Biomedical Engineering Technology

Program Level: Degrees, Certificates
Department: Science and Technology
Institute: Health & Biosciences, Science & Technology
College: SPC

The St. Philip’s College Biomedical Engineering Technology Program began remote teaching, learning, and working operations on March 23, 2020, as part of the college leadership’s decision related to the global COVID 19 situation. This remote teaching, learning, and working environment are expected to remain in place through the end of the summer semesters with exceptions made for courses that require face to face learning. For courses approved for exceptions, a small group of students (no more than 5) will be allowed to perform any skills related “check-offs” for course completion.

While this situation is ever-changing, the intent of this notice is to provide some general information to current and prospective students. 

NOTICE TO CURRENT BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY STUDENTS

1) How will I complete my practicum hours this semester?

The St. Philip’s College Biomedical Engineering Technology Program has several industry partners in medical facilities as well as manufacturing and medical repair facilities.  We are currently working with minimal or non-patient contact repair and manufacturing companies to set up completion of practicum hours.

2) How will I do my skills check off this semester?

No skills check-offs are necessary

3) What grade will I earn if I still have clinical or lab hours to complete in this semester?

A grade of “I” or Incomplete will be used in the event clinical or lab hours are remaining for this semester. This will allow you additional time to complete the course requirements to earn a letter grade.

4) Will I be able to petition my grade for credit/non-credit?
5) Are any of my summer classes going to be changed or cancelled?

The Biomedical Engineering Technology Program does not currently have classes in the summer.

NOTICE TO INTERESTED HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY STUDENTS

1) Are applications still being accepted?

Currently, there is not an application process.

2) What do I do if I don’t have my TEAS score yet?

TEAS scores are not needed in the Biomedical Engineering Technology Program

3) What do I do if I can’t complete my physical exam and immunizations before I submit my application?

There is time after acceptance to the program to obtain all practicum requirements.  These are outlined in the student handbook and reviewed with students in BIOM 2301 – Safety in Healthcare Facilities

Immunizations and practicum requirements are due in the Spring course BIOM 2301 – Safety in Healthcare Facilities.  Students attend practicum in the following Fall.

4) Are new students going to start on time for August 2020?

The Biomedical Engineering Technology Program will follow the Alamo Colleges' academic calendar posted at https://www.alamo.edu/spc/academics/academic-calendar/.  At this time, the Fall semester is scheduled to start on Monday, August 24, 2020.  The college will post any changes to the academic calendar as an announcement on the college webpage www.alamo.edu/spc.  The Biomedical Engineering Technology Program Director will follow up with an email to your college email address.

5) How will I find out if I am accepted to the program?
6) Who should I contact if I still have questions?

If you have additional questions, please contact the Biomedical Engineering Technology Program Director at (Jemal Nelson) jnelson107@alamo.edu or 210-486-2789

What is the Biomedical Engineering Technology program?

The Biomedical Engineering Technology degree is designed for students who desire a career in the Healthcare Technology Management fields with a focus on medical devices. The program provides students with hands-on training in medical hardware and software to meet the growing demand for professionals who can manage, modify, repair, design, and test, and upgrade medical devices, including medical devices with Local Area Network (LAN), Wide Area Network (WAN), WiFi, and Bluetooth capability. The curriculum is focused on the fundamentals of electronics, anatomy & physiology, medical equipment operation & troubleshooting, healthcare safety, and clinical information systems. Simulation-based learning in a state of the art Human Patient Simulation center promotes exploration of medical devices and patient safety.

What will I learn?

Hands-on training in medical hardware and software.

What can I do with this course of study?

Clinical Engineering Technician, Clinical Engineering Technologist, Biomedical Engineering Technician, Biomedical Engineering Technologist, Biomedical Equipment Technician, Laboratory Equipment specialist, Radiological Equipment Specialist

What's special about the program?

Graduates are employed in federal, state, county, and private healthcare facilities, as well as biomedical engineering research facilities. This degree will help you prepare for the ACI - AAMI Credentials Institute Healthcare Technology Management exams for biomedical equipment technicians and clinical engineers. CBET- Certified Biomedical Equipment Technician, CLES Certified Laboratory Equipment Specialist, CRES- Certified Radiological Equipment Specialist, CCE- Certified Clinical Engineer is supported through the HTCC/USBECE (Healthcare Technology Certification Commission/U.S. Board of Examiners for Clinical Engineering Certification).

Graduates are employed in federal, state, county and private healthcare facilities, as well as biomedical engineering research facilities.

Contact Information

Program Director:
Jemal Nelson
jnelson107@alamo.edu
210-486-2789
MLK Applied Science Building (ASB), 234E