Course Syllabus

Attendees will receive service and preventive maintenance training for the ATEC® Pearl, ATEC Sapphire and ATEC Emerald console units. Class size will be limited to ensure that attendees receive adequate hands-on training and education with the equipment. The ATEC Biomedical Training Course is two-days. All travel expenses and lodging costs are the responsibility of attendees. The course starts promptly at 8:30 am each day and ends at 5:00 pm. The Lunch is provided by Hologic. Please do not make applicable flight reservations to depart prior to 7:00 pm on the last day of the course.

Course Prerequisites:

Course attendees must have a basic knowledge of pneumatics, electronics and mechanical aptitude. Fluency in English, both spoken and written, is required. Prior experience servicing medical instruments is helpful.

Course Description:

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The purpose of this 2-day course is to provide the student with the knowledge and techniques required to complete troubleshooting and preventive maintenance on the systems capital equipment. This includes the use of the stereotactic adapters as well as the Pearl, Sapphire and Emerald console. Students will be taught system specifications and theory of operation to understand maintenance requirements for all system components. The primary emphasis of the course is preventive maintenance and the adjustment of the systems console with a combination of hands on work and lecture. Service manuals, access keys and required testing equipment are provided to the students at the time of course attendance. Additional Information to acquire the tools necessary (Pressure gauge, Electrical Safety Tester) for the students is provided during the training. Upon satisfactory course completion the student will receive an accomplishment certificate and one preventive maintenance kit for an ATEC system located at their facility. The student will then be approved to purchase parts and preventive maintenance kits in the future.


$3500. This fee includes Service Documentation, keys, Pressure switch tool, lunch as well as one PM kit for an ATEC system located at the facility. All travel expenses and lodging costs are the responsibility of the attendees.

Location of Training:

The ATEC Biomed Trainings take place at the Hologic Marlborough Facility.
250 Campus Drive, Marlborough Massachusetts, 01752.

Scheduled 2014 Dates for Biomed Trainings:

October 28th & 29th
December 16th & 17th

How to Enroll:

Request training or directly contact the coordinator via telephone or fax as listed below. Enrollment is subject to availability; classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Upon acceptance of registration, a registration confirmation with travel and hotel recommendations will be provided.

Shelly Seaman
Hologic, Inc.
36 Apple Ridge Road
Danbury, CT 06810
Telephone: 888-505-7910 Option 3
Fax: 203-731-8444