Biomedical Equipment Technology

A course of study that prepares the students to use basic engineering principles and technical skills to install, operate, troubleshoot, and repair sophisticated devices and instrumentation used in the health care delivery system. Includes instruction in instrument calibration, design and installation testing, system safety and maintenance procedures, procurement and installation procedures, and report preparation. With an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree and two years of experience, an individual should be able to become a certified Biomedical Equipment Technician.

Developing information on the Biomedical Equipment Technology program may be found on the Engineering Technologies website.

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Biomedical Equipment Technology (A50100)

Degree Awarded

The Associate in Applied Science Degree - Biomedical Equipment Technology is awarded by the College upon completion.

Admissions

  • A high school diploma or equivalent is required. High school students preparing for an Engineering Technology program should complete courses in algebra, geometry and advanced mathematics. Skills and proficiencies should be developed in writing, computer literacy and science.
  • CPCC placement tests are required in English and mathematics. Advancement Studies in mathematics and English courses are available for students to build basic skills and knowledge. A counseling/orientation appointment follows placement testing.
  • Many courses require prerequisites or co-requisites. Check the Courses section for details.

Contact Information

The Biomedical Equipment Technology program is in the Engineering Technology Division. For additional information, visit the Engineering Technologies Division website at cpcc.edu/et  or call the division office at 704.330.6860.

General Education Requirements
ENG 111Writing and Inquiry3.0
COM 110Introduction to Communication3.0
Select one of the following courses:3.0
Writing and Research in the Disciplines
Literature-Based Research
Professional Research & Reporting
Select one of the following courses:3.0
Algebra/Trigonometry I
Precalculus Algebra
Select one of the following courses:3.0
General Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Select one of the following courses:3.0
Art Appreciation
Art History Survey I
Art History Survey II
Cultural Studies
Myth in Human Culture
Music Appreciation
Introduction to Jazz
Philosophical Issues
Introduction to Ethics
World Religions
Major Requirements
BMT 111Introduction to Biomedical Field2.0
BMT 112Hospital Safety Standards3.0
BMT 120Biomedical Anatomy & Physiology3.0
BMT 212BMET Instrumentation I6.0
BMT 213BMET Instrumentation II3.0
BMT 223Imaging Techniques/Laser Fundamentals4.0
BMT 225Biomedical Trouble Shooting3.0
ELC 131Circuit Analysis I4.0
ELN 131Analog Electronics I4.0
ELN 133Digital Electronics4.0
NET 125Introduction to Networks3.0
NET 126Routing Basics3.0
SEC 110Security Concepts3.0
WBL 122Work-Based Learning II2.0
WBL 125Work-Based Learning Seminar II1.0
Select two of the following courses:6.0
Introduction to Automation
Operating Systems and Device Foundation
Instrumentation
Introduction to Microprocessors
Microprocessor Systems
Prog Logic Controllers
Mechanisms
Wireless Technology
Routing & Switching I
Routing and Switching II
DAQ and Control
Programmable Systems
Secure Communications
Security Administration I
WBL 112 and WBL 115 count as a course
Work-Based Learning I
Work-Based Learning Seminar I
Total Credits72

No diplomas offered.

No certificates offered.

Courses

BMT 111. Introduction to Biomedical Field. 2.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces the fundamental concepts of the health care delivery system. Topics include hospital organization and structure, BMET duties and responsibilities, and the professional and social interrelationships between services. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of hospital organization as related to BMET duties.

BMT 112. Hospital Safety Standards. 3.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-2.0. Work-0.0

This course covers national, state, and local standards pertaining to hospital safety. Topics include electrical safety, gas safety, SMDA reporting, and JCAHO and FPA compliance. Upon completion, students should be able to conduct PM and safety inspections in compliance with safety regulations.

BMT 120. Biomedical Anatomy & Physiology. 3.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-2.0. Work-0.0

This course provides a basic study of human anatomy and physiology with emphasis on biomonitoring of body systems. Topics include homeostasis; cells and tissues; and the structure, function, and monitoring of body systems. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of the structure, function, and biomedical monitoring of human body systems.

BMT 212. BMET Instrumentation I. 6.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-6.0. Work-0.0

This course covers theory of operation, circuit analysis, troubleshooting techniques, and medical applications for a variety of instruments and devices. Topics include electrodes, transducers, instrumentation amplifiers, electrocardiographs, monitors, recorders, defibrillators, ESU units, and related equipment used in clinical laboratories, intensive care units, and research facilities. Upon completion, students should be able to calibrate, troubleshoot, repair, and certify that instrumentation meets manufacturer's original specifications.

Prerequisites: Take ELC 131

BMT 213. BMET Instrumentation II. 3.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-3.0. Work-0.0

This course provides continued study of theory of operation, circuit analysis, troubleshooting techniques, and medical applications for a variety of instruments and devices. Topics include instruments found in clinical laboratories, intensive care units, and research facilities. Upon completion, students should be able to repair, calibrate, and certify that instrumentation meets manufacturers' original specifications.

Prerequisites: Take BMT 212

BMT 223. Imaging Techniques/Laser Fundamentals. 4.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-2.0. Work-0.0

This course covers techniques associated with X-Ray, CT Scan, Magnetic Resonance Imaging and ultrasound, along with fundamental concepts and applications of medical lasers. Topics include radiation interaction with matter, X-Ray emissions, beam restricting devices, laser energy generation, and laser usage in surgery and other related medical procedures. Upon completion, students should be able to understand the operation of imaging devices, evaluate, calibrate, align, and provide safety instruction in usage of medical lasers.

BMT 225. Biomedical Trouble Shooting. 3.0 Credits. Class-1.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-4.0. Work-0.0

This course is designed to provide students with basic problem solving skills, and to track down and identify problems frequently encountered with medical instrumentation. Emphasis is placed on developing logical troubleshooting techniques using technical manuals, flowcharts, and schematics, to diagnose equipment faults. Upon completion, students should be able to logically diagnose and isolate faults, and perform repairs to meet manufacturer specifications.

Prerequisites: Take BMT 212