Electronics Engineering Technology Biomedical Option
Associate Degree Program
If you are interested in technology and would like a job in the healthcare field, the Biomedical Electronics Technology program takes you beyond the basics of electronics and electricity into the world of advanced technical systems associated with medical care. You will find this program valuable if you want to develop the skills and the practical background necessary to inspect, test, calibrate, and repair advanced medical equipment and instrumentation, and to gain the interpersonal skills required to work with medical personnel. Upon completion of the associate degree, you will be qualified for highly technical job opportunities available with hospitals, medical equipment companies, and other medical facilities.
This program is offered at the Dover Campus.
What You Can Do
In this program, you will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare you for positions such as:
- Biomedical Electronics Technician
- Biomedical Equipment Technician
- Biomedical Engineering Technician
- Electrical Technician
- Medical Equipment Repairer
- Field Service Technician
What You Will Earn
The median annual salary for a Biomedical Electronics technician is $41,520. Technicians who worked in hospitals tended to earn the highest salaries at $45,990 a year, while those that worked at medical equipment rental companies brought in $29,020. Median earnings in the industries employing the largest number of biomedical electronics technicians are:
- General medical and surgical hospitals - $45,990
- Electronic and precision equipment repair and maintenance - $44,740
- Professional and commercial equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers - $42,950
- Health and personal care stores - $32,770
- Consumer goods rental - $29,020
*All information from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics
What You Will Learn
Upon completing your academic program, you will have developed the following knowledge and skills:
Program Graduate Competencies
The Program Graduate Competencies listed below identify the major learning goals related to your specific program of study and identify the knowledge and skills you will have when you graduate to be successful in your chosen field.
- Perform the duties of an entry-level technician using the skills, modern tools, theory, and techniques of the electronics engineering technology.
- Apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to electronics engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge.
- Conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments using analysis tools and troubleshooting methods.
- Apply critical thinking skills necessary to analyze, install, and maintain biomedical electronic systems and equipment.
- Troubleshoot and repair malfunctioning electronic circuits, systems, and networks found in a healthcare environment or associated industries.
- Explain the importance of engaging in self-directed continuing professional development.
- Demonstrate basic management, organizational, and leadership skills which commit to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
Core Curriculum Competencies
The Core Curriculum Competencies listed below identify what you will be able to do as a graduate, regardless of your program of study. You will acquire these core competencies through general education courses and program-specific coursework. You will be expected to use relevant technology to achieve these outcomes:
- Apply clear and effective communication skills.
- Use critical thinking to solve problems.
- Collaborate to achieve a common goal.
- Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct.
- Use information literacy for effective vocational and/or academic research.
- Apply quantitative reasoning and/or scientific inquiry to solve practical problems.