Biomedical Technology Diploma Program
The Biomedical Technology Diploma is an 8-month, career targeted program that trains students to troubleshoot and repair electronics-based biomedical instruments. During the Biomedical Technology Diploma program, you will:
- Learn the fundamentals of electronics
- Learn basic human physiology as it relates to medical devices
- Learn about the basic operation of medical devices, such as the following:
- Patient Monitors
- Vital Sign Monitors
- PCA and Infusion Pumps
- Syringe Pumps
- Defibrillators and AEDs
- Fetal Monitors
- Feeding Pumps
- Laboratory Equipment
- Operating Room Devices
- And more…
- Learn about preventative maintenance (PM) procedures on a variety of medical devices
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Labs & Hands-On Work
Biomedical Instrumentations Lab
SCIT's Biomedical Instrumentations Lab includes medical devices commonly used in hospitals and other healthcare facilities. Students study and troubleshoot electronics based medical equipments to apply concepts learned from lecture. Many biomedical devices were donated generously by Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and other medical centers located around Southern California.
- Simulated Clinical Environment
- Many Hospital-Grade, Electronics Based Biomedical Instruments
- Various Biomedical Instrumentation Testing Devices
Accelerated Degree Option
After completing the Biomedical Technology Diploma, eligible graduate have the option to continue their studies to earn a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering. The BSBE degree is an accelerated, evening program that expands on biomedical engineering topics to further graduates careers in the biomedical field. Topics include:
- Digital and Semiconductor Electronics
- Computer Programming
- Signal and Systems
- Digital Signal Processing (DSP)
- Biomedical Imaging
- Biomaterials and Biomechanics
- Embedded Systems
- And more…
Biomedical equipment technicians (BMET) analyze, troubleshoot and solve problems relating to the operation of biomedical instruments found in a variety of industries, including: hospitals, research centers, homes, intensive care units, and clinics. The BMET field is rapidly growing and becoming competitive. Therefore, it is highly recommended for anyone entering the field to obtain a certification as a biomedical equipment technician (CBET) to have a competitive edge. SCIT’s biomedical program curriculums have been designed based in part on the materials covered in the CBET examination. Below are some statistics about the evolving BMET field in California.
Distribution of Emmployment in California's Biomedical Industry Sector*
|Los Angeles County||16.4%|
|San Diego County||9.0%|
|Ventura & Santa Barbara County||3.6%|
|Riverside & San Bernardino County||2.4%|
*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages and Company Specific SEC Filings. Note: Regional numbers do not add up to the total because of changes made at the Bureau to avoid identification through number reported.