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Biomedical Equipment Technician

Electronic Engineering Technology

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Program Information

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.

Course Prerequisites

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

MATH 1550 Introduction to Statistics Prerequisites MATH 0900 or MATH 0950 or MATH 1080 or MATH 1400 or appropriate test score.

Program Learning Outcomes

By completing this program, students will achieve the following learning outcomes.

  1. Interpersonal and employability skills: Communicate with peers and customers using professional, ethical and appropriate verbal and nonverbal communication skills; by accepting constructive feedback and displaying appropriate behavior; participating as a member of a team, exhibiting leadership and lifelong learning skills.
  2. Electronic Theory:Demonstrate a solid understanding of electronics; by interpreting electronic schematics and diagrams; research, organize and interpret information from various technical sources; identifying components; electronic test equipment used by technician in industry.
  3. Biomedical Systems: Convey the understanding of complex relationships between sections of specialized equipment through written, verbal, and/or demonstrative methods.
  4. Troubleshooting: Demonstrate principles of troubleshooting and logical diagnosis by using critical thinking skills to define, analyze, and implement a solution.
  5. Biomedical Applications:Evaluate and determine that all biomedical equipment is in proper working condition, ensuring a safe, reliable health care environment.
  6. Safety Compliance: Participate in class in a professional manner, by acting in compliance with documented safety procedures and appropriate industry standards.
  7. Test Equipment:Demonstrate solid understanding of test equipment used by technicians in the health care industry.

Program Sequence

 Fall Semester
 ETEC 1102
 Mechatronics 1 DC
 ETEC 1113
 Mechatronics 2 AC 3
 ETEC 1141
 Circuit Analysis 1
 ETEC 1151
 Computer Troubleshooting A+
 ETEC 1250
 Digital I
** Spring Semester
 BMET 1301
 Biomedical Networking
 ETEC 1170
 Programming Logic Controllers (PLCs)
 ETEC 1202
 Solid State Electronic
 ETEC 1260
 Lasers and Optics
 ETEC 1271
 Technical Documentation 3
 ETEC 1281
 Engineering Technology Programming: LabView and C++

** Students starting in spring semester will have limited technical courses.

 Summer Semester
 MATH 1550
 Introduction to Statistics
 SPCH 1200
 Interpersonal Communications
 Fall Semester
*BMED 2100
 Design & Manufacturing in Medial Device Industry
*BMED 2300
 Introduction to Quality Assurance
 BMET 1200
 Biomedical Equipment and Terminology
 ETEC 2138
 LabView and Data Acquisition
 ETEC 2276
 Industrial Networking IOT/M2M
 Spring Semester
*BMED 2200
 Introduction to Medical Device Regulations/Ethics
 BMET 2012
 Biomedical Instrumentation
*BIOL 1104 OR
 The Human Body-Structure & Function
 BIOL 1130
 Human Biology
 ETEC 2011
 Machine-to-Machine Wireless Communications 2
 MnTC General Education Elective

*BMED courses are evening class taken at Anoka-Ramsey Community College

Part-Time Options

Students can choose to complete this program part-time. Part-time students will take longer to complete their program than students who follow the full-time sequence listed on the official program guide (see the program guide PDF under the LINKS section to the right). Because every course may not be offered each semester, it is important for part-time students to reach out to their faculty advisors for help in planning their long-term, part-time course sequence. Refer to the below PDF document for first semester part-time course options and further information.

PDF Part-time Options

Graduation Requirements

All Anoka Technical College students seeking an Associate in Applied Science (AAS), diploma, or certificate must meet the cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher.

Transfer Opportunities

To see how this may transfer into other Anoka Technical College program or into another college, visit:

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



Tom Reid

Daniel Truchon

Enrollment Services




Fall: August

Spring: January





Tom Reid

Daniel Truchon

Enrollment Services