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Work in the Health Care Field as a Biomedical Electronics Technician

The biomedical electronics technology certificate of proficiency (CP) program trains students to become biomedical electronics technicians (BMET) by teaching electrical concepts, medical device knowledge and troubleshooting skills. 

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What is Biomedical Electronics Technology at St. Louis Community College

Biomedical electronics technology involves the application of electronics and engineering principles to develop, maintain and repair medical equipment used in health care settings. Biomedical electronics technicians play a crucial role in ensuring the proper functioning and safety of medical devices such as imaging systems, patient monitors, life support equipment and respirators. 

Biomedical Electronics Service and Support Skills 

Biomedical electronics service and support skills include:

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

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

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What Can You do with a Biomedical Electronics Technology Certificate?

As a biomedical electronics technician you'll be responsible for installing, maintaining and repairing medical equipment, ensuring their accuracy and safety in health care facilities. 

You might work in a hospital or with equipment manufacturers to maintain reliability and accuracy in medical monitoring and support. You may be on call to fix something in the hospital or respond to a malfunction in a patient's room. Your ability to troubleshoot systems, replace bad parts and work with nurses and doctors leads to better patient outcomes.   

Once you’ve earned a certificate of proficiency in biomedical electronics technology, your credits can apply towards your electrical/electronic engineering technology AAS degree. Learn more about stackable credentials within this career pathway.

CP in Biomedical Electronics Technology

  • Degree offered: Certificate of proficiency
  • Locations: Florissant Valley
  • Hours to complete: 28-30
  • Program contact name: Christopher Senger
  • Program contact email: csenger1@stlcc.edu

Tuition for district residents is $122 per credit hour for in-district students. Find out more about our straightforward and low-cost tuition structure.


"The staff and community at STLCC were instrumental in my success. After taking the courses, I was confident and excited to be part of the health care field. My family and friends and those I don’t know are safe with the equipment I repair. STLCC taught me to be meticulous and backed me up with a network of incredible minds."

Diane Howes – BMET CS and E/EET AAS 2020 
Radiography Imaging Specialist  

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Why You Should Choose STLCC's Biomedical Electronics Technology Program

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Graduate with Little or No Debt

We believe cost should never be a barrier to achieving your potential. Save over $4,700 per year with tuition that's one-third lower than other local institutions. 

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Ramp Up High Wage Skills

STLCC offers career-focused  certificate programs that can establish you in a new career in as few as 12 weeks. 

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Small Class Sizes 

Among the best of any Missouri college, taking personalized learning to a new level with a 22:1 student to teacher ratio. All of our instructors have worked in the industry and bring that experience to the classroom.

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Modern Facilities 

STLCC offers the largest, most extensive set of industrial machinery and electronic test equipment of any school in the state. Students enrolled in this program learn on the equipment used in the industry.

Come as you are. See what you become.

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