2013-2014 Catalog & Handbook 
    Jan 22, 2020  
2013-2014 Catalog & Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biomedical Equipment Technology, AAS

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Biomedical Equipment Technicians work in hospitals and in health care centers. They install, test, service, and repair medical equipment in medical and research centers for use by physicians, nurses, scientists, or engineers who research, monitor, diagnose, and treat patients. Biomedical Equipment Technology is a continuation of an Electronics degree and will provide training in general medical equipment, clinical laboratory, x-ray, and ultrasonic equipment.

Background checks and drug screenings are required prior to acceptance for this program.

  • Bring Your Own Laptop (BYOL) (You can either purchase a laptop on your own or purchase one from the STI Support Center. Estimated 750.00 for laptop.)

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Biomedical Equipment Technology, a student will be able to:

Science & Technology

  • Understand physical, biological systems so that broad principles can be applied to all equipment and systems.
  • Understand how the technology relates to the physical process.
  • Understand theory of how equipment works.

Problem Solving/Critical Thinking

  • Demonstrate troubleshooting techniques on equipment and the thought process involved.
  • Develop processes for logical thinking to solve systemic problems.        
  • Develop a process for applying—“learning how to learn”.
  • Develop questioning techniques for analyzing type of machine and appropriate approach.
  • Develop flexibility in the approach for solving multiple problems.   


  • Present themselves in a positive and professional manner.
  • Demonstrate effective customer service/relations skills, including communications and problem solving directed at customer satisfaction.
  • Seek membership in professional organizations.
  • Continue lifelong learning: Seek further information in their field, to keep current, through periodicals, trade journals, and recurrent training.


  • Demonstrate proper operation of medical test equipment.
  • Read schematics for the purpose of signal flow and troubleshooting.
  • Communicate professionally with medical team including nurses, doctors, directors and co-workers.
  • Communicate with the authority having jurisdiction over codes and standards.
  • Document preventative maintenance, pm’s, electrical safety test and repair information.
  • Demonstrate the ability to research and present information on a given system.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work in a team environment for the purpose of improving throughput, or operation, of a system.

Program Curriculum - Total Credits: 36

Satisfactory completion of the Biomedical Equipment Technology core. (BMET courses)

Additional Information

Students must already have completed an associate degree or two-year diploma from a Higher Learning Commission, North Central Association accredited institution in one of the following programs: Electronics, Robotics, Satellite Communications, Automation Control Systems, Mechatronics, or other Program Chair approved programs to be admitted to this program.

*Internship must be completed within 2 semesters of graduation.

Students entering a program in any semester other than outlined may not graduate in the expected amount of time.

Estimated total program fees

Tuition $3,744
Fees $3,204
Books & Supplies  $650
Background Check/Drug Screen $110
Total $7,708

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