A biomedical equipment repair technician is someone who specializes in calibrating, maintaining, and repairing the medical machinery used in a healthcare facility. You’ll handle complex machinery such as ventilators, infusion pumps, cardiac monitors, and defibrillators. You’ll also perform safety checks on electrical equipment, wheelchairs, and radiological diagnostic testing machines. The biomedical technician contributes enormously to successful patient outcomes working on equipment that grows more advanced and vital all the time. Biomedical technicians prevent mechanical and computer errors that could harm patients or lead providers to the wrong diagnosis. Hospitals depend on biomedical technicians in order to meet local, state, and federal regulations governing the use of medical equipment.
The Biomedical Equipment Repair Technology program content includes, but is not limited to, hydraulics, pneumatics, optics, and mechanics to troubleshoot, service, and repair equipment commonly used for treatment, diagnosis, and monitoring of patients in a medical environment.
The following table illustrates the program structure:
Basic Electronics Troubleshooter
Electronics Equipment Repairer
Biomedical Electronics Troubleshooter 1
Biomedical Electronics Repair Technician
Biomedical Imaging Equipment1
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 an Information Session (Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. and Thursday at 1:00 p.m. [when school is in session])
- Meet with an admissions specialist
- Take the TABE 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
Program Start Date
Program starts January 9, 2019 (Enrollment opens October 1, 2018)