Biomedical Applications

NEED:   In 2012, the US STEM workforce surpassed 7.4 million workers and it is expected to grow significantly through 2018, to an estimated 8.65 million workers. By 2018, the bulk of STEM jobs will be in Computing (71%) followed by

Traditional Engineering (16%), Physical Sciences (7%), Life Sciences (4%) and Mathematics (2%). ~Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI)

In the final courses of the PL TW Biomedical Science sequence, students build on the knowledge and skills gained from previous courses to design innovative solutions for the most pressing health challenges of the 21st century. Students address topics ranging from public health and biomedical engineering to clinical medicine and physiology.


Spokane Falls Community College                                   Spokane Community College

2 Yr. Prerequisite Studies leading to transfer                 Nursing Program                 Chiropractic Pre Maj.

Chemistry                                                                  Chemistry                           Health info Mgmt.

Biological Science                                                       Anatomy/Physiology             Vascular Tech.


Students that plan to continue on to 4 year, university programs in biomedical science areas would be able to pursue studies in Biochemistry (EWU) Medicine (WSU WWWAMI Med School@ River Point), laboratory research, Pharmacy Science, Genetics & Nursing (WSU River point).