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2018-2019 Course Catalog 
2018-2019 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bio-Medical Electronics Technology, Certificate

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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.

Program Details

Location: Ankeny

Students start Fall semester

Program Entry Requirements

  1. Complete an application for admission.
  2. Satisfy the assessment requirement.
  3. Attend any required information/registration session.
  4. Students should provide evidence of completion of the DMACC Electronics Fundamentals, Diploma   or a college degree (AAS, AS, Bachelor or higher) in Electronics.

Graduation Requirements

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

Fixed Costs

Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$156.00 per credit

The costs for each program are estimates and subject to change.

Varied Costs

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Books 300 300
Supplies 150 150

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.

Nondiscrimination Statement

DMACC offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study:

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Des Moines Area Community College shall not engage in nor allow discrimination covered by law against any person, group or organization. This includes in its programs, activities, employment practices, hiring practices or the provision of services, and harassment or discrimination based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age (in employment), disability, genetic information (in employment) and actual or potential parental, family or marital status of a person. Veteran status in educational programs, activities, employment practices, or admission procedures is also included to the extent covered by law.

Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against may file a complaint through the College Discrimination Complaint Procedure. Complaint forms may be obtained from the Campus Provost’s office, the Academic Deans’ office, the Judicial Officer, or the EEO/AA Officer, Human Resources. ADA questions and concerns may be directed to the Section 504/ADA Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 6, Ankeny, IA  50023, phone 515/964-6857, sgbittner@dmacc.edu.  Title IX questions and concerns may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 1, Ankeny, IA  50023, phone 515/964-6216, title9@dmacc.edu.  Question or complaints about this policy may be directed to the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, phone 312/730-1560, tax 312/730-1576..

Legal references: Iowa Code §§ 216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S. C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S. C. §§ 1681-1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S. C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).(2018)

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