Sunday – November 19, 2017

Biomedical Electronics Technology (2017-2018)

(Official WTCS title: Bio-Medical Electronics)

Associate in Applied Science Degree
School of Technology and Applied Sciences / Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Career Cluster


Downtown Milwaukee Campus
Program Code: 10-605-6


For Information: 414-297-6749
Downtown Milwaukee Campus, 414-297-MATC

Overview — Through coursework and lab work focused on electrical safety, medical gas safety, effective communication with caregivers, and the clinical application of electronics and electro-mechanical devices, you will prepare for a technical career in the healthcare field.

Biomedical electronic equipment, such as cardiac monitors, ventilators, infusion pumps, anesthesia machines and x-ray equipment, are some of the devices covered. Computer network skills are also desired.

Normal vision; good manual dexterity; and the ability to push, pull or lift 50 pounds are required. A Clinical Engineering Internship for eight hours per day, one day a week, for two semesters provides hands-on experience and a potential reference for employment upon graduation. Contact the program instructor/advisor for details at 414-297-6749, stanclie@matc.edu.

 

Career Pathway — You can earn the Electronics Technician Fundamentals technical diploma on your way to completing this associate degree. Contact an MATC advisor for information.

 

Career Outlook — Jobs are competitive in the Milwaukee area. Some students may relocate to other areas of Wisconsin and occasionally other states for their first job. Opportunities for employment are currently satisfactory with hospitals, equipment manufacturers, and independent service organizations.

Program graduates hired by hospitals and other service providers are typically responsible for installing, calibrating and repairing biomedical electronic equipment, while providing a technical resource for the clinical staff.

 

Program Learning Outcomes — Employers will expect program graduates to:

•Apply the practical electronic concepts to the installation, service and maintenance of biomedical electronics equipment

•Apply critical thinking skills and communication skills while acting as a technical resource for clinical caregivers

•Troubleshoot and repair malfunctioning electronic equipment, systems and networks found in a healthcare environment or associated industries

•Provide timely equipment service and maintenance documentation required to maintain hospital certification


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

 

Possible Careers
Biomedical Electronic Technician
Biomedical Equipment Specialist
Field Service Technician 

 

Related Programs
Electronics Technician Fundamentals
Computer Electronics Technology
Electronic Engineering Technology
Electronic Technology – Automation

 

Start Dates: August/January
Sixteen-week terms.
This program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.

 

Curriculum effective 2017-18. 

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements. 

TECHNICAL STUDIES 

Credits

 

( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students

 

 

(1)

ELCTEC-130

Digital Electronics ‡ ^

3

 

(1)

ELCTEC-110

DC and AC Electronics 1 ‡ ^

4

 

(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 Technician Internship 1 ‡

2

 

(3)

ELCTEC-140

Microprocessors ‡ ^

3

 

(3)

ELCTEC-150

Data Communications and Networking ‡

3

 

(4)

ELCTEC-133

Medical Imaging Equipment ‡

4

 

(4)

ELCTEC-138

Biomedical Electronics Technician Internship 2 ‡

2

 

(4)

ELCTEC-176

Computer 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 Technical Physics ‡

4

 


 
  (or) NATSCI-221 College Physics 1 ‡  
 
 

 

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

Introduction to Networks (Cisco 1)

 

 


TOTAL CREDITS: 70

 

‡ Prerequisite required.

^ Counts toward earning the Electronics Technician Fundamentals technical diploma. 

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.


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

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.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.

 

Page updated March 2017.