Looking for a program that will give you the training necessary to enter the workforce of an in-demand field? Biomedical Equipment Technicians (BMETs) are health care professionals who test, maintain and repair medical equipment. As a BMET, you could work for a hospital, medical device manufacturer, or third-party hospital vendor, fixing and testing a wide range of medical devices and clinical applications. The program starts with the Biomedical Equipment Technology I Proficiency Certificate, and those who complete this certificate can continue their education with the Biomedical Equipment Technology II Proficiency Certificate.
Upon receiving your proficiency certificate, you may: enter the workforce; earn the Biomedical Equipment Technology II Proficiency Certificate; or apply your courses to the Applied Science and Engineering Technology associate's degree program, and then transfer to a four-year college.
|Course Number and Name||Prerequisites||Credits|
|BMET 101 - Biomedical Equipment Technology I||BIOL 108 or BIOL 110, which may be taken concurrently||4 credits|
|BIOL 108 - Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology or
BIOL 110 - Anatomy and Physiology II *
For BIOL 108: placement in FNMT 118 or higher
|FNMT 118 - Intermediate Algebra or MATH 118||FNMT 017 or placement in FNMT 118 or higher||3 credits|
|ELEC 120 - Direct and Alternating Current Circuits||FNMT 118 or higher with a grade of "C" or placement in MATH 161 or higher||4 credits|
|BMET 102 - Biomedical Equipment Technology II||BMET 101 with a grade of "C" or better and ELEC 120, which may be taken concurrently||4 credits|
|CIS 105 - Computer Systems Maintenance||4 credits|
|BMET 103 - Biomedical Equipment Technology Internship I||BMET 102 with a "C" or better and FNMT 118 or higher||1 credit|
General Education Requirements:
All general education requirements necessary for graduation are met through the courses in the program as indicated above. Students who wish to take courses that differ from the general education courses indicated above must complete a course substitution request form. To access the form, login to the MyCCP portal, and in the Student tab, under Electronic Forms, click on the Records and Registration Forms link, then choose Request For Course Substitution Of Graduation Requirement link. A more detailed explanation of the College’s general education requirements is also available.
Medical Equipment Technician
Test, adjust, or repair biomedical or electromedical equipment.
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- Inspect and test malfunctioning medical or related equipment, following manufacturers' specifications and using test and analysis instruments.
- Test or calibrate components or equipment, following manufacturers' manuals and troubleshooting techniques, using hand tools, power tools, or measuring devices.
- Keep records of maintenance, repair, and required updates of equipment.
- Perform preventive maintenance or service, such as cleaning, lubricating, or adjusting equipment.
- Test, evaluate, and classify excess or in-use medical equipment and determine serviceability, condition, and disposition, in accordance with regulations
How well does it pay?
New workers generally start around $32,493. Normal pay for Medical Equipment Repairers is $50,696 per year, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as $81,003.
Jennifer Collins, Director of Clinical Engineering at Mercy Health
Everything about this field is exciting! I get to play with tools and the latest technology. I get to fix equipment that can have a huge impact on patients. It's an amazing feeling when I fix something and the Doctor/Nurse/Tech gets their diagnostic equipment back so they can get the patient on their healing journey. As a leader, I get to help guide the team in doing their very best, every day."" title="Biomedical Equipment Technology II Proficiency Certificate