Electronics Engineering Technology, Associate of Science: Medical Imaging Equipment Technology Concentration

Medical Imaging Equipment Technology concentration

Program Overview

This program prepares you for a career specializing in diagnostic medical imaging equipment (fluoroscopy and radiography including X-rays and mammography) installation, maintenance, repair, and troubleshooting.  If you want to be known as an organization's "go to" tech person who ensures that critical equipment in the medical and manufacturing fields function properly, then a career in Medical Imaging Equipment Technology might be right for you.

You can learn electronics and networking skills. Core courses include a foundation in electricity and analog/digital electronics. Advanced courses focus upon:

  • Anatomy and Terminology
  • Radiological Systems including PACS/DICOM
  • Medical Imaging Equipment Troubleshooting
  • Integration of Computer Network Technology with High-Tech Microcomputer-controlled Medical Imaging Equipment and Systems

The Medical Imaging Equipment Technology concentration prepares you for a career specializing in diagnostic medical imaging equipment (fluoroscopy and radiography including X-rays and mammography) installation, maintenance, repair, and troubleshooting.

Program Outcomes

Students in the A.S. Electronics Engineering Technology program learn about subjects such as fiber optics, analog and digital electronics, control systems, and network technologies. They learn to use test equipment and to troubleshoot computer and network technologies. Students also learn to communicate ideas to their colleagues and customers verbally and in writing.

Students who choose the Medical Imaging Equipment Technology program can expect to learn about testing, troubleshooting, installing, repairing, designing, and maintaining electronic medical devices, such as patient monitoring equipment. This program’s objectives are designed to enable graduates to demonstrate:

  • An ability to apply the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of the discipline to narrowly defined engineering technology activities.
  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge.
  • An ability to conduct standard tests and measurements, and to conduct, analyze and interpret experiments.
  • An ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team.
  • An ability to identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined engineering technology problems.
  • An ability to apply written, oral and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
  • An understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity.
  • A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

For additional information about the program outcomes, please see the Student Consumer Information (link to: http://www.ecpi.edu/technology/program/medical-imaging-associate-degree/ ) which provides additional information on the future careers, success, cost, and financing for this program. For information on the University Completion and Graduation Rates, please see Information About the University on the ECPI website (link to: http://www.ecpi.edu/services/about-ecpi-university/ )

In 1.5 years, through our year-round schedule, you can earn an Associate of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology degree.

About Medical Equipment Imaging Technology

Electronic engineering technologists install, maintain, and repair electrical and electronic equipment. They assist engineers in the development, testing, production, and quality assurance of equipment and components such as circuit boards, wireless phones, medical equipment, and control systems. Electronics engineering technologists are needed in many industries and can find employment in work environments where electronics are used extensively. Equipment technologists calibrate, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair medical equipment such as patient monitors, blood pressure instruments, electrocardiogram equipment, defibrillators, and IV pumps. Graduates of the A.S. Electronics Engineering Technology degree program may choose to continue their education by pursuing a B.S. degree in Electronics Engineering Technology.

Job opportunities typically require relocation and working in a medical environment. Some positions may require background checks, drug screening, and/or security clearances, depending on the position and industry.

Entry-level employment opportunities for graduates in the medical imaging equipment technology field cross over a wide spectrum of industries including: Healthcare including dental, veterinarian offices, medical imaging for military and sub-contractors, imaging equipment repair firms, and imaging equipment manufacturers

Recommended Certifications

Certifications are not required for completion of this program; however, ECPI encourages student to obtain all appropriate certifications to increase potential job opportunities. ECPI provides students in this program with vouchers which allow the student to take certification exams at a greatly reduced cost. Available certifications for this program include Fiber Optics Installer (FOI), Fiber Optics Technician (FOT), A+ Certification, Network+ Certification, Security+ Certification, GMDSS - Global Maritime Distress and Safety System Maintainer License, GROL - General Radiotelephone Operator's License, and Associate CET.

Program Outline

To receive the Associate of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology, the student must earn 75 semester credit hours. The program requires a minimum of five semesters or 18 months of instruction. The program requirements are as follows:

Program Requirements

Core Curriculum

25 semester credit hours

CIS150Networking I

3

EET110Electric Circuits I

3

EET111Electric Circuits II

3

EET111LElectric Circuits LAB

1

EET120Semiconductor Devices

3

EET121Electronic Systems Applications

3

EET130Digital Systems I

3

EET230Digital Systems II

3

EET250Computer Configuration I

3

Arts and Sciences

22 semester credit hours

COM115Principles of Communication

3

ENG110English Composition

3

ENG120Advanced Composition

3

HUM205Culture and Diversity

3

MTH131College Algebra

3

PHY120Physics

3

PHY120LPhysics LAB

1

PSY105Introduction to Psychology

3

Self Integration

9 semester credit hours

CIS106Introduction to Operating Systems

3

COR090Career Orientation Seminar

0

FOR110Essentials for Success

3

CIS115Computer Applications

3

Concentrations

Medical Imaging Equipment Technology

19 semester credit hours plus electives

CIS206UNIX Administration

3

CIS245Windows Client and Server

3

EET230LDigital Systems LAB

1

MIT217Introduction to Radiographic Systems

4

MIT217LRadiographic Systems LAB

2

MIT218Fluoroscopic Systems

4

MIT218LFluoroscopic & Digital Imaging Systems LAB

2