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Biomedical Equipment Technology

Program Objective
The Biomedical Equipment Technology program prepares students as entry-level biomedical technicians with skills training that includes medical terminology and human physiology principles, as well as the maintenance and support, planning and acquisition, and installation of medical equipment according to standards and guidelines. This program takes pride in servicing equipment for life.

Career Opportunities
Graduates work as technicians and sales representatives in the field of Healthcare Technology Management (HTM). Typical employers in this field are hospitals; medical centers; contract maintenance firms; dental, medical, and optical facilities; computer, electronic and medical instrumentation manufacturers.

Program Goals

  • Graduates will possess the skills necessary to obtain an entry-level Biomedical Technician position.
  • Graduates have proven their understanding of many of the requirements of healthcare technology management, such as maintenance, repair, and record-keeping for medical equipment.
  • Graduates have proven competence with biomedical test equipment and basic testing techniques on common medical devices through hands-on competency tests.

Special Enrollment Requirements
Prior to the start of the first semester, students must provide proof of a criminal background check and hepatitis B vaccination. Proof of a PPD two-step testing (TB test) is required prior to the start of the student’s second year.

Internship/Cooperative Education Experience
A 200 hour internship or cooperative education experience at an approved site is a requirement for graduation and must be completed in the last semester of the second year. Continuation of internship past the end of semester is permitted with prior approval. Students must satisfy the internship requirements of both Johnson College and the internship provider. Students are required to make their own arrangements for internship, which may be outside the local area. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.00 to qualify for an internship.

Many internship sites require proof of current health care coverage, criminal, child abuse and FBI background checks, and/or drug and nicotine tests. Internship sites may bar students from an internship if a criminal record exists or a drug/nicotine test has a positive result. Johnson College cannot guarantee internship placement. Costs for travel to and from an internship site are the responsibility of the student. Internships are typically unpaid.

Pregnancy Policy
It is the student’s choice whether or not to inform the Department Chairperson of a pregnancy. If a student chooses not to do so, no accommodations can be made regarding the student’s internship assignment or program of study. Students who choose to disclose their pregnancy should contact the Department Chair.

Doug Hampton, Department Chairperson
570-702-8971
dhampton@johnson.edu

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