Biomedical Equipment Technology

The Biomedical Equipment Technology Program prepares students to repair and maintain medical equipment utilized in hospitals and other healthcare environments. The program will be of particular interest to students who want to work in the healthcare arena but are more interested in working with medical technology and supporting the healthcare providers who utilize the equipment than in providing direct patient care. The program is intended to provide students with direct entry to the work environment, and students are expected to find employment in hospitals, with third-party organizations that hospitals may contract with for healthcare technology management services, and with medical device manufacturers who need to provide technical support to their customers. Additional employment opportunities may be found at dialysis centers, medical equipment rental companies, etc.

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Medical Equipment Repairers – est. salary $54,557

**EMSI Data, 2020; Philadelphia County, PA; a percentage of people in these jobs may have a bachelor's degree or higher.

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Courses and Completion Sequence

The following courses and sequence of courses is designed for the optimal success and completion of the Biomedical Equipment Technology degree/certificate. Any alterations should be discussed with your academic advisor.

Semester 1

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
FNMT 118 - Intermediate Algebra or
a higher level math course
3 credits Prerequisite for ELEC 120 Quantitative Reasoning
BIOL 108 - Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology or
BIOL 110 - Anatomy and Physiology II*
4 credits Prerequisite for BMET 101, which may be taken concurrently Scientific Reasoning
BMET 101 - Biomedical Equipment Technology I 4 credits Prerequisite for BMET 102 Major Course
CIS 103 - Computer Applications & Concepts 3 credits   Technological Competency
ENGL 101 - English Composition 3 credits Prerequisite for ENGL 102; Must earn a C or better Writing/Research/Info Lit 1

Semester 2

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
ENGL 102 - The Research Paper 3 credits   Writing/Research/Info Lit 2
ELEC 120 - Direct and Alternating Current Circuits 4 credits Prerequisite for ELEC 124 Major Course
BMET 102 - Biomedical Equipment Technology II 4 credits Prerequisite for BMET 103 Major Course
CIS 105 - Computer Systems Maintenance 4 credits Prerequisite for BMET 202, must earn a grade of "C" or better Major Course

ENGL 115 - Public Speaking or
ENGL 116 - Interpersonal Communication or
ENGL 117 - Group and Team Communication or
ENGL 118 - Intercultural Communication

3 credits   Oral Communication/ Creative Expression

Summer 1

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
BMET 103 - Biomedical Equipment Technology Internship I 1 credit Prerequisite for BMET 201. BMET 103 requires Department Head approval to ensure that students have completed the necessary clearances.  

Semester 3

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
ELEC 124 - Semiconductor Devices 4 credits   Major Course
CHEM 110 - Introductory Chemistry or
higher level chemistry
4 credits    
BMET 201 - Medical Devices 4 credits Prerequisite for BMET 202 Major Course
CIS 150 - Network Technology 4 credits Prerequisite for BMET 202; must earn a grade of "C" or better  

Semester 4

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
PHYS 105 - Survey of Physics or higher physics course (except PHYS 108 -Astronomy) 4 credits    
BMET 202 - Medical Devices in a Networked Environment 4 credits Prerequisite for BMET 203 Major Course
ANTH 112 - Cultural Anthropology or
HIST 150 - History of American Health Care or
PSYC 101 - Introduction to Psychology or
SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology or
SOC 105 - Health and Society or
SOC 115 - Gender and Society
3 credits   Cultural Analysis & Interpretation
ELEC 130 - Digital Electronics 4 credits Prerequisite for BMET 202, may be taken concurrently Major Course

Summer 1

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
BMET 203 - Biomedical Equipment Technology Internship II 3 credits Department Head approval is required to ensure that students have completed the necessary clearances.  

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.

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