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Biomedical Electronics Technology

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    ARE YOU READY FOR A JOB IN

    BIOMEDICAL ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY?
    Certificate of Specialization (CS)

    Curriculum can be customized based on the student’s skills and background.

    Prepare to earn certification as a Biomedical Electronics Technician.

    Earn college credits to move up the ladder, or train for an entry level position.

  • The STLCC Advantage

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    This program prepares students to sit for the Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) certification exam of the International Certification Commission for Clinical Engineering and Biomedical Technology (ICC).

    Depending on your skills and experience the STLCC curriculum can be customized:

    • Experienced students take one electrical/electronic bridge course to learn the electrical theory fundamental to biomedical equipment.
    • Students new to the electronics field take a series of three electrical/electronic courses.

    At STLCC you’ll master an array of skills necessary for success in the field of biomedical electronics service and support, including:

    • Human anatomy
    • Concepts associated with medical electronics and devices
    • Basic science behind instruments
    • Troubleshooting techniques

    State-of-the-art lab: We invite you to come see our facilities, the largest, most extensive set of industrial machinery and electronic test equipment of any school in the state. At STLCC you learn on the equipment used in the industry.

    Hands-on experience: all students benefit from workplace learning internships with area medical facilities.

    As a BMET (Biomedical Electronics Technician) you’ll test, adjust, calibrate or repair biomedical or electro-medical equipment such as patient monitors, defibrillators, electric wheelchairs and medical imaging equipment.

    Faculty: All of our instructors worked in the industry and bring that experience to the classroom.

    Stackable: Once you’ve earned a certificate of specialization in Biomedical Electronics Technology, your credits can apply towards your Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology AAS degree.

    Convenience: More than 90% of our students attend classes part-time while working during the day, so technical courses are offered in the evening.

    More than one million students have attended STLCC. It’s the largest institute of higher education in the region and the second largest in Missouri.

    To find out if STLCC is right for you, we invite you to visit. You can meet with one of our faculty members, tour the campus, and get answers to any questions you might have. CLICK HERE

  • Career Opportunities

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    Two factors — the aging of the baby boom generation, and the fact that medical technologies are becoming increasingly complex – will combine to provide a bright future for this career path. The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects this occupation to grow 31 percent from 2010 to 2020, much faster than average.

    jobs
    • Biomedical Equipment Technician
    • Medical Equipment Repairer
    employers
     
    • Hospitals
    • Medical Equipment Suppliers
    • Clinics
    • Private Sector Companies
    • Military
    • Patient Care Facilities

    Organizations that have hired STLCC grads:

    • SSM Health Care
    • St. Luke’s Hospital
    • Christian Hospital
    • SSM St. Joseph Health Center
    • Missouri Baptist Medical Center
    • SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center
    • Barnes-Jewish Hospital

    Job Resources
    There are specific requirements for employment in this field. For example, in healthcare, a Biomedical Electronics Technician cannot have a felony conviction. We invite you to meet with an STLCC advisor or faculty member for one-on-one help in planning your pathway to this rewarding career.

  • Estimated Expenses and Financial Aid

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    STLCC provides a top quality education at a much more affordable cost than for-profit institutions.

    • St. Louis Community College provides a comprehensive financial aid program funded by federal, state and private agencies. READ MORE
    • STLCC provides a Net Price Calculator to help students estimate costs. READ MORE
    • For information on STLCC Scholarships READ MORE
    • For more information on expenses incurred as part of this program, please contact the program coordinator.
    • FAFSA Apply Online
  • Students and Faculty

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    David Kobe, B.S.
    Program Coordinator
    Phone: 314-513-4814
    E-mail: dkobe@stlcc.edu

  • Program Curriculum and RAP

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    Biomedical Electronics Technology (CS) 16-26 Credits

    Program Total: 16-26 credits
    Life Science Requirement - select at least one of the following (Human Biology is preferred) 3-4 credits
    BIO:109 Human Biology (OR) 3
    BIO:111 Introductory Biology I (OR) 4
    BIO:207 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
    Area of Concentration–Biomedical 13-22 credits
    EE:130 Electric Circuits I 4
    AND
    EE:131 Electric Circuits II 4
    AND
    EE:132 Electronic Devices 5
    OR
    EE:133 Electrical/Electronic Bridge 4
    EE:153 Workplace Learning: Biomedical Engineering Technology 4
    EE:254 Biomedical Applications 5

    Note: Students with a qualified electronic education and an associate degree or equivalent training and experience may take EE:133 Electrical/Electronic Bridge in place of taking the EE:130, EE:131and
    EE:132 series of courses. Students must be evaluated by an appropriate faculty member prior to enrollment into the EE:133 Electrical/Electronic Bridge program.

    Course offerings depend on adequate enrollment.

    We invite you to meet with an STLCC advisor for one-on-one help in planning your pathway to this rewarding career. Click Here

     

    Related Programs
    Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology AAS 

  • Additional Information

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    STLCC’s Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology Advisory Committee brings together top industry professionals. Members serve for two year terms, and STLCC’S faculty works hand-in-hand with this elite group to evaluate and update our curriculum, stay up-to-date on the latest innovations, and promote networking.

    Responding to the needs of the local market: STLCC’s Emerson Center for Engineering and Manufacturing was created to develop a skilled workforce for the region’s engineering and manufacturing sector.  If your business has workforce needs that are not met by our credit course offerings, please contact us to discuss additional options: EmersonCenter@stlcc.edu

     

    Location

    The Biomedical Electronics Technology program is offered at our Florissant Valley campus.

     

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