The AAS in Biomedical Electronics Technology prepares students for entry-level positions as Biomedical Electronics Technicians. This challenging program prepares students for careers maintaining and repairing medical equipment utilized in the full range of health care facilities. Employment projections show double digit growth in this field for the foreseeable future. A wide range of coursework supplements the core electronics curriculum to ensure that students are fully prepared to work in medical facilities. Students are encouraged to take the Biomedical Electronics Technical (BMET) Certification Examination offered by the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) in their final semester or immediately following graduation.
2013-2014 Associate of Applied Science Degree in Biomedical Electronics Technology
CT 1021 Industrial Safety (1) 1L
This course provides students with the basic safety knowledge required in today’s industrial workplace. Topics covered include accident reduction, safety training, safety involvement,
safety inspections, accident investigations, industrial hygiene, ergonomics, machine
safeguarding, tool safety, materials-handling safety, electrical and fire safety, hazard
communication and OSHA regulations related to these topics. Successful students will receive
their 10 hour OSHA General Industry or OSHA 10 hour Construction Industry certification as
appropriate for their program of study. (Formerly GTT 1021)
ET 1024 Semiconductor Devices (4) 2L, 6LL
This course teaches theory and application of semiconductor devices including diodes, bipolar
and field effect transistors, metal oxide devices, thyristors, and the biasing, gain, and impedance
characteristics of basic amplifiers. Students also study basic op-amps comparators summing
amps, and active filters. Prerequisite: ET 1014.
ET 2014 Digital Electronics Systems (4) 2L, 6LL
Topics for this course include digital logic gates and their circuits, number systems and codes,
arithmetic circuits, Boolean algebra, Karnaugh maps, multiplexers and demultiplexers, flip-flops,
clocks, registers, counters, memories, D-A and A-D conversions, and frequency counters.
Prerequisite: ET 1003 or higher.
ET 2114 Sensors and Signal Processing (4) 2L, 6LL
This course studies advanced amplifiers, op-amps, comparators, summing amps, active filters,
instrumentation amplifiers, analog/digital conversion, special JC’s, digital signal processing, and
communication circuits. The course emphasizes the use of these circuits with sensors and
instrumentation in biomedical and industrial applications. Students will learn advanced
electronic troubleshooting techniques including researching and purchasing replacement parts.
Prerequisite: ET 1024.
ET 2323 Biomedical Instrumentation (3) 2L, 3LL
This course matches measurable physiological events of the human body with appropriate
transducers and instrumentation. Theory and operation of the principle classes of biomedical
instrumentation and monitoring equipment are examined. Laboratory exercises will focus on
principles of medical instrumentation and will be closely integrated with clinical experience.
Prerequisites: BIOL 1434, CHEM 1004, or permission of the instructor.
ET 2444 Industrial Automation and Robotics (5) 2L, 6LL
This course is an integrated application of microprocessor and electromechanical theories. Study
includes servo systems, machine vision systems, computer hierarchical control, programming,
interfacing, robotic principles, sensors, interfacing, and automation, application, and
implementation. Pre- or co-requisite: ET 2454
ET 2332 Biomedical Clinical Practicum I (2) 6LL
This course provides students with clinical experience in a hospital biomed department. Students
perform supervised preventative and corrective maintenance and develop an understanding of the
supporting hospital’s equipment management system. Students will be required to keep a journal
documenting their clinical experience. 90 clinical hours. Co-requisite: ET 2323.
ET 2333 Biomedical Systems (3) 2L, 3LL
This course is a continuation of ET 2323 Biomedical Instrumentation emphasizing the
integration of instrumentation into complete systems for medical monitoring and analysis. The
use of network technology to allow hospital-wide integration of systems and remote monitoring
is studied. Prerequisite: ET 2323 or permission of the instructor.
ET 2342 Biomedical Clinical Practicum II (2) 6LL
This course is a continuation of ET 2332 and will complete clinical experience requirements for
the AAS degree in Biomedical Electronics Technology. Students are required to maintain a
journal documenting their clinical experience. There will be 90 clinical hours. Prerequisites: ET
2332 or permission of instructor.
ET 2414 Industrial Electricity/Motors (4) 2L, 6LL
This course is a study of the fundamentals of motors and motor control. The subject matter
includes switches, relays, transformers, three-phase power systems, DC motors, single-hose
motors, overload, protection, and motor controllers. The national Electrical Code Standards for
all circuits are emphasized. Prerequisite: ET 1003 or higher.
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