Biomedical Electronics Technology

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Program Information

  • Location: Downtown Milwaukee Campus
  • Pathway: STEM
  • Program Code: 10-605-6
  • Offering: In-class
  • Degree Type: 2-Year Degree (Associate)
  • Start Dates: August/January

About the Biomedical Electronics Technology Degree


Through coursework and lab work focused on electrical safety, medical gas safety and the clinical application of electronics and electromechanical devices, you will prepare for a technical career in the healthcare field.

Jobs are competitive in the Milwaukee area. Employment opportunities include hospitals, equipment manufacturers and independent service organizations.

You can earn the Electronics Technician Fundamentals technical diploma on the way to completing this degree.

Additional program details: 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.

An 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. Normal vision; good manual dexterity; and the ability to push, pull or lift 50 pounds are required. Contact the program instructor/advisor for details at


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Detailed Program Information

2024-25 Curriculum

Course Course Name Credits
QETECH-200 Introduction to Engineering Fundamentals 3
ELCTEC-110 DC/AC Electronics 1 ‡ ^ 4
ELCTEC-130 Digital Electronics ‡ ^ 3
ENG-195 Written Communication ‡
(or) ENG-201 English 1 ‡
MATH-115 College Technical Mathematics 1 ‡ ^ 5
BIOSCI-189 Basic Anatomy 3
ELCTEC-111 DC/AC Electronics 2 ‡ ^ 3
ELCTEC-120 Electronic Devices ‡ ^
(or) ELCTEC 118 Electronic Devices Interactive
ELCTEC-186 Fabrication Techniques ‡ 1
ENG-197 Technical Reporting ‡
(or) Any 200-level ENG or SPEECH course
MATH-116 College Technical Mathematics 2 ‡ 4
ELCTEC-134 Biomedical Instrumentation ‡ 4
ELCTEC-137 Biomedical Electronics Technician Practicum 1 ‡ 2
ELCTEC-140 Microprocessors ‡ ^ 3
ELCTEC-150 Data Communications and Networking ‡ 3
SOCSCI-197 Contemporary American Society
(or) Any 200-level HIST or SOCSCI course
ELCTEC-133 Medical Imaging Equipment ‡ 4
ELCTEC-138 Biomedical Electronics Technician Practicum 2 ‡ 2
ELCTEC-139 Advanced Biomedical Electronics ‡ 3
ELECTIVE (One credit) 1
PSYCH-199 Psychology of Human Relations
(or) Any 200-level PSYCH course

‡ Prerequisite required.
^ Counts toward earning the Electronics Technician Fundamentals technical diploma.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

This Associate in Applied Science program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.

Official Wisconsin Technical College System program title: Bio-Medical Electronics

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

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Important Dates

Deadlines and important dates can be found on:
Cost & Aid Deadlines

Also, you can find dates and deadlines on the MATC Calendar

Program Outcomes

  • Manage medical equipment and systems
  • Identify the function and operation of various types of imaging equipment
  • Problem-solve electronic circuits and systems
  • Demonstrate a competency with computers and networks used in medical equipment
  • Apply principles of anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology
  • Demonstrate safety precautions and practices with medical equipment
  • Demonstrate professionalism

Career Outlook

Jobs are competitive in the Milwaukee area. 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.

Possible Careers

Biomedical Electronic Technician
Biomedical Equipment Specialist
Field Service Technician

Admission Requirements

  • One year of high school-level algebra
  • Criminal background check, 10-panel drug test, health exam, immunizations



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Last updated: 04/08/2024