MiraCosta College Community Education and Workforce Development

Biomedical Equipment Technician

at MiraCosta College

about the biomedical equipment technician (BMET) program

Biomedical Equipment Technology plays a vital role in patient care through the inspection, maintenance and repair of medical devices. MiraCosta’s 486-hour BMET Program will train students to troubleshoot, repair, monitor and maintain electronics-based biomedical instruments and equipment. The program was developed as a result of increasing demand for biomedical equipment technicians (BMET’s) in the San Diego County region. Courses build on lecture topics through extensive hands-on applications.


why attend miracosta?

  • Industry relevant curriculum using State-of-the-Art equipment

  • Job placement assistance, with over a 90% employment rate

  • Accelerated training that can get you into a job in less than 6 months

  • GI Bill ® approved, WIOA funding approved programs

GI Bill ® and WIOA funding approved.

Course Length
Complete this program in just 21 weeks. Offered twice per year.

Hours of Instruction
Monday-Thursday, 8:00am-2:30pm
Please see the events calendar for dates.

HS Diploma or GED, basic math and reading comprehension assessments, interview, and complete submission of enrollment documents

what you will learn

  • Fundamental Electronics
  • Digital Electronics
  • Semiconductors
  • Human anatomy
  • Biomedical Instrumentation Operation
  • Medical Device Troubleshooting
  • BMET career readiness
  • Career Exploration and Readiness

after course completion


If students attend all classes, complete the necessary coursework, and pass the required tests, students will receive: A National Career Readiness Certificate, and a MiraCosta College Certificate of Accomplishment.

Career Paths

There are numerous openings for Biomedical Equipment Technicians in San Diego County! Companies such as: General Electric, Patterson Companies, Sodexo, Davita, Aramark, and Kaiser Permanente have positions open.

meet your instructor

J Adams
Biomedical Equipment Technician Instructor

J Adams is a leader in the development, installation, servicing and training of instruments for medical laboratory use, with over 30 years’ experience.  After serving in the US Air Force for 4 years, J finished his degree in Chemistry at San Jose State University, then went to work at Genentech, a start-up biotechnology company at the time, working in the instrument core facility.  He gained a lot of instrument expertise at Genentech that allowed J to move on to be a trainer and service engineer, product developer, product manager and finally a field sales manager at Dionex working with carbohydrate, inorganic metal and protein analyzers.  After Dionex, J worked for Rohm and Haas focusing on solutions for protein and DNA detection.  While at Rohm and Haas, J finished his MS and JD degrees.  He then went to work for one of the early DNA diagnostics companies, Transgenomic, developing medical laboratory tools using SNP detection for breast cancer detection, hemochromatosis and other applications.  In 2002, J left Transgenomic, and started his own company, Azco, focusing on total solutions for DNA diagnostics, including reagents, instruments and services.  Azco was very successful selling into laboratories in over 120 countries.  In 2014, J sold the company, but remained on as a consultant until 2015.  In 2015 J was awarded a Foreign Expert Team grant from the Chinese government to develop DNA diagnostic instrumentation solutions targeting specific diseases affecting the Chinese population including downs syndrome, cancer and other hereditary diseases.

take the next step

We offer information sessions for many of our job training programs. The information session offers you the opportunity to learn all about the programs in a relaxed environment.
Our instructors will be available at this time to answer all of your questions. Call us at 760.795.6820 to register.

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