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Biomedical Equipment Technology
Due to the increase in medical knowledge, the dependence on technology has also increased because advances in medicine are directly linked to advances in technology. The increasing use of medical electronic devices and other sophisticated biomedical equipment has created a great demand for skilled and industry-qualified equipment technicians. The Biomedical Equipment Technology Program offers extensive hands-on training with medical equipment. Biomedical equipment technicians are responsible for maintaining safe and effective operating equipment used to diagnose, prevent and treat disease and illness.

Admissions Requirements

In addition to admissions requirements listed under "Admissions Information," high school courses in Algebra, Trigonometry, Biology, Physics, Chemistry or Physiology are helpful in preparing for this program.

Internship/Co-op Entry Requirements

Before enrolling in internship or cooperative study, a student must have on file with the department the following materials:

• Proof of tuberculosis test.
• Proof of liability insurance of at least $1 million, health and accident insurance and needlestick insurance (available through TSTC).

All BET students have the opportunity to take the comprehensive exam to prepare them for becoming a Certified BioMedical Equipment Technician (CBET). The comprehensive exam will cover the following subject areas: Electronic Fundamentals, Circuit Analysis and Troubleshooting, Safety for Health Care Facilities, Medical Equipment Applications, and Anatomy and Physiology.
Associate of Applied Science Degree - 2013LecLabContCredit
Semester 1
BIOM1201  Biomedical Equipment Technology12482
CETT1303  DC Circuits24963
EECT1204  Electronic Soldering14802
RBTC1305  Robotic Fundamentals24963
BIOM1355  Medical Electronic Applications24963
Total Hours81841613
Semester 2
BIOM1309  Applied Biomedical Equipment Technology24963
BIOM1315  Medical Equipment Networks24963
CETT1325  Digital Fundamentals24963
MATH1314  College Algebra † ** 30483
CETT1305  AC Circuits24963
Total Hours111643215
Semester 3
BIOM2301  Safety in Health Care Facilities24963
BIOM1391  Special Topics in Biomedical Engineering-Related Technology/Technician * 24963
BIOM2331  Biomedical Clinical Instrumentation * 24963
ENGL1301  Composition I30483
  Humanities/Fine Arts Elective † 30483
Total Hours121238415
Semester 4
BIOM2311  General Medical Equipment I24963
BIOM2315  Physiological Instruments I24963
BIOM2288  Internship: Biomedical Technology/Technician0101602
PSYC2301  General Psychology † * 30483
BIOM1341  Medical Circuits/Troubleshooting24963
Total Hours92249614
Semester 5
BIOM2339  Physiological Instruments II24963
BIOM2343  General Medical Equipment II24963
BIOM2319  Fundamentals of X-Ray and Medical Imaging Systems24963
BIOM2380  Coop: Biomedical Technology/Technician * 1193203
  Speech Elective † 30483
Total Hours103165615
Grand Totals5099238472
† High School articulated course
° Course designated as capstone course
* MATH 1314 or MATH 2312 or MATH 1332
* BIOM 2331 or ELMT 1305
* BIOM 1391 or BIOM 1350
* BIOM 2380 or INMT 1317


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