AAS Healthcare Technology Management/BioMedical Equipment Technology
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AAS: Healthcare Tech. Management/BioMedical Equipment Tech.

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The Healthcare Technology Management/BioMedical Equipment Technology 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.

Learning Outcomes
  • •    Identify and apply technical concepts and terms used in the field.
  • •    Analyze and troubleshoot electronic systems.
  • •    Use and configure computer hardware, operating systems and basic networks.
  • •    Use word processing and electronic circuit simulation software
  • •    Repair, maintain, and apply relevant information from various sources to address workplace problems.



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 pre-requisites are marked with an asterisk (*). See catalog for more information.

HTM/BMET AAS Prerequisites: 

• Placement into ENGL098, or higher.

• Placement into MATH084 or higher.

Note: Advanced placement testing, work experience, and transfer of credits may result in course waivers, credit transfer, and advanced placement.


Course Number

General  Education/Related Instruction Requirements (25 credits)

Credit Hours

BUS 112 or

US Culture elective or

Global Studies elective

Multicultural Issues in the American Workplace or

any approved US Culture course or

any Global Studies course


Human Relations

Choose one of the following: BUS 236 preferred, HUM 105, ISP 101, ISP 105, ISP 110, POLS 112, SOC&101





EET 109* or

Mathematical Applications for Circuit Analysis or

Pre-Calculus or higher


BUS 118*

Project Management Introduction and Overview


Course Number

Degree Requirements (72 credits)


EET 105

Introduction to Technology



Introduction to Medical Vocabulary


CHEM&110 or


Chemical Concepts W-Lab

Intro to Chemistry



Introduction to Soldering


EET 112*

Fluid Power & Alternative Energy Sources


EET 114*

Applied Physics


EET 131

IT Essentials – A+ Certification


EET 132*

IT Essentials – A+ Certification Advanced


EET 161

D.C. Principles of Electronics


EET 162*

A.C. Principles of Electronics


EET 163*

Solid State Electronics


EET 165*

Analog Circuits & Devices


EET 170*

Digital Circuits


EET 286*

Biomedical Equipment I


EET 287*

Biomedical Equipment II


EET 297

Biomedical Technician Externship


Total Credits: 97

(excluding pre-requisites)

Total Credits
Total Credits -- Minimum

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: AMA 117, EET 109 OR MATH&141 (or higher), EET 161, EET 105
2nd quarter: EET 131, EET 162, ENGL&101
3rd quarter: EET 112, EET 170, EET 163,
CHEM&110 or CHEM&121
4th quarter: EET 132, EET 286, EET 165, EET 106
5th quarter: EET 114, EET 287, BUS 118

6th quarter: EET 297, Human Relations

Any quarter: BUS 112 or US Culture course or Global Studies 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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