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Biomedical Electronics Technician - AAS

Electronics in the medical and health field is an important and growing part of patient care. From the ambulance to the operating room to your physician's office, electronic biomedical equipment supports health care.

The Biomedical Technology program combines electronics technology with health sciences courses. And, with its internship in the last semester, students will complete a 16 hour per week clinical. The internship brings together electronics and health courses, further preparing students for entry into the field.

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Derek Schreiner - Associate Professor, 5211
Email: dschreiner@scciowa.edu
AS & AA, Southeastern Community College
BA, Iowa Wesleyan College
Additional study: St. Ambrose University
 

 

Biomedical Electronics Technician - AAS

Admissions standards apply to this program. Please contact the Admissions office for details.

 

* Denotes a course option. Select one class from the group of classes listed to satisfy this requirement.

 
 Fall Semester  Credit
  CAD-101 INTRODUCTION TO CAD     3
  CSC-140 COMPUTER FUNDAMENTALS     4
  ELT-116 PRINCIPLES OF ELECTRONICS     5
*MAT-127 COLLEGE ALGEBRA AND TRIGONOMETRY     5
*MAT-704 MATH APPLICATIONS     5
 
 Spring Semester   
  BIO-163 ESSENTIALS OF ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY     4
  ELT-119 APPLIED HUMAN BIOLOGY FOR BIOMED TECHNICIANS     3
  ELT-355 ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS I     5
  ENG-111 TECHNICAL WRITING     3
*EGR-420 PLTW DIGITAL ELECTRONICS     3
*ELT-329 DIGITAL ELECTRONICS FOR ET     4
 
 Fall Semester   
  ELT-357 ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS II     5
  ELT-630 MICROPROCESSOR/INTERFACING     5
  ELT-800 BIOMEDICAL ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS     4
  NET-142 NETWORK ESSENTIALS     3
 
 Spring Semester   
  ELT-435 TELECOMMUNICATIONS     5
  ELT-801 MEDICAL DOCUMENTATION AND COMPLIANCE     3
  ELT-932 INTERNSHIP     4
*PSY-111 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY     3
*SOC-110 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY     3
*SOC-114 CONFLICT RESOLUTION IN THE WORKPLACE     3

Biomedical Electronics Technician - AAS

 

BIO-163 - ESSENTIALS OF ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY

Lecture: 3Lab: 2OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 4

Description: This introductory course is designed for the student needing a one-semester combined anatomy and physiology course with laboratory. All systems will be covered with greater emphasis on the cardiovascular, respiratory, immune and urinary systems.

 

CAD-101 - INTRODUCTION TO CAD

Lecture: 1Lab: 4OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: An introduction to computer aided design and drafting. Actual hands-on experience in designing, drawing, and dimensioning using CAD micro-based CAD software. The course presents logical step-by-step instruction about the CAD commands, mode settings, drawing aids, shortcuts and other valuable characteristics of CAD. Finished copies of the students’ work will be made on a printer or plotter.

 

CSC-140 - COMPUTER FUNDAMENTALS

Lecture: 3Lab: 2OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 4

Description: This course is an introduction to the microcomputer in both hardware and software. The terminology, internal structure, board identification and associated peripheral equipment will be introduced. The Microsoft Office suite will be covered. The operating system will be covered along with structured programming in QBASIC.

 

EGR-420 - PLTW DIGITAL ELECTRONICS

Lecture: 2Lab: 2OJT: Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: This course is an introduction to fundamental digital circuits and systems presented by study of integrated circuit logic modules. Enphasis is placed on troubleshooting techniques and tools.

 

ELT-116 - PRINCIPLES OF ELECTRONICS

Lecture: 3Lab: 4OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 5

Description: This course analyzes the physical phenomenon of electricity in direct and alternating current circuits. Circuit analysis shall be through the application of various laws and theorems, and in the laboratory, through the use of typical test equipment. Prerequisite: placement test.

 

ELT-119 - APPLIED HUMAN BIOLOGY FOR BIOMED TECHNICIANS

Lecture: 3Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: This course presents the human biology, anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology essential for biomedical equipment technicians and the devices involved in patient care. Focus is on the vocabulary necessary for effective medical communication skills in the hospital environment as part of the health care team.

 

ELT-329 - DIGITAL ELECTRONICS FOR ET

Lecture: 3Lab: 2OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 4

Description: An introduction to fundamental digital circuits and systems is presented by study of integrated circuit logic modules. Number systems, coding and elemental Boolean principles are also covered. Emphasis is placed on troubleshooting techniques and tools.

 

ELT-355 - ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS I

Lecture: 3Lab: 4OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 5

Description: Introduction to semiconductor circuit analysis. The operational characteristics and applications of diodes, bipolar and field-effect transistors, and linear integrated circuits will be examined. Troubleshooting methods and techniques will be discussed and applied in the laboratory. Prerequisite: ELT-116.

 

ELT-357 - ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS II

Lecture: 3Lab: 4OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 5

Description: An expansion on the material presented in Electronic Circuits I. This course will examine the op-amp further in its many linear and non-linear applications. Other related linear integrated circuits will be investigated and applied. Basic modulation and demodulation processes will be included. Prerequisite: ELT-355.

 

ELT-435 - TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Lecture: 4Lab: 2OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 5

Description: Examines electronic communications topics such as noise, frequency domain analysis, analog and digital modulation methods, transmitters, receivers, multiplexing, digital communications, telephony, transmission lines and wave guides, antennas, wave propagation, microwave and video. Prerequisite: ELT-355 or equivalent.

 

ELT-630 - MICROPROCESSOR/INTERFACING

Lecture: 3Lab: 4OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 5

Description: This course is an introduction to techniques and equipment used for a variety of data acquisition requirements. The use of computers, test equipment, sensors and software for data acquisition in an industrial environment will be the main focus. Prerequisites: ELT-355 and ELT-329.

 

ELT-800 - BIOMEDICAL ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS

Lecture: 3Lab: 2OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 4

Description: This course examines the use of electronics in health sciences and related fields by bringing together the student's understanding of anatomy and physiology, chemistry and electronics to study the measurement of the body's electrical signals and other physiological measurements, to include cardiovascular, pulmonary, temperature, flow and pressures. This will include a hands-on study of medical equipment used in the hospital and other medical environments to diagnose and treat patients. Issues associated with patient and technician safety will be discussed. This course will also explore applicable NFPA99, JCAHO, CLIA, FDA, and other regulatory agencies and their regulations governing medical equipment in the clinical environment. Prerequisites: ELT-119, ELT-357, ELT-630, BIO-163.

 

ELT-801 - MEDICAL DOCUMENTATION AND COMPLIANCE

Lecture: 3Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: This course will teach the biomedical students to properly document their work when in the medical environment. This course will cover topics including HIPAA rights, NFPA99, AAMI, JC compliance, work order documentation, the use of SOP's and infection control. This course will also teach the students how to properly research these topics as regulations change frequently. Prerequisite: ELT-119.

 

ELT-932 - INTERNSHIP

Lecture: 0Lab: 0OJT: 16Clinical: 0 Credit: 4

Description: This internship is intended to be the clinical experience portion of the Biomedical Electronics Seminar. Students in this course will be assigned to a selected setting to apply principles and skills learned in previous course. Graded on a Credit (P)/No Credit (Q) basis. Prerequisite: ELT-800.

 

ENG-111 - TECHNICAL WRITING

Lecture: 3Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: Studies the rhetorical techniques specifically oriented to industrial requirements. Applies expository patterns as incorporated within the report apparatus, including such specialized formats as process analysis, progress/ lab reports, feasibility study, and the proposal. Also includes correspondence and application of basic library research skills. Course designed to satisfy specified career program requirements. Prerequisites: Mandatory COMPASS, ACT or AccuPlacer test score and madatory eWrite or WritePlacer score (per SCC Writing Scores & Mandatory Course Placement Chart), or a C- or above in ENG-061, College Preparatory Writing II. No waivers.

 

MAT-127 - COLLEGE ALGEBRA AND TRIGONOMETRY

Lecture: 5Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 5

Description: The study of rational, exponential, logarithmic, and polynomial functions and relations, their graphs and related equalities. The study of the circular functions, graphs, and applications. Vectors, trigonometric properties, equations, identities and complex numbers are treated extensively. Prerequisite: MAT-092 with a grade of at least C- or equivalent or COMPASS Algebra score of 73-92 or ACT Math score of at least 25 or math faculty approval.

 

MAT-704 - MATH APPLICATIONS

Lecture: 5Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 5

Description: This course is offered to technical and other students who can profit from an applied course in mathematics. It is designed as an intermediate level algebra course recommended for students with at least one year of high school algebra. Emphasis is on the application of mathematical techniques. Students will study the relationship of geometry and algebra as they apply to electronics and mechanical technology problems. Algebraic manipulation of formulas, equations, radicals, exponents, logarithms, polynomials, rational expressions, systems of linear equations, plane trigonometry, vectors, and graphs of equations are studied. Prerequisite: MAT-062 or MAT-702 or COMPASS Algebra score of 20 or higher or ACT Math score of 20-21 or math faculty approval.

 

NET-142 - NETWORK ESSENTIALS

Lecture: 3Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: This course is designed to provide students with the background necessary to understand the local area networking information in Microsoft courses on workstations and networking. This course provides students with the information needed to build a foundation in current networking technology for local area networks, wide area networks and the Internet. Corequisite: CSC-110.

 

PSY-111 - INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY

Lecture: 3Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: A basic course in the understanding of behavior, designed to give the student a scientific background in the fundamental problems and techniques covered in the field of psychology.

 

SOC-110 - INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY

Lecture: 3Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: An analysis of social organization (or the social order). This course deals with the nature of sociology as a science, the original nature of man, the socialization of the individual, the development of groups and group behavior, the nature of culture and culture patterns, the organization of institutions, the nature of social order, the organization of human stratification and examination of major social processes. Special emphasis is placed upon the American cultural patterns.

 

SOC-114 - CONFLICT RESOLUTION IN THE WORKPLACE

Lecture: 3Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: This course will study conflict resolution theories and applications in the workplace. The course will provide students with the opportunity to develop their own effective interpersonal conflict resolution skills as well as skills needed to help employees resolve their conflicts with one another and the skills needed to negotiate contracts. Students will also be introduced to theories and skills needed to apply culturally sensitive principles to conflict resolution.

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