Biomedical Equipment Technician
Associate Degree of Applied Science
What is a Biomedical Equipment Technician?
Biomedical Equipment Technicians (BMET) are a huge contributor to successful patient outcomes in healthcare by ensuring all life-saving machines are working properly and efficiently at their most critical moment. Often times, BMETs have other titles including:
- Healthcare Technology Specialist
- Medical Equipment Repairer/Technician
- Healthcare Equipment Technician
What does a Biomedical Equipment Technician do?
BMETs are responsible for performing maintenance and safety checks, keeping repair logs, calibrating equipment, and testing parts on machines such as electronic wheelchairs, surgical robots and nuclear imaging. They are also responsible for reviewing training manuals and teaching medical professionals how to operate equipment.
Biomedical Equipment Technologist Responsibilities
• Surgical Equipment: Lights, Chairs, Table, Microscopes, instruments, etc.
• Infant Machines: Warmers, Fetal and Patient Monitors, Pediatric Exam Tables, Incubators, and more
• C-Arm Fluoroscopy Machines: Super C, Mobile, MiniView, etc.
• Anesthesia Machines both large stationary and portable
• Patient Monitoring: Vital Signs, Oximeter, Clinical Information Center, Anesthesia Gas, Handheld and Multi-Parameter
• Ultrasound Machines including cardiac, portable, color doppler and advanced digital
• Endoscopy: cameras, light sources, video processors, insufflators, colonoscopes, electrosurgical units
Where does a Biomedical Equipment Technician work?
The opportunity for life experiences, training, knowledge and travel are almost limitless for BMETs. Locally and even on a national level the need for highly skilled and trained Biomedical Equipment Technicians is growing rapidly! Below are facilities utilizing BMETs:
• Medical Centers
• Private Practice Groups
• Wholesale Suppliers
• Electronic Repair Shops
Meet the Program Director, Dr. Marwa Ismail
Biomedical Equipment Technician Course Outline
A&P225 Anatomy & Physiology II
BMD120 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering
BMD130 Biomedical Equipment and Instrumentation I
BMD150 Fundamentals of Programming
BMD160 Safety in Healthcare
BMD230 Biomedical Equipment and Instrumentation II
BMD260 Biomedical Equipment Technology Externship I
BMD270 Biomedical Equipment Technology Externship II
BMD280 Biomedical Equipment Technology Externship III
BMD290 CBET Certification Review
BUS115 Career Development
ELC100 Fundamentals of Electronics I
ELC120 Digital Electronics I
ELC200 Fundamentals of Electronics II
ELC210 Solid States II
ELC220 Digital Electronics II
ENC100 English Composition
ENC101 Interpersonal Communications
MAT100 College Technical Math I
MAT110 College Technical Math II
MED100 Medical Terminology
MED260 Healthcare Law & Ethics
PHY125 College Physics
PSY100 Principles of Psychology
Hear from one of Louisville’s area professionals on Biomedical Equipment Technicians and the impact made in the community, around the state and even worldwide.
Externship and Career Services at MedQuest College
Prior to graduation, students are required to complete an externship under the guidance of area experts. During this externship, students will refine the skills learned on campus as well as work directly with working and nonworking machines for real-life experiences.
Our Career Services Director provides assistance to graduating students and alumni that include instruction in resume writing, preparation of cover letters, interviewing techniques and networking skills. The college provides job placement assistance for its graduates. Alumni in good standing may continue to use any and all placement resources indefinitely at no charge.
PROGRAM OBJECTIVEThe Biomedical Equipment Technology program offered by MedQuest College aims at providing a solid foundation in both biomedical sciences and electronics to prepare graduates to enter the biomedical field as technical professionals who can maintain, calibrate, modify, troubleshoot, and repair the biomedical equipment. As a biomedical equipment technician, it is of the highest priority to maintain the medical equipment fully functioning and always maintained. Manufacturers also hire biomedical technicians to build and final-test biomedical electronic equipment. The curriculum is widely applications-oriented in the areas of electronics and bioinstrumentation, offering a cooperative education externship in facilities that have a wide variety of medical equipment.
MedQuest College has provided high-quality instruction to students in Kentucky and Indiana since 1999. By providing Southern Indiana, Louisville and Lexington Kentucky, and surrounding areas with quality programs in medical assisting, dental assisting, diagnostic medical sonography, medical billing and coding, practical nursing and biomed equipment technology we are able to proudly say that MedQuest College has successfully employed hundreds of graduates in the medical fields. Our campuses are located in Louisville Ky and Lexington KY. We are institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), a nationally recognized accrediting body.
I could not be happier with my choice to choose MedQuest
I had an amazing experience, the teachers were amazing and always helpful! I learned so much that I’m using in my current job as a Medical Assistant! MedQuest is definitely the best school hands down…”
– Rochelle M.
I had a fulfilling and enriching experience in my time with MedQuest College.
My professors are amazing people and instructors and they helped to prepare me for my future endeavors in the dental field. I also built close friendships with many of my classmates and loved the challenges presented to me each day. Very motivational environment!
– Ciera A.