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Engineering Technology

Associate Degree Specialization in Medical Technology and Healthcare Systems

Develop Your Medical and Healthcare Technology Skills with an Associate Degree Specialization


Understand the design of medical equipment with DeVry University’s Associate in Engineering Technology Program with a specialization in Medical Technology and Healthcare Systems. This specialization, anchored by our Tech Core curriculum, is designed to help you build a foundation of interdisciplinary skills you’ll need for today’s Internet of Things (IoT) economy while teaching you relevant skills in operating systems, programming, hardware, connectivity and security. 

Get To Know Our Medical Technology and Healthcare Systems Specialization

The online Associate in Engineering Technology Program with a Medical Technology and Healthcare Systems specialization can help you develop your knowledge of modern medical instrumentation, medical imaging technology and telemedicine systems. Learn about medical instrumentation with principles of biomedical devices used in healthcare systems, medical imaging technologies such as X-rays, computer tomography (CT), ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), position emission tomography (PET), and telemedicine. This curriculum will help you put everything you learn together as you design a new ICU for your Medical Instrumentation course project.

If you are interested in developing the skills needed to design and maintain the medical equipment used in hospitals and clinics in patient care, then this program is for you.

Classes Start Every 8 Weeks

Accreditation and Recognition Matter


ETAC of ABET accredits postsecondary, degree-granting programs that meet their global standards for technical education. This is a global mark of quality that is valued by employers and professional associations within the Engineering Technology field. The Associate in Engineering Technology is accredited by The Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET (ETAC of ABET)

In addition to this programmatic accreditation, DeVry University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC),

Why DeVry?

Why Choose Medical Technology and Healthcare Systems at DeVry?

Complimentary Laptop

You’ll get a complimentary laptop as part of your technology program.2 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 ITF+

  • PCEP Certified Entry-Level Python Programmer

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

Questions for our admissions team?
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Minimum Completion Time*
1 year
4 months
Normal Completion Time
2 years


Choose the schedule that best fits your goals and commitments. You can earn your Associate Degree in as little as 1 year and 4 months.

Or, follow a normal schedule and complete your program in 2 years.

*Minimum schedule does not include breaks and assumes 3 semesters of year-round, full-time enrollment in 15-17 credit hours a semester per 12-month period.

**Normal schedule does not include breaks and assumes 2 semesters of enrollment in 15-17 credit hours per semester per 12-month period.

Knowledge & Skills

What You'll Learn

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

  • Medical Instrumentation
    Understand the design, function, purpose and features of treatment equipment for the purpose of calibration, troubleshooting and repair.
  • 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.
  • Telemedicine
    Explore design principles and computer infrastructure access, transfer and manipulate medical information over communication networks.
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Health Careers
    Identify and describe the functions of organs and body systems.
  • Digital Literacy
    Learn to apply appropriate technologies in order to solve digital issues and problems within databases.
  • Circuit Analysis
    Design and analyze circuits ensuring proper construction, voltage and currents.
  • Automation and Control
    Configure and troubleshoot control systems.
  • 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
    Learn to collaborate with colleagues in varying locations and environments to coordinate and share information.
  • Complex Problem-Solving
    Apply critical and analytical thinking to identify complex problems, evaluate options and implement solutions.
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+

  • PCEP Certified Entry-Level Python Programmer

Our History

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.

Stackable Programs

Build Your Skills With Stackable Credits

All courses from this Associate in Engineering Technology Program with Medical Technology and Healthcare Systems specialization stack into our Bachelor’s in Engineering Technology Program.2 Put the credits you’ve earned to use when you’re ready.

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Credit Hours*

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


Career Opportunities with Medical Technology and Healthcare Systems

Medical Technology and Healthcare Systems Specialization

Our Associate in Engineering Technology Program 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:

  • Medical Equipment Repairers

    Test, adjust, or repair biomedical or electromedical equipment.

  • 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.

  • Field Service Technician

    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.

Program Courses

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

    12 credits

  • Program Focus

    15 credits

  • Career Preparation

    1 credit

  • Specialization

    10 credits

General Education Courses
Communication skills

+ Choose one below:

Public Speaking
Intercultural Communication

+ Choose one below:

Ethical and Legal Issues in the Professions
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace
Social Sciences
Culture and Society
Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Algebra for College Students
Everyday Physics
Personal and Professional Development
Career Development
Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving
Tech Core Courses
Tech Core
Introduction to Technology and Information Systems
Introduction to Operating Systems
Introduction to Programming
Introduction to Digital Devices
Program Courses
Program Focus
Electronic Device and System Foundations
Automation and Controls

+ Choose three from below:

Introduction to Computer-Aided Design
Generative Design
Industrial IoT
Manufacturing Processes and Systems
Electromechanical Systems
Fundamentals of Information Technology and Networking
Introduction to Cloud Computing
Fundamentals of Information System Security
Design of Experiments
Career Preparation
Introduction to Technical Project Management
Specialized Courses
Medical Technology and Healthcare Systems
Anatomy and Physiology for Health Careers

+ Choose two below:

Medical Instrumentation
Medical Imaging Technology

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 Program 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 Program with a Specialization in Medical Technology and Healthcare Systems may consider, but are not limited to, the following careers:

  • Medical Equipment Repairers
  • Electrical Engineering Technician
  • 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 transferable to other opportunities related to engineering technology.

Academic Catalog
2023 - 2024 Academic Catalog
Program Guides
Program Overview

1As 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.

2At 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. Future programmatic changes could impact the application of credits to a future program. Refer to the academic catalog for details.