Biomedical equipment technology programs are offered by community colleges, technical schools as well as 4-year colleges and universities. Associate degree programs feature basic electronic, instrumentation and engineering courses that instruct potential students in the skills necessary for entry-level positions.
Schools with Biomedical Technician Programs
Biomedical technology programs are offered at these colleges and universities.
|College/University||Location||Institution Type||Degrees Offered||Undergraduate Tuition (2015-2016)*|
|American River College||Sacramento, CA||2-year, Public||Certificate, Associate's||In-state $1,104; Out-of-state $7,440|
|Broward College||Fort Lauderdale, FL||4-year, primarily associate's, Public||Associate's||In-state $2,753; Out-of-state $8,875|
|Delgado Community College||New Orleans, LA||2-year, Public||Associate's||In-state $3,911; Out-of-state $8,200|
|Cincinnati State Technical and Community College||Cincinnati, OH||2-year, Public||Associate's||In-state $3,825; Out-of-state $7,393|
|City College of San Francisco||San Francisco, CA||2-year, Public||Certificate, Associate's||In-state $1,598; Out-of-state $7,554|
|Florida State College at Jacksonville||Jacksonville, FL||4-year, primarily associate's, Public||Associate's||In-state $2,830; Out-of-state $9,944|
|Miami Dade College||Miami, FL||4-year, primarily associate's, Public||Associate's||In-state $2,834; Out-of-state $9,661|
|Pasadena City College||Pasadena, CA||2-year, Public||Certificate, Associate's||In-state $1,152; Out-of-state $6,180|
|Saint Louis Community College||Saint Louis, MO||2-year, Public||Certificate||In-district $3,090; In-state $4,470; Out-of-state $6,150|
|Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis||Saint Louis, MO||4-year, Private||Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral||In-state: $9,056; Out-of-state $29,774|
Source: *National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
School Selection Criteria
Prospective biomedical technician students should consider several things when selecting a program.
- Students should consider bachelor's degree programs that include additional elective courses, such as professionalism and patient care, which can lead to advancement in the field.
- Those already holding an associate's or bachelor's degree in biomedical equipment technology may enroll in certificate programs to gain experience in areas such as networking and programming, so students should look out for schools that offer both program levels.
- Some programs offer both academic and clinical experiences in electronic, hydraulic and mechanical systems.
- Students should look for institutions that offer on-campus facilities that focus on a wide variety of equipment used in the medical field, or internships in a professional setting.
Associate Degree in Biomedical Equipment Technology
Associate degree programs in biomedical equipment technology can be completed in two years. Internships may also be required at this level.
Bachelor's Degree in Biomedical Equipment Technology
Bachelor's degree programs in biomedical equipment technology typically match associate degree curricula while offering a wider variety of elective courses in subjects such as mechatronics, biomedical equipment maintenance and electronic circuits. Internships and individualized projects may be required for completion.
Certificate in Biomedical Equipment Technology
Certificate programs are commonly designed for students who have already completed an educational program in biomedical equipment technology and desire more specialization.
A number of public and private institutions offer programs in biomedical technology that typically result in a certificate or associate's degree. It may also be possible to pursue a bachelor's degree or graduate studies in biomedical engineering in order to increase one's career options.