Biomedical Equipment Technology I Proficiency Certificate

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 professionals that work in health care settings to test, maintain and repair medical equipment, such as ECG and blood pressure monitors, defibrillators, ventilators, infusion pumps, among others. BMETs typically work for hospitals, medical device manufacturers, or third party companies that provide service to hospitals. To be successful in this field, BMETs need to have an understanding of the operation and functions of a range of medical devices and their clinical applications and the ability to test medical device operation to a set of specifications.

Students who complete the proficiency certificate for Biomedical Equipment Technology I will be able to function as entry level BMETs. Students may continue their education by earning an additional Biomedical Technology Proficiency Certificate, which will increase qualifications and enhance the potential for advancement. All credits earned towards the BMET Proficiency Certificates can be applied to earning an Associate of Applied Science degree in Biomedical Equipment Technology.

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Medical Equipment Repairer – est. salary $60,078*


**EMSI Data, 2022; Philadelphia County, PA; a percentage of people in these jobs may have a bachelor's degree or higher.

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Courses and Completion Sequence

The following courses and sequence of courses is designed for the optimal success and completion of the Biomedical Equipment Technology I Proficiency Certificate degree/certificate. Any alterations should be discussed with your academic advisor.
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
For BIOL 110: BIOL 109 with a grade of "C" or better

4 credits
FNMT 118 - Intermediate Algebra or higher 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.

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Jennifer Collins

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