Certificate of Completion in Biomedical Equipment Technology

Biomedical Equipment Technology
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Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Biomedical Equipment Technology program introduces students to the technical knowledge and skills needed for entry level positions troubleshooting, repairing, and maintaining biomedical equipment used by hospitals, clinics, home healthcare providers, and medical device manufacturers and repair companies. Coursework includes the study of electronics, networking, information security, human anatomy and physiology, regulatory, and healthcare delivery systems.

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Field of Interest
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Type
Certificate
Academic Plan
Biomedical Equipment Technology (CER)
Academic Plan Code
5985
Total Credits Required
26-36
Catalog Year
2021-2022
Program Notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better in each course in the program.

What You’ll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Apply methods and analytical skills to test, troubleshoot, repair, and maintain electronic and biomedical equipment.
  2. Describe various human physiological processes and how they can be measured, diagnosed, and documented by medical devices and systems.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of electronic components, circuits, and instruments and how they function at a systems-level.
  4. Use principles of computer hardware and software, network architecture, wireless technology, and information security in embedded systems.
  5. Utilize effective written skills in the preparation of technical reports.
  6. Demonstrate basic knowledge required for meeting professional standards and regulatory and safety requirements related to the field.
  7. Collaborate and communicate effectively with customers, peers, clinical staff, and other members of the healthcare team.

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages* for this certificate. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems Students selecting CIS190 in Term 2 should take CIS105 CS 0–3
BIO160 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology SQ 4
ELE111 Circuit Analysis I 4
HCC130 Fundamentals in Health Care Delivery 3
HCC145 or
HCC145AA
Medical Terminology for Health Care Professionals or Medical Terminology for Health Care Professionals I 1–3
MAT12+ Intermediate Algebra OR Permission of Program Director 0–6

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS190 or
CNT140AB
Introduction to Networking or Introduction to Networks 3–4
ELE121 Solid-State Devices And Circuits I 4
ELE131 Digital Logic and Circuits 3
BME101 Introduction to Biomedical Equipment Technology 3

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems Students selecting CIS190 in Term 4 should take CIS105 CS 0–3
HCC145 or
HCC145AA
Medical Terminology for Health Care Professionals or Medical Terminology for Health Care Professionals I 1–3
HCC130 Fundamentals in Health Care Delivery 3
MAT12+ Intermediate Algebra OR Permission of Program Director 0–6

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
BIO160 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology SQ 4
ELE111 Circuit Analysis I 4

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ELE121 Solid-State Devices And Circuits I 4
ELE131 Digital Logic and Circuits 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS190 or
CNT140AB
Introduction to Networking or Introduction to Networks 3–4
BME101 Introduction to Biomedical Equipment Technology 3

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Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an academic advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Certificate of Completion in Biomedical Equipment Technology (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=161180).

Other Versions

The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. Other versions of this pathway map from different catalog years are available below:

A list of the current and previous versions of the pathway map for the Biomedical Equipment Technology program
Catalog Year Effective Dates
2021-2022 (Current)    5/25/2021 – 5/23/2022
2020-2021 5/26/2020 – 5/24/2021