Looking for a New Career in the Biomedical Industry or a Dislocated Worker
Are You Looking for a New Career In the Medical Device Industry?
Depending on your interests and skills, students can pick from multiple pathways that can lead to an exciting career in the Medical Device Industry.
Biomedical Core (Certificate)
Phil worked in the disk drive industry and was laid-off. He wanted to stay in Minnesota and knew his best chance for employment was developing the skills and knowledge that would help him get a job with one of the 400+ medical device companies in the state.
By just enrolling into Anoka-Ramsey's Biomedical Technology Program, got him interviews that eventually lead to his current job. Many students enter the program to gain additional skills, and understanding of the industry, to help expand their opportunities in the Medical Device Industry.
Biomedical Core- Certificate (16 credits)
This program has been designed to help you get started in a career in the Medical Device Industry, and on your way to more advanced Biomedical Technology (BMED) Certificate and AS Degree Programs. The BMED Core courses are tailored to the Medical Device industry and will complement your previous education or work experience for career transition or advancement in biomedical device and biomedical product companies. This program also transfers to the Biomedical Technologist Associate in Science degree program. A successful graduate may work in manufacturing, product development and testing depending upon previous education and work experience.
Clinical Research Professional (Certificate)
Joy Benson just graduated from college and thought her pathway was going to lead her to medical school. When she didn't get into medical school, she investigated the Biomedical Technoogy Program and decided to pursue a career in Clinical Research.
She is now changing lives by not diagnoising and treating patients, but running clinical studies that provide the needed research to support the development of new treaments and safer products.
Watch the Youtube video or read the StarTribune article to learn more about her story.
Clinical Research Professional- Certificate (19-22 credits)
Do you already have a degree in nursing, pharmacology, or biological sciences? This program prepares you to move into positions such as clinical research monitoring, clinical research coordination, clinical data management, and regulatory affairs.
Biomedical Technology (Associate in Science Degree)
Der Vang was a former homemaker that went back to work and found employment as an assembler at a local medical device company in Coon Rapids, MN. She eventually discovered that her passion was to design and develop biomedical products. Der Vang entered Anoka-Ramsey's Biomedical Technology Program and graduated with an A.S. Degree in Biomedical Technology.
Watch her Youtube video to learn more about the program and what it's like to be a student, parent and full-time worker.
Biomedical Technology - Associate in Science Degree (60 credits)
This program prepares you for entry-level positions or promotional opportunities in biomedical device and product companies and for transfer toward a bachelor’s degree at specific colleges. Successful graduates will work in manufacturing, product development and testing.
Other Biomedical Technology Pathways:
Applied Engineering Technology- Associate in Science Degree (60 credits)
This program will prepare the learner for transfer to Bemidji State University. A secondary benefit to this program is that it will prepare students for a career in Biomedical Device Manufacturing, at either a technician level, or to advance to an applied engineering level in conjunction with Bemidji State University. Drawing heavily on industry representative feedback, this unique program of study includes an introduction to biomedical manufacturing technology and industry-specific software and hardware training.
Biomedical Technician - Certificate (30-31 credits)
This program prepares you for an entry-level position, or if you have previous education or work experience for career transition or advancement in biomedical device and biomedical product companies. This program also transfers to the Biomedical Technology Associate in Science degree program. Successful graduates may work in manufacturing, product development, testing or other areas depending upon previous education and experience.
Quality Systems for the Biomedical Industry- Certificate (20 credits)
This certificate program will prepare you to meet the critical, industry-specific educational needs in quality assurance and present the regulatory and quality standards that are required for the medical device industry. Classes include specific biomedical coursework in medical device design and manufacturing, regulatory environmental risk, and management for medical devices. Successful graduates will work in quality assurance and compliance, manufacturing and production.
Documentation/Configuration Management for Biomedical Industry - Certificate (18 credits)
This certificate program prepares you to work in positions involved with documentation/configuration management within the biomedical device and products industry. Classes include specific biomedical coursework in storing, managing and retrieving medical device documentation. Successful graduates will work in developing and managing documentation and configuration.
Want to maintain, diagnose and repair medical equipment? With a collaboration with Anoka Technical College, a student can now troubleshoot and repair the equipment used in hospitals, imaging centers and medical device companies. For more information, check out the Electronic Engineering Technology Program at Anoka Technical College.
Electronic Engineering Technology
(Anoka Technical College)