Bio-Medical Electronics

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Associate of Applied Science

Program Number: 

106056

Credits: 

68.00
Financial Aid Available

Technology is a critical part of today’s healthcare environment, and the people who maintain it play an important role. As a bio-medical electronic technician, you’ll bridge the distance between technology and patient care by working with medical personnel to ensure the proper, safe, and optimal use of electronic devices. You’ll apply your knowledge in equipment mechanics, hydraulics, pneumatics, networking, and more to medical equipment including nerve stimulators, monitors, and infusion pumps, imaging systems, dialysis units, and heart-lung bypass machines.

If you have an interest in the medical field, the BMET program can open the door to many career options. You may find yourself working in an operating room, a renal dialysis center, sleep lab, or an oncology department. Site-based learning is emphasized with clinical study and internships. The medical field is particularly rewarding if you want to use your skill in technology to help others.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

Bio-Medical Electronics

This program will cost about $10,200* based on tuition and basic program fees. There may be additional fees for books, materials, and testing. For more information on tuition costs, visit the Tuition Page.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Graduation Employment Stats

Bio-Medical Electronics 2015-2016 Graduation Employment Stats

Graduates13
Graduates Responding10
Employed in Related Occupation10
Employed in Non-related Occupations0
Seeking Employment0
Continuing Education0
Not in Labor Market0

Salary Data - Related Employment

Part TimeFull Time
Responding08
Average Hours Per Week41
Median Hourly Wage$24.50
Hourly Wage Range$16.90 -$50.00
Median Annual Salary$51,610.00

Respondents in Related Occupations

  • Bioelectronics Technician; Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Biomedical Electronics Technician; St. Mary’s Hospital, Madison, WI
  • Biomedical Technician; College Station Medical Center, College Station, TX
  • BMET I; Trimedx, Marshfield, WI
  • Critical Engineering Tech 1; Mercy Medical Center, Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Customer Engineer; Technical life care, Mounds View, MN
  • Healthcare Technology Management; Mayo Clinic Health System, Rochester, MN Sealed Service Engineer; NXC Imaging, Stevens Point, WI

Career Opportunities

Biomedical Electronics Technician (BMET)
Field Service Engineer
Electronics Technician
Clinical Engineering Technician
Biomedical Field Service Engineer

Program Outcomes

  • Use effective communication skills
  • Apply mathematical concepts
  • Transfer social and natural science theories into practical applications
  • Demonstrate ability to think critically
  • Demonstrate ability to value self and work ethically with others in a diverse population
  • Use technology effectively
  • Make decisions that incorporate the importance of sustainability
  • Manage medical equipment and systems
  • Identify the function and operation 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

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

Application
$30 Application Fee
High School Transcript or GED/HSED

Program Requirements

Western Technical College uses ACCUPLACER, a computer-based, online assessment that measures your abilities in writing/sentence skills, reading comprehension, and arithmetic. This information will be used to place you in courses that best fit your academic goals. Based on your scores, you may need to take additional general studies course(s) along with the general studies courses required for your program.

Several options for waiving the ACCUPLACER test are available; view the exemptions here.

Learn more about placement tests and how they are used at Western: Placement Testing.

Additional Requirements:

To enroll in the Bio-Medical Electronics program, first apply for admission to the College, and then complete a background check.  You can find a link to this document below. 

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