Biomedical Equipment Technicians (BMETs) are professionals that work in health care settings to test, maintain and repair medical equipment, such as ECG and blood pressure monitors, defibrillators, ventilators, infusion pumps, among others. BMETs typically work for hospitals, medical device manufacturers, or third party companies that provide service to hospitals. To be successful in this field, BMETs need to have an understanding of the operation and functions of a range of medical devices and their clinical applications and the ability to test medical device operation to a set of specifications.
Students who complete the proficiency certificate for Biomedical Equipment Technology I will be able to function as entry level BMETs. Students may continue their education by earning an additional Biomedical Technology Proficiency Certificate, which will
increase qualifications and enhance the potential for advancement. All credits earned towards the BMET Proficiency Certificates can be applied to earning an Associate of Applied Science degree in Biomedical Equipment Technology.
Upon completion of the Biomedical Technician Proficiency Certificate the student will be able to:
This certificate is open to interested students. Students are required to satisfy placement at the time of admission. Students who are identified as needing developmental course work must satisfactorily complete the appropriate English and mathematics course(s) as part of the certificate.
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age at the start of the internship experience.
Successful completion of the program requires a "C" grade or better in each of the courses listed. In order to receive a "C" grade or better and thus demonstrate competency, students must complete assignments, exams and participate in class activities.
Pending departmental review, students may be terminated from the Program for behavior that is inconsistent with the professional standards of the field.
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.
The Division of Math, Science and Health Careers, Room W1-1, 1700 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130, Telephone (215) 751-8430