Degrees & Certificates
Two-year degree for students who want to start a career immediately after graduation.
- Credits to complete: 97.0
- Estimated program length in quarters: Full Time - 7 | Part Time - 11
Program Pathway Map
Program Pathways are a series of courses and experiences carefully selected to help you earn your credential and prepare for your career or university transfer. Program Pathway Maps guide you through quarter-by-quarter coursework, indicate when you’ll need to complete important steps, and describe popular careers in this pathway. Some course sequences or recommended courses can be customized or adjusted by speaking with an advisor.
North Seattle College’s Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Healthcare Technology Management/BioMedical Equipment Technology provides a strong foundation in electronics and the specialized training needed to install, calibrate, repair and maintain sophisticated patient monitoring and diagnostic equipment. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects demand for these jobs to grow faster than the average (for all occupations combined) from 2019 to 2029 due to higher demand for medical services and greater complexity of equipment.
Get starting toward your HTM/BioMed degree taking daytime or evening courses, attending full-time or part-time. Learn from faculty who support all core electronics programs, as well as instructors with specialized training and experience in the field of biomedical equipment technology - including in major hospitals in the area.
Students work with a variety of medical devices and test equipment as they develop practical skills in electronics technology, essential knowledge in anatomy & physiology and medical terminology, and preparation specific to employment in the hospital environment. A final quarter externship in a hospital clinical engineering department or with a medical equipment manufacturer provides highly valued experience in the workplace.
Strong Community Ties
North Seattle College is a premier training college in Washington for people who maintain healthcare related equipment. Our faculty have strong networking relationships within the community, and the local area is a center for medical manufacturing.
HTM/Biomed graduates are well prepared for employment as a biomedical equipment technician in an industry experiencing steady growth and a lack of candidates to fill vacancies. There are many opportunities for graduates to work in local hospitals and tech companies.
Program lengths are estimates, not guarantees. For the most current program information, please check with the program contact.