TSTC is committed to providing highly specialized and advanced technical education that can lead to great career opportunities. We currently offer over 100 certificate and degree programs state-wide.

TSTC students come from more than 100 counties across the state. They arrive right out of high school, transfer from other colleges or from the workforce.

While we are proud that TSTC's education is affordable and a high return on your investment, we realize financial aid is the only option for some students.

At TSTC we understand your ultimate goal is a career you're passionate about and will make you the money you want to enjoy your life! Our goal is to help you be successful.

TSTC has been providing top-quality, career-driven education for Texans for close to 50 years. The college is nationally recognized for the number and quality of our technology graduates.

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TSTC Advantage

Photo of a TSTC student working on the Biomedical Equipment

Biomedical Equipment Technology is one of the fields experts are predicting will grow at an accelerated rate. The DOL’s Bureau of Labor Services notes that employment in the field is projected to grow 27 percent — much faster than average growth for all occupations. As recent as 2008, workers held 41,400 jobs repairing medical equipment.

In as little as six semesters, you could complete the AAS degree at Texas State Technical College and be out in the workforce in time to capitalize on this new job growth.

As a student at TSTC, you’ll have an advantage over other job applicants, because students here spend nearly 60 percent of their time working on the actual equipment they will be repairing.

This, combined with expert teachers who have worked in the field, along with industry support that guides the curriculum to ensure it meets required needs, will move you to the top of employers’ hiring lists.

What you’ll do!

  •  Practice repairing a variety of equipment used in hospitals, clinics, and many other businesses
  •  Gain additional skills through internships and co-ops, where you work in the field
  •  Have an opportunity to specialize in X-Ray, MRI and CT scanner equipment repair (at TSTC Waco)

TSTC’s star power prep

  • Five semesters of intensive hands-on training

  • High-tech training on actual equipment used in the medical field

  • Small class size with a strong one-on-one instructional approach

  • Experienced staff with industry training guided by an advisory board comprised of field experts

  • Opportunities to specialize in CT, X-Ray and other medical imaging systems (TSTC Waco only)

  • Enhanced Certificate to add clout to your resume (TSTC Harlingen only)


TSTC’s faculty comes to the college with years of professional experience in their respective fields.

Led by published author and expert Dr. Roger Bowles – himself a TSTC BET graduate, the college’s Biomedical Equipment faculty collectively bring dozens of years of professional training to help students remain on track. Combined with an advisory board comprised of industry representatives to keep the curriculum current,TSTC’s Biomedical Equipment Technology program provides a first-rate education that can put you first in the hiring line.

Small class size

At TSTC, our Biomedical Equipment Technology classes average about 20 students per class to ensure instructors have plenty of time to work with each student.

Hands-on learning

Compared to other colleges, TSTC students spend a lot less time in the classroom and much more time in work settings, operating the instruments they will use in their respective fields. Students spend more than 60 percent of their time performing the actual work they will do upon graduation. It’s just one of the many ways TSTC ensures you get the strong training you need to succeed in your Biomedical Equipment career.

Advisory Committee

TSTC’s strong programs match industry needs, making it easier for graduates to obtain jobs when time comes to graduate and interview.

Education by employer design! As industry professionals, our advisory committee members assist the college in determining the courses you study, providing a valuable advantage. They can ensure that what we teach matches what industry is seeking.

Job Credibility

In addition to internships and co-op programs where you get hands-on practice in your actual field, BET program graduates can also take the International Certification Commission's Certified Biomedical Equipment Technician Examination. After passing the exam and gaining two years of work experience, you can earn full certification, which can lead to higher salaries.