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Electrical Engineering Technology - Biomedical Equipment Major (BMT)

Description

Graduates of the program Electrical Engineering Technology - Biomedical Equipment Major are welcomed in hospitals and companies where medical equipment is designed, tested, installed, and operated because of their strong background in electronics and information systems along with knowledge of specialized biomedical equipment.

Graduates of the Biomedical Equipment Major earn an Associate of Applied Science degree and are prepared to take on the challenging tasks of hospital healthcare technology management, maintaining multi-million dollar equipment, such as MRI, CT, sonogram, X-ray, and other medical equipment. The curriculum also provides an effective foundation for transfer into a related bachelor’s degree program.

Related Programs

Program Code

BMT.AAS

Benefits

Employment Options

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Become certified biomedical technicians and advance to senior level positions
  • Design and repair computers
  • Calibrate, troubleshoot, and repair biomedical equipment and instrumentation
  • Work on computer networks
  • Work in technical sale
  • Use measuring and software tools to test/maintain equipment
  • After gaining appropriate experience, graduates may elect to take the exam for Certified Biomedical Equipment Technician, Certified Laboratory Equipment Technician, or Certified Radiology Equipment Technician

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • Biomedical Information Systems Technician
  • Biomedical Technician
  • Engineering Technician

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

$40,000 to $50,000 annual salary

Employment Outlook

Employment of medical equipment technicians is projected to grow 30 percent through 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. Greater demand for healthcare services and the use of increasingly complex medical equipment will drive employment growth. Individuals with an associate’s degree in biomedical equipment technology or engineering should have the best job opportunities.

Education Options

Strong Transfer History

  • Miami University
  • Northern Kentucky University
  • Ohio State University
  • University of Cincinnati (College of Engineering and Applied Science)
  • University of Toledo

Representative Co-Op/Clinical/Intern Sites

  • Bethesda North Hospital
  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  • Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Hill-Rom
  • Masterplan, Inc.
  • Mercy Health Partners of Southwest Ohio
  • Phillips Medical Systems

Co-op Salary Projections

$10/hr to $15.50/hr

Curriculum

Effective 2017-2018 academic year

Electrical Engineering Technology - Biomedical Equipment Major (BMT)

 
Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
EET 131 Circuit Analysis 1 ( B) 3 2 4
MAT XXX Mathematics Elective 1 (G)   3 2 4
ENG 101 English Composition 1 ( G) 3 0 3
FYE 1XX First Year Experience Elective (B)   1 0 1
Semester 2      
EET 132 Circuit Analysis 2 ( T) 3 2 4
CIT 190 Career Preparation: Engineering and Information Technologies ( B) 1 0 1
EET 121 Digital Systems 1 ( T) 2 3 3
BMT 161 Biomedical Instrumentation 1 ( T) 3 3 4
Semester 3      
EET 291 Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Electronics Engineering Technology ( T) 1 40 2
NETC 121 Network Communications 1 ( B) 2 2 3
MAT XXX Mathematics Elective 2 (B)   3 2 4
Semester 4      
BIO 117 Human Body in Health and Disease ( B) 3 0 3
ESET 251 Electronics ( T) 3 2 4
PHY XXX Physics Elective (G)   3 2 4
EET 122 Digital Systems 2 ( T) 2 3 3
Semester 5      
ENG 10X English Elective (G)   3 0 3
BMT 262 Biomedical Instrumentation 2 ( T) 3 3 4
EMET XXX Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology Elective (T)   2 3 3
EET XXX Electrical Engineering Technology Elective 1 (T)   2 3 3
Semester 6      
EET XXX Electrical Engineering Technology Elective 2 (T)   1 40 2
ECO 10X Economics Elective (G)   3 0 3
Total Credits:   50 112 65

Electives

Mathematics Elective 8
Take one of the following series:  
MAT 125
  & MAT 126
Algebra and Trigonometry
   and Functions and Calculus
 
Or
 
MAT 251
  & MAT 252
Calculus 1
   and Calculus 2
 
First Year Experience Elective  
FYE 100 College Survival Skills 1
FYE 105 College Success Strategies 2
FYE 110 Community College Experience 3
Physics Elective  
PHY 151 Physics 1: Algebra and Trigonometry-Based 4
PHY 201 Physics 1: Calculus-Based 5
English Composition Elective  
ENG 102 English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues 3
ENG 103 English Composition 2: Writing about Literature 3
ENG 104 English Composition 2: Technical Communication 3
ENG 105 English Composition 2: Business Communication 3
Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology Elective 3
EMET 240 Programmable Logic Controllers, Motors, Motor Controls, and Kinematics 3
EMET 245 Laser 1 3
EMET 270 Robotics and Servomechanisms 4
Electrical Engineering Technology Electives 3
Any EET (2XX level)  
or, Any ESET (2XX level)  
or, Any PSET  
or, Any EMET not used to fulfill the Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology Elective  
Economics Elective  
ECO 105 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECO 110 Principles of Macroeconomics 3

The letters G, B, and T (displayed after course titles or elective descriptions) identify types of courses required by the Ohio Department of Higher Education as part of an associate’s degree curriculum.
G = General Education course in this curriculum
B = Basic Skills course in this curriculum
T = Technical course in this curriculum

Contacts

Program Chair
Ralph Whaley, Jr., PhD
(513) 569-1768
Co-op Coordinator
Kimberly Richards, PhD
(513) 569-1771