The majority of schools in or near Miramar, FL, that offer biomedical technology studies are for-profit institutions. Based on distinctions, student population and school type, the following college is considered a top school in the Miramar area for biomedical technology programs:
- Winner: Miami Dade College is the larger of two public schools within 15 miles of Miramar that provides a degree program in biomedical technology. Students can earn an Associate in Science in Biomedical Engineering Technology.
School Info Chart
|Category||Miami Dade College|
|Distinctions||Finalist for National Excellence Award granted by the American Association of Community Colleges (2013)*; largest higher education institution in the U.S.*|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergrad: $3,426 (in-state); $11,955 (out-of-state)**|
|Biomedical Technology Degrees Offered||Associate's|
|Biomedical Technology Degrees Awarded in 2012-2013||2**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||32%**|
|Noteworthy||First-year classes can be taken at any campus except the Medical Campus*|
Sources: *Miami Dade College; **NCES College Navigator
Miami Dade College
- Day, evening and weekend classes offered for first-year classes
- Biomedical technology integrates classroom and hands-on lab studies
- Engineering and technology programs have input from industry partners for course development
Miami Dade College, with an on-campus attendance of more than 66,000 students at the main location, serves a total of about 165,000 students per year. The school provides associate's degree, bachelor's degree, technical and career training programs. The School of Computer and Engineering Technologies is located at seven of Miami Dade's campus locations and offers a 2-year degree in biomedical technology.
The Associate in Science in Biomedical Engineering Technology program provides students with a strong foundation in biomedical engineering, or the practice of applying engineering principles and technology to medical problems. Along with general education requirements and electives, the curriculum includes core courses in biomedical instrumentation, technical math, and anatomy and physiology. Students take a classroom and lab course in digital circuits and a microprocessor course. They also learn programming skills and study the architecture of microprocessors.