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Biomedical Equipment Technology

Thank you for your interest in the Biomedical Equipment Technology program at Texas State Technical College Harlingen. As a student at TSTC Harlingen, you will be awarded endless opportunities to fulfill your educational goals. TSTC students enjoy a hands-on learning environment that promotes continued educational growth.

TSTC is constantly evolving and providing programs to compete with the specialized fields of the working world. TSTC Harlingen offers Associate of Applied Science Degrees in Biomedical Equipment. Graduates of the program can have career opportunities that offer a sense of responsibility, personal growth, achievement and financial reward.


Laboratory experience in Biomedical Equipment Technology keeps pace with procedures and technology used at modern medical and health facilities and in mechatronics industries. You will apply up-to-date methods of electronic troubleshooting and standard safety codes in the healthcare industry. The medical devices and test equipment in our laboratories and class rooms will give the student hands on experience required for the Level One BMET position.

The curriculum leads you to a career as a specially trained electronics technician with an emphasis on electronics and medical or health-care applications. You will be directly responsible for the calibration, trouble-shooting and repair of computerized equipment at a hospital, clinic, medical school or an equipment manufacturing company. Advances in medicine and patient care require that the BMET graduate posses versatile critical-thinking skills and achieve accurate, dependable results. The curriculum crosses several disciplines such as electronics, electromechanical, math,  physiology and sciences. The diagnosis and treatment of patients often relies heavily upon the quality of your work.

Career opportunities within the program vary between options and I encourage you to visit the program and find out which choice is right for you. TSTC can provide you with the knowledge to achieve your goals. For more information or to schedule a tour, I encourage you to contact the Biomedical Equipment Technology program at 956.364.4674 or the TSTC College Information Office at 956.364.4117.

I look forward to meeting you soon.

Robert Rivera

Program Chair

Biomedical Equipment Technology:
voice: 956.364.4674
fax: 956.364.5148
toll-free: 800.852.8784
   Department Chair:
Roberto Rivera
voice: 956.364.4674
fax: 956.364.5148
Email: Biomedical Equipment Technology
   Mailing Address:
Biomedical Equipment Technology
TSTC Harlingen
1902 North Loop 499
Harlingen, TX 78550
   Location:
The Biomedical Equipment Technology office is located in the Biomedical/Dental Building (Bldg. D).
   Office Hours:
M-F: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM