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Biomedical Electronics Certificate

Certificate Number 906052

The Biomedical Electronics Certificate designed for individuals seeking additional knowledge and skills in biomedical electronics, especially those in health or electronics occupations. This certificate is also appropriate for individuals wishing to explore the field of biomedical electronics. All courses transfer to the Electronics / Biomedical Program.

Certificate Completers will be able to

. Analyze and troubleshoot biomedical electronics equipment.
. Design, implement and maintain medical networking system.

Requirements for Certificate Entry:

. This certificate requires qualification by education, training, or work experience in the area of data communication or electronics, including theory and design calculations.
. An Associate Degree from an accredited 2 year Electronics program also meets the certificate entry requirements.

Wisconsin Caregiver Law

NWTC is required to comply with the Wisconsin Caregiver Law (1997 WISCONSIN ACT 27). The completion of a caregiver background check includes the review of criminal records for convictions of serious crimes or a history of improper behavior. Students accepted into this program must complete a background check through www.CertifiedBackground.com. Information regarding this process is provided to students immediately upon acceptance into the program. Students with a criminal history may be denied access to placement at the discretion of the clinical or practicum site. Consequently, should a student have a history of convictions of serious crimes or a history of improper behaviors, NWTC cannot guarantee clinical/practicum placement or guarantee graduation within typical program timing.

Note

Enrollment in some courses requires an Academic Skills Assessment (Accuplacer) with appropriate benchmark scores. See course descriptions for detail; equivalent assessment scores are acceptable. To learn more about these assessments and benchmark scores, please contact a counselor at (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982.

Completers will be able to apply credits toward the following programs:

. 106051, Electronics (with optional Biomedical speciality)

Note

10-605-106, Biomed Electronics 1 is offered in the Spring semester only.
10-605-107, Biomed Electronics 2 is offered in the Spring semester only.
10-605-108, Biomed Electronics 3 is offered in the Spring semester only.
10-605-109, Biomed Electronics 4 is offered in the Spring semester only.

Curriculum

Catalog No. Description Credits

10-806-189 Basic Anatomy
3
10-605-106 Biomed Electronics 1: Signalin
1
10-605-107 Biomed Electronics 2: Instrume
1
10-605-108 Biomed Electronics 3: Networki
1
10-605-109 Biomed Electronics 4: Calibrat
1
10-806-134 General Chemistry
4
10-501-101 Medical Terminology
3

Certificate Total
14

Course Descriptions

10-806-189 Basic Anatomy...examines concepts of anatomy and physiology as they relate to health careers. Learners correlate anatomical and physiological terminology to all body systems. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer-Reading=55 OR ACT-Reading =15 OR 10-838-105, Intro to Reading and Study Skills OR equivalent)

10-605-106 Biomed Electronics 1...the study will present the characteristics of biomedical electronics signaling and provide a survey of biomedical electronics signaling systems. (Prerequisites: 10-605-162, Linear Electronics 3: Filters; 10-605-172, Datacomm 3: Delta Modulation)

10-605-107 Biomed Electronics 2...study will present the characteristics of biomedical electronics instrumentation and provide a survey of biomedical electronics instrumentation. (Prerequisite: 10-605-106, Biomed Electronics 1)

10-605-108 Biomed Electronics 3...study will present the characteristics of biomedical electronics networking and provide a survey of biomedical electronics networking systems. (Prerequisite: 10-605-107, Biomed Electronics 2)

10-605-109 Biomed Electronics 4...study will present the characteristics of biomedical electronics calibration and provide a survey of biomedical electronics calibration. (Prerequisite: 10-605-108, Biomed Electronics 3)

10-806-134 General Chemistry...covers chemistry fundamentals. Topics: metric system, problem-solving, periodic relationships, chemical reactions, chemical equilibrium, properties of water; acids, bases, and salts; and gas laws. (Prerequisites: Accuplacer-Arithmetic score=65 or ACT-Math score=15 or 10-834-109, Pre Algebra AND Accuplacer-Reading=55 or ACT-Reading=15 or 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills with "C" or better OR equivalent)

10-501-101 Medical Terminology...focuses on the component parts of medical terms: prefixes, suffixes, and root words. Students practice formation, analysis and reconstruction of terms. Emphasis on spelling, definition and pronunciation. Introduction to operative, diagnostic, therapeutic and symptomatic terminology of all body systems, as well as systemic and surgical terminology.

For more information, please contact: The Trades & Engineering Technologies Department,(920) 498-5461 or (800) 422-NWTC, extension 5461,or contact Enrollment Services at 888-385-NWTC.