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List of Schools Offering BMET programs


The following is a list of schools that offer BMET (Biomedical Equipment Technicians or Biomedical Engineering Technology ) programs. There are a couple of certificates in the list. The majority are associate degrees. This list contains both accredited and unaccredited programs. Accredited programs are reviewed by ABET, Inc. on a regular basis and as a result have a higher assurance that they will be up on the latest industry requirements. ( See List of Schools Offering Accredited BMET Programs and Biomedical Engineering Technology ) If you are interested in designing new biomedical products an engineering program is more appropriate. Biomedical Engineering programs which incorporate a strong electrical, mechanical, software ( computational biology or bioinformatics ) or chemical engineering core which include at least two senior level courses in that core are recommended. I can help find those programs for a reasonable fee. Simply contact me by clicking the contact form under the copyright notice to the left. See List of Schools Offering Accredited Biomedical Engineering Programs Here is some medical device industry feedback on student preparation that will be helpful. Biomedical Industry Feedback Your feedback is important! Express yourself here. One Question Blog Poll

After you find a few possible school choices check out their graduation rates at The Academic Program Information Resource . Copy the name of the school listed below then paste it in the search box provided at the link above. You can also search each state to see which schools, if any, graduated BMET’s .



List of BMET schools:

Aims Community College Greeley Campus www.aims.edu
Bates Technical College www.bates.ctc.edu
Bellingham Technical College www.btc.ctc.edu
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology www.bfit.edu
Broward Community College www.broward.edu
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute www.cccti.edu
Central Georgia Technical College www.cgtcollege.org
Chattahoochee Technical College www.chattcollege.com
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College www.cinstate.cc.oh.us
Community College of the Air Force Maxwell Air Force Base http://www.au.af.mil/au/ccaf/
Community College of the Air Force Sheppard AFB
County College of Morris www.ccm.edu
Dakota County Technical College www.dctc.mnscu.edu
Delaware Tech www.dtcc.edu
Delgado Community College www.dcc.edu
Devry Federal Way Campus Devry Federal Way website
Devry University -Pomona www.devry.edu/pomona
Devry University – Dallas www.devry.edu/dallas
Devry University – Fremont www.devry.edu/fremont
Devry University- Phoenix www.devry.edu/phoenix
Devry University- Ft. Washington www.devry.edu/philadelphia
Devry University- Miramar www.devry.edu/miramar
Devry University- North Brunswick www.nj.devry.edu
Devry University-Addison www.dpg.devry.edu
Devry University-Chicago www.devry.edu/chicago
Devry University-Columbus www.devry.edu/columbus
Devry University-Decatur http://www.devry.edu/decatur/
Devry University-Houston www.devry.edu/houston
Devry University-Kansas City www.devry.edu
Devry University-Tinley Park www.tp.devry.edu
Dona Ana Branch Community College of New Mexico State University http://dabcc-www.nmsu.edu/dabcc.asp
East Tennessee State University Technology Department www.etsu.edu
ECPI College of Technology Main Campus http://www.ecpi.edu/
Erie Institute of Technology www.ErieIT.edu
Florida State College www.fscj.org
Gateway Community College http://www.gwcc.commnet.edu/
Houston Community College www.hccs.edu
Howard Community College www.howardcc.edu
IUPU http://www.iupui.edu/
Jefferson State Community College www.jscc.cc.al.us
Johnson College www.johnsoncollege.edu
Linn State Technical College www.linnstate.edu
Los Angeles Valley College www.lavc.cc.ca.us
Louisiana Technical College http://www.ltc.edu/sullivan/
Madisonville Community College www.madisonville.kctcs.edu
Marshall Community and Technical College http://www.mctc.edu
Milwaukee Area Technical College www.milwaukee.tec.wi.us
New Mexico State University at Alamogordo http://alamo.nmsu.edu/
North Arkansas College pioneer.northark.cc.ar.us
North Seattle Community College http://www.northseattle.edu/
Northwest-Shoals Community College www.nwscc.cc.al.us
Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College http://www.owatc.edu
Owens Community College School of Technology www.owens.edu
Penn State – New Kensington www.nk.psu.edu/index.html
Portland Community College Sylvania Campus, www.pcc.edu
Salt Lake Community College www.slcc.edu
Santa Fe Community College http://www.santafe.cc.fl.us
Schoolcraft College www.schoolcraft.cc.mi.us
South Suburban College www.ssc.cc.il.us
Southeast Technical Institute www.southeasttech.com
Southeastern Community College West Burlington Campus http://www.secc.cc.ia.us/
Spokane Community College http://www.scc.spokane.edu/
St. Louis Community College http://stlcc.mo.us/fv/
St. Philip’s College http://www.accd.edu/spc/
Stanly Community College www.stanly.cc.nc.us
Technical College of the Lowcountry www.tcl.edu
Texas State Technical College – Harlingen www.harlingen.tstc.edu
Texas State Technical College Marshall http://www.marshall.tstc.edu/
Texas State Technical College www.waco.tstc.edu
The Wistar Institute www.wistar.org
Thomas Edison State College www.tesc.edu
Tulsa Community College www.tulsacc.edu
Vincennes University http://www.vinu.edu/
Western Technical College http://www.westerntc.edu/


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16 comments to List of Schools Offering BMET programs

  • Thanks for including us in your listing of BMET programs. Just wanted to inform you that the name of our institution is Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College. Also the hot link doesn’t function–our entire URL (www.owatc.edu) is not underlined.

  • jmmeijer

    Hello Derek,

    I have updated the list per your comment.

    Thank you,

    Joaquin

  • Iwant to learn the engeneering biomedical

  • Kaye

    Florida Community College is now Florida State College: http://www.fscj.edu/

  • Mike

    DOes anyone know of a public school in Arizona that teaches Biomedical equipment technology I cant seem to find one I have lobbied Maricopa community college district to start one somewhere but they seem unresponsive?

    • jmmeijer

      Mike,

      Try a “BMET Arizona” Google search.

      Joaquin Mayoral

      • Anonymous

        already done an internet search the only programs in Az that I can find is At Devry which is super expensive and in my opinion overrated as a school since I studied electronics there and Brown Mackie which doesn’t have national accreditation

      • jmmeijer

        Dear Anonymous,

        If that is the case you need to do a search on the surrounding states. Check to see just whether their success rate is in placing graduates. You can also check the number of graduates in 2010 at Academic Program Information Resource if they reported it.

        Joaquin Mayoral, PhD

  • Mike

    Searching the surrounding states is not an option for me I guess I will just try studying Electromechanical automation maybe I will find my way in in the future..WHEN THE MARICOPA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT FINALLY GETS THERE ACT TOGETHER AND OFFERS A DEGREE IN BIO MEDICAL EQUIPMENT TECHNOLOGY

    • jmmeijer

      Hello Mike,

      I am surprised that there isn’t an A.S. degree offered in your area. Whatever you decide make sure that you will get a lot of hands on experience in the labs and an internship opportunity specific to the degree. Also ask for names of the companies that provided the internships. Finally ask about the percentage of recent graduates that got jobs with the degree you are interested in getting. You may also wish to go to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and look at job projections for automation related positions.

      Joaquin Mayoral, PhD

      P.S. I just added a new selection under the BMET tab at the Academic Program Information Resource blog which will allow you to check by state the number of schools that had BMET graduates in 2010.

  • mike partridge

    I am a veteran looking for a BMET program in the greater Boston area. Because of requirements of the veterans reentry assistance program (vrap) the school cannot offer a four year degree. Can you help.

  • kevin bain

    I am looking for a BMET online program in FLORIDA can anyone assist.

    • jmmeijer

      You are not likely to find a completely online BMET program. You may be able to get a certificate of some sort. However, if the employer expects you to repair equipment you better have a lot of general electronics technology repair experience because the online certificate alone will not give you the hands on experience that impresses employers.

      Joaquin Mayoral

  • Tate

    Wondering if any other schools offer direct transfer of credit from the DoD BMET Program (Other than AIMS)

    • jmmeijer

      Dear Tate,

      I am afraid I don’t have a direct answer to your question. However, here’s the issue. The AIMS program allows 81 quarters of credit for the DoD BMET Program. I’ve seen the DoD program and it is very thorough and actually gives a lot more insight and hands on in hospital related equipment ( particularly sterilizers, powerplants, etc.) than the typical A.S. or even B.S.. That’s good and with experience prepares you very well for a commercial BMET position. However the typical A.S. degree is about 93 quarter credit hours and does not provide that kind of in depth technical education and its unlikely you can get one to one credit allowed for all of your military education. Usually you need to complete at least half of their offerings for the A.S. to get the degree. Two reasons they need to make money for their A.S. and there are general education requirements that must be met on a state by state basis. Assuming that you go through the DoD BMET program and serve the required number of years afterwards you would be better off just applying to a hospital or medical position. At that point you would have experience and education that would get you in at least as a BMET II at about $40,000/year. Once you are accepted you can get your education paid for by the corporation. This way you can do it at your leisure while earning a living. At that point I would suggest a B.S. since that gets you in the running for a manager’s position.

      I hope this helps,

      Joaquin Mayoral, PhD

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