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Biomedical Electronics Technology
Biomedical Electronics Technicians (BMET) test, adjust, calibrate or repair biomedical or electromedical equipment such as patient monitors, defibrillators, electric wheelchairs and medical imaging equipment. Some technicians work for wholesale suppliers. Others work for hospitals and patient care facilities. Many BMETs are self-employed. Changes in technology are bringing hospitals and health professionals more types of equipment and more complex equipment. BMTs will need to repair and maintain less complex health equipment, such as electric beds and wheelchairs. Medical equipment technicians sometimes do routine scheduled maintenance to ensure that all equipment is in good working order.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Biomedical Electronics Technology students learn human anatomy, concepts associated with medical electronics and devices, basic science behind instruments and troubleshooting techniques. The program is designed to meet the needs of students who are new to the electronics field and those with an electronics background. New students take a series of three electrical/electronic courses. Experienced students may take one electrical/electronic bridge course to apply their knowledge to biomedical equipment. All students in the program benefit from a workplace learning internship with area medical facilities.