Healthcare Technology Management-Diploma

The Healthcare Technology Management Program will prepare students to seek a variety of entry-level positions in the biomedical and healthcare technology management industry. Students will engage in coursework related to biomedical information systems, electronics, networking, troubleshooting, digital and mechanical systems, database fundamentals, and safety and compliance. An emphasis on medical applications, operations, and procedures is embedded within the various program courses. The program includes instruction in instrument calibration, design, installation. and testing, as well as safety, maintenance, and equipment repair procedures. Students will garner the skills and working knowledge to perform medical equipment maintenance services characterized by repair or module replacement; repair of general medical equipment malfunctions; adjustment of medical equipment utilizing common and special purpose tools and electronic test equipment; conduct preventive maintenance checks and services: and conduct calibration, verification, certification and electrical safety tests. Students will be placed in an internship where they will be able to apply all of the skills learned throughout the duration of the program.

Students who complete the two-year program will complete a certification course that will prepare them for the Certified Associate in Biomedical Technology (CABT) credential. 

Curriculum Sequence

Fall Semester I Course Title Credit
CSC-110 Introduction to Computers 3
HTM-100 Applied Human Biology for Biomedical Technicians 3
HTM-101 Biomedical Equipment I 3
MAT-702 Introduction to Math Applications 3
NET-142 Network Essentials 3
Semester Total: 15
Spring Semester I Course Title Credit
ELT-351 Electronics I 3
ENG-110 Writing for the Workplace 3
HTM-102 Healthcare Technology Management I 3
HTM-103 Introduction to Digital and Mechanical Control Systems 3
HTM-104 Basic X-Ray 3
Semester Total: 15
PROGRAM TOTAL: 30

CSC-110 - Introduction to Computers

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course provides an introduction to computer concepts. The student will use the Windows operating system, presentation software, electronic spreadsheet software, database management software and word processing software. Microcomputer hardware and software as well as the processing concepts associated with each will be discussed. The course will also include information on file management, the Internet, virus protection and e-mail basics as applicable to the academic world as well as the business environment. Lab time outside of class is required to complete projects.

HTM-100 - Applied Human Biology for Biomedical Technicians

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course is designed for students who have no previous experience and are unfamiliar with the human body systems, functions and medical terminology. The course provides an introduction of medical terms and anatomy to develop a foundational awareness for the biomedical technician working in the healthcare technology management industry. The course will cover the components and meaning of medical words, hematology, body systems, the interplay of anatomy and medical equipment, bloodborne pathogens and infection control.

HTM-101 - Biomedical Equipment I

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

In this course, students are introduced to the hierarchy of statutes, regulations, accreditation standards and hospital policies for healthcare equipment management and safety. The course focuses on performing extensive equipment testing to verify conformity with national standards and manufacturer specifications and learning standard practices for electrical safety testing, healthcare technology management and medical ethics. Also, the course introduces equipment management principles and troubleshooting techniques a BMET would employ to maximize the life span and minimize life-cycle costs while emphasizing resource and chemical use management.

MAT-702 - Introduction to Math Applications

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

This course is offered to students who can profit from an applied course in mathematics and will prepare students who need to develop skills for MAT-704. It is designed as an introductory level algebra course recommended for students with one year of high school algebra. Emphasis is on the building of basic algebra skills and the application of these mathematical techniques. The course studies the relationship of geometry and algebra as they apply to various fields. This course will also cover whole numbers/decimals, integers, fractions/percents, direct measurement, basic geometric concepts/relationships, linear equations and right-triangle trigonometry. Prerequisite: MAT-052 or meet minimum placement testing requirements.

NET-142 - Network Essentials

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

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.

ELT-351 - Electronics I

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

This course is designed to strengthen the students' understanding of AC and DC electricity and electronics including sources of electricity, basic circuits and components, and their applications to practical devices. Students will explore fundamentals of electricity, current, resistance, voltage, Ohm's Law, circuit components, DC measurements, power, magnetism, electromagnetism and AC measurements. Prerequisite: MAT-702.

ENG-110 - Writing for the Workplace

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

Writing for the Workplace prepares students for the various types of written communication required by professional employers. In this class, students learn how to write informal and formal documents and reports in the design and style of career-related communication with a focus on audience, purpose, subject and genre and how they affect our writing choices. This course also includes a review of grammar and usage skills, as well as emphasizes effective language use in real-world applications. Prerequisites: ENG-013 with a minimum grade of C-  or meet minimum placement test score requirements. No Waivers.

HTM-102 - Healthcare Technology Management I

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

In this course, students are introduced to the structure and operations of the healthcare system, the need for clinical technicians in the healthcare system and their roles and responsibilities. The course will focus on the foundations of healthcare technology management, managing medical equipment and distinguishing the difference between standards, regulations and guidelines. Students will be able to provide a detailed explanation of the role of clinical engineering in the healthcare system, the application of systems engineering to healthcare technology and equipment and the policies which affect healthcare technology management.

HTM-103 - Introduction to Digital and Mechanical Control Systems

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

This course will introduce theory, fabrication and testing of digital electronic circuits through manipulative experiences. The course will also strengthen the understanding of a broad range of motor types and the systems used to control them. Topics covered range from binary number systems, logic gates, microcomputer basics, pneumatic systems, hydraulic systems, motor types, and controls to installing and maintaining conventional controllers, electronic motor drives and programmable logic controllers. Corequisite: ELT-351.

HTM-104 - Basic X-Ray

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

This course is designed to explain the function of radiographic instrumentation used in medicine for diagnosis, treatment and life support including basic operation, repair, troubleshooting and preventive care maintenance.

Dr. Ashlee Spannagel - Dean of Career and Technical Education & Workforce Development, (319) 208-5000 ext. 5380

Email: aspannagel@scciowa.edu
BS, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
MS, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
EdD, Capella University