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Minnesota is home to more than 480 FDA regulated medical device companies and this does not include the medical device component manufacturers that supply the parts, packaging and provide the sterilzation processes that go into developing a medical device product. Chances are, if you decide to stay in Minnesota, you'll end up working for a medical device manufacturing company at some point in your career. By working in the Medical Device Manufacturing Industry, you will help develop products that will improve lives.
The medical device manufacturing industry is critically dependent on employees with great skills and up-to-date training on the full spectrum of design, regulatory, manufacturing process and quality assurance issues. By working with faculty and advisors directly from the industry, we assure our students receive the most current, best practices available to make them highly valuable to themselves and their employers.
Anoka-Ramsey Biomedical Technology Program
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 Technogy Program and decided to pursue a career in Clinical Research.
Watch the Youtube video or read the StarTribune article to learn more about her story. StarTribune Article: On the Job with Joy Benson.
Choose a Biomedical Technology Pathway:
Depending on your interests and skills, students can pick from multiple pathways that lead to an exciting career in the Medical Device Industry.
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 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 in Technology or Manufacturing Management at Bemidji State University, University of MN and other universities. Successful graduates will work in manufacturing, product development and testing.
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)