AAS Biomedical Engineering Technology Course Description

Core-Curriculum Course Descriptions

 

CETT 1403 – DC Circuits

DC Circuits is a study of the fundamentals of direct current including Ohm’s law, Kirchhoff’s laws and circuit analysis techniques. Emphasis on circuit analysis of resistive networks and DC measurements.

  • 96 contact hours (3 Lectures, 3 Labs)
  • 4.0 Semester Credit Hours
  • Corequisites: Upon entering this course the student should know basic algebra, have understanding of physics and chemistry, have previous practice in reading and solving scientific problems, in how to use a scientific calculator, and in how to use Internet and internet basic tools. The basic math skills that are required: add, subtract, multiply, divide, fractions, decimals, percentages, polynomials, simple equations, system of two linear equations, multipliers, decimal notation, use of formulas, algebra, and word problems.

CETT 1405 – AC Circuits

A study of the fundamentals of alternating current including series and parallel AC circuits, phasors, capacitive and inductive networks, transformers, and resonance.

  • 96 contact hours (2 Lectures, 4 Labs)
  • 4.0 Semester Credit Hours
  • Corequisites: CETT 1403

CETT 1429 – Solid State Devices

A study of diodes, transistor and other semiconductor devices, including analysis of static and dynamic characteristics, biasing techniques, and thermal considerations.

  • 96 contact hours (2 Lectures, 4 Labs)
  • 4.0 Semester Credit Hours
  • Corequisites: CETT 1403, CETT 1405

BIOM 2301 Safety in Healthcare Facilities

Course Level: Introductory

Safety in Healthcare Facilities is a study of codes, standards and management principles related to biomedical instrumentation with emphasis on the proper use and application of safety test equipment, preventive maintenance procedures, and documentation of work performed.

  • 64 contact hours (2 Lectures, 2 Labs)
  • 3.0 Semester Credit Hours
  • Corequisites: CETT 1403, CETT 1405, CETT 1429

BIOM 1355 Medical Electronic Applications

Course Level: Intermediate

Presentation of sensors, transducers, and supporting circuits used in medical instrumentation devices. Course will allow students to progressively understand basic principles and integration of sensors and transducers used in/with medical equipment.

  • 80 contact hours (2 Lectures, 3 Labs)
  • 3.0 Semester Credit Hours
  • Corequisites: CETT 1403, CETT 1405, CETT 1429

BIOM 1341 Medical Circuits Troubleshooting

Course Level: Intermediate

The course stresses on the development of skills in logical isolation of faults in malfunctioning medical electronic circuits and utilization of appropriate testing and calibration equipment. Course will allow students to progressively understand basic skills, procedures, and usage of safety analyzers and specific testing and calibration devices used for diagnosing and repairing common failures in medical equipment. Various types and models of aspirators, suction pumps, humidifiers, nebulizers, medical compressors, steam sterilizers and hot air ovens, sterilization procedures, along with industry regulations are introduced in this course.

  • 64 contact hours (2 Lectures, 2 Labs)
  • 3.0 Semester Credit Hours
  • Corequisites: CETT 1403, CETT 1405, CETT 1429

BIOM 1309 Applied Biomedical Equipment Technology

Course Level: Intermediate

Introduction to biomedical instrumentation as related to anatomy and physiology of the human body. The course provides detailed coverage of anatomical systems such as the circulatory system, the role of the heart in the body, the cardiac cycle, electrical impulses in heart cells and other essential body systems that use medical equipment for monitoring, diagnosis, and treatment. Then the course immerses the student into a systematic coverage of medical equipment for monitoring, diagnosis, and treatment. The course will make student more broadly aware of the structure of the human body and how medical equipment work together to produce an essential self-regulating machine.

  • 64 contact hours (2 Lectures, 2 Labs)
  • 3.0 Semester Credit Hours
  • Corequisites: CETT 1403, CETT 1405, CETT 1429

BIOM 2339 Physiological Instruments II

Course Level: Advanced

Introduction to patient monitoring systems and defibrillators. Emphasis is placed on the theory of operation, circuit analysis, routine maintenance, performance verification and safety test procedures, troubleshooting and repair techniques, and corrective and preventive maintenance procedures for patient monitors and defibrillators. Critical knowledge in the area of clinical safety requirements, regulations, and standards required by regulatory agencies and completing properly the clinical department documentation is also stressed out during the course.

  • 64 contact hours (2 Lectures, 2 Labs)
  • 3.0 Semester Credit Hours
  • Corequisites: CETT 1403, CETT 1405, CETT 1429

BIOM 1350 Diagnostic Ultrasound Imaging Systems

Course Level: Advanced

Diagnostic ultrasound imaging systems covers ultrasound instrumentation from physics phenomena and transducer technology to complex ultrasound instrumentation, troubleshooting and problem solving. It focuses on a thorough, industry latest, and most comprehensive procedure to assess ultrasound system’s performance and quality assurance. Students learn how to image different “human organ mimicking phantoms” as well as performance assurance phantoms. This approach to learning facilitates students to promptly learn how to operate the ultrasound system, how to better understand the needs of a sonographer and how to quickly assess ultrasound system performance. Physics, principles of ultrasound, board level theory and system diagnostics are studied to facilitate repair. Hands-on laboratory environment trains students to verify proper equipment operations and teaches diagnostic troubleshooting techniques and quality assurance procedures.

  • 80 contact hours (2 Lectures, 3 Labs)
  • 3.0 Semester Credit Hours
  • Corequisites: CETT 1403, CETT 1405, CETT 1429

BIOM 2331 Biomedical Clinical Instrumentation

Course Level: Advanced

Biomedical clinical instrumentation is a study of laboratory operations, management, basic clinical laboratory equipment and instrumentation, quality control techniques, and safety procedures. Physics, clinical chemistry principles, the study of blood cells in normal and abnormal conditions, board level theory and system diagnostics are studied to facilitate proper maintenance of clinical laboratory equipment. Instruction in the theory and practical application of clinical chemistry, microscopy, and hematology instrumentation, including quality control, quality assurance, manual and/or automated methods, and safety precautions will be discussed and practiced.

  • 64 contact hours (2 Lectures, 2 Labs)
  • 3.0 Semester Credit Hours
  • Corequisites: CETT 1403, CETT 1405, CETT 1429

BIOM 2343 General Medical Equipment II

Course Level: Advanced

The capstone course introduces various types of medical instrumentation in preparation either for the biomedical internship or for the entrance into the workforce. Equipment operation and application, circuit and block diagrams, preventive maintenance, inspections, performance testing, and troubleshooting are explained or reviewed. In addition, the student is required to demonstrate communication skills for the biomedical field in the form of technical reports, equipment reviews, and in-service presentations. In studying the various medical devices, the human cardiopulmonary system, basic anatomy and physiology structures will be reviewed as they apply to that medical device or measurement. Lectures will be supported through laboratory exercises regarding medical devices (ventilators, oxygen concentrators, hospital and laboratory ancillary equipment, physiological monitors, and electrosurgical units) and perform operational and preventative maintenance testing on those devices. Written laboratory reports outlining the laboratory activity are required. Reports are graded based upon technical quality, grammar and professionalism. Computers are used to simulate electrical circuits and systems and also produce high quality weekly medical device reports and laboratory reports.

  • 64 contact hours (2 Lectures, 2 Labs)
  • 3.0 Semester Credit Hours
  • Corequisites: CETT 1403, CETT 1405, CETT 1429

Technical Elective Courses Description

 

ITSC 1325 – Personal Computer Hardware

A study of current personal computer hardware including personal computer assembly and upgrading, setup and configuration, and troubleshooting. In this course students develop technology skills required for troubleshooting computer software and hardware problems. They will learn software and hardware troubleshooting techniques used to identify and correct computer problems. Students will assemble/setup and upgrade personal computer systems; perform installation, configuration, and upgrading of microcomputer hardware and software, diagnose and isolate faulty components; optimize system performance; and install/connect peripherals.

  • 64 contact hours (3 Lectures, 1 Lab)
  • 3.0 Semester Credit Hours

ITNW 1325 – Fundamentals of Networking Technologies

Fundamentals of Networking Technologies course provides students with instruction in networking technologies and their implementation. Topics include the OSI reference model, network protocols, transmission media, and networking hardware and software. The purpose of this course is to identify and use network transmission media; explain the OSI model; recognize the primary network topologies/protocols, identify their characteristics, and determine which would be most appropriate for a proposed network; identify the functions of a network operating system and distinguish between centralized, client/server, and peer-to-peer systems; and distinguish between Local Area Networks (LANs) and Wide Area Networks (WANs) and identify the components used to expand a LAN into a WAN. Students will define computer networks and describe their purpose, describe network media and data transmissions, explain network design and describe the various network topologies, discuss local area network architectures, discuss network protocols and network software, describe the features of Windows servers, describe the features of NetWare and Linux servers, describe the issues involved in managing a local area network, discuss wide area networks, discuss the Internet and its tools.

  • 64 contact hours (3 Lectures, 1 Lab)
  • 3.0 Semester Credit Hours

BIOM 1315 Medical Equipment Networks

Medical Equipment Networks course covers hardware, software, and connectivity issues of medical equipment in healthcare facilities. Emphasis is placed on identification of fundamental principles of medical equipment networking, digital interface communication protocols, and troubleshoot common problems in a typical medical equipment network facility. Students will identify and use network transmission media; explain the OSI model; recognize the primary network topologies/protocols, identify their characteristics, and determine which would be most appropriate for a proposed network; identify the functions of a network operating system and distinguish between centralized, client/server, and peer-to-peer systems; and distinguish between Local Area Networks (LANs) and Wide Area Networks (WANs) and identify the components used to expand a LAN into a WAN.

  • 64 contact hours (3 Lectures, 1 Lab)
  • 3.0 Semester Credit Hours

ITSC 1309 Integrated Software Applications I

Integration of Software Applications covers popular business productivity software suites as well as healthcare environment specialty software used in asset inventory management data. Instruction in embedding data, linking and combining documents using word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and/or presentation media software. Students develop essential operating systems skills including how to use, setup, configure, troubleshoot and maintain a current microcomputer operating system, use and configure essential office applications and Help other technology users, develop training and maintenance plans and to translate new technical knowledge so that others can use it, install, configure, and administer Linux/UNIX and other systems, document work log, write clearly and appropriately in an Information Technology context, respect user’s data, including backup and security, and integrate applications to produce documents.

  • 48 contact hours (3 Lectures)
  • 3.0 Semester Credit Hours

CETT 1325 Digital Fundamentals

An entry-level course in digital electronics covering number systems, binary mathematics, digital codes, logic gates, Boolean algebra, Karnaugh maps, and combinational logic. Emphasis placed on circuit logic analysis and troubleshooting digital circuits; includes asynchronous and synchronous logic as utilized in various decoders, registers, adders, and other digital computer circuits. Hands-on circuit implementation techniques are also covered.

  • 64 contact hours (2 Lectures, 2 Labs)
  • 3.0 Semester Credit Hours

BIOM 2688 Biomedical Engineering Technology – Internship

The internship is a work experience in a healthcare facility under the supervision of an experienced biomedical engineering technician or biomedical equipment technician. The student will assist in the performance of safety inspections, preventive maintenance, repairs and calibration of various medical devices. The hands-on experience – external to the college for an advanced student that masters the theory, concepts, and skills involving tools, materials, equipment, procedures, regulations, laws, and interactions within and among economic, environmental, and legal systems associated with the healthcare industry – involves a written agreement between the educational institution and the healthcare business or industry. Mentored and supervised by a workplace employee, the student achieves objectives that are developed and documented by the college in the learning master plan and that are directly related to specific occupational outcomes related to the biomedical equipment technician profession. At the end of the internship the student is expected to demonstrate ethical behavior, safety practices, interpersonal, customer support and teamwork skills, communicating in the applicable language of the biomedical equipment technology occupation and the healthcare business or industry. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary.

  • 288 contact hours
  • Between 1 and 6.0 Semester Credit Hours

General Education Courses Description

 

HUMANITIES / FINE ARTS*

PHIL 2306 Introduction to Ethics

The evaluation and application of classical and/or contemporary ethical theories connecting the good life, human conduct in society, morals and standards of value.

  • 48 contact hours (3 Lectures)
  • 3.0 Semester Credit Hours
SOCIAL / BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES*

PSYC 2301 General Psychology

General Psychology is a survey of the major psychological topics, theories and approaches to the scientific study of behavior and mental processes.

  • 48 contact hours (3 Lectures)
  • 3.0 Semester Credit Hours
NATURAL SCIENCES*

BIOL 1406 Biology for Science Majors

Fundamental principles of living organisms will be studied, including physical and chemical properties of life, organization, function, evolutionary adaptation, and classification. Study and examination of the concepts of cytology, reproduction, genetics, and scientific reasoning are included. Laboratory activities will reinforce these concepts.

  • 96 contact hours (3 Lectures, 3 Labs)
  • 4.0 Semester Credit Hours E
ENGLISH*

ENGL 1301 Composition I

Intensive study of and practice in writing processes, from invention and researching to drafting, revising, and editing, both individually and collaboratively. Emphasis on effective rhetorical choices, including audience, purpose, arrangement, and style. Focus on writing the academic essay as a vehicle for learning, communicating, and critical analysis.

  • 48 contact hours (3 Lectures)
  • 3.0 Semester Credit Hours
ADVANCED MATHEMATICS*

MATH 1314 College Algebra

This course is an in‐depth study and applications of polynomial, rational, radical, exponential and logarithmic functions, and systems of equations using matrices. Additional topics such as sequences, series, probability, and conics may be included.

  • 48 contact hours (3 Lectures)
  • 3.0 Semester Credit Hours *See transfer policy for additional options.

Transfer to Other Colleges

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