Biomedical Electronics Technology
70-credit Associate of Applied Science Degree
Program Code 10-605-6
With a reliance on technology to test and monitor patients, biomedical electronics technicians ensure medical equipment is safe, functional and properly set up. In this program, gain skills to work with technical equipment, including bedside monitor systems, electrocardiogram (EKG) machines and other devices related to patient care. Learn to install, test, calibrate and repair biomedical equipment.
This is a Partnership Program
Waukesha County Technical College has a partnership agreement with Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) to offer the Biomedical Electronics Technology program. Through the partnership agreement, the “host” college (MATC) offers the program, but saves slots for students from WCTC and other cooperating colleges.
WCTC students who enroll in a partnership program may enroll in general education courses at WCTC. Most major coursework is taken through the host college via videos, distance education and/or traveling to the host college. Clinical work will be performed either in the WCTC district or host college district, depending on the program of study. Students enrolled in this partnership program will graduate from Milwaukee Area Technical College, not WCTC.
How Long It Will Take
Depending on course load, full-time students could complete this program in two years.
You can begin this program in the fall semester.
How This Program Is Offered
This is offered on campus in a traditional classroom/lab setting. In this partnership program, a portion of the classes (52 credits) are offered at WCTC; the other courses are offered at Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC). Both day and evening classes are available.
What Makes This Program Unique
- Technical internships provide real-world experiences.
For the courses you’ll take, semester sequence, pathways and course descriptions, view the program catalog page.
You may have the opportunity to obtain credit for the college-level skills and knowledge you've already acquired. Learn more about credit for prior learning.
How To Apply
This program is only available to WCTC district residents.
- Submit a paper application by fax to 262.691.5123, email or in person at the Admissions Office.
- Submit official high school transcript.
- Complete placement assessment.
- Schedule and attend a Program Advising Session.
Deadlines To Know*
Fall 2020 Start
- Submit application by July 13, 2020
- Complete checklist items by August 10, 2020
Spring 2021 Start
- This program cannot be started in spring.
* Application deadlines are subject to change based on program demand.
Financial Aid Eligibility
As a program student, you are eligible to receive:
- Financial aid loans
- Other forms of assistance
For those applying for financial aid, apply online and use Milwaukee Area Technical College code 003866.
The cost of your degree depends on a number of factors, including where you live, how your program is delivered, how long it takes to finish your program and the financial aid you receive.
Learn more about tuition and fees.
$41,000 – $64,000 annually
Salary range estimates based on wages for related occupations in Waukesha County as reported by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI). Individual wages may vary based on experience, industry, location and specific job requirements.
Check the WCTC Graduate Success Report to view our graduates’ entry wages.
If you enjoy aspects of the medical and electronics fields, a job as a biomedical electronics technician might be right for you. Skills important to this career include manual dexterity and strong hand-eye coordination to assemble and disassemble machines, the ability to troubleshoot and good time management.
- Biomedical Electronics Technician
- Biomedical Equipment Technician
- Clinical Engineering Technician
Whether you're a high school student interested in earning college credits or a college student interested in transferring to a four-year university after graduation, our dual-enrollment and transfer-credit agreements will help you take the next step in your education and career.
High School Dual Credits
Dual enrollment offers high school juniors and seniors an opportunity to get a head start in high-demand fields through earning college credits. Learn about the credit options.
Transfer Opportunities After WCTC
WCTC has credit transfer agreements with many four-year institutions that allow our degree graduates to transfer credits into a baccalaureate program, often at junior-level standing.
- Contact the school to which you'd like to transfer to make sure you understand its transfer policy.
- Talk to your WCTC program advisor about your intent to transfer so he/she can help you plan.
- If you're transferring within the University of Wisconsin (UW) System, contact your desired institution about its transfer policy and visit the UW System's transfer resource page.