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2015-16 College Catalog

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Biomedical Engineering Technology - A.A.S. Degree (Career)

Application Code 06

For curriculum information, contact the Science, Engineering, and Technology Division—Room ST-248—443-518-1600.

This area of study prepares students to enter the important career of the biomedical engineering technologist working in hospitals, health care delivery centers, or for equipment manufacturers in field service. High demand for graduates worldwide offers exciting opportunities to become a vital member of the health care delivery system. Graduates are qualified to maintain the technical equipment necessary in modern health care, to evaluate new equipment, and to instruct in proper and safe use of the equipment. Theory in electrical, mechanical, fluidic, electronic, and biomedical circuits and systems with hands on laboratory experience is stressed along with knowledge of the modern health care delivery environment.

General Education Core

English Composition

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL-121College Composition

3

Arts & Humanities

Course NumberTitleCredits
SPCH-105Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3

-OR

SPCH-110Interpersonal Communication

3

Social & Behavioral Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Social & Behavioral Sciences Core Group A

3

Biological & Physical Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
PHYS-101Technical Physical Science

4

Mathematics

Course NumberTitleCredits
MATH-141College Algebra or higher core course

3

Core Electives

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Any General Education Core Course

4

Required Courses Related to Major

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIOL-106Basic Anatomy and Physiology

4

BMET-112Electro-Mechanical-Fluidic Devices I

3

BMET-211Biomedical Instrumentation I

5

BMET-212Biomedical Instrumentation II

5

CMSY-105Managing and Maintaining PCs and Mobile Devices I

3

CMSY-106Managing and Maintaining PCs and Mobile Devices II

3

ELEC-107Introduction to Electronic Circuits

4

ELEC-117Linear Electronics

4

ELEC-140Network Cabling Systems

3

ELEC-213Digital Circuits

4

HEAL-110The Health Care Professional

2

Total Credit Hours: 60

A graduate should be able to

1. Demonstrate foundational knowledge and understanding of biomedical instrumentation, effective preventative maintenance, testing, and safe operation.

2. Describe the clinical applications of biomedical equipment in various hospital and health care delivery settings.

3. Document and report data regarding the operation of medical instrumentation to appropriate regulatory agencies.

4. Demonstrate an understanding of ethical and professional responsibilities in the health care setting.