Biomedical equipment technicians install, maintain, and repair medical equipment. They must test and calibrate parts, identifying parts for repair or replacement. These technicians also perform preventative maintenance on critical equipment to ensure high-quality treatment for patients.
Biomedical equipment technicians bring several critical skills to their profession. The field requires mechanical and technical skills to diagnose problems and conduct repairs. The profession also requires communication and time-management skills to quickly and effectively ensure the safety of medical equipment.
The course content includes, but is not limited to, electronics, pneumatics, optics and mechanics to troubleshoot, service and repair equipment commonly used for treatment, diagnosis and monitoring of patients in a medical environment.
The course content also includes training in communication, leadership, human relations and employability skills, and safe, efficient work practices.
The following table illustrates the program structure:
Basic Electronics Troubleshooter
Electronics Equipment Repairer
Biomedical Electronics Troubleshooter 1
Biomedical Electronics Repair Technician
Biomedical Imaging Equipment 1
Biomedical Imaging Equipment Technician
Approximately 11 months
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
What You’ll Learn
- AC/DC Circuits
- Analog and Digital Circuits
- Solid State Devices
- Motor Control Systems
- Medical Equipment
- Safety Concepts and Best Practices
- Technical Recording
- Communication Skills
- Employability Skills and Entrepreneurship
- Biomedical Electronics Technician
Career Ready Skills
- Act as a responsible and contributing citizen and employee.
- Apply appropriate academic and technical skills.
- Attend to personal health and financial well-being.
- Communicate clearly, effectively and with reason.
- Consider the environmental, social and economic impacts of decisions.
- Demonstrate creativity and innovation.
- Employ valid and reliable research strategies.
- Utilize critical thinking to make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
- Model integrity, ethical leadership and effective management.
- Plan education and career path aligned to personal goals.
- Use technology to enhance productivity.
- Work productively in teams while using cultural/global competence.
Students who complete this course can expect to earn a starting salary of $15+ per hour in the following industries (Actual wages vary according to education, experience, and certifications.)
- Medical Equpment Suppliers
According to O’Net Online, jobs in Florida for medical equpiment repairers will grow 16% between 2014 – 2024. The aging U.S. population will largely drive this growth. It will increase the demand for medical care in coming decades.
Steps to Enroll
- Attend a Virtual Information Session
- Take the T.A.B.E. test, if applicable
- Obtain official transcripts, if applicable (high school, GED, college, etc.)
- Apply for financial aid (official transcripts required)
- Provide appropriate residency documents
- Complete application packet
- Pay application fee
- Ernest White
- (239) 334-4544 ext. 371