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Biomedical Equipment Technology

Curriculum Description

The Biomedical Equipment Technology curriculum prepares individuals to install, operate, troubleshoot, and repair sophisticated devices and instrumentation used in the health care delivery system. Emphasis is placed on preventive and safety inspections to ensure biomedical equipment meets local and national safety standards.

Course work provides a strong foundation in mathematics, physics, electronics, anatomy, physiology, networking and troubleshooting techniques. Some courses will include job experience and job shadowing, as well as people skills and communication, both in written and oral form.

Graduates should qualify for employment opportunities in hospitals, clinics, clinical laboratories, shared service organizations, and manufacturers’ field service. With an AAS degree and two years experience, an individual should be able to become a certified Biomedical Equipment Technician.

The following represents one way in which the program of study can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow this plan should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

Instructional Service Agreement with Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute
This curriculum model has been approved by Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute and the NCCCS office. It is recommended that students contact the Engineering Technologies Division for details and assistance with enrollment options. All BMT coures will be offered at Caldewell Community College and Technical Institute.

Associate in Applied Science

A50100 REVISED
NC CIP: 15.0401
Day
POS Approved: Fall 2013

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ WBL Credit
Fall Semester
BMT 111 Intro to Biomed Field 2 0 0 2
ELC 131 DC/AC Circuit Analysis 4 3 0 5
ELC 131A DC/AC Circuit Analysis Lab 0 3 0 1
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3 0 0 3
MAT 121 Algebra/Trigonometry I NEW REQUISITE 2 2 0 3
   
    11 8 0 14

Spring Semester
ELN 131 Semiconductor Applications 3 3 0 4
NET 125 Networking Basics 1 4 0 3
NET 126 Routing Basics 1 4 0 3
PHY 131 Physics-Mechanics 3 2 0 4
PSY 118 Interpersonal Psychology 3 0 0 3
   
    11 13 0 17

Summer Term
BMT 112 Hospital Safety & Standards 2 2 0 3
BMT 120 Biomedical Anatomy & Phy 2 2 0 3
COM 120 Intro Interpersonal Com 3 0 0 3
ELN 133 Digital Electronics 3 3 0 4
   
    10 7 0 13

Fall Semester
BMT 212 BMET Instrumentation I 3 6 0 6
BMT 223 Imaging Tech/Laser Fund 3 2 0 4
ENG 114 Prof Research & Reporting 3 0 0 3
NET 175 Wireless Technology 2 2 0 3
SEC 110 Security Concepts NEW VERSION 2 2 0 3
   
    13 12 0 19

Spring Semester
BMT 213 BMET Instrumentation II 2 3 0 3
BMT 225 Biomed Troubleshooting 1 4 0 3
COE 112 Co-op Work Experience I 0 0 20 2
COE 115 Work Exp Seminar I 1 0 0 1
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective ** ** 0 3
   
    4 7 20 12

Total Credit Hours: 75

Legend

  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)

Additional Information

This program is an instructional service agreement with Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute. All courses with the BMT prefix are taught at CCCTI. BMT 111 is a one-day introductory course taught at CCCTI, and BMT 112 and BMT 120 can be taken online from CCCTI.

The following courses should be taken at Forsyth Tech: COM 120, ENG 111, MAT 121, ENG 113 or ENG 114, PSY 118 or PSY 150, ELN 131, ELN 133, NET 125, ELC 131, ELC 131A, NET 126, SEC 110, PHY 131, and Humanities/Fine Arts Elective.

Humanities/Fine Arts – Select one: ART 111, ENG 231, ENG 232, ENG 273, HUM 120, MUS 110, PHI 215, PHI 240, REL 110, or REL 221

**Hours will vary depending on course selection.