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COD Offers New Biomedical Engineering Technology Degree

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By COD News Bureau

College of DuPage is offering a new Biomedical Engineering Technology degree for students pursuing careers as electronic technicians in hospitals, health agencies, businesses and industries.

Students will learn to design, implement and maintain health care components such as rehabilitation and therapeutic products, medical imaging systems and computer-based systems used in the biomedical technology field. The Associate in Applied Science degree program requires 66 to 70 credits, including 48 credits in electronics technology and health sciences.

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"This program is perfect for returning students looking for a career change into a vibrant field with prospects for employment." said Branislav Rosul, professor of Electronics Technology. "It's also for students who want to combine their love of technology with health care for a career in a growing field."

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, biomedical technology career opportunities are expected to increase nearly 30 percent by the year 2016. This is due to a health care industry that's growing because of such factors as an aging population and new technological advances.

Rosul said the degree is a perfect complement to the College's Electronics and Electro-Mechanical Technology programs.

"The Biomedical Engineering Technology field is seeing job growth both nationally and locally," he said. "We have the equipment and expertise to train students for an exciting career."

For more information, call (630) 942-3390 or email rosulb@cod.edu.

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