Biomedical Electronics Technology

52-credit Associate of Applied Science Degree

Biomedical electronics technicians play a critical role in the healthcare industry. With an ever-increasing reliance on electronics to test and monitor patients, technicians need to ensure medical equipment is safe, functional and set up properly. The Biomedical Electronics Technology program is designed to provide the skills and knowledge necessary to work with technical equipment and machines, such as bedside monitor systems, electrocardiogram (EKG) machines and other devices related to patient care. Develop training in how to install, test, calibrate and repair biomedical equipment.

  • Through a consortium effort, this combines course work at WCTC and Milwaukee Area Technical College; MATC is the degree-granting institution. Waukesha County residents need to enroll in the program at WCTC; Milwaukee County residents need to enroll through MATC.
  • Prepare for jobs such as biomedical electronics technician, biomedical equipment technician or clinical engineering technician.
  • Technical internships provide real-world experiences.
  • Wages of recent graduates per Graduate Follow-up Report
    • Average Salary: $34,859
    • Average Entry-Level Salary: $34,859

Required Courses

First Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 605-113 DC Electronics3  
 605-118 Digital Electronics I2  
 801-136 English Composition 13+ 
 804-115 College Technical Math 15+ 
 
Total Semester Credits
13
  
Second Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 605-114 AC Electronics2  
 605-119 Digital Electronics II2  
 605-176 Electronic Devices I3  
 804-116 College Technical Math 24  
 806-143 College Physics 13+ 
 
Total Semester Credits
14
  
Third Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 605-177 Electronic Devices II3  
 605-182 Microcontrollers3  
 631-183 IT Essentials A+3  
 809-196 Intro to Sociology3+ 
 
Total Semester Credits
12
  
Fourth Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 801-196 Oral/Interpersonal Comm3+ 
 806-177 Gen Anatomy & Physiology4  
 809-199 Psychology of Human Relations3  
 Elective 3  
 
Total Semester Credits
13
  
+ (Proficiency Exam Available)
* (Prerequisites or substitutes may apply to this class.)

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Credit Transfer Opportunities

WCTC has agreements with local high schools and various four-year colleges and universities that enable students to transition more seamlessly from high school to WCTC to four-year colleges. Transcripted credit agreements provide high school students the opportunity to take WCTC courses at their high schools. Agreements with four-year colleges enable WCTC graduates in selected programs to transfer credits, often at junior-level standing. Agreements currently in place for this program are listed below.

High School Transfer Opportunities

WCTC Course

WCTC Credits Awarded

605-113 DC Electronics 3
605-118 Digital Electronics I 2

Four Year College Transfer Opportunities

There are currently no college credit agreements for Biomedical Electronics Technology. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

UW-System Credit Transfer

If you are interested in attending a UW-campus, you should contact a transfer representative at the campus you plan to attend. You may also check credit transfer agreements between WCTC and the UW System to tell you which specific courses and general education classes may be accepted.

Important Cautionary Note:
This information is intended as a general description. Please verify the availability and details of the program that interests you with the transfer coordinator at the receiving institution.