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Biomedical Electronics - Associate Degree

The Biomedical Electronics associate degree prepares learners for a career as a technician in medical facilities or medical equipment manufacturing firms. Program graduates may begin careers as electronic technicians in development, maintenance, testing, and field service.

Program Code: 106056 Emerging Career
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Think about the last time you were in a clinic or hospital. Did you notice all the equipment and machines? Each patient monitor, X-ray machine, and hospital bed – to name just a few medical devices – work smoothly because of biomedical equipment technicians.  

Biomedical technicians install, maintain, and repair a variety of medical equipment. They test machinery parts to see if they need replacing. In addition, the electronics technicians train others – including doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals and staff members – to use the equipment.  

Does a career that combines communication and technology sound interesting? You may be a good fit for the Biomedical Electronics associate degree.

Program Costs & Financial Aid

Tuition: $10,328, Books: $1,630, Supplies: $650

Total Approximate Costs
$12,608

This program is fully eligible for financial aid.

Estimates based on in-state residency. Learn more about tuition and fees.

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Offered At:

Delivery

  • Day
  • Full-time
  • Part-time

Complete lab activities for this program at the Engineering Technology Center – whenever it’s convenient for you. The lab is open days, evenings, and Saturdays.

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How do I get started in this program?

Requirements for Program Entry

  • Apply at www.nwtc.edu/apply.
  • Submit the following to transcripts@nwtc.edu: • High school transcript (or GED/HSED transcript). • College transcript.
  • If your cumulative GPA is below 2.6, complete or submit a placement evaluation. Tip! Our admission advisors will assist you through every step. Have questions? Connect with NWTC Admissions at start@nwtc.edu or 920-498-5444.

What are my courses?

Curriculum

Students following the study plan below will complete the Biomedical Electronics Technology associate degree in the number of semesters shown.

Total Credits 62
  • Curriculum Note: The credit for 10-890-101, College 101 is an Institutional Requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program requirements, but must be passed with a C
  • Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in English Composition 1 to enroll in Technical Reporting.
  • If a student is considering pursuing a 4-year degree, Intermediate Algebra w/Apps, 10-804-118, should be taken in place of 10-804-113, College Tech Math 1A and 10-804-196, Trigonometry w/Apps should be taken in place of 10-804-114, College Tech Math 1B.

Program Outcomes

  • 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

What careers are in my future?

100%

Graduate Employment

with 67% in field

$48,717.70

Median Starting Salary

Source: NWTC 2020 Grad Outcome Survey

Employment Potential

A graduate of this program will have the potential for employment in the following areas:

  • Biomedical Technician

What's next after graduation?

Start here. Finish at a four-year.

NWTC transfer programs are offered through collaborative agreements with our four-year college and university partners. See where your associate degree credits will transfer.

What else do I need to know about the program?

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.castlebranch.com AND complete a Background Information Disclosure (BID) form disclosing any acts, crimes, or convictions prior to program entry. The information provided in the BID form must be truthful and match any findings on the criminal record check. 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.

Study Abroad Opportunities

The International Programs staff continually seeks opportunities for students to travel abroad for educational experiences that may be offered in association with program courses.

Learn more about upcoming study abroad opportunities.

Online

Classes wherever you have an internet connection. 

  • An in-person career experience, such as an internship, practicum, or credit for prior learning, may be required.
  • Some online courses may be held at specific dates/times.
Day
Classes between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Evening
Classes between the hours of 5:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Weekend
A combination of online classes and Saturday and/or Sunday classes.
Full-time
12 or more credits per term.
Part-time
Fewer than 12 credits per term.