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 and 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 the Biomedical Technology II Proficiency Certificate, which will enable them to troubleshoot more complex equipment problems and address equipment problems that are network/wireless related. The increased qualifications will enhance the potential for advancement. All credits earned toward 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 II Certificate, the student will be able to:
This is a select program. This certificate is primarily intended for students who have completed the BMET I proficiency certificate, and completion of the BMET I proficiency certificate provides students with the course prerequisites needed for many of the courses in the level II certificate. The program may also be appropriate for individuals currently working in the profession who wish to increase their knowledge and skills. Students are required to satisfy placement at the time of admission. Students who are identified as needing developmental coursework must satisfactorily complete the appropriate English and mathematics courses 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.
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.
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