Technology is a critical part of today’s healthcare environment, and the people who maintain it play an important role. With this degree, 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, and networking 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, this 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.
Estimated Program Cost
Healthcare Technology Management
This program will cost about $10,300* 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.
Healthcare Technology Management 2020-2021 Graduation Employment Stats
|Employed in Related Occupation||6|
|Employed in Non-related Occupations||0|
|Not in Labor Market||0|
Salary Data - Related Employment
|Part Time||Full Time|
|Average Hours Per Week||42|
|Median Hourly Wage||$27.89|
|Hourly Wage Range||$19.95-$33.20|
|Median Annual Salary||$60,600|
Respondents in Related Occupations
- Biomedical Electronics Technician, Biomedical Equipment Technician, Clinical Engineering Technician, Delivery Driver, Field Service Technician, HTM, Technical Systems Administrator 2
- Living responsibly
- Refining professionalism
- Cultivating passion
- 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
To enroll in the Healthcare Technology Management program, first apply for admission to the College, and then complete a background check. You can find a link to this document below.
COVID-19 Vaccination Status
COVID-19 vaccination is not required to attend classes at Western Technical College, however your clinical site now requires proof of completion of COVID-19 vaccination to attend their sites. To prevent any interruption in your clinical/practicum/field classes, we are now requiring you to provide us with your COVID-19 vaccination proof to enter this program.
Software and Technology
Most of Western’s classes require the use of a personal computer or laptop, standard software, internet access, and other technology-related items.
If you do not have a personal computer or laptop, or if the one you have does not meet the following criteria, resources may be available. Submit a Student Resource Request using our online form.
- Smartphones are not recommended for completing assignments.
- Chromebooks are not recommended due to issues with installing software that is needed for classes, such as Office 365.
- Web camera with microphone (usually built into newer laptops or can be purchased separately) is necessary for online participation.
- Western uses the Blackboard Learning Management System. Some courses may use Zoom or Microsoft Teams to meet and work virtually. Visit our website for guidance on how to access and use these tools.
- Office 365 (available to download for free once you have a student email)
- Recommended web browsers: Chrome or Firefox
For detailed specifications, please review Technology and Software Recommendations for Most Classes on Western’s IT Knowledgebase.
- Western has several computer labs available. Visit our website to find open hours and locations on the La Crosse campus. Or find information on how to access resources on our Regional Locations web page.
- The Learning Commons has computers, webcams, and microphones available for in-house use. Our librarians recommend checking your local public library for computer access on the weekends. Staff members can also provide information on free, off-campus Wi-Fi spots. Contact them at LearningCommons@westerntc.edu or call 608-785-9198.
- Contact the Learning Commons! The staff are happy to answer questions, provide individualized assistance, and direct you to other supports as needed.