Mesa Community College, in collaboration with Banner Health, establishes a Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Biomedical Equipment Technology, the only program of its kind in Arizona.
The MCC Biomedical Equipment Technology program introduces students to the technical knowledge and skills needed for entry level positions such as troubleshooting, repairing and maintaining biomedical equipment used by hospitals, clinics, home healthcare providers, medical device manufacturers and repair companies. Coursework includes the study of electronics, networking, information security, human anatomy and physiology; and regulatory and healthcare delivery systems.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs for medical equipment repairers will grow 19.1% over the next decade.
“The MCC Biomedical Equipment Technology program helps meet increasing workforce needs in local Arizona hospitals,” said Michael Voss, Dean of Instruction, Career and Technical Education. “This is a wonderful opportunity for students to kickstart a career in the medical field while making a living wage.”
EMSI Career Coach reports the median salary for medical equipment repairers in Maricopa County is $44,544.
Students who complete the training will learn how to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineers who are engaged in developing biological or medical systems and products.
“Banner is excited to be partnering with Mesa Community College for this first-of-its-kind program to help Arizona residents develop biomedical technical knowledge and skills that are in such high demand now. By taking classes and getting involved in internships, students can grow into having well-paid positions that can help make a difference in peoples’ lives,’’ said Perry Kirwan, vice president of Technology Management/ENTECH at Banner Health.
Learn more about the Biomedical Equipment Technology program at mesacc.edu/programs/map/biomedical-equipment-technology-ccl.
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