AAS Biomedical Engineering Technology Course Description

Core Technology Courses (BMET)

CETT 1403 – DC Circuits

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

  • 96 clock hours (3 Lectures, 3 Labs)
  • 4.0 Semester Credit Hours
  • Corequisites: Students are expected to have general science and basic math knowledge (add, subtract, multiply, divide, fractions, decimal notation, percentages), as well as know how to use a scientific calculator and a personal computer.

CETT 1405 – AC Circuits

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

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

CETT 1429 – Solid State Devices

Study of diodes, transistors and other semiconductor devices, including analysis of static and dynamic characteristics, biasing techniques and thermal considerations.

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

BIOM 2301 Safety in Healthcare Facilities

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

ITSC 1325 – Personal Computer Hardware

Study of personal computer hardware, including personal computer assembly and upgrading, setup and configuration, and troubleshooting.

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

ITNW 1325 – Fundamentals of Networking Technologies

Identification of basic principles of medical equipment networking, including hardware, software and connectivity issues of medical equipment in healthcare facilities.

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

BIOM 1355 – Medical Electronic Applications

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

  • 80 clock hours (2 Lectures, 3 Labs)
  • 3.0 Semester Credit Hours
 

BIOM 1341 – Medical Circuits Troubleshooting

Skills development in troubleshooting of medical electronic circuits, and utilization of appropriate test and calibration equipment.

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

BIOM 1309 – Applied Biomedical Equipment Technology

Introduction to biomedical instrumentation as related to anatomy and physiology of the human body. It includes medical devices used for monitoring, diagnosis, and treatment of the human body systems.

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

BIOM 2339 – Physiological Instruments II

This course emphasizes the theory of circuit analysis, troubleshooting and the operation of graphics-display recording devices, defibrillators and multi-purpose diagnostic equipment.

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

BIOM 2343 – General Medical Equipment II

This course covers the theory and principles of operation of a variety of basic electro-mechanical equipment, with emphasis on repair and service of actual medical equipment.

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

Advanced Technology Courses

*Students are required to complete 9 semester credit hours selected from the below courses. Not all of the listed courses are offered each term. 

BIOM 1101 – Biomedical Engineering Technologies

Introduction to the current BMET profession, current job responsibilities, salaries, and classifications in the health care industry.

  • 16 clock hours (1 Lecture, 0 Labs)
  • 1.0 Semester Credit Hours
 

BIOM 1270 – Shop Skills for Biomedical Equipment Technologies

Skills development in common repair tools and repair techniques used by biomedical equipment technicians in healthcare.

  • 32 clock hours (32 Lecture, 0 Labs)
  • 2.0 Semester Credit Hours

 

BIOM 1350 – Diagnostic Ultrasound Imaging Systems

This course covers ultrasound instrumentation from physics phenomena and transducer technology to complex ultrasound instrumentation, including basic systems troubleshooting and problem-solving.

  • 80 clock hours (2 Lectures, 3 Labs)
  • 3.0 Semester Credit Hours
 

BIOM 2331 – Biomedical Clinical Instrumentation

A study of theory and the principles of operation of instruments commonly used in a medical laboratory.

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

BIOM 2319 – Fundamentals of X-Ray & Medical Imaging Systems

This course is a study in radiation theory and safety hazards, fundamental circuits, and application of X-ray systems, including circuit analysis and troubleshooting.

  • 80 clock hours (3 Lectures, 2 Lab)
  • 3.0 Semester Credit Hours

BIOM 2347 – RF/X-Ray System

This course covers general principles of digital radiography and fluoroscopic systems. Fundamentals of problem-solving, troubleshooting and analysis of image quality are emphasized.• 64 clock hours (2 Lectures, 2 Labs)
• 3.0 Semester Credit Hour

General Education Courses

 
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 clock 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 clock hours (3 Lectures)
  • 3.0 Semester Credit Hours
NATURAL SCIENCES

BIOL 1408 – Biology for Non-Science Majors

Presentation of biological concepts for the non-science major. Provides a survey of biological principles with an emphasis on humans, including chemistry of life, cells, structure, function, and reproduction. Laboratory activities will reinforce these concepts.

  • 96 clock hours (3 Lectures, 3 Labs)
  • 4.0 Semester Credit Hours
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 clock hours (3 Lectures)
  • 3.0 Semester Credit Hours
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 clock hours (3 Lectures)
  • 3.0 Semester Credit Hours *See transfer policy for additional options.

OR MATH 1331 – Contemporary Math

Topics include introductory treatments of sets and logic, financial mathematics, probability and statistics with appropriate applications. Number sense, proportional reasoning, estimation, technology, and communication should be embedded throughout the course. Additional topics may be covered.

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

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