Program Brochure Information - BET

Why Choose Biomedical Equipment Technology ?

The Biomedical Equipment Technology field is one of the fastest growing technical fields. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need for individuals who can repair medical equipment is expected to grow six percent between 2014 and 2024. This growth is due to increased demand for medical services as well as the increasing complexity of the medical equipment used in clinics and hospitals.

The Program

Hands-On Labs, Medical Equipment Repair, AC & DC Electronics, Digital Electronic, Medical Hydraulic and Pneumatic Equipment Repair, Medical Mechanical Equipment Systems, CBET Certification Preparation, Internship With Qualified Technicians, Learn to repair, service and calibrate electronic medical devices that interface with the human body and start working in an exciting career in a relatively short time!

The Biomedical Equipment Technician (BET) performs a valuable function in the maintenance of high technology equipment in the medical field. Due to the advances in electronics and instrumentation, computerized biomedical equipment is vital in the diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of medical problems. Such equipment is used for routine laboratory procedures, daily patient care and acquisition of information concerning patient conditions in emergency situations.

The BET installs, calibrates, services and maintains sophisticated biomedical equipment under the supervision of a biomedical engineer. The BET may also supervise equipment management programs, electrical safety functions, operational checkouts and preventive maintenance programs. Because of the rapidly increasing number of computers used in conjunction with medical and industrial instrumentation, the BET must also have a thorough understanding of digital computer technology and its application.

BETs find employment in both medical and industrial fields repairing medical devices. The employment demand for BETs is great and projected to increase because of the need by hospitals, clinics and medical equipment manufacturers for technicians to install, maintain and repair their equipment. Service contract organizations, equipment manufacturers , hospitals and clinics frequently have their own BET staff who are responsible for all electronic maintenance and repairs.

Skills Learned

  • Multimeter skills – Schematic reading
  • Oscilloscope uses – Troubleshooting techniques
  • Diagnostic equipment – Tools techniques – Project building
  • Soldering techniques – And much more
  • PM procedures


Eric Carwell
Biomedical Technology Instructor
George Layton Building Room 012B
Jefferson Campus
2601 CArson Road
Birmingham, AL 35126
(205) 856-8516 or (205) 856-7940
[email protected]

Statement of accreditation 2022