 sequence or MAT 035
All applicants to the Bergen Community College Radiation Therapy Program are required to complete the following general education courses as prerequisites. Or, they may complete up to two of these courses concomitant with the Radiation Therapy Program course of study.

  • Prerequisite/Concomitant with the Program: WRT-201 English Composition II
    Course Description: Continues the emphasis of English Composition I on the writing process, and on critical reading and thinking skills. Particular attention is devoted to writing with sources and to argumentative writing. Emphasis is placed on correct language usage and on research and the techniques of MLA documentation.
    3 lectures, 3 credits
    Prerequisite: WRT 101
  • Prerequisite/Concomitant with the Program: COM-100 Speech Communication
    Course Description: Guides students through the methods of organizing, delivering, and evaluating the spoken word in various speech situations. Intrapersonal and interpersonal communication in conjunction with public address are studied.
    3 lecture, 3 credits

  • Prerequisite/Concomitant with the Program: MAT-180 Precalculus: College Algebra and Trigonometry
    Course Description: A study of coordinate geometry, functions and graphing; polynomial and rational functions, exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric, and inverse trigonometric functions; analytic geometry, and applications.
    4 lectures, 4 credits
    Prerequisite: MAT 160, minimum grade C.
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