BSAST Degree in Biomedical Electronics

The Bachelor of Science in Applied Science and Technology (BSAST) degree in Biomedical Electronics is designed for technicians who design and maintain hospital and other health-oriented electronics equipment. The program enables mid-career adults in a wide range of applied fields meet their educational and professional needs while completing a baccalaureate degree. The BSAST degree in Biomedical Electronics is a 120-credit program.

Subject Area/Category Credits
I. General Education Requirements 60
A. Intellectual and Practical Skills 15
  • English Composition I (ENC-101)
(3)
  • English Composition II (ENC-102)
(3)
  • College Algebra (MAT-121) or above
(3)
  • Higher Level Mathematics above College Algebra
(3)
  • Computer Concepts (CIS-107) or above
(3)
B. Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World 20
  • Psychology or Sociology
(3)
  • Statistics (STA-201)
(3)
  • Technical Writing (ENG-201)
(3)
  • Physics I
(4)
  • Physics II
(4)
  • Second Science
(3)
C. Personal and Social Responsibility 9
  • Diversity/Global Literacy
(3)
  • Responsible Ethical Leadership
(3)
  • Ethics or Diversity Elective
(3)
D. General Education Electives 16
II. Area of Study: Biomedical Electronics 45
A. DC Circuits (ELE-211) 3
B. AC Circuits (ELE-212) 3
C. Physiology, Anatomy and Biomechanics
  • Anatomy and Physiology (BIO-211)
  • Cell Physiology/Human Physiology
  • Biophysics/Biomechanics
  • Kinesiology
3

D. Biomedical Electronics

  • Biomedical or Medical Electronics
  • Instrumentation
  • Biomedical Transducers
  • Biomedical Equipment Maintenance
  • Physiological Monitoring Systems
  • Diagnostic Support Equipment Systems
  • Therapeutic Support Equipment Systems
  • Applications of Sensors
  • Electro-Mechanical Controls
12
E.  General Electronics
  • Electronic Devices, Solid State/Semiconductor
  • Digital Electronics
  • Microprocessors
  • Computer Circuits
  • Communications Circuits
  • Pulse Circuits
12

F. Biomedical Electronics Electives

  • Specific Equipment
  • Additional credits in biomedical electronics and general electronics
9
G. Current Trends in Applications (APS-401) 3
III. Free Electives 15
Total  120
   

*Must include at least two subject areas.

  • Required Courses: DC Circuits, AC Circuits, Physiology, Anatomy and Biomechanics, Biomedical Electronics (four courses), General Electronics (four courses), Current Trends and Applications
  • Corollary Requirements: Physics I and II, Computer Requirement, Statistics, College Algebra
  • How Students Earn Credit in the Area of Study: Students whose areas of study are not complete at the time of enrollment either use Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) or classroom work to complete their areas of study. A limited selection of general electronics courses is available by independent study and distance education courses and examination.

Note: Courses listed in the Area of Study are offered as a guide. Other courses may also be considered appropriate for the program. The inclusion of similar courses must be reviewed by the Evaluation team. Students must submit their program plan for review to ensure that course selection is appropriate for the degree.

Leverage Your Training

Have you earned a professional license or certification, or acquired college-level technical expertise on the job? If so, it may be worth college credit. The College also offers a variety of other ways to earn credit, including transferring previous college credits, all designed around the needs of adult learners, like you.

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