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Biomedical Electronics Technology
Associate in Applied Science Degree
School of Technology and Applied Sciences
Downtown Milwaukee Campus
Program Code: 10-605-6

(Official WTCS title: Bio-Medical Electronics)


For Information: 414-297-6749

Overview — Biomedical Electronics Technology is an associate degree program to prepare you for a technical career with an employer that uses, repairs or manufactures biomedical electronic equipment, such as bedside monitor systems and EKG machines. A cooperative education internship is a required component of this program. When you register for the two courses ELCTEC-137 and ELCTEC-138 Biomedical Electronics Technician Internship 1 and 2, you will receive practical experience in electronics through on-the-job training. Contact the program advisor for details at 414-297-6749, or email stanclie@matc.edu.

 

Career Outlook — The ever-increasing reliance on electronics to test and monitor patients in healthcare facilities has created a need for biomedical electronics technicians, both in the healthcare industry and the electronic equipment industry. Program graduates hired by hospitals and clinics typically are responsible for installing, testing, calibrating and repairing biomedical electronic equipment. Manufacturers hire technicians to build and final-test biomedical electronic equipment. Other possible employers are contract service firms and equipment distributors.

 

Program Learning Outcomes — Employers expect program graduates to:

  • Apply the practical and theoretical foundations and skills of biomedical electronics technology
  • Apply critical thinking skills necessary to analyze, install and maintain biomedical electronic systems and equipment
  • Troubleshoot and repair malfunctioning electronic circuits, systems and networks found in a healthcare environment or associated industries
  • Write comprehensive technical reports

 

Preparation for Admission — The following are required for admission to the program:

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • One year of high school-level algebra or the equivalent
  • Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement assessment
  • Good health as evidenced by a medical examination
  • Documentation of compliance with Wisconsin’s Caregiver Law (Criminal background check)
  • Proper immunizations
  • 10-panel drug test

Normal vision, good manual dexterity, and the ability to work closely with others involved in a project are important for success in the program.

 

Possible Careers:
Biomedical Electronic Technician
Biomedical Equipment Technician
Biomedical Instrumentation Technician
Clinical Engineering Technician 

 

Related Programs:
Computer Electronics Technology
Electronic Engineering Technology
Electronic Technology

 

Start Dates: August/January

This program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.


Curriculum effective 2013-14.

TECHNICAL STUDIES 

Credits

 

( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students

 

 

(1)

ELCTEC-110

DC and AC Electronics 1 ‡

4

 

(1)

ELCTEC-130

Digital Electronics ‡

3

 

(1)

ELCTEC-170

Computer Systems ‡

3

 

(2)

ELCTEC-111

DC and AC Electronics 2 ‡

3

 

(2)

ELCTEC-120

Electronic Devices and Circuits ‡

4

 

(3)

ELCTEC-134

Biomedical Instrumentation ‡

4

 

(3)

ELCTEC-137

Biomedical Electronics Tech Internship 1 ‡

2

 

(3)

ELCTEC-140

Microprocessors ‡

3

 

(3)

ELCTEC-154

Electronic Communications ‡

3

 

(4)

ELCTEC-133

Medical Imaging Equipment ‡

4

 

(4)

ELCTEC-138

Biomedical Electronics Tech Internship 2 ‡

2

 

(4)

ELCTEC-176

Serial Communications and Networks ‡

3

 

GENERAL STUDIES

 

 

ENG-151

Communication Skills 1 ‡

3

 

and ENG-152

Communication Skills 2 ‡

3

 

 

OR ENG-201 and any 200-series ENG or SPEECH course

 

 


MATH-115


College Technical Mathematics 1 ‡


5

 

 

OR MATH-113 and MATH-114

 

 


MATH-116


College Technical Mathematics 2 ‡


4

NATSCI-137

Comprehensive Tech Physics ‡

4

 

 

NATSCI-177

General Anatomy and Physiology ‡

4

 


PSYCH-199


Psychology of Human Relations


3

 

 

OR Any 200-series PSYCH course

 

 


SOCSCI-197


Contemporary American Society

3

 

 

OR Any 200-series HIST or SOCSCI course

 

 

                                  

 

 

ELECTIVES

Suggested Electives: Three Credits Needed      

     3

 

 

ELCTEC-139

Advanced Biomedical Electronics ‡

 

 

ITNET-101

Network Communications (Network +)

 

 

ITNET-131

Networking Fundamentals (CISCO 1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 70

 

‡ Prerequisite required.

NOTE: Students who have not been accepted, or have not decided on a program, may begin with GENERAL STUDIES courses, if course prerequisites have been met.
Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

For course descriptions, class times, locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

 

Page updated April 2013.