The Biomedical Technology Systems (BTS) program at Madisonville Community College
(MCC) was recently featured in the May 2014 edition of the nationally-recognized magazine
24x7 for its holistically-designed curriculum. The BTS program trains students how
to repair, maintain, and manage all types of medical devices, equipment, and systems
utilized in various healthcare sectors. The holistic curriculum looks not only at
the medical technology itself but also at the environmental external factors which
impact the operation and performance of the technology over its entire life cycle.
Besides its holistic approach to the overall care and safety of medical equipment
and systems, the MCC s BTS program has several other unique features:
It is the only public program of its type in Kentucky with only around 74 programs
It is highly accessible with its online delivery and one-day-a-week lab sessions.
It has 6 embedded certificates in the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree option
that give graduates added employability status.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics provided by the US Department of Labor,
the job outlook for the occupation of medical equipment repairer is projected to
grow 30% from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. Greater
demand for healthcare services and the use of increasingly complex medical equipment
will drive employment growth. Those who have an associate s degree in biomedical equipment
technology or engineering would have the best job opportunities.
To find out more about the BTS program and/or schedule an appointment, contact Joey
Jones at 270-824-1759 or e-mail email@example.com. Additional program information
can be found on MCC s website at madisonville.kctcs.edu.