KC Biomed Society

A professional society for BMETs in Kansas and Missouri

Healthcare Technology Management Association  of the Midwest


BMET Certificate Program available thru JCCC & State Tech College of Missouri

To the HTMA-MW Membership,

As most of you are aware, we (Ken Ervin, Kevin Hashman, Dan DeMaria, Cliff Allen, Kevin Johnson, Drew McElroy, Kenny Brown and myself) formulated a concept at last years’ Annual meeting to provide a path for students interested in HTM to obtain a BMET degreed certificate program. We’re happy to inform that that idea has become a reality as State Tech College has accepted 3 in-seat classes at JCCC that are required for the BMET Certificate Program. JCCC has also accepted A & P, Medical Terminology and Job Search Strategies as electives to the Electronics Technology AAS degree. Two of the other 3 classes required for the Certificate Program are done on-line thru State Tech College and the last requirement is the Internship.

The Program works like this, students would enroll in JCCC’s Electronics Technology Program and upon completion of the basic Electronics Technology requirements, dual enroll at State Tech and they would begin Anatomy & Physiology, Medical Terminology and Job Search Strategies in-seat at JCCC , followed by Biomedical Instrumentation and Diagnostic Imaging on-line then followed by the 3 month Internship at one of our local Hospitals.

This “adventure” results in various opportunities for the HTMA-MW membership to be involved, consider what is needed below and if you can assist send an email to Tim Cordes, ptckc@sbcglobal.net. Our intent would be to establish a sustainable process for raising awareness of HTM careers to various high school and/or 1st year Electronics Program students.

We Need:

  • BMETs to sit on the Advisory Boards for JCCC and/or State Tech

  • BMETs to attend Career Day Fairs (materials and demo equipment will be provided)

  • BMET Leaders to present to students in the Electronics Technology Program at JCCC

  • Hospitals that allow ”job shadowing” opportunities. (great for HS students to get an idea of what HTM is about)

  • Donations of used Medical Equipment and old Simulators, a defib and cautery units would be desired.

  • Donation of a couple of large equipment cases

Our hope is we can provide a “conduit” to direct students into these Programs and especially High School students that could “job shadow” and begin to get an idea of what it’s like to be in HTM. The objective would be to do this consistently and effectively, we plan to assemble the materials, brochures from the Institutions and AAMI, display posters, Medical equipment to demonstrate and lists of Hospitals that allow job shadowing/Internships. If you can help or want to be involved in this effort, email Tim Cordes, ptckc@sbcglobal.net

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