2016-2017 Catalog and Handbook 
    Jul 19, 2024  
2016-2017 Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biomedical Equipment Technology, AAS

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.