Biomedical Equipment Technician

Electronic Engineering Technology
Comprehensive, Hands-on, Career-oriented curriculum!

The Anoka Technical College Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) program offers an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree.

Biomedical Technicians play a vital role in health care; enhancing the user experience by ensuring all medical equipment is safe and in proper working condition. Technicians inspect, calibrate, maintain, and repair diagnostic equipment, monitoring equipment, therapeutic and life-saving medical equipment (defibrillators, ventilators, drug delivery pumps, CT and MRI Scanners, and more) found in hospitals, medical clinics, imaging centers and medical device companies.

Designed by biomedical and manufacturing industry leaders, the program provides a comprehensive, hands-on, career-oriented curriculum. Students will obtain a solid education in biomedical devices/industry fundamentals, electronic engineering fundamentals, computer/networking fundamentals.

The Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) program is a 72-credit Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree that includes technical and general education components. This degree provides the skills for working in hospitals, manufacturing, and field service plus the possibility to pursue a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree with co-operating colleges and universities. Full time students can obtain an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in two years. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify and there are several BMET program specific scholarships available.

Prerequisites

Program Prerequisites:

  • Must have a 62 or higher on Reading Comprehension and Arithmetic Accuplacer placement test or appropriate test scores. 

Some courses may require appropriate test score or completion of basic math, basic English and/or reading courses with a “C” or better.

Program Sequence

 FIRST YEAR
 Fall Semester
 ETEC 1102
 Mechatronics 1 DC
3
 ETEC 1130
 Intro to Electronic Engineering Technology
2
 ETEC 1140
 Circuit Analysis 1
2
 ETEC 1151
 Computer Troubleshooting A+
3
 ETEC 1250
 Digital I
3
 ETEC 1271
 Technical Documentation
3
 TOTAL
  16
 
 Spring Semester
 BMET 1301
 Biomedical Networking
2
 ETEC 1113
 Mechatronics 2 AC
3
 ETEC 1170
 Programming Logic Controllers (PLCs)
2
 ETEC 1202
 Solid State Electronic
5
 ETEC 1260
 Lasers and Optics
2
 ETEC 1281
 Engineering Technology Programming: LabView and C++
2
 TOTAL
  16
 
 Summer Semester
 MATH 1550
 Introduction to Statistics
4
 SPCH 1200
 Interpersonal Communications
3
 TOTAL
  7
 
 SECOND YEAR
 Fall Semester
*BMED 1100
 Introduction to Biomedical Devices/Industry
2
*BMED 2100
 Design & Manufacturing in Medial Device Industry
3
*BMED 2300
 Introduction to Quality Assurance
3
 BMET 1200
 Biomedical Equipment and Terminology
3
 ETEC 2138
 LabView and Data Acquisition
4
 ETEC 2276
 Industrial Networking IOT/M2M
4
 TOTAL   19
 
 Spring Semester
*BMED 2200
 Introduction to Medical Device Regulations/Ethics
3
 BMET 2012
 Biomedical Instrumentation
4
*BIOL 1104  The Human Body-Structure & Function
4
 Genernal Education/MnTC electives
 See list below
4
TOTAL
15
     
General Education/MnTC Requirements
15
Fifteen (15) general education credits of Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) are required. Student is required to take:
*BIOL 1104
The Human Body-Structure & Function 4
 MATH 1550 Introduction to Statistics
4
 SPCH 1200
Interpersonal Communication
3
General Education/MnTC electives
  4

The four(4) remaining credits must be taken from the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC).

*Course is taken at Anoka-Ramsey Community College

See your program advisor for additional information.

Graduation Requirements

All Anoka Technical College students seeking an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, diploma or certification must meet the Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher. Please contact your advisor for any further program graduation requirements.

NOTE: Program plans are subject to change. Please contact your program advisor for the most current program information.

Transfer Opportunities

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Industry Information

In today’s health care market, technology is paramount. The need for a workforce knowledgeable in the theory of operation, underlying physiological principles, and safe application of biomedical equipment is a central concern of many hospitals and companies.

The BMET is a skilled technician that demonstrates the knowledge to ensure a safe, reliable health care environment. Referenced from International Certification Commission (ICC) handbook http://www.aami.org/certification/.

Wage/Outlook/Advancement

Faculty

Tom Reid
763-576-4139

Daniel Truchon
763-576-4185

Enrollment Services
763-576-7710

 

Start

Fall: August

Spring: January

Awards

Degree

 

Contact

Tom Reid
763-576-4139

Daniel Truchon
763-576-4185

Enrollment Services
763-576-7710