Biomedical Electronics Technology
Certificate of Specialization (CS)
Offered through Engineering and Skilled Trades
@ Florissant Valley
This program provides students with skills necessary to enter the field of biomedical electronics technology as Biomedical Electronics Technicians (BMET). Students will learn human anatomy, electrical and electronic concepts associated with medical electronics and devices, basic science behind instruments, and troubleshooting techniques. This program also serves as exam preparation for Certification for the Biomedical Equipment Technician of the International Certification Commission (ICC) for Clinical Engineering and Biomedical Technology. Although STLCC does not offer biomedical technician training online, some of the core classes or prerequisites may be available as online courses.
The recommended academic plan blends general education requirements with options for areas of concentration to ensure students get the most out of their certificate or degree.
This program prepares you to sit for the BMET certification exam of the ICC for Clinical Engineering and Biomedical Technology.
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
Hands-on experience: All students benefit from workplace learning internships at area medical facilities.
As a BMET, you’ll test, adjust, calibrate or repair biomedical or electro-medical equipment such as patient monitors, defibrillators, electric wheelchairs and medical imaging equipment.
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.
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.
Faculty and Staff
St. Louis Community College expands minds and changes lives every day by offering high-quality educational experiences leading to degrees, certificates, employment, university transfer and life-long learning.
All of our instructors worked in the industry and bring that experience to the classroom.
This program offers students the option to take evening classes to continue working full-time while completing their coursework.
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.
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Cost of Attendance
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Program Career and Salary Information
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