Biomedical Equipment Technology

Curriculum Description

Electrical Engineering Technology
Career Cluster:      Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics
Pathway:               Engineering and Technology

Program Major    Biomedical Equipment Technology

Pathway Description

These curriculums are designed to prepare students through the study and application of principles from mathematics, natural sciences, and technology and applied processes based on these subjects. 

Course work includes mathematics, natural sciences, engineering sciences and technology.

Graduates should qualify to obtain occupations such as technical service providers, materials and technologies testing services, process improvement technicians, engineering technicians, construction technicians and managers, industrial and technology managers, or research technicians.

Program Major Description

A course of study that prepares the students to use basic engineering principles and technical skills to install, operate, troubleshoot, and repair sophisticated devices and instrumentation used in the health care delivery system.  Includes instruction in instrument calibration, design and installation testing, system safety and maintenance procedures, procurement and installation procedures, and report preparation.  With an AAS degree and two years’ experience, an individual should be able to become a certified Biomedical Equipment Technician. 

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.

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

Associate in Applied Science

A50100
NC CIP: 15.0401
Day
POS Approved: Fall 2014

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 Circuit Analysis I 3 3 0 4
ELC 131A Circuit Analysis I Lab 0 3 0 1
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 0 3
MAT 121 Algebra/Trigonometry I 2 2 0 3
   
    10 8 0 13

Spring Semester
ELN 131 Analog Electronics I 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 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
WBL 112 Work-Based Learning I 0 0 20 2
WBL 115 Work-Based Learning Seminar I 1 0 0 1
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective ** ** 0 3
   
    4 7 20 12

Total Credit Hours: 74

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 Electives — Select one: HUM 110, HUM 115, HUM 230, PHI 230, PHI 240, ART 111, HUM 220, MUS 110, PHI 215, REL 110

**Hours will vary depending on course selection.