Feb 20, 2024  
College Catalog 2023-2024 
College Catalog 2023-2024

Biomedical Engineering Option, A.S.

The Associate of Science in Engineering Program is offered as part of a response to the long-term shortage of skilled workers in the engineering workforce, and is consistent with the mission of the College. It is designed to meet the needs of BHCC students and to address the workforce demands of Greater Boston. The curriculum is structured to mirror the freshman and sophomore years of a university engineering degree. Accordingly, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Department is developing articulation agreements with area universities to enable BHCC engineering graduates to transfer as juniors upon completing the Associate of Science degree. The curriculum offers three options: a Biomedical Engineering Option, an Electrical Engineering option , and an Engineering Transfer option .

This option brings engineering design and technology into the field of biology and medicine. The option prepares students to transfer to four-year institutions as Biomedical Engineering majors, or for direct employment in entry-level positions.

* Milestone Courses should be taken in the order shown. This will help you stay on track and graduate on time.

Semester 1

  • Credits: 4
  • Credits: 3
  • Credits: 4 *
  • GenEd -CCC Community & Cultural Contexts Credits: 3
    This course meets the General Education requirement for Community & Cultural Contexts 
    Choose one course from Community and Cultural Contexts Menu
  • GenEd -E General Education Elective Credits: 3
    This course meets the General Education requirement for General Education Elective.
    Choose a course from the General Education Scientific Reasoning, Community/Cultural Contexts, Creative Work or Elective Menus.

Total Credits: 17

Semester 1 Advising Note

  • General Education Requirements Quantitative Problem Solving and Scientific Reasoning satisfied by program
  • This map assumes a student enters the program ready to enroll in MAT-281 .

Semester 2

Total Credits: 18

Semester 2 Advising Note

  • A student should plan to complete CHM-201  during the Spring semester or the Summer Bridge Session.
  • Meet with an advisor to begin career planning activities.
  • Begin exploring transfer options: attend a transfer workshop and the College transfer fair.

Total Credits: 16

Semester 3 Advising Note

  • Biomedical Engineering I/Lab is currently only offered during the Fall Semester.
  • Continue preparations for transfer: write essays for transfer institution, collect letters of recommendation, apply for transfer.
  • Complete a pre-graduation check with an advisor in LifeMap

Semester 4

Total Credits: 18

Semester 4 Advising Note

  • Biomedical Engineering II is currently offered during only the Spring semester
  • Apply for graduation.

Upon Completion of This Concentration Graduates Will Be Able To:

  • Design and conduct experiments.
  • Analyze and interpret data.
  • Apply computational tools and scientific concepts to biomedical engineering problems.
  • Design systems, components, or processes for solving biomedical engineering problems.
  • Function as part of a biomedical engineering team.
  • Articulate the professional and ethical responsibilities required of engineers.

Career Outlook

Graduates with an associate of science degree will be qualified for direct employment in entry-level research/lab assistant, design and manufacturing positions available in private industries, academic research institutions, and hospitals locally and nationwide.

Transfer Options

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  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • University of Massachusetts Lowell