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Engineering and Building Arts Department

Associate in Science

Engineering Technology

ENG-AS

Program Leadership Information

Giovanna Taylor, Program Director- Biomedical Technology, 727-791-2402
Lara Sharp, Program Administrator- CL Enginering Technology, 727-791-2642

Program Summary

The purpose of the addition of the Biomedical Technology sub-plan is to prepare students to work within the full continuum of the medical device industry includes all aspects of medical device development and manufacturing, related software and technical support integration, FDA and health care regulations, engineering, electronics and mechanical technologies. The sub-plan specifically prepares students to work within the health care industry.
Healthcare institutions and medical device companies have a growing need for skilled professionals with technical skills and an understanding of the healthcare delivery and medical device regulatory environments. Graduates of the program will have the education, skills, and credentials needed to pursue career opportunities in a variety of settings including:
o Healthcare institutions such as hospitals, clinics, health maintenance organizations, and managed care agencies;
o Companies that develop, produce, and market medical devices;
o Integrated service companies that install, manage, and service medical equipment;
o Public health and government agencies; and
o International organizations dedicated to improving healthcare in third-world and developing countries.

Job Related Opportunities

  • Over the past decade, Florida has leaped ahead of the competition to establish itself as the new location for life sciences innovation and industry growth. Florida is now home to world renowned biomedical research institutes; nearly 1,000biotech, pharmaceutical, and medical device companies; and a foundation of more than 44,000 healthcare establishments.
  • Employment of biomedical engineers/medical equipment repairers/biomedical equipment technicians is projected to grow 30 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. Employment growth will stem from both greater demand for healthcare services and the increasing types and complexity of the equipment these professionals manage, maintain and repair. BMETs work in a hospital's Biomedical or Clinical Engineering but can also find employment with a third-party independent service organization (ISO), an original equipment manufacturer (OEM), durable medical equipment provider, or many other healthcare organizations. BMETs working for an OEM or ISO are often called Field Service Engineers (FSE).
  • According to data provided by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI), there were 1,121 jobs in the medical device industry in the seven-county area that comprises the region surrounding the Tampa Bay area (Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando, Sarasota, Manatee and Polk counties) in 2012. EMSI projects this number of jobs to be 1,357 in 2017. This represents an increase of 21.1% and is consistent with the projected increase in jobs in the medical device industry for all of Florida (4,976 jobs in 2012, and 6,038 jobs in 2017 - an increase of 21.3%).

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2015 (505), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Communications - Composition I

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Composition I coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required. This requirement must be completed within the first 24 credits of coursework toward the AS degree.

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Communications - Speech

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Speech coursework . Minimum grade of "C" required.

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AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Social and Behavioral Sciences

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Social and Behavioral Sciences coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.

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Humanities and Fine Arts

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Humanities and Fine Arts coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.

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Mathematics

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Mathematics coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.

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Ethics

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Ethics coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.

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AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Computer/Information Literacy Competency

Competency may be demonstrated by completing the Computer Information and Literacy Exam (CGS 1070T) OR by successful completion of one of the approved Computer/Information Literacy Competency courses. No minimum credits required.

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Enhanced World View

Complete at least one 3-credit course intended to enhance the student's world view in light of an increasingly globalized economy. Minimum grade of "C" required. In some cases, this course may also be used to satisfy another General Education Requirement.

MAJOR CORE COURSES
Technology Core (Complete 18 credits)

Introduction to Electronics
3
Introduction to CAD
3
Introduction to Quality Assurance
3
Manufacturing Processes and Materials I
3
Industrial Safety
3
Mechanical Measurement and Instrumentation
3

SUBPLANS
Select one subplan from below (Complete 24 credits)

Select ONE of the following Subplans

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
Subplan: Electronics (ELEC) (Complete 24 credits)

Digital Fundamentals with Lab
4
DC Circuit Analysis with Lab
4
AC Circuit Analysis with Lab
4
Electronic Instrumentation
1
Solid State Electronics with Lab
4
Linear Integrated Circuits with Lab
4
Co-op Work Experience
3

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
Subplan: Quality (QUAL) (Complete 24 credits)

Concepts of Lean and Six Sigma
3
Developing & Coaching Self-Directed Work Teams
3
Principles of Six Sigma
3
Six Sigma Project Management
3
Tools for Lean Manufacturing
3
Six Sigma Black Belt Concepts
3
Six Sigma Capstone Project
3
Technical Economic Analysis
3

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
Subplan: Digital Design and Modeling (DDM) (Complete 18 credits)

AutoCAD II
3
AutoCAD III 3-D Modeling
3
Introduction to SolidWorks
3
Advanced Solidworks
3
SolidWorks Advance Applications
3
Co-op Work Experience
3

SUBPLAN ELECTIVE COURSES
Subplan: Digital Design and Modeling (Select 6 credits)

6
Complete 6 credits of ETD prefix courses not required as Subplan Core Courses.

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
Subplan: Medical Quality Systems (BIOM) (Complete 24 credits)

Regulatory Environment for Medical Devices
3
Concepts of Lean and Six Sigma
3
Developing & Coaching Self-Directed Work Teams
3
Risk Management and Assessment for Medical Devices
3
Change Control and Documentation
3
Medical Device Design and Manufacturing
3
Quality Auditing for Medical Devices
3
Co-op Work Experience
3

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
Subplan: Biomedical Technology (BMET) (Complete 24 credits)

Introduction to Biomedical Engineering
2
Instrumentation and Control Systems
1
Introduction to Project Management
3
Medical Device Design and Manufacturing
3
Technical Support Fundamentals
2
Survey of Medical Technology
3
Biomedical Technology and Techniques
3
Biomedical Electronics
3
Biomedical Electronics Systems
3
BMET Basic Field Experience
1
Special Topics in Biomedical Engineering
1
60
Total Credits