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Florida Coast Career Tech    
2009-2010 Catalog [Aug. 2009-Aug. 2010] 
    
 
  Apr 02, 2020
 
2009-2010 Catalog [Aug. 2009-Aug. 2010] [Archived Catalog]

Biomedical Equipment Maintenance and Repair Technology (5936)


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Workforce Certificate

The Biomedical Equipment Maintenance and Repair Technology program is designed to prepare students for entry–level positions related to biomedical equipment. These technically trained individuals are prepared to assist engineers or scientists or take positions as biomedical equipment technicians or technical sales representatives. Hospitals, equipment manufacturers and service contractors are typical places of employment.

Students will need to provide copies of their criminal background checks and proof prior to registering for internships or working at most medical facilities.

Application Procedure

Application to the program is made by contacting the program manager. The Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) is a major criterion in a student’s completion of the program. Students who fail to meet the State of Florida’s designated exit score will be required to complete the Vocational Preparatory Instruction (VPI). In order to complete the program successfully, students must achieve or surpass the designated exit score(s). See the Standards of Academic Progress 

Applicants must:

  1. Be accepted for admission to Florida Coast Career Tech.
  2. Provide a high school completion transcript or copy of GED® test scores.
  3. Show completion of TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education).
  4. Complete the TABE with the required scores for this program: Math – 10, Language – 10 and Reading – 10.
  5. Apply to the program by contacting the Advanced Technology Center program manager.
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Internships

Florida Coast Career Tech will refer you for internships and job interviews. You will have the opportunity to network with small and large hospitals and medical maintenance companies in north Florida and possibly become employed while you’re still in school.

Career Opportunities, Rapid Placement

North Florida has a strong medical industry and the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce is actively seeking more companies for the region. The U.S. Department of Labor predicts the demand for biomedical equipment technicians will grow as much as 34 percent over all in the next several years.

Annual Salaries

Entry level for medical equipment technicians in Florida averages $17.90 per hour. Overtime, bonuses, rapid advancement and opportunities for self-employment can rapidly increase your income.

Certification and Articulation

This program offers workforce and technical certificates that qualify you for entry-level service positions. Certain credits transfer to a 2- or 4-year degree.

This program does not provide a Florida state workforce certificate but does provide a Florida Coast Career Tech certificate. After completing the courses in this program, students can articulate to the certificate or college credit degree programs.

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Curriculum

Total Credit Hours: 1,025

Vocational Preparatory Instruction (VPI)


Students who have satisfactory test scores are not required to take the following courses:

Professional Courses


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