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BET Student Samantha Muhhuku

Biomedical Engineering graduates Samantha Muhhuku (photo above) and Jacob Hetu were co-winners of the TechNation essay contest for 2014. Read more about Jacob, Samantha in the TechNation Essay Contest (pdf).  

Continuous improvements to medical equipment technology allows healthcare providers take better care of patients.  However, who takes care of the equipment?

Biomedical Engineering Technologists, graduates of the Biomedical Engineering Technology (BET) program, are trained professionals who operate, maintain, troubleshoot and repair medical equipment. 

The 2-year BET degree prepares students to enter the workforce in this expanding, technical field. Our curriculum includes:

  • hands-on medical equipment instruction covering operation, inspection procedures, preventative maintenance and troubleshooting
  • classroom instruction in electronics, physiology, chemistry, computer networking and more
  • experience working with patient monitors, defibrillators, pacemakers, infusion devices, electrosurgical units, and anesthesia machines, just to name a few
  • and an internship at one of over 50 approved healthcare facilities in the region

The Penn State New Kensington Biomedical Engineering Technology Associate Degree (BET) program is one of only several programs of its kind in the nation to be accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.