Biomedical Equipment Technology
The use of high-tech, sophisticated equipment in the U.S. healthcare industry is evolving and expanding at an exponential pace. The need for highly skilled and well-trained technicians to maintain such equipment is growing just as quickly. The Biomedical Equipment Technology program at Central Piedmont will help meet a specific and specialized workforce development need in Mecklenburg County and beyond.
What You Will Learn
The biomedical equipment technology curriculum will prepare you for employment as a biomedical equipment technician. As a technician, you will maintain sophisticated, always-advancing medical devices and equipment used in the healthcare delivery system. Maintenance will involve installation, calibration, and repair accompanied by documentation. Instruction will provide needed theory of operation that is reinforced practically to ensure understanding of medical devices. You will learn basic engineering principles and technical skills to install, operate, troubleshoot, and repair sophisticated devices and instrumentation used in healthcare facilities as well as about instrument calibration, design, and installation testing, system safety and maintenance procedures, procurement and installation procedures, and report preparation. Coursework includes foundations in electronics, networking, security, anatomy, medical terminology, biomedical instrumentation, imaging technology, biomedical troubleshooting, and culminates with applicable work-based learning experience. Emphasis is placed on developing and enhancing your ability to solve technical problems for medical devices and equipment in varying conditions and environments.
With an Associates of Applied Science in biomedical equipment technology and two years of industrial experience, you will be able to be certified as a biomedical equipment technician.
Why Choose Central Piedmont
Our learning environments are home to the industry's latest equipment and software, as well as quality instructors who bring real-world experience into the classroom. This powerful combination of traditional teaching and hands-on learning prepares our students for employment in today's 21st century workforce.
Our biomedical equipment technology program is supported by a generous gift from Novant Health. According to the U.S. Depart of Labor, the demand for biomedical equipment technicians is expected to grow 30 percent through 2022. Locally, Novant Health has confirmed these projections and indicated difficulty in hiring qualified technicians. Central Piedmont's biomedical equipment technology program will meet the needs of Novant Health and growth in the healthcare industry. Our program includes hands-on learning via a significant amount of workplace learning, will create a specialized pathway to employment in the healthcare industry, and provides opportunities for advancement for current technicians looking to gain additional training and certification.
Real World Education
At Central Piedmont, your education goes beyond what you learn in class. We offer numerous opportunities for you to enhance your learning — and to make friends, network, and pursue your passions — through clubs and organizations, sports, events and activities, leadership opportunities, job experience, volunteer experiences, visual and performing arts, and even international experiences.
Central Piedmont offers apprenticeships with local business partners. With Apprenticeship 2000, you will have the opportunity to:
- gain 6400 hours of learning manufacturing skills
- gain 1600 hours of college education
- earn while learning
- get free college and a paycheck
- earn a Journeyman Certificate by the Department of Labor (Commerce)
- experience dual training - academics in college/hands on at company
- earn a scholarship for additional college for bachelor's of arts (differences per company)
- secure guaranteed employment after graduation
For more information about Apprenticeship 2000, contact Eric Easton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704.330.2722, ext. 3181.