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Minnesota State College Southeast
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Get the skills you'll need to repair and maintain sophisticated biomedical equipment by training at Minnesota State College Southeast.

Career Area: Health Sciences
Program: Biomedical Equipment Technology
Campus(es): Winona

Major Details

Get the skills you'll need to repair and maintain sophisticated biomedical equipment by training at Minnesota State College Southeast.

Biomedical equipment technician training at MSC Southeast in Winona, Minnesota will teach you the skills and knowledge to maintain, adjust, calibrate, and repair a wide variety of electronic and electromechanical equipment, as well as computerized and networked systems used in hospitals.

You will also gain the expertise needed to work on equipment such as CT scanners, ultrasound equipment, electric wheelchairs, and sophisticated dental, optometric, and ophthalmic equipment.

Biomedical Equipment repair is an up-and-coming occupation that is in high demand. The number of job openings is expected to outnumber qualified applicants, due in part to the increased demand for health care services and the increasing complexity of the medical equipment used in hospitals and by private practitioners.

The Biomedical Equipment Technician degree is built on the foundation of the college’s successful 2-year Electronics program and is taught by experienced instructors at our Winona, MN campus. As part of your studies you will complete an on-site internship at a health care facility or medical equipment repair company, so you will be well-prepared to enter the workforce when you graduate.

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 be able to work as a member of a team

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Career Field: Engineering, Manufacturing & Technology
Cluster: Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
Pathway: Engineering & Technology

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1) Must complete a minimum of 3 different MnTC goals in Liberal Arts and Sciences

2) 1100 or higher Liberal Arts and Sciences courses required unless specified

Goal 4: Mathematics
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3 cr
3 cr
15 crs
Introduction to Biomedical Equipment
This introductory course begins with a brief overview of the human body. There will be special focus on the heart and circulatory system. Biomedical instrumentation and measurement will include information on electrodes, sensors, transducers, bioelectric amplifiers, electrocardiographs and other cardiovascular devices. (3 credits: 2 lecture/1 lab)

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3 cr
Biomedical Equipment Safety
This course covers the quality assurance and continuous quality improvement aspects as related to a hospital setting. Electrical safety and preventive maintenance will be covered. Hospital safety codes will be discussed and information from NEC, NFDA and, JCAH will be presented. (Prerequisites: ELEC 1251 Solid State Devices) (2 credits: 2 lecture/0 lab)

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2 cr
Biomedical Equipment I
This course focuses on biomedical technology as it applies to the respiratory and nervous system. Biomedical instrumentation and equipment utilized in the following areas will include: respiratory therapy, measuring brain function, intensive care monitoring, operating rooms, medical laboratory, and ultrasonography. (Prerequisites: BMET 2221 Introduction to Biomedical Equipment) (3 credits: 2 lecture/1 lab)

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3 cr
Biomedical Equipment II
This course focuses on the various types of equipment used in the hospital setting. These include waveform display devices, fiber optics and lasers, computers, networking, and the Pak system, also radiology and nuclear equipment. (Prerequisites: Intro to Biomed Equipment) (3 credits: 2 lecture/1 lab)

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3 cr
Clinical Internship
This course introduces the student to an on-site learning experience as a biomedical equipment technician. The student will be assigned to a Health Care Facility or Medical Equipment repair company. Supervision of the intern is shared by a biomedical technician, or facility supervisor and a college faculty member. This course gives the students an opportunity to develop the practical skills necessary to work individually or in a group in a professional hospital setting. (Prerequisite: BMET2221, BMET2222, and ELEC1500)(Prerequisite and concurrent: BMET2223, BMET2224, and ELEC2500) ( 3 Credit: 0 Lect. / Pres, 0 Lab, 3 OTJ)

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3 cr
Introduction to DC Electricity
This course covers the general information, theory, and problem-solving techniques required for an analysis of DC circuits with emphasis on the meter measurements, current flow, and voltage division. (Prerequisite: Proficient in basic math) (2 credits: 1 lecture/1 lab)

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2 cr
Introduction to AC Electricity
This course covers the general information, theory, and problem-solving techniques required for an analysis of AC circuits. Topics include: AC waveforms, oscilloscope operation, meter measurements, and AC vs. DC comparisons. (Prerequisites or Concurrent: ELEC1202, proficiency in basic math) (2 credits: 1 lecture/1 lab)

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2 cr
DC Theory & Circuits
This course covers the study of Ohm's Law, Kirchoff's Law and network theorems, with an emphasis on the theoretical concepts as related to electricity/electronics. The application of DC theory through laboratory experiments are also examined. Instruction in the operation of basic test equipment is used to provide verification of topics and to reinforce the theory. (Prerequisite or Concurrent PHYS1515 or ELEC1202) (2 credits: 1 lecture/1 lab)

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2 cr
Digital Electronics I
Students will learn what a digital circuit is and how digital circuits are used in electronic equipment, from simple clocks to large computers. Experimentation with digital circuits will aid in the reinforcement of digital concepts. (Prerequisite: None) (3 credits: 2 lecture/1 lab)

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3 cr
Electronic Fabrication Technology
In this course students will study the proper techniques necessary for placement of components on PCB's, with emphasis on THM and SMT technologies. Proper use of standard and specialized tools and equipment will be demonstrated. Soldering techniques will be critiqued in accordance with IPC-A-610 and J-STD-001 soldering standards. (Prerequisite: None) (2 credits: 1 lecture/1 lab)

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2 cr
Electronic Communications
This course presents an overview of electronic communication systems and principles. Amplitude Modulation, Frequency Modulation, and Multiplexing Fundamentals. Practical experiments will reinforce many points presented in Electronics Communications. (Prerequisites: ELEC1202, ELEC1204) (2 credits: 1 lecture/1 lab)

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2 cr
Introduction to Solid State
A theoretical understanding of solid-state devices, which includes diodes, bipolar transistors, field effect transistors, SCR's, triacs, and others, and their operation in both DC and AC circuits will be covered. Analysis of these operations will be demonstrated through the lab exercises and proper use of test equipment. Proper biasing of solid state devices is stressed. (Prerequisites: ELEC1202, ELEC1204) (4 credits: 2 lecture/2 lab)

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4 cr
Introduction to Instrumentation & Control
This course is an introduction to sensing, instrumentation and control using National Instruments hardware and software (such as MultiSim, LabView, and the MyDAQ). Pre-built applets will be used to input and output data from digital and analog interfaces, make logical decisions based upon input, and data processing. Devices interfacing with this tool may include, but are not limited to photo-electric sensors, servos, and LEDs. Upon completion, students should have a cursory understanding of how National Instruments hardware and software tools can be used for data acquisition, control, and instrumentation environments. (Prerequisite: none) (2 credits: 1 lecture/1 lab)

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2 cr
Networking I
This course provides an introduction to network systems. The student will learn about the basic concepts, terminology, equipment, and the techniques that are needed in the development of a data communication system. The protocols used for typical data exchange will be explored in a lab environment. This is semester one of the Cisco curriculum. (Prerequisites: None.) (3 credits: 2 lecture/1 lab)

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3 cr
Digital Electronics II
Digital electronics are so widely used that it is almost impossible to think of electronic equipment without them. Digital circuits have greatly improved electronic methods and have given practical electronic equipment amazing capabililty. In this course you will learn what digital electronics is, how they are used to reduce board area, improve reliability and increase performance. (Prerequisite: ELEC1212) (4 credits: 2 lecture/2 lab)

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4 cr
PC Hardware & OS
This course will explore the personal computer. Emphasis will be placed on the managing, monitoring and optimizing of the PC. Basic troubleshooting techniques will be discussed as it relates to the Personal Computer. The use of diagnostic and monitoring software will be emphasized. Topics covered provide a preparation for CompTia A+ certification. (Prerequisite: ELEC1500 Networking I) (4 credits: 3 lecture/1 lab)

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4 cr
Linear Integrated Circuits
This course covers linear integrated circuits. In this course a wide variety of amplifiers, oscillators and generators will be analyzed, which use the op amp. The op amp is one of the most versatile integrated circuits; it provides high gain and wideband width in a simple configuration. (Prerequisite: ELEC1218) (4 Credits: 2 lecture/2 lab)

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4 cr
Networking II
This course will cover the components of local area networks well as some of the standards and connections used. The student will configure routers, switches, and wireless devices.. Students will explore the features and benefits of wireless devices and virtual LANs. . (Prerequisites: ELEC1500 Networking I) (3 credits: 2 lecture/1 lab)

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3 cr
51 crs

Total Credits Required for this Major: 66 Credits

Estimated Costs for this Major

Approximate Tuition/Fees:$13,193
Minimum Tool Cost:$50
Estimated Total:$14,443


Career Opportunities

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

Career Information


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.


  • 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


Marc Kalis
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.




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