Biomedical Engineering Technology

Program Level: Degrees, Certificates
Department: Health Sciences and Histology
Institute: Health & Biosciences, Science & Technology
College: SPC

What is the Biomedical Engineering Technology program?

The Biomedical Engineering Technology degree is designed for students who desire a career in the Healthcare Technology Management fields with a focus on medical devices. The program provides students with hands-on training in medical hardware and software to meet the growing demand for professionals who can manage, modify, repair, design, and test, and upgrade medical devices, including medical devices with Local Area Network (LAN), Wide Area Network (WAN), WiFi, and Bluetooth capability. The curriculum is focused on the fundamentals of electronics, anatomy & physiology, medical equipment operation & troubleshooting, healthcare safety, and clinical information systems. Simulation-based learning in a state of the art Human Patient Simulation center promotes exploration of medical devices and patient safety.

What will I learn?

Hands-on training in medical hardware and software.

What can I do with this course of study?

Clinical Engineering Technician, Clinical Engineering Technologist, Biomedical Engineering Technician, Biomedical Engineering Technologist, Biomedical Equipment Technician, Laboratory Equipment specialist, Radiological Equipment Specialist

THECB Statutory Requirement

No person shall, on the basis of race, color, sex, pregnancy, religion, creed, national origin (including ancestry), citizenship status, physical or mental disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, transgender status, gender identity, gender expression, veteran or military status (including special disabled veteran, Vietnam-era veteran, or recently separated veteran), predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status, any other protected category under applicable local, state or federal law, or persons who have opposed discrimination or participated in any complaint process on campus or before a government agency, be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination in employment or under any program or activity sponsored or conducted by the College District. H.1.1

What's special about the program?

Graduates are employed in federal, state, county, and private healthcare facilities, as well as biomedical engineering research facilities. This degree will help you prepare for the ACI - AAMI Credentials Institute Healthcare Technology Management exams for biomedical equipment technicians and clinical engineers. CBET- Certified Biomedical Equipment Technician, CLES Certified Laboratory Equipment Specialist, CRES- Certified Radiological Equipment Specialist, CCE- Certified Clinical Engineer is supported through the HTCC/USBECE (Healthcare Technology Certification Commission/U.S. Board of Examiners for Clinical Engineering Certification).

Graduates are employed in federal, state, county, and private healthcare facilities, as well as biomedical engineering research facilities.

Contact Information

Program Director:
Jemal Nelson
MLK Applied Science Building (ASB), 234E