Pearl River Community College

Biomedical Equipment Repair Technology

Program Information

Location(s) of Program: Forrest County Center

Brief Description of Program: Biomedical Equipment Repair Technology is an instructional and field service program that provides the students with technical knowledge and skills necessary for gaining employment as a biomedical equipment technician. They are entry-level technicians who can install, set up, troubleshoot, integrate, program, test, operate, and repair biomedical equipment.

Essential Requirements of a person in this career field: Pearl River Community College’s Biomedical Equipment Repair Technology Program is designed to accept students who have basic knowledge of science and mathematics. Instruction emphasizes theory, circuits, trouble-shooting, testing, digital principles, design basics, and motor and control devices. During the program of study, students may earn an Certified Electronic Technician (CET) and/or OSHA Certification.

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Possible Careers in this Program: Students completing the Biomedical Equipment Repair program can expect to find employment as a field technician for a hospital, clinic, or medical equipment manufacturer.

What a student can expect from a career in this field: Technical specialists with broad-based electro-medical skills who are familiar with electronic repair of medical equipment. They are field technicians who can install, set up, troubleshoot, integrate, program, test, operate, and repair systems and components. They may work as a member of a team or supervise other technicians.

Possible earnings of jobs in these career field: Employment opportunities are at an all-time-high. Graduates may work for a hospital, service maintenance organization, home health agency, or equipment manufacturer. Employment salaries for most graduates range from $23,000 to over $40,000 for entry-level positions.

Mission of Program: The Biomedical Equipment Repair Program is designed to provide students with the technical knowledge and practical experience that is necessary for entry-level employment as a Biomedical Technician working in a modern medical facility.

Goals of Program: The purpose of the Biomedical Program curriculum is to provide instruction necessary for a student to become a competent Biomedical Repair Technician. A graduate of this curriculum will be eligible for entry-level employment working as a technician servicing and repairing medical equipment.