Healthcare Technology Management | Western Technical College

Healthcare Technology Management

Associate of Applied Science

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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.

*Please note that the delivery method for fall courses may change as the COVID-19 situation unfolds. Our goal is to ensure that teaching and learning happens in a safe environment. We will communicate updates as quickly as possible.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

Healthcare Technology Management

This program will cost about $10,400* 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

Healthcare Technology Management 2018-2019 Graduation Employment Stats

Graduates Responding7
Employed in Related Occupation7
Employed in Non-related Occupations0
Seeking Employment0
Continuing Education0
Not in Labor Market0

Salary Data - Related Employment

Part TimeFull Time
Average Hours Per Week42
Median Hourly Wage28.74
Hourly Wage Range $17.50-$30.34
Median Annual Salary $61,314.00

Respondents in Related Occupations

  • Bmatt 1 Bio Mat Technician; Salem Health, Salem, OR
  • Medical Equipment Tech; Tualatin Fire & Rescue, Beaverton, OR
  • HTM Tech II; Mayo Clinic Health System, Mankato, MN

Career Opportunities

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

Program Outcomes

  • 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

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

$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 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. 

Career Pathways

This program is part of a career pathway, a laddered approach to career education. It allows you to earn employer-recognized credentials that lead to job and career advancement.

Healthcare Technology Management

Career Pathways

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