Biomedical Electronics Technology

Biomedical Electronics Technology

person repairing medical equipment

Program Duration

1 year (Three Semesters)

Program Type

Technical Certificate

Arkansas Median Salary

$38,370 (Career Information)

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Why Choose This Program

Coursework is combined with specific internships to ensure that students are fully prepared to work in medical facilities.


 

About The Program

Now more than ever, hospitals and other medical facilities need technicians to repair and maintain medical equipment.

The program is a post-associate degree completion program that prepares students for entry-level positions as biomedical electronics technicians. A minimum of an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Automation and Systems Integration with Electronics emphasis or an approved equivalent AAS degree in Electronics Technology, Engineering Technology, or related degree field is required for admission to this challenging program.

The program is designed to prepare students with the technical content for the Biomedical Electronics Technician (BMET) Certification Examination offered by the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI).


Paying for College

Northark is affordable! We offer nearly $500,000 annually through institutional and foundation scholarships in addition to federal and state aid. See our scholarships and other financial aid programs.

Transfer or Stackable Options

This degree is designed to get graduates into a rewarding career but can be transferable into a bachelor of applied science program at a four-year institution. Students planning to transfer should work closely with an advisor.

Faculty Contact

Scott Howie
Northark Technical Center Director
(870) 391-3513
showie@northark.edu

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate the how medical equipment processes interact with the human body.
  • Understand the principles and methods of safety and operational tests and the use of test results in order to improve processes and ensure that equipment is functioning properly and safely with appropriate documentation.
  • Understand the systems for which information technology principles are applied to medical equipment systems including data security and privacy standards.
  • Know the potential unsafe conditions related to the use of medical equipment and systems, preventative and corrective actions including risk mitigation.