HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM TO BEGIN THIS FALL AT
MADISONVILLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Madisonville Community College (MCC) will begin offering an Associate in Applied Science
(AAS) degree program in Healthcare Technology Management (HTM) in the fall semester.
The profession of Healthcare Technology Management involves the care of medical equipment
and systems to ensure they are safe and effective for patient use. HTM students will
be trained on how to repair, maintain, and manage all types of medical technologies
and systems. The title Healthcare Technology Management is the replacement name
for the long-standing occupational name of Biomedical Equipment Technology. Previously,
the sole duty of a Biomedical Equipment Technician was that of performing repairs
and maintenance on medical equipment. Today, they are involved in all aspects of medical
technology throughout its entire life-cycle. This includes such areas as equipment
planning and acquisition, acceptance testing, routine maintenance and performance
testing, conducting repairs, training others on how to properly use the technology,
responding to product recalls, and removal and disposal of the technology.
The Healthcare Technology Management program is primarily composed of 17 HTM classes
in addition to several courses in computer and information technology. Besides the
AAS degree, students can earn five certificates as they progress through the program
courses including a certificate in Foundations in Healthcare Technology Networking
Systems. The certificates may also be acquired without pursuing the degree. All HTM
classes will be delivered online and lab courses associated with one or more HTM classes
will be conducted on campus using a one-day-a-week scheduling approach. This will
allow those from outside the local area to reasonably take advantage of this program.
For more information about the new Healthcare Technology Management program, please
contact Joey Jones, HTM Program Coordinator, at 270-824-1759.