Healthcare Technology Management | Western Technical College

Healthcare Technology Management

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Associate of Applied Science

Program Number: 

106056

Credits: 

66.00
Financial Aid Eligible

Typical Start: 

Fall

Technology is a critical part of today’s healthcare environment, and the people who maintain it play an important role. With this degree, you’ll bridge the distance between technology and patient care by working with medical personnel to ensure the proper, safe, and optimal use of electronic devices. You’ll apply your knowledge in equipment mechanics, hydraulics, pneumatics, and networking to medical equipment including nerve stimulators, monitors, and infusion pumps, imaging systems, dialysis units, and heart-lung bypass machines.

If you have an interest in the medical field, this program can open the door to many career options. You may find yourself working in an operating room, a renal dialysis center, sleep lab, or an oncology department. Site-based learning is emphasized with clinical study and internships. The medical field is particularly rewarding if you want to use your skill in technology to help others.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

Healthcare Technology Management

This program will cost about $11,400* based on tuition and basic program fees. There may be additional fees for books, materials, and testing. For more information on tuition costs, visit the Tuition Page.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Graduation Employment Stats

Graduation Employment Stats

Western conducts a follow-up survey of all grads six months after graduation to find out if they are employed in a job related to their program, how much they are making, and where they are employed.

Survey information is not currently available for this program. Please contact an Admissions Coach or call 606-785-9200 for more information.

Career Opportunities

Biomedical Electronics Technician (BMET)
Field Service Engineer
Electronics Technician
Clinical Engineering Technician
Biomedical Field Service Engineer

Program Outcomes

  • Living responsibly
  • Refining professionalism
  • Cultivating passion
  • Manage medical equipment and systems
  • Identify the function and operation of various types of imaging equipment
  • Problem-solve electronic circuits and systems
  • Demonstrate a competency with computers and networks used in medical equipment
  • Apply principles of anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology
  • Demonstrate safety precautions and practices with medical equipment
  • Demonstrate professionalism

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

Application
$30 Application Fee
High School transcript or GED/HSED

Program Requirements

Western Technical College uses ACCUPLACER, a computer-based, online assessment that measures your abilities in writing/sentence skills, reading comprehension, and arithmetic. This information will be used to place you in courses that best fit your academic goals. Based on your scores, you may need to take additional general studies course(s) along with the general studies courses required for your program.

Several options for waiving the ACCUPLACER test are available; view the exemptions here.

Learn more about placement tests and how they are used at Western: Placement Testing.

Additional Requirements

To enroll in the Healthcare Technology Management program, first apply for admission to the College, and then complete a background check.  You can find a link to this document below. 

Software and Technology

Most of Western’s classes require the use of a personal computer or laptop, standard software, internet access, and other technology-related items.

If you do not have a personal computer or laptop, or if the one you have does not meet the following criteria, resources may be available. Submit a Student Resource Request using our online form.

Computer/Laptop Hardware

  • Smartphones are not recommended for completing assignments.
  • Chromebooks are not recommended due to issues with installing software that is needed for classes, such as Office 365.
  • Web camera with microphone (usually built into newer laptops or can be purchased separately) is necessary for online participation.

Software Needs

For detailed specifications, please review Technology and Software Recommendations for Most Classes on Western’s IT Knowledgebase.

Campus Resources

Need Assistance?

  • Contact the Learning Commons! The staff are happy to answer questions, provide individualized assistance, and direct you to other supports as needed.

Career Pathways

This program is part of a career pathway, a laddered approach to career education. It allows you to earn employer-recognized credentials that lead to job and career advancement.

Healthcare Technology Management

Career Pathways

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