AAS Healthcare Technology Management
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AAS: Healthcare Technology Management

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The Healthcare Technology Management Degree program provides opportunities for students interested in the operation, maintenance and repair of medical equipment and related IT systems. Knowledge of medical equipment technology increases the marketable skills and areas of knowledge for students that are studying in the field of electronics, and opens up more employment possibilities in the fields of health care and medical device manufacturing.

Many classes have prerequisites. Prerequisites are those classes that prove eligibility for entry-level classes by testing or by having satisfied prior course work. Course work earned at other institutions must be unofficially evaluated or approved by a program advisor before registering. Courses in this degree with prerequisites are marked with an asterisk(*). Healthcare Technology Management AAS Prerequisites: 
  • Placement into ENGL097/ENGL098, or higher
  • Placement into MATH084 or higher, or successful completion of equivalent (or higher) class
  • Either BUS169, or equivalent computer experience
Advanced placement testing, work experience, and transfer of credits may result in course waivers, credit transfer, and advanced placement. See Testing for placement test information and schedules.  
Course Number General  Education/Related Instruction (30 credits) Credits
BUS112 or US Culture elective or Global Studies elective Multi-Cultural Issues in the American Workplace 
or any approved Global Studies course 
or any approved US Cultures course
Human Relations 
ENGL&101* Composition 5
either EET109 *or MATH&141* Mathematical Applications for Circuit Analysis 
College Algebra (or any higher MATH course)
 IT Information Technology courses (IT 120 or higher) 10
Course Number Degree Requirements (83-86 credits) Credits
AHI100  or AMA117 or  AMA170  Introduction to Medical Vocabulary 3
AMA119 or BIOL128, or AMA172
AMA178 & AMA179
Survey of Human Anatomy and Physiology 5

CHEM&121* orCHEM&110*

Intro to Chemistry

ChemicalConcepts W-Lab

EET105 Introduction to Technology 2
EET106 Introduction to Soldering 1
EET112 Fluid Power & Alternative Energy Sources 5
EET114 Applied Physics 5
EET131 IT Essentials - A+ Certification 5
EET132* IT Essentials - A+ Certification Advanced 5
EET137* Introduction to Robotics 5
EET138* Robotic Applications 5
EET161 D.C. Principles of Electronics 5
EET162* A.C. Principles of Electronics 5
EET163* Solid State Electronics 5
EET165* Analog Circuits & Devices I 5
EET170* Digital Electronics & PLCs I 5
EET286* Biomedical Equipment I 5
EET287* Biomedical Equipment II 5
EET297 Biomedical Technician Externship 4
Total Credits -- Minimum
Total Credits -- Maximum
This program of study is outlined by quarter, and courses should be taken in the indicated sequence. However, it should not be concluded that students will always proceed through their program of study exactly as prescribed here. The number of quarters listed here is minimal. Not all courses are offered every quarter. Individual student experiences, educational and training background, and personal schedules and demands all may affect the time it takes to finish this program.   Although summer quarter is not considered one of the full-time quarters in the program it would be a good time to take any of the courses listed below at, “Any quarter.” 1st quarter: BIOL 128 or AMA 119, EET 109 OR MATH 141 (or higher), EET 161, EET 105 2nd quarter: AMA 117, EET 131, EET 162, ENGL&101 3rd quarter: CHEM&121, EET 112, EET 170, EET 163             4th quarter: EET 132, EET 286, EET 165, EET 106 5th quarter: EET 114, EET 137, EET 287 6th quarter: EET 138, EET 297 Any quarter: BUS 112 or US Culture course or Global Studies course, Human Relations, IT course
Elective Groups

Global Studies

These courses are currently approved to fulfill the Global Studies requirement of the AA degree. Please check with your advisor for recommendations and special conditions that may apply.

Human Relations

These courses are currently approved to fulfill the Human Relations requirement for this specific degree. Please check with your advisor for recommendations and special conditions that may apply.

US Cultures

These courses are currently approved to fulfill US Cultures requirement of the AA degree. Please check with your advisor for recommendations and special conditions that may apply.

What Skills do I need to be successful in this field?

What are some potential job titles?

  • Certified Biomedical Equipment Technician (CBET)
  • Manufacturer’s Field Service Technician
  • Medical Electronics Technician

Wages, employment trends and pathways

Program Contact:  

Tim Fiegenbaum 
(206) 934-0181

EET Program Coordinator

Tim Fiegenbaum 
(206) 934-0181

NSC Advising Office 

(206) 934-3658

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