Associate Degree Specialization in Medical Technology and Healthcare Systems

Earn Your Degree in As Little as 16 Months1

Understand the design of medical equipment with DeVry University’s Associate in Engineering Technology with a specialization in Medical Technology and Healthcare Systems. This specialization, anchored by our Tech Core curriculum, includes an embedded Engineering Technology Certificate – Medical Technology and Healthcare Systems specialization. Additionally, this Associate degree stacks into our Bachelor’s in Engineering Technology allowing you to apply your earned credits toward the next degree level at DeVry at your pace**.

Get to Know Our Medical Technology and Healthcare Systems Specialization

The online Associate in Engineering Technology with a Medical Technology and Healthcare Systems specialization can help you develop your knowledge of modern medical instrumentation, medical imaging technology and telemedicine systems. From computer tomography (CT) to position emission tomography (PET), you will put everything you learn together as you design a new ICU for your Medical Instrumentation course project.


Classes Start Every 8 Weeks

Earn your Associate Degree in Engineering Technology with Medical Technology and Healthcare Systems Specialization in as little as 1 year + 4 months*—or even more quickly with qualifying transfer credits.

*Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.

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Why DeVry?

Complimentary Laptop

You’ll get a complimentary laptop as part of your technology program2. It’s our way of investing in your education—and you.

Work With IoT Technologies & Systems

Immerse yourself in the Internet of Things (IoT) world and obtain hands-on experience with IoT, cloud, software and security technologies and systems.

Certification Exam Reimbursement

Several of our tech programs are designed with industry-recognized certifications in mind. Qualified students may receive up to a $300 reimbursement for the cost of one exam attempt across a wide range of certifications:

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Linux+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Cloud+


Other certifications may also be eligible for reimbursement. Speak to your Student Support Advisor for additional information.

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What You'll Learn

Courses in the Medical Technology and Healthcare Systems degree specialization cover skills including:

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    Communicate Methods and Findings

    Learn to communicate the rationale behind research methods and recommendations while presenting performance objectives, issues and solutions.
  • collaborate in dynamic work environments icon

    Collaborate in Dynamic Work Environments

    Learn to collaborate with colleagues in varying locations and environments to coordinate and share information.
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    Complex Problem Solving

    Apply critical and analytical thinking to identify complex problems, evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • digital literacy icon

    Digital Literacy

    Learn to apply appropriate technologies in order to solve digital issues and problems within databases.
  • circuit analysis icon

    Circuit Analysis

    Design and analyze circuits ensuring proper construction, voltage and currents.
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    Automation and Control

    Configure and troubleshoot control systems.
  • anatomy and physiology icon

    Anatomy and Physiology for Health Careers

    Identify and describe the functions of organs and body systems.
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    Medical Instrumentation

    Understand the design, function, purpose and features of treatment equipment for the purpose of calibration, troubleshooting and repair.
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    Medical Imaging

    Understand the various types of medical imaging, basic components of imaging systems and how to maintain or troubleshoot them to maintain image quality.
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    Telemedicine

    Explore design principles and computer infrastructure access, transfer and manipulate medical information over communication networks.

Build Your Skills with Stackable Credits

The figures displayed represent the minimum credit hours required for graduation. Additional coursework may be necessary to complete program requirements.

All courses from this Associate in Engineering Technology with Medical Technology and Healthcare Systems specialization stack into our Bachelor’s in Engineering Technology.** Put the credits you’ve earned to use when you’re ready.


Skill Focused Curriculum

Elements of the curriculum are aligned to industry certifications to help you validate your knowledge and skills as you prepare to pursue such certification exams as:

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA ITF+
  • CompTIA Linux+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Cloud+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • PCEP Certified Entry-Level Python Programmer
Degrees in engineering technology at DeVry prepare for careers to solve technology problems.

Career Opportunities

Our Associate in Engineering Technology with a specialization in Medical Technology and Healthcare Systems features a strong Tech Core, preparing you to utilize advanced tools to solve pressing problems through the design and development of cutting-edge medical devices and equipment.

With a Medical Technology and Healthcare Systems specialization, you can consider careers including, but not limited to:

  • Electrical Engineering Technician
    In this role, you’ll assist an electrical engineer with designing, developing and testing electrical equipment and control systems. Your job may be more theoretical or more practical, depending on the specific position.

  • Computer User Support Specialist
    Sometimes referred to as a help-desk technician, this position focuses on assisting computer users with any issues that arise. You might work in a corporate office assisting team members throughout a hospital system, or you might help home users across the country with logging into their telemedicine appointments. Most of this work is remote, providing assistance by phone, email or chat, but you might be required to make occasional site visits as well.
  • Field Service Technician
    Unlike computer user support specialists, field service technicians spend most of their time on the road. You’ll be responsible for installing, maintaining and repairing equipment, such as ICU medical devices or hospital telecommunications hardware.

  • Engineering Technologist (General)
    As a general engineering technologist, you’ll be able to solve numerous challenges across many different areas of engineering. Working under a specialized engineer, you might assist with technical operations, product design or field engineering throughout the healthcare industry.

Course Options

The Associate in Engineering Technology with a specialization in Medical Technology and Healthcare Systems consists of a minimum of 64 credit hours divided into:

  • General Education (Essentials): 26 credits
  • Tech Core: 21 credits
  • Automation and Electronic Systems: 6 credits
  • Career Preparation: 1 credit
  • Specialization: 10 credits

General Education Courses

Communication skills

ENGL112 Composition

One of:

SPCH275 Public Speaking
SPCH276 Intercultural Communication

Humanities

One of:

ETHC232 Ethical and Legal Issues in the Professions
ETHC334 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Social Sciences

SOCS185 Culture and Society

Mathematics and Natural Sciences

MATH114 Algebra for College Students
PHYS204 Applied Physics with Lab

Personal and Professional Development

CARD205 Career Development
COLL148 Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving

Tech Core Courses

Tech Core

CEIS101 Introduction to Technology and Information Systems
CEIS106 Introduction to Operating Systems
CEIS110 Introduction to Programming
CEIS114 Introduction to Digital Devices
NETW191 Fundamentals of Information Technology and Networking
NETW211 Fundamentals of Cloud Computing
SEC285 Fundamentals of Information Systems Security

Program Courses

Automation and Electrical Systems

ECT226 Electronic Device and System Foundations
ECT286 Automation and Controls

Career Preparation

CEIS299 Careers and Technology

Specialized Courses

Medical Technology and Healthcare Systems

BIOS205 Anatomy and Physiology for Health Careers

Two of:

BMET314 Medical Instrumentation
BMET316 Medical Imaging Technology
BMET318 Telemedicine

Strong Legacy in Tech

At DeVry University, our first Associate in Electronics Engineering Technology degree was accredited in 1955, and we offered our first Bachelor’s in Electronics Engineering Technology 14 years later.

This program honors our deep experience in engineering technology education while providing a modern curriculum designed to meet the unique challenges of the 21st century.

Medical Technology and Healthcare Systems FAQs


What is a healthcare system?

A healthcare system refers to the collection of people, organizations, technologies and facilities that deliver healthcare services to patients. Regarding our Associate Degree in Engineering Technology with a specialization in Medical Technology and Healthcare Systems, a healthcare system refers more specifically to the technologies and medical equipment that enable a healthcare facility to provide care to patients.


What is medical technology?

Medical technology refers to healthcare products that may be used in the caregiving process. It may encompass diagnostic devices such as an MRI machine or treatment tools like ventilators. A medical technology education specifically aims to help to prepare you to work with complex machines and networks that require engineering or technology knowledge in order to be installed and maintained properly.


What can you do with a degree specialization in Medical Technology and Healthcare Systems?

Graduates of our Associate Degree in Engineering Technology with a specialization in Medical Technology and Healthcare Systems, you may consider, but are not limited to, the following careers:

  • Electrical Engineering Technician
  • Computer User Support Specialist
  • Field Service Technician
  • Engineering Technologist (General)


With its Tech Core foundation, our Associate Degree in Engineering Technology can help you develop skills that may be transferrable to other opportunities related to engineering technology.


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1Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.
2As part of this program, one complimentary laptop is provided to students enrolled in the Associate in Information Technology and Networking, Associate in Engineering Technology, Associate in Network Systems Administration, Bachelor’s in Information Technology and Networking, Bachelor’s in Software Development, Bachelor’s in Engineering Technology, Bachelor’s in Network and Communications Management and Bachelor’s in Computer Information Systems. The laptop is issued during the student’s second session. Certain restrictions apply.
**At the time of application to the next credential level, an evaluation of qualifying transfer credit will occur and the most beneficial outcome will be applied.
*The figures displayed represent the minimum credit hours required for graduation. Additional coursework may be necessary to complete program requirements