This certificate prepares students for employment in health care environments where they would be expected to conduct biomedical equipment maintenance, repair, calibration and support.
For more information about the Bio-Medical Electronics Technology certificate, please visit our website at https://dmacc.edu/programs/esst.
Students start Fall semester
Program Entry Requirements
- Complete an application for admission.
- Satisfy the assessment requirement.
- Attend any required information/registration session.
- Students should provide evidence of completion of the DMACC Electronics Fundamentals, Diploma or a college degree (AAS, AS, Bachelor or higher) in Electronics.
To earn a Bio-Medical Electronics Technology certificate, a student must complete all required coursework as prescribed and maintain a 2.0 grade point average.
Total Credits Required to Complete this Certificate - 19
Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$156.00 per credit
The costs for each program are estimates and subject to change.
Approximate total for the program: $3,864**
**Program entry requirements are not included in the total approximate costs.
What Kind of Work Will You Do?
- Install, service and repair a wide variety of medical and non-medical electronics/electromechanical equipment.
- Graduates may work in a hospital, for medical equipment resellers, medical equipment manufacturers, as field service engineers for manufacturers or service companies.
- Perform safety and preventive maintenance following company, manufacturers and accepted standards.
- Maintain accurate equipment and service documentation according to company policy and accepted standards.
- Evaluate equipment for suitability and serviceability.
- Train staff and others on the proper user of equipment.
- Interact with management, staff, coworkers and other trades.
- Perform on-call duties as required.
What Skills and Abilities Will You Need?
- Demonstrate knowledge of basic principles of electronics, physics, mathematics, computers, networking and a variety of equipment.
- Demonstrate knowledge of basic anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, HIPPA regulations and safety protocols such as universal precautions.
- Demonstrate knowledge of test equipment used for testing, calibrating, safety testing and maintaining medical and non-medical electronic equipment.
- Apply knowledge to problems with the operation, installation, safety, maintenance, and repair of equipment used in a medical environment.
- Demonstrate ability to understand technical manuals, reference material, and training classes to upgrade existing skills and learn new skills.
- Communicate with mangers and staff regarding the safe operation, installation, and modification of medical electronic systems.
What Else Should I Consider about this Specialist Certificate?
- Demonstrate the ability to be a “self-starter”.
- Possess a strong personal commitment to succeed as a Biomedical Equipment Technician of Field Service Engineer.
- Possess a desire to continue to update skills through self-training, vendor training, in-house training and/or coursework.
- Salary: $15 to $22+ per hour.
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