Bio-Medical Electronics

Bio-Medical Electronics

Associate of Applied Science

Credits Required for Graduation: 68.00

Program Overview

Graduates of the Bio-Medical Electronics (BMET) program work closely with nurses, technicians, physicians and other hospital staff who use the wide range of electronic devices in modern medical practice. Bio-Medical electronics technicians advise and assist the hospital staff with the operation of the technical equipment. They assure safe operation of the equipment as well as repair the devices. These devices range in complexity from the simple, such as nerve stimulators, infusion pumps and electronic thermometers, to the very complex, such as CT and MRI imaging systems, cardiac catherization suites, ICU and CCU monitoring and telemetry systems, surgical lasers, heart lung bypass machines, dialysis machines and many others. Some BMET's may specialize in just a few areas, while many generalize and work in operating rooms, renal dialysis centers, sleep labs, X-ray, ultrasound and other imaging areas, GI labs, network support areas and in radiation oncology departments.

The associate degree BMET program prepares students through classes in

-medical instrumentation,

-medical network and operating systems,

-physiological processes,

-biomedical techniques,

-medical imaging systems,

-general electronics,

-technical mathematics and physics, and

-communication and interpersonal skills.

Both clinically based classes and an internship provide opportunities for highly relevant site-based learning. BMET graduates find their careers to be not only highly rewarding financially, but also stimulating and satisfying.