X-Ray Service Technician - Certificate
The Biomedical X-Ray Service Technician advanced technical certificate would build upon skills gained in the Biomedical Electronics Technology AAS. To move into biomed specializations, which provide greater economic rewards, additional training is needed. Opportunities in the installation, maintenance and repair of imaging equipment are growing. This is a unique program offered in the WTCS system, and is a valuable opportunity compared to the limited private options available. Many biomed technicians would be able to advance into imaging specializations with the training we are recommending in the Biomedical X-Ray Service Technician Advanced Technical Certificate. This certificate will cover the competencies required to service X-Ray equipment and provide foundational training on digital radiography services. These competencies include safety requirements for servicing X-Ray imaging equipment, how to read an X-Ray and diagnose root cause for poor image quality, and measuring the X-Ray tube performance. By engaging with imaging services industry experts, we will be able to develop a certificate that will allow Biomeds the opportunity to gain the skills and knowledge to move into imaging specializations. This program would also provide the skills necessary for other electro-mechanical technicians who may need to maintain X-Ray equipment in other environments such as airports, dentist offices, and welding inspection services.
About the Program
Designed for working adults, X-Ray Service Technician will offer classes in the afternoons and evenings on the Green Bay campus.
Students will learn safety requirements for maintaining and repairing X-Ray imaging equipment. In addition, students will learn how to:
- Install and service imaging equipment.
- Read an X-Ray.
- Diagnose the root cause for poor image quality.
- Measure the X-Ray tube performance.
This is an advanced technical certificate (ATC) intended for those who are:
- Currently working in medical equipment repair or radiography.
- Biomedical Electronics Technology associate degree graduates.
- Radiography associate degree graduates.
Look at how much technology is in a hospital – technology is a great part of the medical field. There is a large need for talent to keep the machines running. When people get into these roles, they fall in love.
How do I get started in this program?
Requirements for Certificate Entry
- Apply at www.nwtc.edu/apply.
- Submit the following to firstname.lastname@example.org: 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 email@example.com or 920-498-5444.
- Completion of one of the following:
- 1.Clinical or Biomedical Engineering Bachelor’s Degree
- 2.Biomedical Electronics Associate Degree or equivalent military training
- 3.Electro-Mechanical Technology Associate Degree
- 4.Electrical Engineering Technology Associate Degree
- 5.Radiography Associates Degree plus the following: Introduction to AC/DC, AC 2: Reactance, AC 3: RLC Circuits, Automation 1: Control Logic, Automation 2: Motor Control, Digital 1: Logic, Digital 2: Sequential, Digital 3: Registers, Electronics 1: Diodes Basic, Electronics 2: Transistor Basic, Electronics 3: Operational Amplifier Basic.
- 6.Automation Engineering Technology Associate Degree
- 7.Be currently enrolled and completed at least 3 semesters of the one of the following programs: Biomedical Electronics, Electrical Engineering Technology, Electro-Mechanical Technology, Automation Engineering Technology.
What are my courses?
The Biomedical X-Ray Service Technician Advanced Technical Certificate would build upon skills gained in the Biomedical Electronics Technology AAS. Many biomed technicians would be able to advance into imaging specializations with the training we are recommending in this Advanced Technical Certificate. This certificate will cover the competencies required to service X-Ray equipment and provide foundational training on digital radiography services. These competencies include safety requirements for servicing X-Ray imaging equipment, how to read an X-Ray and diagnose root cause for poor image quality, and measuring the X-Ray tube performance. This certificate would also provide the skills necessary for other electro-mechanical technicians who may need to maintain X-Ray equipment in other environments such as airports, dentist offices, and welding inspection services.
- Curriculum Note: Students must earn a "C" or higher in X-Ray Tube Operations, Fundamentals of Imaging Equipment, Image Detector Technology and Its Management, Foundations of Image Quality, and Advanced Imaging Modality Concepts.
- Utilize effective communication strategies to determine issues/problems with medical imaging systems to achieve problem resolution and client satisfaction
- Practice appropriate radiation and equipment safety in the process of resolving equipment issues
- Evaluate images and imaging equipment functionality to facilitate troubleshooting and problem resolution utilizing a network of resources
- Diagnose problematic medical system concerns through the application of appropriate testing tools and methodologies with appropriate documentation
- Develop a repair plan following problem diagnosis
- Demonstrate troubleshooting techniques on medical imaging equipment
- This certificate will allow technically skilled individuals to gain entry level imaging equipment repair skills.
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.
- Classes between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
- Classes between the hours of 5:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
- A combination of online classes and Saturday and/or Sunday classes.
- 12 or more credits per term.
- Fewer than 12 credits per term.