Biomedical technology is usually offered as an associate's degree. General course topics include biology, engineering, anatomy, medical terminology, electronics, biomedical instrumentation and physical sciences.
Find schools that offer these popular programs
- Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences
- Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
- General Biology
- Microbiology and Immunology
- Molecular Biology, Biochemistry and Biophysics
- Pharmacology and Toxicology
- Physiology and Related Sciences
Top Biomedical Technology Schools
The following schools offer rigorous associate's degrees and undergraduate certificates for aspiring biomedical technicians.
|College/University||Location||Institution Type||Degrees Offered||Undergraduate Tuition (2015-6)|
|American River College||Sacramento, CA||2-year, Public||Associate's, Undergraduate Certificate||$1,104 in-state, $7,440 out-of-state|
|City College of San Francisco||San Francisco, CA||2-year, Public||Associate's, Undergraduate Certificate||$1,598 in-state, $7,554 out-of-state|
|Delgado Community College||New Orleans, LA||2-year, Public||Associate's||$3,911 in-state, $8,200 out-of-state|
|Milwaukee Area Technical College||Milwaukee, WI||2-year, Public||Associate's||$4,360 in-state, $6,286 out-of-state|
|Joliet Junior College||Joliet, IL||2-year, Public||Associate's, Undergraduate Certificate||$3,450 in-district, $10,508 in-state, $11,187 out-of-state|
|Ozarks Technical Community College||Springfield, MO||2-year, Public||Associate's||$2,930 in-district, $4,106 in-state, $5,282 out-of-state|
|Howard Community College||Columbia, MD||2-year, Public||Associate's, Undergraduate Certificate||$3,698 in-district, $5,690 in-state, $6,770 out-of-state|
|Quinsigamond Community College||Worcester, MA||2-year, Public||Undergraduate Certificate||$5,302 in-state, $10,246 out-of-state|
School Selection Criteria
Consider the following when choosing your program:
- Students interested in pursuing a particular career (such as biomedical technologist, biomedical technician, clinical researcher and biomedical equipment technician) should make sure it's highlighted in their chosen program.
- Students interested in becoming biomedical equipment technicians or medical equipment repairers should consider attending a school located near a medical device manufacturer. These manufacturers often provide training courses.
- Attending a school located near a hospital, or a school with its own hospital, can be beneficial, as students may have the opportunity to work or intern at these facilities prior to entering the workforce.
- Students in other branches of the medical field who may want to pad their skill set with a certificate should research programs with more specialized focuses.
Several colleges offer biomedical technology or technician programs. However, these schools may vary in the specialties, equipment, and hands-on experience they offer to students.