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Biomedical Engineering Technology Apprenticeship

biomedical engineering apprenticeship students

Biomedical equipment technicians (BMETs) install, maintain and repair medical equipment used in hospitals, clinics, and other patient care locations. Most BMETs work for hospitals and equipment manufacturers, testing, adjusting and repairing a wide array of medical and clinical devices.

The average annual salary for BMETs in Maryland is $49,210, which is 11% higher than the national median, according to O*NET. The need for BMET professions is expected to grow up to six percent nationwide by 2028, as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Interested BMET professionals or those currently employed by a licensed health care or medical equipment organization can apply now for the apprenticeship program, which can take up to three years to complete. The apprenticeship is based on curriculum for the college’s A.A.S. degree program, the only program of its kind in Maryland.

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  • About the Program

    Students completing Howard Community College's (HCC) three-year apprenticeship program will earn 46 credits and an A.A.S. degree. The curriculum includes lecture, lab, and 2,000 hours of on-the-job training per year. If you are interested in the program, you will need to complete the following steps:

    1. Review the program requirements listed below to check your eligibility.
    2. Complete the application process for either non-HCC students or current HCC students. 

    Please note, all eligible applicants will be required to complete a screening interview. After successfully completing the screening, qualified students will complete a set of pre-apprenticeship courses prior to the beginning of the program.

    Program Requirements
    In order to apply for the BMET apprenticeship, you must:

    • Be 18 years or older by start of the program.
    • Have a high school diploma or GED.
    • Be College ready in English and Math.
    • Have a valid driver’s license, clean driving record, or access to reliable transportation.
    • Proof that you are able to legally work in the United States.
    • Able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds.
  • How to Apply & Enroll

    The first class of our BMET Apprenticeship will start during the Summer semester in June 2020.

    The application period for the BMET Apprenticeship Program has ended and will reopen in Spring 2021.

    Application Process

    For non-HCC students.

    1. Ensure you meet all of the program requirements listed below.
    2. Submit an admissions application to HCC.
    3. After completing the admissions process, you will need to submit a secondary BMET apprentice application.

    For current HCC students.

    1. Ensure you meet all of the program requirements listed below.
    2. Submit your secondary BMET apprentice application.

    Please note, all eligible applicants will be required to complete a screening interview and may be required to take a placement test. After successfully completing the screening, qualified students will complete a placement test if needed and a set of pre-apprenticeship courses prior to the beginning of the program.

    For more information about the program and BMET apprentice application, contact apprentice@howardcc.edu.

  • Upcoming Information Sessions

    For more information about our BMET apprenticeship program, please plan to attend:

    • February 25, 6 p.m.-7 p.m., Science Engineering & Technology (SET) Building, Room 101
  • Pre-Apprenticeship Courses

    After being accepted into the program, you must complete a set of pre-apprenticeship courses to be eligible for the BMET apprenticeship. The first class of students will begin these courses in Summer 2020. See details below.

    Term

    Course

    Credits

    Summer

    PHYS 101: Technical Physical Science

    BMET Industry Overview Course (Non-credit)

    4

    Fall

    ENGL 121: College Composition

    ENGT 100: Fundamental Skills for Technology and Engineering

    MATH 141: College Algebra

    4

    3

    3

    Total      14
  • Apprenticeship Courses

    Once you have completed the pre-apprenticeship courses listed above, you will complete courses over a three-year period. See details below.

     

    Term

     Year One

    Year Two

    Year Three

    Winter

    HEAL: 111

    SPCH: 105/110

    -

    Spring

    BMET: 114, ELEC: 107

    ELEC: 213

    BMET: 212

    Summer

    BIOL: 106

    ELEC: 141

    GEN ED

    Fall

    ELEC: 117

    BMET: 211

    BMET: 220*

  • Two Ways to Earn BMET Credentials at HCC

    HCC offers two unique options for students to prepare for success in BMET:

    A.A.S. Degree Ideal for students who plan to eventually pursue a bachelor’s degree.

    Apprenticeship Program – Ideal for students who want to pursue an education while simultaneously earning a full-time salary in a biomedical engineering technology role and are interested in the possibility of having an employer contribute to their tuition costs.

 
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