Minnesota State College, Southeast Technical

Minnesota State College, Southeast Technical

A member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System
Programs Of Study
Biomedical Equipment Technology

Biomedical Equipment Technology

Biomedical equipment technician training from Southeast Technical will give you the skills and knowledge to maintain, adjust, calibrate, and repair a wide variety of electronic and electromechanical, as well as computerized and networked equipment used in hospitals.

You will also have the skills needed to work on equipment used in practitioners' offices such as CAT scanners, ultrasound equipment, electric wheelchairs, and sophisticated dental, optometric and ophthalmic equipment. The degree offering will be built on the foundation of the two-year Electronics program and will be directed by instructors Mike Wadewitz and Marc Kalis.

This up and coming occupation is in high demand as the medical equipment repair field is expected to grow 27% in the next decade, faster than the average of all occupations. The number of job openings is expected to outnumber qualified applicants, due in part to the increased demand for healthcare services and the increasing complexity of the medical equipment used in hospitals and by private practitioners.

To be successful in Biomedical Equipment repair you:

  • Must have technical skills and problem solving abilities
  • Need good hand/eye coordination and show mechanical aptitude
  • Must show great attention to detail, have excellent communication skills and have the ability to work as a team

Major Offerings


Major Title (Degree) Campus(es) Credits
Biomedical Equipment Technology (AAS) Winona 66 cr

 

Program Learning Outcomes

Program graduates will be able to:
  1. Use knowledge and skills to analyze, troubleshoot, measure and/or program systems and devices used in the biomedical equipment industry.
  2. Work as a productive and responsible team member.
  3. Repair systems and equipment by applying logic and knowledge to solve complex problems associated with biomedical equipment technology.
  4. Demonstrate the use of software, programming, and interfacing to troubleshoot micro and personal computers and their applications within the biomedical equipment technology industry.
  5. Apply acquired skills and learn new skills by engaging in lifelong learning.
  6. Demonstrate an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to the analysis of biomedical equipment problems.
  7. Demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively.
  8. Function with a respect for diversity and knowledge of professional, social, and global issues.

Instructors

  • Marc Kalis received his Electronics Diploma from Austin Technical Institute (Riverland Community College, Austin Campus) and currently holds a license in Electronics Technology for the State of Minnesota. Marc has experience in a variety of electronic areas which include but are not limited to: medical equipment repair, industrial controllers, networking, computers and mobile electronics. He is an IPC-A-610 Class “A” Instructor (solder joint inspection), a J-STD-001 class “A” Instructor (Solder Application Specialist, and a Mobile Electronics Certified Professional.
  • Mike Wadewitz graduated from the Electronics Technology program here in 1978. Obtained RCDD (Registered Communication Distribution Designer) from BICSI in 1999, and obtained CCAI (Cisco Certified Academy Instructor) in 2001. Since 1978 has been employed by or owned companies which work with RF, telecommunications, network, industrial control and sound systems. Started teaching in the Electronics technology program in 1983.

Career Opportunities

  • Biomedical Electronics Technician
  • Biomedical Engineering Technician
  • Biomedical Equipment Specialist
  • Electromedical-Equipment Repairer
  • Medical-Equipment Repairer
  • Field Service Technician

Program Highlights

  • Learn to service and maintain medical equipment
  • Work in computerized and networked electronic and electromechanical environments
  • Instructors have experience in multiple disciplines
  • Learn communication skills to work in a high tech environment with other respected professionals in healthcare and medical facilities
  • Learn how to support medical staff in the use of technology
  • Job stability and satisfaction
  • Career growth and development opportunities