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Associate of Applied Science in Biomedical Equipment Technology

  • Program Length: 15 Months
  • Day Courses Scheduled between
    8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Night Courses Scheduled between
    4:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

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Virginia Beach, VA


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About our Biomedical Equipment Technology Degree

The Biomedical Equipment Technology (BMET) program prepares students for entry-level employment within the field of healthcare technology management. Students learn the specialized skills necessary to install, inspect, maintain, repair, calibrate, modify, and design biomedical equipment and support systems to adhere to medical standards and guidelines. The BMET program provides students with the proper knowledge and skill levels to earn employment as a biomedical equipment technician, biomedical equipment support specialist, biomedical engineering specialist, medical systems technician, field service engineers, or other entry-level role related to the biomedical equipment maintenance field. While in school, students learn the fundamentals of medical equipment maintenance, medical and electronic terminology, safety codes and regulations, and basic instrumentation device theory and operation. Their education will be rounded out with general education courses in communication, mathematics, psychology, ethics, and physics. This balanced learning approach provides the student with an appropriate skill set to help cultivate future biomedical equipment technicians.

The healthcare technology management department, as well as other third-party independent service organizations, desire both the skills of our graduates and the professional skills, attention to detail, commitment to safety, ability to follow procedures and document processes, and interpersonal soft skills that we teach within the program. The program concludes with an externship course, which focuses on hands-on application of the knowledge and skills acquired for maintaining a healthcare facility’s patient care and medical staff equipment.


Course Name Course Type Credit Hours
Introduction to Biomedical Equipment Technology Medical 3.0
Electronics: Basic AC/DC Circuits Medical 3.0
Safety, Regulations, and Security Medical 3.0
Electronics: Devices and Circuits Medical 3.0
Anatomy and Physiology Fundamentals Medical 3.0
Fluid Dynamics Medical 3.0
Computer Systems and Networking Information Technology 3.0
Chemistry Essentials Medical 3.0
Technical Writing and Reporting Medical 3.0
Instrumentation: Diagnostic Devices Medical 3.0
Instrumentation: Imaging Devices Medical 3.0
Instrumentation: Treatment Devices Medical 3.0
Instrumentation: Laboratory Equipment Medical 3.0
Biomedical Equipment Technology Externship Medical 3.0
Success in College and the Workplace Medical 3.0

Students will take 15 credit hours from the following General Education courses, assuring at least one course is taken in each of these areas: quantitative analysis, written communications, oral communications, and social sciences. Not all electives are available at all campuses.

Critical Cognition General Education 3.0
English Composition General Education 3.0
Communication Studies General Education 3.0
Communications General Education 3.0
Mathematics General Education 3.0
Psychology General Education 3.0
Sociology General Education 3.0
Human Factors in Behavior and Performance General Education 3.0
Comparative Literature General Education 3.0
College Algebra General Education 3.0
Physical Science General Education 3.0
Physics General Education 3.0
Logic and Ethics General Education 3.0
Total Credit Hours = 60.0

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