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Associate in Science

Biomedical Engineering Technology (2271)

The more advances science makes in technology, the more medicine relies on intricate equipment for everything from diagnostics to life-support. It is an escalating industry that needs tech-savvy specialists. Pursuing this degree today will prepare you for a long, lucrative career tomorrow.

Florida Community College’s Biomedical Engineering Technology degree program merges a general education with professional courses and hands-on training. You will learn to maintain and repair the complex defibrillators, infusion pumps, patient monitors, x-ray equipment, respirators, cardiovascular equipment, oscilloscopes and heart/lung machines used in area hospital, clinics and private practices.

FCCJ has one of the most comprehensive hands-on biomedical engineering technology programs in Florida. You will graduate with the experience and expertise needed for entry level positions in hospitals, service maintenance companies and biomedical equipment manufacturing companies. During your training you will have the opportunity to network with small and large hospitals, as well as medical maintenance companies in North Florida — and possibly become employed while you’re still in school.

Career Opportunities, Rapid Placement
North Florida has a strong medical industry and the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce is actively seeking more companies for the region. The U.S. Department of Labor predicts the demand for biomedical engineering technicians will grow as much as 34 percent overall in the next several years.

Annual Salaries
Entry level earnings for medical equipment technicians in Florida averages $17.90 per hour. Overtime, bonuses, rapid advancement and opportunities for self-employment can rapidly increase your income.

Note: Due to hospital regulations, criminal background checks, medical examinations and proof of immunizations will be required prior to starting internships at medical facilities

Estimated tuition is $3,860 (for Florida residents, as of 7/05). Contact the program manager for additional costs (textbooks, materials, fees).

Biomedical Engineering Technology (2271)

General Education Courses
ENC 1101 English Composition I 3
  *Mathematics 3
  *Social and Behavioral Science 3
  *Humanities 3
  *Communications – Category B 3
  Credit Hours 15

Professional Courses
EET 1084 Survey of Electronics 3
 or EET 1070 Electronics Theory 2
  and EET 1936 Technical Career Exploration 1
CET 2186 Computer Peripherals and Interfacing 3
CET 1514 Desktop Operating Systems 3
CET 1175 Technical Support 3
CET 1742 Introduction to Network Configuration 3
SLS 1931 Selected Topics in Student Life Skills 1
EET 1144 Solid-State Devices 3
CET 1114 Digital Fundamentals 3
EST 1412 Biomedical Technology and Techniques 3
EET 1037 DC/AC Network Analysis 3
EET 2147 Solid-State Circuit Analysis 3
EST 2436 Biomedical Instrumentation I 3
EST 1943 Biomedical Internship I 3
CET 2123 Microprocessor Fundamentals 3
EST 2438 Biomedical Instrumentation II 3
EST 2946 Biomedical Internship II 3
  Credit Hours 46

Total Credit Hours: 61

*Refer to A.S. degree General Education Requirements.

This associate in science degree program is intended primarily for students who desire to complete an associate degree and become employed. Students who decide to pursue university transfer study must meet certain course and test requirements. For details see your advisor.

Record of Conviction of a Crime
Companies or agencies used for some clinical, internship or cooperative education classes may require students to undergo drug screening and/or criminal background checks prior to placement at their sites. Students whose drug screening or criminal background checks are unsatisfactory may be denied access to the company or agency. Withdrawal from the program may be necessary if students cannot be placed for clinical, internship or cooperative education classes.


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