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

Description

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 stanclie@matc.edu.


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Detailed Program Information

2020-21 Curriculum

Semester Course Course Name Credits
(1) ELCTEC-110 DC/AC Electronics 1 ‡ ^ 4
(1) ELCTEC-130 Digital Electronics ‡ ^ 3
(1) ENG-195 Written Communication
(or) ENG-201 English 1 ‡
3
(1) MATH-115 College Technical Mathematics 1 ‡ ^ 5
(2) ELCTEC-111 DC/AC Electronics 2 ‡ ^ 3
(2) ELCTEC-120 Electronic Devices ‡ ^ 4
(2) ELCTEC-186 Fabrication Techniques ‡ 1
(2) ENG-197 Technical Reporting
(or) Any 200-level ENG or SPEECH course
3
(2) MATH-116 College Technical Mathematics 2 ‡ 4
(2) NATSCI-189 Basic Anatomy 3
(3) ELCTEC-134 Biomedical Instrumentation ‡ 4
(3) ELCTEC-137 Biomedical Electronics Technician Practicum 1 ‡ 2
(3) ELCTEC-140 Microprocessors ‡ ^ 3
(3) ELCTEC-150 Data Communications and Networking ‡ 3
(3) SOCSCI-197 Contemporary American Society
(or) Any 200-level HIST or SOCSCI course
3
(4) ELCTEC-133 Medical Imaging Equipment ‡ 4
(4) ELCTEC-138 Biomedical Electronics Technician Practicum 2 ‡ 2
(4) ELCTEC-139 Advanced Biomedical Electronics ‡ 3
(4) ELCTEC-176 Computer Networks ‡ 3
(4) PSYCH-199 Psychology of Human Relations
(or) Any 200-level PSYCH course
3
TOTAL CREDITS 63

( ) Semester order for full-time students.
‡ 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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2020-2021 Program Card

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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 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

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: 08/28/2020