Biomedical Electronics Technology, Certificate of Specialization

Florissant Valley

This program provides students with skills necessary to enter the field of Biomedical Electronics service and support 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 (BMET) of the International Certification Commission for Clinical Engineering and Biomedical Technology (ICC).

An individual who has been convicted of a felony may not be qualified for employment as a BMET in healthcare.

Students with an electronic education and an Associate degree or equivalent training or a B.S. degree, may take EE 133 Electrical/Electronic Refresher in place of taking the series of EE 130EE 131, and EE 132.

Cost of Attendance.  For more information on cost of attendance visit MoSCORES

Program Career and Salary Information.  Pursuant to Missouri HB 1606 (2018), information regarding the number of credit hours, program length, employment rate, wage data, and graduates employed in careers related to their program of study at St. Louis Community College can be found at the following URL: Search using School / Program “St. Louis Community College” and choose the degree or credential type of interest. 

The following limitations to the data apply: Information provided is based on the most recent cohorts available. Typically, most recent cohorts for wage and completion data are six years prior to the current academic year. Time to complete a program of study varies depending on the number of credit hours students earn per semester.

Interested in this program? Start the enrollment process by visiting the Apply to STLCC page.   

At the completion of the program, students are expected to:

  1. operate basic medical imaging systems and computer networking systems as related to medical devices.
  2. analyze and troubleshoot common problems and issues with equipment.
  3. have a full understanding of the regulatory requirements that govern a hospital's or clinic's ability to provide a safe environment for patients and employees.
  4. evaluate medical equipment for electrical safety (including electrostatic discharge, ESD).
  5. read schematic diagrams and understand service manuals in order to address issues with complex equipment.
  6. identify and analyze electronic circuits, both AC and DC, along with the proper use of instruments, meters, and analyzers to troubleshoot circuits and circuit boards.
  7. maintain an awareness of future trends in medical instrumentation and patient care technology, including computer systems and integration with network systems.
  8. understand the capital equipment selection process and the role the biomedical electronics technician provides in this process.
  9. generate research, test analysis, and recommendation reports or memos to communicate issues and needs to staff, supervisors, and vendor representatives to resolve issues.
  10. understand human anatomy and physiology basics, relative to patient measuring, recording and monitoring, patient therapeutic equipment, and the analysis of basic human physiological parameters.
Program Requirements
EE 130
EE 131
Electric Circuits I
and Electric Circuits II
EE 132Electronic Devices5
BE 153Workplace Learning: Biomedical Engineering Technology4
BE 254Biomedical Applications5
Life Science Requirement
Select at least one of the following (Human Biology is preferred):3-4
Human Biology (MOTR LIFS 100)
Introductory Biology I (MOTR BIOL 100L)
Anatomy and Physiology I (MOTR LIFS 150LAP)
Total Credit Hours25-26
New PlanGrids
First Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
EE 130 Electric Circuits I4MTH 140 or equivalent placement test scores or department approval and Reading Proficiency.
BIO 109 Human Biology (MOTR LIFS 100)
or Introductory Biology I (MOTR BIOL 100L)
or Anatomy and Physiology I (MOTR LIFS 150LAP)
3Reading Proficiency.
Credit Hours7
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
EE 131 Electric Circuits II4EE 130, MTH 170 or MTH 185, and Reading Proficiency.
EE 132 Electronic Devices5Prior or concurrent enrollment in EE 131 and Reading Proficiency.
Credit Hours9
Second Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
BE 153 Workplace Learning: Biomedical Engineering Technology4BE 150, BIO 102, and EE 132 and Reading Proficiency.Student may need prerequisite override
BE 254 Biomedical Applications5BE 251 and Reading Proficiency.Student may need prerequisite override
Credit Hours9
Total Credit Hours25

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**Students completing a course that has been assigned a MOTR number may transfer that course to any public institution in Missouri. Those who complete CORE 42 requirements will have that verification on their transcript.

*** It is your responsibility to verify that the courses listed above will transfer to the four-year institution of your choice.  Maximize your transfer credits/classes by meeting with an academic advisor.