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Ribbon Cutting for IntelliTec College Student & Tribute Center with Veterans’ Hall

Posted: December 14th, 2014   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes


Steve Kearney, Member Investor Development Executive of Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance, cuts the ribbon at the Grand Opening of the new Student and Tribute center with Veterans Hall Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs.

 

Shivaun Martynes

Shivaun is a freelance writer for IntelliTec College. She writes press releases and career-focused articles for the College. IntelliTec College provides career training in Colorado with associate degree (occupational) and professional certificate programs. Campus locations include Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. IntelliTec College has been training people for new careers in Colorado since 1965. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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Guest Speaker: Student & Tribute Center with Veterans Hall – Grand Opening

Posted: December 14th, 2014   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes


Guest Speaker Eric Gardner speaks at the Grand Opening of the new Student & Military Center with Veterans Hall at IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs.

 

Shivaun Martynes

Shivaun is a freelance writer for IntelliTec College. She writes press releases and career-focused articles for the College. IntelliTec College provides career training in Colorado with associate degree (occupational) and professional certificate programs. Campus locations include Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. IntelliTec College has been training people for new careers in Colorado since 1965. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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IntelliTec of Grand Junction is Official Donation Site for Annual Toys for Tots Program

Posted: December 9th, 2014   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes


toys for tots

Donate to the Marine Corp’s annual Toys For Tots drive.

IntelliTec of Grand Junction is again an official drop box location for the Marine Corp Toys for Tots program.

New, unwrapped toys will be collected until December 18th. The toys can be dropped off at the front desk of the main campus, located at 772 Horizon Drive, Grand Junction, CO 81506. Anyone from the school and the community can donate, as IntelliTec is an official donation site. The toys will be distributed to children in need by volunteers on December 19th and 20th. 

Request a Toy

To request a toy for your child please go to: http://grand-junction-co.toysfortots.org/local-coordinator-sites/lco-sites/default.aspx

Shivaun Martynes

Shivaun is a freelance writer for IntelliTec College. She writes press releases and career-focused articles for the College. IntelliTec College provides career training in Colorado with associate degree (occupational) and professional certificate programs. Campus locations include Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. IntelliTec College has been training people for new careers in Colorado since 1965. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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Annual Giving Tree Allows IntelliTec Community to Help Out Their Peers

Posted: December 9th, 2014   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes


Help a child have a wonderful Christmas by participating in The Giving Tree. (Image Credit: agents.keeferealestate.com)

The Student Ambassadors at IntelliTec College in Grand Junction are sponsoring the annual giving tree event for students and their families. Should a student require a little help providing Christmas for their children, they can simply put their child/children’s name/s on a star ornament.

The stars will be hung on Christmas trees placed in the main campus building and the Cosmetology campus, located at 2464 Patterson Road, Grand Junction, CO 81504, on December 1st.

Ornaments can be obtained from any student ambassador. Forms will also be available at the front desk of the main campus and from the instructors at the Cosmetology campus.

Anyone who wishes to provide a gift for a child can take a star from one of the trees and return a gift in that child’s name. There is a $10 limit on gifts and they must to be brought in no later than December 22nd for distribution on December 23rd

Shivaun Martynes

Shivaun is a freelance writer for IntelliTec College. She writes press releases and career-focused articles for the College. IntelliTec College provides career training in Colorado with associate degree (occupational) and professional certificate programs. Campus locations include Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. IntelliTec College has been training people for new careers in Colorado since 1965. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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IntelliTec Collects Donations for Annual Grand Junction Coat Drive

Posted: December 9th, 2014   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes


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Donate to Mel’s Coat Drive through the 1st of the year. (Image Credit: obxcommongood.org)

IntelliTec of Grand Junction is again collecting coats for Mel’s Coat Drive, a local coat drive that is held every year to help anyone in in Mesa County who might be need of winter clothes. 

Drop Box Location

The donation boxes are located in the campus Tec Cafe. Anyone is welcome to donate to the coat drive. Donations can be dropped off at the front desk of the main campus. The coats and other winter clothes will be picked up weekly and the boxes will stay in place until the New Year.

Shivaun Martynes

Shivaun is a freelance writer for IntelliTec College. She writes press releases and career-focused articles for the College. IntelliTec College provides career training in Colorado with associate degree (occupational) and professional certificate programs. Campus locations include Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. IntelliTec College has been training people for new careers in Colorado since 1965. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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Get Your Medical Coding Training to Start a Career as a Health Information Technician

Posted: December 9th, 2014   |   Author: Yvette de Ryk


Medical billing and coding technicians are skilled in the complex system of medical invoicing for reimbursement and insurance

Most training programs will provide you the education you need to work as a professional billing clerk or specialist

A growing demand for healthcare professionals equates to the need for more medical record technicians who can organize and manage healthcare information.

What is a Health Information Technician (HIT)?

A HIT is a health care specialist in charge of processing patient data such as treatment records and related insurance information. They are tasked with entering the medical coding data of patient’s diagnosis along with a request for payments from the patient’s insurance company.

Some additional duties might include:

  • Oversee patient records and ensure bills are paid properly and on time.
  • Work as liaisons that are in contact with the insurance company, billing office and health clinic.
  • Ensure the quality of medical records by verifying their completeness, accuracy, and proper entry into computer systems.
  • Responsible for smooth revenue cycles.
  • Be productive and accurate.

First Get Your Basic Medical Coding Training

Where Should You Go and What Skills Should You Learn?

To start working in this industry, you need to receive proper medical coding training from an accredited school.

Peggy Johnson, Medical Program Supervisor at IntelliTec College, also recommends that a student in the Health Information Technician program “be computer savvy, have the ability to maintain flexibility in the workplace and possess exceptional customer service skills.”

Most training programs will provide you the education you need to work as a professional billing clerk or specialist. Students should complete coursework that includes medical coding principles, medical terminology, HIPAA privacy laws and regulatory management. Professionals must also be able to interpret insurance plans and calculate precise payments.

Most schools offer training in the following areas of Health Information Technology:

  • Health insurance claim forms
  • Health care documentation
  • Medical billing and coding management
  • Electronic medical records
  • ICD-10 diagnostic and procedural code sets
  • Various medical software

Then Make Yourself a More Valuable HIT by Specializing in a Certain Area of Medicine

Many medical coding technicians go on to become certified in a specific area of medical billing and coding. Johnson advocates that students, “start with the basics, for example begin working in a family practice facility and learn a wide range skills. This will broaden their knowledge base in order to further their interests and find out what special areas interest them.”

In fact, HITs may make themselves more valuable by specializing in certain areas of medicine. For example, some HITs become cancer registrars or optometry coding specialists. Hospitals frequently hire HITs, but there are also job opportunities in pharmaceutical companies, health insurance companies, public health agencies and private practice offices.

Medical coders might choose to specialize in physician-based or hospital-based billing and coding. Additionally, some become specialized in a specific field of medicine, such as gastroenterology or pediatrics. These medical billing and coding specialists have knowledge about the specific procedures of these medical specialties as it relates to medical billing and coding.

Job Outlook for Health Information and Medical Coding Technicians

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for medical record technicians will increase by 22 percent from 2010 to 2020. The BLS reported 186,300 HITs working in the United States in 2012, and 41,100 more will be needed in the coming decade. The aging population will drive this job market growth. This is because there will be a greater need for medical procedures that involve more claims for both public and private insurance. In addition, the growing demand for healthcare professionals equates to the need for more medical record technicians who will organize and manage the information supplied to them.

In Summary

Some professionals choose the Medical Coding field for its organized, detail-oriented work. But for many, it is a challenging and rewarding field that does not necessarily require direct contact with patients. Since most training programs can be completed in less than a year, you can begin building your life through your new rewarding career.

About IntelliTec

IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs and Pueblo offers a Health Information Technology Associate of Occupational Studies Degree designed to be completed in 18 months. Receive hands-on, practical experience in Medical Coding as you earn your degree and prepare to sit for three professional certification exams. Then you can begin a career and specialize in an area just right for you.

Sources

Peggy Johnson, Medical Program Supervisor, IntelliTec College, 25 Nov. 2014

“Medical Billing and Coding.” Career Info, Schools, Training & Programs. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Nov. 2014.

“Hospital-Based Coding | College in Albany | Business Schools | Massage Schools | Nursing Schools | Online Schools – Mildred Elley.” Mildred Elley. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Dec. 2014.

“Becoming a Registered Health Information Technician.” InnerBody. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Dec. 2014.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, n.d. Web. 01 Dec. 2014.

Yvette de Ryk

I encourage you take hold of your life and define your own history. Take on challenges you’d otherwise been too afraid to face, and whether you succeed or fail, revel in the fact that you broke out of your box knowing something risky was waiting for you there.” Yvette writes blog posts to support, encourage, empower and challenge students at IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. Her experience includes 20 years of career coaching and 10 years of teaching. She is a media specialist, originating and revising web-based content. She still hates boxes. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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IntelliTec of Grand Junction Holds Annual Christmas Party on December 17th

Posted: December 8th, 2014   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes


Join us for the Annual IntelliTec Christmas Party on December (Image Credit: www.atlbarbell.com)

Join us for the Annual IntelliTec Christmas Party on December 17th. (Image Credit: www.atlbarbell.com)

IntelliTec College of Grand Junction will host their annual Christmas Party on December 17th from 2– 4pm. IntelliTec students, Faculty, Staff and their families are invited to join in on the celebration.

Party-goers can enjoy festive refreshments while the kiddos visit with Santa. Santa will also be available for photos and there will be gifts and fun, Christmas themed activities for the kids put on by the student ambassadors. 

Shivaun Martynes

Shivaun is a freelance writer for IntelliTec College. She writes press releases and career-focused articles for the College. IntelliTec College provides career training in Colorado with associate degree (occupational) and professional certificate programs. Campus locations include Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. IntelliTec College has been training people for new careers in Colorado since 1965. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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IntelliTec Will Man Float in Grand Junction Parade of Lights

Posted: December 4th, 2014   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes


Come check out IntelliTec's Float at the Annual Grand Junction Parade of Lights.

Come check out IntelliTec’s Float at the Annual Grand Junction Parade of Lights. (Image Credit: downtowngj.org)

IntelliTec College of Grand Junction will be manning a float in the Grand Junction Parade of Lights. The parade is December 6th and begins at 5:00pm in Downtown Grand Junction. Come out and share in the holiday festivities!

Shivaun Martynes

Shivaun is a freelance writer for IntelliTec College. She writes press releases and career-focused articles for the College. IntelliTec College provides career training in Colorado with associate degree (occupational) and professional certificate programs. Campus locations include Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. IntelliTec College has been training people for new careers in Colorado since 1965. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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How to Save Money at the Holidays and Still Have Fun

Posted: December 3rd, 2014   |   Author: Yvette de Ryk


No Bah-Humbug Here…Just 6 Smart Money-Saving Tips on Gifts for Family and Friends You Can Use This Year

Spend a little more time and less money on Christmas this year

Tired of starting the New Year with a pile of debt? Shop smart an be creative and you can enjoy the holidays without putting yourself in the poorhouse (Image credit)

It doesn’t take a lot of money to get in the spirit of gift giving. Loved ones will appreciate the more thoughtful gifts over the grand gestures, and value the time you put into creating their special gift. Take a few minutes to think about these things now, and have a much happier bank account when January rolls around.

6 Ways to Save More Money and Have More Fun at the Holidays

  1. Give Them Something Priceless — Time. It can be tacky to gift a friend cash or even a gift card. Instead, present them with an hour or two of free time to do whatever they’d like – maybe even take a nap! Or what about a combined gift of time and a skill such as helping to organize an office or paint a kitchen? Find clever, cheap gifts.

  2. An inexpensive bottle of wine with a personal poem or fond memory written out and tied around the bottleneck. Or check out Groupon or Living Social for affordable gifts.

  3. Try a kids-only gift rule. And set a dollar limit to it. If there are too many of them (or conversely, no children) draw names. By speaking up and proposing this idea, you’ll probably relieve fellow relatives who were quietly feeling the financial crunch, too.

  4. Make your own treats for family, friends and even co-workers. Some favorites are chocolate covered pretzels, Christmas crack (highly addictive!), and some all-time favorites. Package them in clear, cellophane bags (purchased from a hobby store) and tie them up with ribbon.

  5. Handmade framed name print. Research the meaning of the person’s name from a baby naming website. Use your computer graphics or word processing program to type his or her name in large letters in a nice font. Put the meaning of their name in smaller letters under the name. Print it on pretty background paper, such as 8 1/2 x 11 scrapbook paper from a craft store. Trim to fit a small frame purchased from a discount department store or dollar store.

  6. Shop at thrift stores. Okay, this one’s not for everyone, but if your family is hip to the concept, buying gifts at thrift stores can be a cheap way to get some great stuff.

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Yvette de Ryk

I encourage you take hold of your life and define your own history. Take on challenges you’d otherwise been too afraid to face, and whether you succeed or fail, revel in the fact that you broke out of your box knowing something risky was waiting for you there.” Yvette writes blog posts to support, encourage, empower and challenge students at IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. Her experience includes 20 years of career coaching and 10 years of teaching. She is a media specialist, originating and revising web-based content. She still hates boxes. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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In the News – Carbon Monoxide is On the Rise

Posted: December 3rd, 2014   |   Author: admin


Carbon Monoxide is odorless, colorless and can also be deadly.

IntelliTec College’s own Chuck Fonda was on the news last night! View this short news clip and learn how IntelliTec helps train and certify HVAC contractors at the Colorado Springs campus – complete with a mock apartment – to properly install carbon monoxide detectors.

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Everyone remember to make sure your carbon monoxide detectors are installed and working this winter and holiday season when gas appliances like stoves, dryers, and water heaters are working overtime.

 



 

10 Easy Steps to Survive (and Thrive) During the Holidays

Posted: November 26th, 2014   |   Author: Yvette de Ryk


“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

Learn to appreciate the small, joyful moments in life

Life is short: spend time enjoying a happy dance with your closest friend (Image credit: http://raisingable.com/2011/12/12/cultivate-holiday-happiness-and-gratitude/)

The holiday season generally brings us closer to people. Sometimes that closeness reminds us how much we love each other, and other times it reminds us that we drive each other crazy. Throughout it all, every relationship teaches us something about loving, trusting, forgiving, and taking care of each other…and ourselves.

When we practice gratitude, we can lessen the emotional dangers of the materialism that the December holidays bring. Furthermore, if we start trying to look for things to appreciate in life they start popping up everywhere.

10 Ways to Share Your Gratitude with Others This Holiday Season

From the people who love and support you to the people who challenge you, here’s how to show your gratitude – to others and yourself:

  1. Share a specific example of something they did for you and how it made a difference in your life.
  2. Give them something of yours that you think they would enjoy, and let them know specifically why you want them to have it.
  3. Take an inventory of all the good things you’ve done for other people and the world.
  4. Listen fully if they’re having a difficult day, and recognize if they need space to figure things out on their own, not advice or help.
  5. Give a larger tip than usual.
  6. Write a hand-written thank you note, acknowledging things you value about them and their work.
  7. Be the calm, light voice in a stressful situation.
  8. Look them straight in the eyes and say, “You make the world a better place.”
  9. Resist the urge to tell them they’re wrong.
  10. Share the beauty that is you with the people around you, knowing they’re fortunate to have you in their lives.

Today’s Take-Away:

Thanksgiving in particular reminds us to see people with the deepest appreciation for the gifts they’ve given us. Some gifts are more immediately obvious than others—the type that come with praise, affection, and genuine esteem. Seek out the ones that aren’t so beautifully wrapped to find gratitude in the most unlikely places.

Sources:

“Gratitude Quotes.” BrainyQuote. Xplore, n.d. Web. 26 Nov. 2014.

“How to Stay Thankful and Grateful During the Holidays – …” EmpowHER. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Nov. 2014.

 

 

Yvette de Ryk

I encourage you take hold of your life and define your own history. Take on challenges you’d otherwise been too afraid to face, and whether you succeed or fail, revel in the fact that you broke out of your box knowing something risky was waiting for you there.” Yvette writes blog posts to support, encourage, empower and challenge students at IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. Her experience includes 20 years of career coaching and 10 years of teaching. She is a media specialist, originating and revising web-based content. She still hates boxes. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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IntelliTec College Team Volunteers at Annual Community Event “Rake Up Pueblo” for Fourth Year

Posted: November 24th, 2014   |   Author: Yvette de Ryk


It’s not just about raking leaves; it’s about reaching out to others to help restore pride in neighborhood yards and having fun working as team.

Students, family and friends of IntelliTec College of Pueblo increase their own community awareness and have fun at the same time Raking Up Pueblo

IntelliTec College of Pueblo volunteers spent Saturday, November 22nd Raking Up Pueblo, lending a helping hand to senior citizens and making a difference one yard at a time

Press Release – For Immediate Release

Pueblo, Colorado – Volunteers from IntelliTec College of Pueblo once again teamed up to “Rake Up Pueblo” for this annual event on Saturday, November 22nd. Thirty students and their families along with staff members signed up to spend the day helping elderly residents spiff up their yards by raking and bagging leaves and hauling them away.

Give back to the community and get a real sense of pride

The Senior Resource Development Agency (SRDA) sponsors this community-focused event every year, encouraging teams to register to lend a helping hand.

IntelliTec has participated with its own team since 2011, and this year is no exception. “It’s something I enjoy doing every year. It’s a small amount of effort with a huge payoff, and I love being able to give back to the community,” illustrates Kristy Martinez, Career Services Advisor.

Last year 600 volunteers raked the yards of 120 elderly residents, filling close to 2,000 bags in one weekend. Schools, clubs, church groups, business employee groups and families all helped to make the event a success with a total team effort. Groups have the chance to increase their own community awareness and have fun at the same time.

Pueblo has many elderly residents who are physically and/or financially unable to rake the leaves in their yard. “Rake Up Pueblo” provides these individuals with a free service, and also gives them a sense of pride in their yard’s appearance.

Team up for the best results

A team can be from five adults to a mixture of six to eight kids and adults, and each is assigned two to three yards, depending on the team size. Volunteers range in age from young adults to the young-at-heart. After 15 years in existence, this intergenerational project continues to bring the community closer together as individuals lend both hands to “Rake Up Pueblo.”

About IntelliTec College of Pueblo

IntelliTec College of Pueblo offers hands-on career training in the automotive, (more…)

Yvette de Ryk

I encourage you take hold of your life and define your own history. Take on challenges you’d otherwise been too afraid to face, and whether you succeed or fail, revel in the fact that you broke out of your box knowing something risky was waiting for you there.” Yvette writes blog posts to support, encourage, empower and challenge students at IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. Her experience includes 20 years of career coaching and 10 years of teaching. She is a media specialist, originating and revising web-based content. She still hates boxes. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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Huge Holiday Savings from Grand Junction’s Cosmetology Department

Posted: November 21st, 2014   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes


Get ready for the holidays with a new hairstyle, skin service, hot wax or nail service at the Grand Junction Cosmetology salon.

Gift certificates are also available for purchase so you can treat a special someone in your life.

Chose from 3 special holiday deals:

  • Peppermint Pedicure: $15 – Enjoy peppermint hot chocolate along with your treatment.

  • Hairstyle and Makeup: $20 – Get ready for your special holiday occasion.

  • Manicure, Pedicure and Nail Art: $20 – Have fun with art for the holidays!

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Contact the Cosmetology Department at IntelliTec College in Grand Junction to make your appointment today!

Shivaun Martynes

Shivaun is a freelance writer for IntelliTec College. She writes press releases and career-focused articles for the College. IntelliTec College provides career training in Colorado with associate degree (occupational) and professional certificate programs. Campus locations include Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. IntelliTec College has been training people for new careers in Colorado since 1965. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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4 Reasons to Become a Certified Biomedical Equipment Technician (CBET) and How to Qualify to Take the Certification Exam

Posted: November 21st, 2014   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes


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Become a Certified Biomedical Equipment Technician in Colorado and get more out of your career.

Background Info: What does a Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) do?

A Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) installs, repairs and maintains medical equipment in healthcare facilities. The need for a skillful and knowledgeable Biomedical Equipment workforce is a central concern of many facilities. With the right education and certification, you can enjoy a rewarding career in the field.

After you’ve chosen a career as a Biomedical Equipment Technician, what’s next? Well, now it’s time to take the steps to ensure a successful career and gain more opportunities for advancement. One of the best ways to garner these results is by obtaining one or more professional certifications along with your associate degree.

In this article, you will learn about:

  • 4 Reasons to get your Professional Biomedical Equipment Technician Certification
  • Becoming a Certified Biomedical Equipment Technician (CBET)
  • Qualifying to Take a BMET Professional Certification Exam

4 Reasons to get your Professional BMET Certification

BMET certifications are optional, but they can:

  1. Demonstrate high competency and professionalism in the field of biomedical equipment technology.
  2. Make a candidate highly desirable to employers.
  3. Increase opportunities for future advancement.
  4. Possibly be paid for by your employer to become a certified technician.

Becoming a Certified Biomedical Equipment Technician (CBET)

This professional certification is given by the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI).

According to the International Certification Commission for Clinical Engineering and Biomedical Technology (ICC), this certification is “a formal recognition that individuals have demonstrated excellence in theoretical as well as practical knowledge of the principles of biomedical equipment technology.”

Here is some basic information about the BMET certification exam:

  • The ICC Certification for Biomedical Equipment Technicians (CBET) is a 165 question certification exam available to a current or prospective biomedical equipment technician.
  • Students will receive their full certification after two years of experience in the field.
  • Member application fee (full certification or candidate status) $300, Non member application fee (full certification or candidate status) $375, Special Testing Center Fee (for candidates outside the U.S. or Canada $100
  • The application is available on the AAMI website under certification forms and documents.
  • Applications may be submitted before the advertised deadline.
  • The exam content consists of Anatomy and Physiology, Public (employee, patient, visitor) safety in the healthcare facility, Fundamentals of electricity and electronics, Healthcare technology function and operation, Healthcare technology problem solving and Healthcare information technology.
  • Passing applicants receive scores and a certification package within 4 weeks of taking the exam.
  • To maintain certification you must pay the required renewal fees and accumulate at least 15 points of continuing practice activities to be reported every three years in a continuing practice journal.

Qualifying to Take a BMET Professional Certification Exam

To qualify to take the BMET Professional Certification Exam one must have:

  • At least an Associate’s degree in Biomedical Equipment Technology.
  • Two years of experience as a biomedical equipment technician (BMET).
  • Full-time status in your work experience.
  • (As long as an individual has an associate’s degree in hand, upon passing the exam they can be awarded candidate status until they have worked the required two years of full time employment in the field. Then they can apply for full certification without having to retake the test.)

Or you can:

  • Be involved in a U.S. military BMET program in addition to having two years of work experience as a BMET.
  • Earn an Electronics Technology Associate’s degree and work for three years as a full-time BMET.
  • Work four years as a BMET on a full-time basis.

In Summary

There are numerous benefits to obtaining a professional certification in biomedical equipment technology, so why not get it done today? The sooner you become certified, the sooner you can raise your potential to advance your career, earn more money and feel more confident in your industry knowledge and skills. Contact your local technical college and request more information about getting certified.

About IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs

IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs offers hands-on career training in the automotive, biomedical equipment repair, computer networking, medical, personal training and refrigeration-HVAC fields with associate degree (occupational) programs. Request more information at www.IntelliTec.edu or call 719-373-1690.

Sources

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Medical Equipment Repairers,
on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/installation-maintenance-and-repair/medical-equipment-repairers.htm (visited November 05, 2014).

“The Certification for Biomedical Equipment Technicians Exam (CBET).” Testscorehelp.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 3 Nov. 2014. http://www.testscorehelp.com/cbet-certified-biomedical-equipment-technician.html.

“How to Become a Certified Biomedical Technician.” Educationportal.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 3 Nov. 2014. http://education-portal.com/articles/How_to_Become_a_Certified_Biomedical_Technician.html.

“Frequently Asked Questions.” AAMI: ICC/USCC Certification. Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation, n.d. Web. 13 Nov. 2014. http://www.aami.org/certification/faq.html.

 

 

Shivaun Martynes

Shivaun is a freelance writer for IntelliTec College. She writes press releases and career-focused articles for the College. IntelliTec College provides career training in Colorado with associate degree (occupational) and professional certificate programs. Campus locations include Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. IntelliTec College has been training people for new careers in Colorado since 1965. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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Thank You “Student and Military Tribute Center” Task Force Members

Posted: November 21st, 2014   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes


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Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting and Ceremony for the New Student and Military Tribute Center and Veterans’ Hall.

On November 11th, IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs celebrated the Grand Opening of the new Student & Military Tribute Center and Veterans’ Hall.

IntelliTec College would like to extend a sincere thank you to every task force member who made the new Center possible:

Ray Ada
Aki Anding
Bruce Austin
Paul Bauer
Don Chatman
Denise Cook
Randy Flynt
Ruth Flynt
Joan Isaac
Joanie Johnston
Carl Porter
Alan Shelton
John Richardson
Chris Russo
Mike Schranz
Kim Templin
Greg Thorn
Elizabeth Wade
Terry Williams
Tammy Whitted
Elaine Wong
Terry Williams

 

Shivaun Martynes

Shivaun is a freelance writer for IntelliTec College. She writes press releases and career-focused articles for the College. IntelliTec College provides career training in Colorado with associate degree (occupational) and professional certificate programs. Campus locations include Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. IntelliTec College has been training people for new careers in Colorado since 1965. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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General Public and IntelliTec Alumni Invited to “Trades” Career Fair on Thursday November 20th, 2014 at IntelliTec in Colorado Springs

Posted: November 19th, 2014   |   Author: Yvette de Ryk


Network with local employers who are currently seeking skilled and qualified employees at IntelliTec College's Career Day November 22nd from 2:00-5:00 p.m., 2504 E. Pikes Peak (in the Medical building, north side of Pikes Peak Ave.) IntelliTec students enjoy extended hours before and after the public.

Network with local employers who are currently seeking skilled and qualified employees at IntelliTec College’s Career Day, November 20th from 2:00-5:00 p.m., 2504 E. Pikes Peak (in the Medical building, north side of Pikes Peak Ave.) IntelliTec students enjoy extended hours before and after the public.

26 local employers seek qualified, skilled employees able and willing to work with integrity and commitment in their chosen trade.

Press Release – For Immediate Release

Colorado Springs, CO – Mark your calendars and plan to attend the 1st Annual Career Day hosted by IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs. Over 26 local employers will be present and actively seeking skilled automotive technicians, HVAC-R technicians, biomedical equipment technicians, medical assistants, computer network system technicians, and health information technicians. This event is free and open to the public from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. at 2504 E Pikes Peak Ave, Colorado Springs, CO (IntelliTec’s Medical building on the north side of Pikes Peak Avenue).

Generate contacts with local employers and practice the art of that first impression

 The event is intended to foster relationships between IntelliTec’s industry-driven programs and local employers, and to present networking opportunities to its students and the general public.

“Our goal for the career fair is multi-faceted. We’d like to offer employment options to students while they’re still in school as well as build awareness of the trade-focused training programs IntelliTec offers to help meet the needs of our local employers,” states Joanie Johnston, Career Services Manager at IntelliTec College.

The schedule of events is as follows:

  • 12:30-1:00 p.m. – Employers Meet and Greet with Program Supervisors
  • 1:00-2:00 p.m. – IntelliTec Students & Alumni Only meet with attending businesses
  • 2:00-5:00 p.m. – Event Open to Public
  • 5:00-5:30 p.m. – IntelliTec Students & Alumni Only meet with attending businesses
  • 5:30 p.m. – Career Day Concludes

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Yvette de Ryk

I encourage you take hold of your life and define your own history. Take on challenges you’d otherwise been too afraid to face, and whether you succeed or fail, revel in the fact that you broke out of your box knowing something risky was waiting for you there.” Yvette writes blog posts to support, encourage, empower and challenge students at IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. Her experience includes 20 years of career coaching and 10 years of teaching. She is a media specialist, originating and revising web-based content. She still hates boxes. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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Colorado Springs Technical College Invites Public to Grand Opening for Its Newest Building – The Student & Tribute Center with Veterans’ Hall – on Veterans Day

Posted: November 6th, 2014   |   Author: Yvette de Ryk


IntelliTec College builds a peaceful environment and provides the counseling services needed to address the personal and emotional needs of all its students, both civilian and military-related.

Press Release – For Immediate Release

Colorado Springs – IntelliTec College is pleased to announce the Grand Opening of its Student & Tribute Center with Veterans’ Hall on the evening of November 11th, 2014. The Center joins a number of facilities created nationwide on career campuses to meet the new demands of today’s military service students.

The public is cordially invited to join IntelliTec College from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Veteran's Day, Tuesday, November 11th - to celebrate the grand opening of the Student & Tribute Center with Veteran's Hall-at 2230 E. Pikes Peak Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO

The public is cordially invited to join IntelliTec College from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Veteran’s Day, Tuesday, November 11th – to celebrate the grand opening of the Student & Tribute Center with Veteran’s Hall – at 2230 E. Pikes Peak Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO

The public is cordially invited to join IntelliTec College from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Veterans Day, Tuesday November 11th – to celebrate the Grand Opening of the Student & Tribute Center with Veterans’ Hall – at 2230 East Pikes Peak Avenue in Colorado Springs, CO.

Grand Opening Schedule of Events:

  • 6:00 p.m. – Introduction by Michael Schranz, CEO and President of IntelliTec Colleges
    Ribbon Cutting by Steve Kearney, Member Investor Development Executive of Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance
  • 6:05-6:30 p.m. – Refreshments
  • 6:30-7:00 p.m. – Keynote Speaker Mr. Michael Dakduk, Vice President of Veteran and Military Affairs
  • 7:00 p.m. – Tour of Buildings

    Click here to download and print the invitation

“The Center is designed to offer a sense of belonging where students know someone would stop and listen.”

IntelliTec College recognizes that as student enrollment of military service members and their families increases at career-focused colleges, resources need to evolve. (more…)

Yvette de Ryk

I encourage you take hold of your life and define your own history. Take on challenges you’d otherwise been too afraid to face, and whether you succeed or fail, revel in the fact that you broke out of your box knowing something risky was waiting for you there.” Yvette writes blog posts to support, encourage, empower and challenge students at IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. Her experience includes 20 years of career coaching and 10 years of teaching. She is a media specialist, originating and revising web-based content. She still hates boxes. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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National Technical Honor Society Members at IntelliTec of Colorado Springs

Posted: November 6th, 2014   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes


Hello Colorado Springs Campus NTHS Members!

Hello Colorado Springs Campus NTHS Members!

Say hello to the IntelliTec College of Colorado Springs National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) members.

“NTHS is the acknowledged leader in the recognition of outstanding student achievement in career and technical education.” – IntelliTec College NTHS Student Brochure.

What does it mean to be a NTHS member?

  • Members of the NTHS are among the top performing students in the nation.
  • An NTHS member pledges to maintain the highest standards of personal conduct and scholastic achievement.
  • They strive for excellence in all aspects of their education.

Keep up the good work NTHS members!

Automotive Technician

  • Johnathan Baca
  • Christopher Bronson 
  • Gary Corral
  • Christopher Frederick
  • Joshua Gier
  • Cassie Herod
  • Kenneth Jennings
  • Christopher Johnson
  • Timothy Johnston
  • Christopher Jones
  • Peter Jones
  • Brian Law
  • Eric Lyons 
  • Steve Madrid
  • Joseph Mares
  • Bruce Lee Nelson
  • Tyler Perkins
  • Aaron Smith 
  • Alexander Smithee
  • William Wenzel
  • Anthony Weyers

Biomedical Equipment Technician

  • Jon Airriess
  • Bennet Erbaugh
  • Ricky Erickson
  • Jose Emesto Feliciano
  • Dioncla Garcia
  • Travis Griffith
  • John Harris
  • James Jacobson
  • Leon Lockett
  • Jacob Loggins
  • Timothy Martinez
  • Adolfo Quezada
  • David Raduns
  • Robert Sanders
  • Devon Sims
  • Corey Stoltenburg
  • Dedryck Taufaasau
  • Scott Tricarico

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Shivaun Martynes

Shivaun is a freelance writer for IntelliTec College. She writes press releases and career-focused articles for the College. IntelliTec College provides career training in Colorado with associate degree (occupational) and professional certificate programs. Campus locations include Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. IntelliTec College has been training people for new careers in Colorado since 1965. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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IntelliTec College Automotive Student is Awarded Two Separate $1,000 Scholarships

Posted: November 4th, 2014   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes


Ellsworth

Congratulations to Automotive Technician Student Lucas Ellsworth in Colorado Springs – Winner of Two Scholarships!

Lucas Ellsworth, an Automotive Technician student at IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs, was recently awarded two $1,000 scholarships.

He received a scholarship from the Colorado Association of Career Colleges and Schools (CACCS) and a scholarship from Woodland Park High School, from which he graduated. 

Mr. Ellsworth began his education at IntelliTec College on August 25th of this year. Join us as we congratulate Mr. Ellsworth on his achievements.

Shivaun Martynes

Shivaun is a freelance writer for IntelliTec College. She writes press releases and career-focused articles for the College. IntelliTec College provides career training in Colorado with associate degree (occupational) and professional certificate programs. Campus locations include Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. IntelliTec College has been training people for new careers in Colorado since 1965. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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4.0 Student Achievement – IntelliTec of Colorado Springs

Posted: November 3rd, 2014   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes


Congrats to the Colorado Springs 4.0 students! (Image Credit: www.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk)

Congrats to the Colorado Springs 4.0 students! (Image Credit: www.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk)

Congratulations to the following IntelliTec College of Colorado Springs students who are currently receiving a 4.0 GPA. Keep up the good work!

Automotive Technician

  • David Baker
  • Anthony Barnes
  • William Bowen
  • Lee Brooks
  • Seth Chandler
  • Todd Erickson
  • Christopher Frederick
  • Johnathon Griffith
  • Christopher Hodges
  • Jonathan Jackson
  • Noah Jensen
  • Thomas Kettner
  • Omead Kyanvash
  • Eric Lyons
  • Reynaldo Medrano
  • Ronald Montano
  • Tyler Perkins
  • Daniel Smith
  • Brandon Stotesberry
  • Thomas Wagnon

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Shivaun Martynes

Shivaun is a freelance writer for IntelliTec College. She writes press releases and career-focused articles for the College. IntelliTec College provides career training in Colorado with associate degree (occupational) and professional certificate programs. Campus locations include Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. IntelliTec College has been training people for new careers in Colorado since 1965. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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