Biomedical Electronics Schools: How to Choose

Dec 10, 2019

Biomedical electronics programs are available at technical schools and 4-year colleges and universities. Programs typically cover computer systems, digital electronics, and biomedical instrumentation.

10 Schools with Biomedical Electronics Technology Programs

The following list includes a number of public schools that offer biomedical electronics, biomedical engineering or biomedical technology programs.

College/University Location Institution Type Degrees Offered Undergraduate Tuition* (2018-2019)
Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical Red Wing, MN 2-year, Public Associate's $5,628
Schoolcraft College Livonia, MI 4-year, Public Certificate, Associate's In-district $3,850; In-state $5,176; Out-of-state $7,230
Berkeley City College Berkeley, CA 2-year, Public Certificate, Associate's In-state $1,254; Out-of-state $7,806
Broward College Fort Lauderdale, FL 4-year, Public Certificate, Associate's In-state $2,830; Out-of-state $8,952
Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN 4-year, Public Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral In-state $9,465; Out-of-state $29,821
Western Technical College La Crosse, WI 2-year, Public Associate's In-state $4,403; Out-of-state $6,377
North Arkansas College Harrison, AR 2-year, Public Associate's In-district $2,280; In-state $2,880; Out-of-state $4,632
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology Boston, MA 4-year, Private Associate's $17,550
City College of San Francisco San Francisco, CA 2-year, Public Certificate, Associate's In-state $1,696; Out-of-state $10,372
Pennsylvania State University - Penn State New Kensington New Kensington, PA 4-year, Public Associate's In-state $13,702; Out-of-state $21,886

Source: *National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), School websites

School Selection Criteria

Students interested in biomedical electronics programs should take into consideration the following information.

  • Depending on career goals, students can choose associate degree programs where they will learn fundamental skills or bachelor's degree programs which will help students advance in the field.
  • Students can consider programs that prepare them for certification through an organization such as the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation, which could lead to advancement in the field.
  • Students should prioritize programs with hands-on experience opportunities since they're necessary for adequate training in the field.
  • Students should look for programs with internship opportunities at multiple healthcare facilities.

Associate Degree in Biomedical Electronics Technology

Associate degree programs include general education and fundamental biomedical electronic courses that may transfer into bachelor's degree programs. Internships are available or required. Coursework includes computer systems, digital electronics, biomedical instrumentation and imaging equipment.

Bachelor's Degree in Biomedical Electronics Technology

Bachelor's degree programs in biomedical electronics technology cover installation, maintenance and repair of a variety of medical equipment. Extensive clinical practicum and internship experiences are required.

Continuing Education Certificate in Biomedical Electronics Technology

Certificate programs in biomedical technology typically are designed for students who already have experience or an educational background in the field.

Programs in biomedical technology or engineering are offered in the certificate, undergraduate, and graduate levels. Students interested in the field must consider the program level, opportunities for organization certifications, and availability of practical training.

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