Biomedical Equipment Technology

  • Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS)
  • This program is offered through an agreement with Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute
  • Program Length: 1st year at Forsyth Tech, 2nd year at Caldwell Community College
  • Admission Cycle: Fall
  • Maximum Number Admitted Annually: See Advisor

Career Description

Involves installing, operating, troubleshooting, and repairing sophisticated devices and instrumentation used in the health care delivery system.

Careers Available

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.

Entry-Level Salary

  • $25,000 – $35,000/yr.

Course of Study

The coursework in the program provides a strong foundation in mathematics, physics, anatomy and physiology and troubleshooting techniques. Emphasis is placed on preventive and safety inspections to ensure biomedical meets local and national safety standards.

Recommended Courses and Skills

Electronics, math, and keyboarding.

Helpful Personal Attributes

Problem solving skills, good communication skills, and enjoying hands-on learning.

Program Contact

If you would like additional information about the Biomedical Equipment Technology Program, contact Tom Roth, Program Coordinator at 336.734.7333 or troth@forsythtech.edu.