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 health care professionals who test, maintain and repair medical equipment. As a BMET, you could work for a hospital, medical device manufacturer, or third-party hospital vendor, fixing and testing a wide range of medical devices and clinical applications. The program starts with the Biomedical Equipment Technology I Proficiency Certificate, and those who complete this certificate can continue their education with the Biomedical Equipment Technology II Proficiency Certificate.
Upon receiving your proficiency certificate, you may enter the workforce, or your courses may be applied to the Applied Science and Engineering Technology associate degree program, and then transfer to a four-year college.
|Course Number and Name||Prerequisites||Credits|
|BMET 201 - Medical Devices||BMET 103 with a grade "C" or better||4 credits|
|ELEC 124 - Semiconductor Devices||ELEC 120 with a grade "C" or better||4 credits|
|CIS 150 - Network Technology||4 credits|
|BMET 202 - Medical Devices in a Networked Environment||BMET 201; ELEC 130, which may be taken concurrently; CIS 105; and CIS 150 with a grade of "C" or better in all courses||4 credits|
|ELEC 130 - Digital Electronics||FNMT 118 (or higher math)||4 credits|
|BMET 203 - Biomedical Equipment Technology Internship II||BMET 202 (with a "C" or better)||3 credits|
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.
Medical Equipment Technician
Test, adjust, or repair biomedical or electromedical equipment.
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- Inspect and test malfunctioning medical or related equipment, following manufacturers' specifications and using test and analysis instruments.
- Test or calibrate components or equipment, following manufacturers' manuals and troubleshooting techniques, using hand tools, power tools, or measuring devices.
- Keep records of maintenance, repair, and required updates of equipment.
- Perform preventive maintenance or service, such as cleaning, lubricating, or adjusting equipment.
- Test, evaluate, and classify excess or in-use medical equipment and determine serviceability, condition, and disposition, in accordance with regulation
How well does it pay?
New workers generally start around $32,491. Normal pay for Medical Equipment Repairers is $50,691 per year, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as $80,998.
From the Field: Women in BMET
Adriana Gibson, Biomedical Equipment Technician at St. Joseph Mercy
Jennifer Collins, Director of Clinical Engineering at Mercy Health