Biomedical Engineering (2+2)

Associate Degree

Overview

This degree is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year engineering program. Students wishing to pursue a degree in biomedical engineering at a four-year institution should enroll in this AAS.EGRF degree. This is an engineering fundamentals degree that allows students to identify a concentration in biomedical engineering and take classes in that specialized area.

This pathway presents basic biomedical engineering courses. The program covers the theory of biological and chemical systems, microbiology, organic chemistry, and the fundamentals of engineering. Students trained in this area are well prepared for more advanced study in biomedical engineering at the bachelor's degree level.

Transferring

All of the courses in this program can be used toward both an associate degree and toward the first two years of a four-year engineering degree. The courses in this pathway are based on South Carolina’s Engineering Transfer Block so the courses should transfer to any institution in the state. However, all engineering programs are different, so students planning to transfer to any four-year institution are strongly urged to discuss the curriculum and transfer requirements with a representative of that institution early in their academic career at Midlands Technical College.

To transfer to the University of South Carolina’s College of Engineering and Computing, students must successfully complete each transfer course with grades of “C” or better and have an overall grade point average of at least 2.75. High school preparation for engineering should include a strong emphasis on mathematics, science, and basic English language skills. Students not meeting the requirements for entry into Mathematics 140 and English 101 will have preparatory work to complete that may extend the time required to complete the degree.

This associate degree pathway is part of the new MTC to UofSC Direct Transfer Tracks.

How to Enroll

To pursue this degree, you must apply to MTC using our online application.

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Sample Program Plan and Costs

On-Campus Traditional. Classes meet on campus.
Virtual 100% online. Meets with a live instructor and classmates on specific days, at specific times. Uses web conferencing software, like Zoom.
Hybrid Some classes on campus. Some classes online or virtual.
Online 100% online. Due dates for projects and assignments. Self-paced work on your time.
Semester Course ID Course Title Classroom Online Hybrid Virtual Credits
Semester 1
(15 Credit Hours)
COL-101 College Orientation

College Orientation

ID: COL-101

Credit Hours: 1

This course may include selected topics such as career planning, study skills, stress management, tutoring, group guidance, and other subjects to facilitate student success.

1
ENG-101 English Comp I

English Comp I

ID: ENG-101

Credit Hours: 3

This is a (college transfer) course in which the following topics are presented: a study of composition in conjunction with appropriate literary selections, with frequent theme assignments to reinforce effective writing. A review of standard usage and the basic techniques of research are also presented.

3
MAT-140 Analytical Geometry and Calculus I

Analytical Geometry and Calculus I

ID: MAT-140

Credit Hours: 4

This course includes the following topics: derivatives and integrals of polynomials; rational, logarithmic, exponential, trigonometric,and inverse trigonometric functions; curve sketching; maxima and minima of functions; related rates; work; and analytic geometry. (Graphic calculator required)

4
CHM-110 College Chemistry I

College Chemistry I

ID: CHM-110

Credit Hours: 4

This is the first course in a sequence that includes the following topics: atomic and molecular structure, nomenclature and equations, properties, reactions and states of matter, stoichiometry, gas laws, solutions, and equilibria.

4
EGR-270 Introduction to Engineering

Introduction to Engineering

ID: EGR-270

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers the applications of computers in engineering practices, including the use of an appropriate operating system, programming in a high level language, spread sheets, and word processing applications.

3
Semester 2
(15 Credit Hours)
ENG-102 English Comp II

English Comp II

ID: ENG-102

Credit Hours: 3

This is a (college transfer) course in which the following topics are presented: development of writing skills through logical organization, effective style, literary analysis and research. An introduction to literary genre is also included.

3
MAT-141 Analytical Geometry and Calculus II

Analytical Geometry and Calculus II

ID: MAT-141

Credit Hours: 4

This course includes the following topics: continuation of calculus of one variable, including analytic geometry, techniques of integration, volumes by integration, and other applications; infinite series, including Taylor series and improper integrals.(Graphic calculator required)

4
CHM-111 College Chemistry II

College Chemistry II

ID: CHM-111

Credit Hours: 4

This course is a continuation of the study of atomic and molecular structure, nomenclature and equations, properties, reactions and states of matter, stoichiometry, gas laws, solutions, and equilibria. Other topics included are kinetics, thermodynamics,and electrochemistry.

4
PHY-221 University Physics I

University Physics I

ID: PHY-221

Credit Hours: 4

This is the first of a sequence of courses. The course includes a calculus based treatment of the following topics: vectors, laws of motion, rotation, vibratory, and wave motion.

4
Semester 3
(12 Credit Hours)
MAT-240 Analytical Geometry and Calculus III

Analytical Geometry and Calculus III

ID: MAT-240

Credit Hours: 4

This course includes the following topics: multivariable calculus, including vectors; partial derivatives and their applications to maximum and minimum problems with and without constraints; line integrals; multiple integrals in rectangular and other coordinates; and stokes' and green's theorems.

4
CHM-211 Organic Chemistry I

Organic Chemistry I

ID: CHM-211

Credit Hours: 4

This is the first in a sequence of courses that includes nomenclature, structure and properties, and reaction mechanisms of basic organic chemistry.

4
BIO-101 Biological Science I

Biological Science I

ID: BIO-101

Credit Hours: 4

This course is a study of the scientific method, basic biochemistry, cell structure and function, cell physiology, cell reproduction and development, mendelian genetics, population genetics, natural selection, evolution, and ecology.

4
Semester 4
(14 Credit Hours)
BIO-102 Biological Science II

Biological Science II

ID: BIO-102

Credit Hours: 4

This course is a study of classification of organisms and structural and functional considerations of all kingdoms (particularly major phyla as well as viruses). Vertebrate animals and vascular plants are emphasized.

4
THE-101 Intro. to Theatre

Intro. to Theatre

ID: THE-101

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the appreciation and analysis of theatrical literature, history, and production.

3
PSC-201 American Government

American Government

ID: PSC-201

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of national governmental institutions with emphasis on the constitution, the functions of executive, legislative and judicial branches, civil liberties and the role of the electorate. The impact of current events on the national government and institutions is emphasized.

3
PHY-222 University Physics II

University Physics II

ID: PHY-222

Credit Hours: 4

This course is a continuation of calculus based treatment of the following topics: thermodynamics, kinetic theory of gases, electricity and magnetism, including electrostatics, dielectrics, electric circuits, magnetic fields, and induction phenomena.

4
Semester 5
(18 Credit Hours)
CHM-212 Organic Chemistry II

Organic Chemistry II

ID: CHM-212

Credit Hours: 4

This course is a continuation of basic organic chemistry. Topics include nomenclature, structure and properties, reaction mechanisms of basic organic chemistry, biochemistry, and spectroscopy.

4
MAT-242 Differential Equations

Differential Equations

ID: MAT-242

Credit Hours: 4

This course includes the following topics: solution of linear and elementary non-linear differential equations by standard methods with sufficient linear algebra to solve systems; applications; series; Laplace transform; and numerical methods.

4
EGR-209 Statistics for Engineers

Statistics for Engineers

ID: EGR-209

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers basic probability and statistics with applications and examples in engineering. Topics include elementary probability, random variables and their distributions, random processes, statistical inference, linear regression, correlation, and basic design of experiments. *Note: This course was developed as a transfer course for use at MTC due to an agreement with the UofSC.*

3
BIO-225 Microbiology

Microbiology

ID: BIO-225

Credit Hours: 4

This is a detailed study of microbiology as it relates to infection and the disease processes of the body. Topics include immunity, epidemiology, medically important microorganisms, and diagnostic procedures for identification.

4
HIS-201 American History: Discovery to 1877

American History: Discovery to 1877

ID: HIS-201

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a survey of u.s. history from discovery to 1877. This course includes political, social, economic, and intellectual developments during this period.

3
  Total Credit Hours 74
  Estimated Cost
Financial Aid
$13,912.00
Not including fees and equipment
Semester Course ID Course Title Classroom Online Hybrid Virtual Credits
Semester 1
(8 Credit Hours)
COL-101 College Orientation

College Orientation

ID: COL-101

Credit Hours: 1

This course may include selected topics such as career planning, study skills, stress management, tutoring, group guidance, and other subjects to facilitate student success.

1
ENG-101 English Comp I

English Comp I

ID: ENG-101

Credit Hours: 3

This is a (college transfer) course in which the following topics are presented: a study of composition in conjunction with appropriate literary selections, with frequent theme assignments to reinforce effective writing. A review of standard usage and the basic techniques of research are also presented.

3
MAT-140 Analytical Geometry and Calculus I

Analytical Geometry and Calculus I

ID: MAT-140

Credit Hours: 4

This course includes the following topics: derivatives and integrals of polynomials; rational, logarithmic, exponential, trigonometric,and inverse trigonometric functions; curve sketching; maxima and minima of functions; related rates; work; and analytic geometry. (Graphic calculator required)

4
Semester 2
(7 Credit Hours)
CHM-110 College Chemistry I

College Chemistry I

ID: CHM-110

Credit Hours: 4

This is the first course in a sequence that includes the following topics: atomic and molecular structure, nomenclature and equations, properties, reactions and states of matter, stoichiometry, gas laws, solutions, and equilibria.

4
EGR-270 Introduction to Engineering

Introduction to Engineering

ID: EGR-270

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers the applications of computers in engineering practices, including the use of an appropriate operating system, programming in a high level language, spread sheets, and word processing applications.

3
Semester 3
(7 Credit Hours)
ENG-102 English Comp II

English Comp II

ID: ENG-102

Credit Hours: 3

This is a (college transfer) course in which the following topics are presented: development of writing skills through logical organization, effective style, literary analysis and research. An introduction to literary genre is also included.

3
MAT-141 Analytical Geometry and Calculus II

Analytical Geometry and Calculus II

ID: MAT-141

Credit Hours: 4

This course includes the following topics: continuation of calculus of one variable, including analytic geometry, techniques of integration, volumes by integration, and other applications; infinite series, including Taylor series and improper integrals.(Graphic calculator required)

4
Semester 4
(8 Credit Hours)
CHM-111 College Chemistry II

College Chemistry II

ID: CHM-111

Credit Hours: 4

This course is a continuation of the study of atomic and molecular structure, nomenclature and equations, properties, reactions and states of matter, stoichiometry, gas laws, solutions, and equilibria. Other topics included are kinetics, thermodynamics,and electrochemistry.

4
PHY-221 University Physics I

University Physics I

ID: PHY-221

Credit Hours: 4

This is the first of a sequence of courses. The course includes a calculus based treatment of the following topics: vectors, laws of motion, rotation, vibratory, and wave motion.

4
Semester 5
(12 Credit Hours)
MAT-240 Analytical Geometry and Calculus III

Analytical Geometry and Calculus III

ID: MAT-240

Credit Hours: 4

This course includes the following topics: multivariable calculus, including vectors; partial derivatives and their applications to maximum and minimum problems with and without constraints; line integrals; multiple integrals in rectangular and other coordinates; and stokes' and green's theorems.

4
CHM-211 Organic Chemistry I

Organic Chemistry I

ID: CHM-211

Credit Hours: 4

This is the first in a sequence of courses that includes nomenclature, structure and properties, and reaction mechanisms of basic organic chemistry.

4
BIO-101 Biological Science I

Biological Science I

ID: BIO-101

Credit Hours: 4

This course is a study of the scientific method, basic biochemistry, cell structure and function, cell physiology, cell reproduction and development, mendelian genetics, population genetics, natural selection, evolution, and ecology.

4
Semester 6
(7 Credit Hours)
BIO-102 Biological Science II

Biological Science II

ID: BIO-102

Credit Hours: 4

This course is a study of classification of organisms and structural and functional considerations of all kingdoms (particularly major phyla as well as viruses). Vertebrate animals and vascular plants are emphasized.

4
THE-101 Intro. to Theatre

Intro. to Theatre

ID: THE-101

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the appreciation and analysis of theatrical literature, history, and production.

3
Semester 7
(7 Credit Hours)
PSC-201 American Government

American Government

ID: PSC-201

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of national governmental institutions with emphasis on the constitution, the functions of executive, legislative and judicial branches, civil liberties and the role of the electorate. The impact of current events on the national government and institutions is emphasized.

3
PHY-222 University Physics II

University Physics II

ID: PHY-222

Credit Hours: 4

This course is a continuation of calculus based treatment of the following topics: thermodynamics, kinetic theory of gases, electricity and magnetism, including electrostatics, dielectrics, electric circuits, magnetic fields, and induction phenomena.

4
Semester 8
(8 Credit Hours)
CHM-212 Organic Chemistry II

Organic Chemistry II

ID: CHM-212

Credit Hours: 4

This course is a continuation of basic organic chemistry. Topics include nomenclature, structure and properties, reaction mechanisms of basic organic chemistry, biochemistry, and spectroscopy.

4
MAT-242 Differential Equations

Differential Equations

ID: MAT-242

Credit Hours: 4

This course includes the following topics: solution of linear and elementary non-linear differential equations by standard methods with sufficient linear algebra to solve systems; applications; series; Laplace transform; and numerical methods.

4
Semester 9
(10 Credit Hours)
EGR-209 Statistics for Engineers

Statistics for Engineers

ID: EGR-209

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers basic probability and statistics with applications and examples in engineering. Topics include elementary probability, random variables and their distributions, random processes, statistical inference, linear regression, correlation, and basic design of experiments. *Note: This course was developed as a transfer course for use at MTC due to an agreement with the UofSC.*

3
BIO-225 Microbiology

Microbiology

ID: BIO-225

Credit Hours: 4

This is a detailed study of microbiology as it relates to infection and the disease processes of the body. Topics include immunity, epidemiology, medically important microorganisms, and diagnostic procedures for identification.

4
HIS-201 American History: Discovery to 1877

American History: Discovery to 1877

ID: HIS-201

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a survey of u.s. history from discovery to 1877. This course includes political, social, economic, and intellectual developments during this period.

3
  Total Credit Hours 74
  Estimated Cost
Financial Aid
$13,912.00
Not including fees and equipment

Careers

Biomedical Engineer

Biomedical engineers are at the forefront of medicine and new technology. They work to develop new equipment and devices that ultimately improve human health.

According to EMSI data as of 2022

Where Can I Work?

  • Research Institutions
  • Manufacturing
  • Government Agencies
  • Private Contractors

What’s next after I complete this program?

Students who graduate with this degree can go on to pursue a four-year degree in biomedical engineering at the University of South Carolina (Columbia) as a student in the College of Engineering and Computing. MTC offers the first two years of four-year programs in engineering as a part of a formal "2+2" agreement with the College of Engineering and Computing a the University of South Carolina.

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