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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 courses will be offered at Caldwell 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 REVISED
NC CIP: 15.0401
Day, Evening
POS Approved: Fall 2014

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
BMT 111 Intro to Biomed Field Instructional Service Agreement 2 0 0 2
ELC 131 Circuit Analysis I Requisite 3 3 0 4
ELC 131A Circuit Analysis I Lab Requisite 0 3 0 1
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite 3 0 0 3
MAT 121 Algebra/Trigonometry I Requisite 2 2 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 10
Lab/Shop Hours: 8
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 13

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ELN 131 Analog Electronics I Requisite 3 3 0 4
NET 125 Networking Basics 1 4 0 3
NET 126 Routing Basics Requisite 1 4 0 3
PHY 131 Physics-Mechanics Requisite 3 2 0 4
PSY 118 Interpersonal Psychology 3 0 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 11
Lab/Shop Hours: 13
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 17

Summer Term

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
BMT 112 Hospital Safety & Standards Instructional Service Agreement 2 2 0 3
BMT 120 Biomedical Anatomy & Phy Instructional Service Agreement 2 2 0 3
COM 120 Intro Interpersonal Com Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Global Distinction Requisite 3 0 0 3
ELN 133 Digital Electronics Requisite 3 3 0 4
Totals

Class Hours: 10
Lab/Shop Hours: 7
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 13

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
BMT 212 BMET Instrumentation I Instructional Service Agreement 3 6 0 6
BMT 223 Imaging Tech/Laser Fund Instructional Service Agreement 3 2 0 4
ENG 114 Prof Research & Reporting Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Global Distinction Requisite 3 0 0 3
NET 175 Wireless Technology Requisite 2 2 0 3
SEC 110 Security Concepts 2 2 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 13
Lab/Shop Hours: 12
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 19

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
BMT 213 BMET Instrumentation II Instructional Service Agreement Requisite 2 3 0 3
BMT 225 Biomed Troubleshooting Instructional Service Agreement 1 4 0 3
WBL 112 Work-Based Learning I 0 0 20 2
WBL 115 Work-Based Learning Seminar I Requisite 1 0 0 1
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective Comprehensive Articulation Agreement ** ** 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 4
Lab/Shop Hours: 7
Clinical/WBL Hours: 20
Credit Hours: 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)
  • : Global Distinction
  • : Requisite(s)

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.

A50100 REVISED