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Biomedical Engineering Technology

Overview

The Biomedical Engineering Technology AS Degree provides students with the skills for the growing field of biomedical engineering technology, which involves the design, construction, and use of electronic and mechanical devices to solve medically-relevant needs. Examples of work in this field include medical device design, fabrication and testing, physiological function monitoring, and biomedical informatics, among numerous other career paths. Math, science, and engineering courses are required program components of the program.

The Biomedical Engineering Technology AS degree is designed for transfer to a four-year degree in Biomedical Engineering Technology or related fields. It can also provide preparation for employment as biomedical technicians. Articulation agreements exist with 4-year degree granting institutions to pursue Bachelor’s degrees in the Biomedical Engineering. Check with the Transfer Center for more information.

What You'll Learn
  • How to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering in the solution of biomedical engineering problems.
  • How to design and conduct experiments as well as analyze and interpret results.
  • How to design a biomedical engineering system, component, or process to meet the desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  • Techniques to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • How to recognize the need for and to develop an ability to engage in life-long professional development and learning.
  • Utilization of techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for biomedical
Career Settings

The demand for increasingly sophisticated medical devices is driving an increased need for biomedical engineers. The Biomedical Engineering Technology AS degree is designed for transfer to a four-year degree in Biomedical Engineering Technology or related fields and eventually employment in a number of areas in private industry, government agencies and education, such as the following:

  • Bioinformatics,
  • BioMEMS,
  • Biomaterials,
  • Biomechanics,
  • Biosignal Processing
  • Micro and Nanotechnology
Additional Benefits
  • Graduates of this program may choose to continue their education at a four-year institution in Biomedical Engineering or related field.