Biomedical Electronics Technology: CP

Biomedical Electronics Technology: CP

Certificate of Proficiency | 28 credit hours minimum

Area of Interest: Advanced Manufacturing, Industrial Occupations, and Transportation

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Program Description:

The Biomedical Electronics Technology Certificate of Proficiency provides students with skills necessary to enter the field of Biomedical Electronics service and support as Biomedical Electronics Technicians (BMET). Students will learn electrical and electronic concepts associated with medical electronics and devices, basic science behind instruments, and troubleshooting techniques.

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

Locations.  This program is offered in its entirety at Florissant Valley. 

Related Programs.  The Engineering Department offers an associate in the following area:

Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology, Associate in Applied Science

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. repair basic medical patient monitoring equipment.
  2. troubleshoot common problems and issues with electronic equipment.
  3. describe 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 service manuals in order to address issues with complex equipment.
  6. analyze electronic circuits, both Alternating Current (AC) and Direct Current (DC), using instruments, meters, and analyzers to troubleshoot circuits and circuit boards.
  7. describe future trends in medical instrumentation and patient care technology, including computer systems and integration with network systems.
  8. apply basic networking terminology for describing medical device setups.
Program Requirements
MTH 140Intermediate Algebra (or MTH 140S or higher, excluding MTH 161, MTH 161S, MTH 180, and MTH 180S)3
EE 134Electric Circuits6
EE 132Electronic Devices5
BE 153Workplace Learning: Biomedical Electronics Technology4-6
BE 254Biomedical Applications5
IT 101Cisco Networking Academy I: Introduction to Networks5
Total Credit Hours28-30

Part-Time Academic Plan 

PLEASE NOTE:  If you originally enrolled at STLCC prior to Fall 2024, you may need to view an archived catalog for your correct program requirements.  Please speak with an advisor or the program coordinator for more information.

New PlanGrids
First Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
MTH 140 Intermediate Algebra (or MTH 140S or higher)3Satisfactory placement and Reading ProficiencyExcluding MTH 161, MTH 161S, MTH 180, and MTH 180S
EE 134 Electric Circuits6MTH 140 (or MTH 140S) with a minimum grade of "C" or equivalent placement test scores or department approval and Reading Proficiency
Credit Hours9
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
EE 132 Electronic Devices5EE 134 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency
IT 101 Cisco Networking Academy I: Introduction to Networks5Reading Proficiency
Credit Hours10
Second Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
BE 153 Workplace Learning: Biomedical Electronics Technology4-6BE 254 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading ProficiencyStudent may need prerequisite override.
BE 254 Biomedical Applications5EE 132 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading ProficiencyStudent may need prerequisite override.
Credit Hours9-11
Total Credit Hours28-30

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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.