Do you enjoy tinkering with electronics? Are you interested in working in the medical field? A career in biomedical electronics could be a good choice for you.
In this program, you’ll learn to install, calibrate, maintain and repair sophisticated medical equipment, such as defibrillators, heart monitors, medical imaging tools, operating tables and electronic wheelchairs. In addition to electronics, you’ll study the fundamentals of physics, chemistry, physiology, medical terminology, hospital ethics and hospital safety.
Graduates of this program are prepared for job opportunities as entry-level biomedical equipment technicians in hospitals or other medical facilities.
A student must achieve an overall grade point average of 2.75 in all of the required electronics classes, biomedical electronics classes and required specific related classes.
BIOEQ 199 — Medical Terminology for Biomedical Equipment Technology — 2.0
This course presents a study of basic medical terminology for students interested in the field of biomedical equipment technology. Prefixes, suffixes, word roots, combining forms, special endings, plural forms and abbreviations are included in the content. A programmed learning, word building system is used to learn word parts that are used to construct or analyze new terms. Definitions, word usage and pronunciation are emphasized. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor and enrollment in the biomedical equipment technician program.View SCC Course Learning Outcomes
BIOEQ 242 — Physiology for Biomedical Equipment Technology — 3.0
Students learn the underlying physiological principles with which medical equipment is designed to interface. A specific level of understanding is expected of students, with emphasis on the cells and the nervous, muscular, circulatory and respiratory systems. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor and enrollment in the Biomedical Equipment Technician program and concurrent enrollment in BIOEQ 251, 252.View SCC Course Learning Outcomes
BIOEQ 251 — Biomedical Instrumentation Patient Monitoring and Clinical — 10.0
Students learn the operation of several biomedical instruments by thorough analysis of electronic circuitry. These instruments are directly related to patient monitoring and clinical applications. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor and enrollment in the Biomedical Equipment Technician program and concurrent enrollment in BIOEQ 242, 252.View SCC Course Learning Outcomes
BIOEQ 252 — Biomedical Instrumentation Laboratory — 6.0
Students receive hands-on experience with circuits and equipment discussed in BIOEQ 251. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor and enrollment in the Biomedical Equipment Technician program and concurrent enrollment in BIOEQ 242, 251.View SCC Course Learning Outcomes
BIOEQ 271 — Biomedical Equipment Technology Clinical Rotation — 10.0
Students are assigned to specific healthcare facilities and apply their knowledge to develop additional skills which enhance their understanding of healthcare environments. Their learning experience is strengthened by functioning within those environments. Prerequisite: BIOEQ 242, 251, 252 and concurrent enrollment in BIOEQ 272.View SCC Course Learning Outcomes
BIOEQ 272 — Biomedical Seminar — 4.0
Students discuss technical problems, ethics, safety concerns and other situations that may develop during clinical rotation. Students are assisted with the final draft of their resumes. Prerequisite: BIOEQ 242, 251, 252 and concurrent enrollment in BIOEQ 271.View SCC Course Learning Outcomes