Join the growing biomedical engineering technology field

The field of biomedical engineering technology is a bridge between healthcare and technology and can be your opportunity to make a difference in someone's life. Florida's abundance of healthcare facilities and medical device manufacturers is increasing the need for biomedical engineering technicians who can put their knowledge of electronics, computers and biology to work for them.

This degree can fast-track you into a career with a healthcare institution, medical device manufacturer or service company, or even with an international organization dedicated to improving health care in third-world and developing countries. The courses also prepare you for industry certifications.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Hospitals, clinics, health maintenance organizations and managed care agencies
  • Companies that manufacture, install, manage and service medical equipment
  • Public health and government agencies

This academic program prepares you for the following careers. All job data is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Medical Equipment Repairers

Salary Data

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area Average

Florida Average

Projected employment for Florida

2022 Employment

4,350

2032

5,150

Percent Change

18

Projected Job Openings

570

SPC's Biomedical Engineering Technology A.S Degree

  • Was developed with the help of local employers to meet their workforce needs
  • Aligns with the Association for Advanced Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) national certification for Certified Biomedical Equipment Technician (CBET)
  • Prepares you for these nationally-recognized industry certifications
    • CBET (Certified Biomedical Equipment Technician)
    • CompTIA A+ (Computing Technology Industry Association certification for service technicians)
  • Provides an internship
  • Gives you hands-on experience with medical devices
  • Focuses on electronics
  • Creates opportunities for networking with industry professionals

SKILLS you learn in SPC's Biomedical Engineering Technology A.S. Degree

  • How to select, install, test, calibrate, diagnose, maintain and repair sophisticated medical equipment and integrated technologies such as patient monitors, defibrillators, CAT scans,electrocardiograms, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasounds and x-ray machines
  • How to educate and support clinical staff in proper use of complex medical equipment
  • See the technical standards for this degree

Biomedical Engineering Technology Associate in Science

BMET-AS
Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2022 (610)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2022 (610), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.

Program Summary

The Associate of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering Technology prepares students for employment in a healthcare related field in electronics. The program has a strong electronics workforce focus which includes industry tours, professional association meetings, and technical workshops by industry leaders in the manufacturing of medical technology. It is also a cross-curricular program with classes in computers, networking and biology. Students combine their knowledge and skills in electronics, computers, and biology through hands-on learning and experience. Biomedical Engineering Technology provides students a chance to work directly with equipment and in environments where they can make a difference in someone's quality of life.

There are two sub plans associated with the BMET-AS degree program: Medical Device Networking and Cybersecurity, and Medical Device Design and Manufacturing.

This program was developed with the guidance and support of an Advisory Committee that was comprised of Clinical Engineers from Bay Care Health Systems, the Bay Area Association for Advanced Medical Instrumentation (BAAMI), members of the Florida Biomedical Society, the Manufacturing Partnership, Upper Tampa bay Chamber of Commerce, and representatives of local medical device companies. The degree aligns with the Association for Advanced Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) national certification for Certified Biomedical Equipment Technician (CBET).


Graduation Requirements

Students must complete all required general education, support, and program-related courses including field experience with a grade of a "C" or better.

Academic Pathways The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
  • the recommended order in which to take the program courses
  • suggested course when more than one option exists
  • which semester each course is typically offered
  • if the course has a prerequisite
  • courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)
If you are starting the program this term,
VIEW THE RECOMMENDED ACADEMIC PATHWAY

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VIEW THE ARCHIVED ACADEMIC PATHWAYS

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.
Program Leadership Information
Dr. Natavia Middleton
Dean
Dr. Brian Bell
Lead Instructor
bell.brian@spcollege.edu
727.791.2401
Dr. Sidney Martin
Program Director
martin.sidney@spcollege.edu
727.394.6203

Florida CIP Code

1615040102 - Biomedical Equipment Technician

Federal CIP Code

15.0401 - Biomedical Technology/Technician.

Continuing your education at SPC

As part of your A.S. Degree in Biomedical Engineering, you can earn the Medical Equipment Repair Certificate. Depending on the courses you take, you can also earn:

In addition, our A.S. degree transfers to SPC's bachelor's degree in Technology Development and Management as well as the Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Engineering Technology Management at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis.

Prepares you for these nationally-recognized industry certifications

  • CBET (Certified Biomedical Equipment Technician)
  • CompTIA A+ (Computing Technology Industry Association certification for service technicians)

Biomedical Engineering Technology Associate of Science Degree