Biomedical Equipment Technology - A.A.S. Degree (Career)
With rapid technological advances in modern health care delivery, there is high demand for qualified professionals with the electronic and mechanical skills needed for on-site repair and preventative maintenance of a wide range of medical equipment.
This program prepares students to enter the important career of the biomedical engineering technologist working in hospitals, health care delivery centers, or for equipment manufacturers in field service.
High demand for graduates worldwide offers exciting opportunities to become a vital member of the health care delivery system. Graduates are qualified to maintain the technical equipment necessary in modern health care, to evaluate new equipment, and to instruct in proper and safe use of the equipment.
Theory in electrical, mechanical, fluidic, electronic, and biomedical circuits and systems with hands-on laboratory experience is stressed along with knowledge of the modern health care delivery environment.
As a graduate, you should be able to:
- Demonstrate foundational knowledge and understanding of biomedical instrumentation, effective preventative maintenance, testing, and safe operation.
- Describe the clinical applications of biomedical equipment in various hospital and health care delivery settings.
- Document and report data regarding the operation of medical instrumentation to appropriate regulatory agencies.
- Demonstrate an understanding of ethical and professional responsibilities in the health care setting.
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