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2014-2015 Catalog and Student Handbook 
2014-2015 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering Technology - Biomedical Equipment Technology

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The Biomedical Equipment Technology concentration under the Engineering Technology degree program prepares individuals to fill an important role in today’s specialized medical industry. Biomedical equipment, which is vital to human life, is found in clinics, hospitals, and many doctors’ offices. The complex and highly specialized equipment in these facilities is valued in millions of dollars. The Biomedical Equipment Technology program is designed to prepare the student to meet the demands of this exacting profession by teaching them the electronics skills needed to inspect, calibrate, maintain, troubleshoot and repair medical equipment. Computer Networking courses are also part of the curriculum, as technicians are often responsible for the transmission of data from biomedical equipment to computer stations through local and wide area networks. Select courses are also transferable to select four-year colleges and universities with similar programs.

This program is designed for the student who does not intend to transfer to a baccalaureate degree program.

Degree: Associate of Applied Science

Emphasis: Engineering Technology

Concentration: Biomedical Equipment Technology

Recommended Full-Time Schedule

The following Recommended Full-Time Schedule is not a substitute for academic advising. You must meet with an academic advisor each semester to be cleared for registration. Consult with your advisor about scheduling and degree requirements. Also, see the current undergraduate catalog (catalog.ws.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives. Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked. Contact the academic division or department for current information.

Factors that affect your progression include required Learning Support courses, completion of computer competency and your choices regarding campus location, course delivery method, and the days and times selected to take classes.

1General Education electives in each category must be chosen from approved courses listed in the General Education Program .

2Students must select Concentration A or B and should consult a faculty advisor to determine appropriate course selections based on their chosen career path.


• Walters State students are required to meet computer competency during the first 30 hours of coursework. Students must take INFS 1010, BUSN 1360 or AGRM 2630/2631 or successfully complete a Computer Competency Exam. The Computer Competency exam does not provide course credit. Consult your advisor. See www.ws.edu/academics/technical-ed/computer-competency/ for additional information.

•Learning Support courses must be taken every semester until completed.

First Year

Spring Term (13 semester credit hours)

Second Year

Fall Term (14-15 semester credit hours)

Spring Term (15-16 semester credit hours)

Program Degree Requirements - A.A.S. Engineering Technology - Biomedical Equipment Technology

General Education Requirements (16 hours)

Humanities and/or Fine Arts

Approved Humanities/Fine Arts General Education elective1 3 credits

Behavioral/Social Sciences

Approved Behavioral/Social Science elective1 3 credits

Total Credit Hours 60

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