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 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.
The demand for increasingly sophisticated medical devices is driving an increased need for biomedical engineers. Biomedical engineers can be employed in a number of areas such as Bioinformatics, BioMEMS, Biomaterials, Biomechanics, Biosignal Processing, as well as Micro and Nanotechnology just to name a few. In addition, articulation agreements exist with 4-year degree granting institutions to pursue Bachelor’s degrees in the Biomedical Engineering Technology area.