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    15 credit hours

Medical Quality Systems

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  • CT iconFrom insulin pumps to discreet heart monoitors to artificial hips and legs, technology and biomedical research will continue to transform modern healthcare. To bring these innovative designs to patients, medical device manufacturers need highly qualified employees. Our certificate and A.S. degree programs teach you the methods and technology used in designing, regulating and manufacturing medical devices that use the latest medical technology.

  • What you will learn

    • Food and Drug Administration regulations for biomedical systems
    • How to evaluate a quality system regarding FDA regulatory requirements
    • Medical device design and manufacture
    • Document and data management control
    • Risk assessment and evaluation of medical device production
    • Integration of medical device manufacturing strategies
    • Corrective action plans
    • Use of quality auditing tools and techniques
  • Continuing your education

    This certificate is part of and applies towards the Biomedical Systems specialization of the A.S. Degree in Engineering Technology.

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  • Careers

    • The biomedical field is one of the fastest growing in the country and grew 12 to 16 percent during the recent recession.
    • In the United States, Florida ranks second behind to California in the number of FDA-registered medical device manufacturing companies.
    • Statewide, 575 medical device manufacturers employ nearly 19,000 workers at an average wage of $61,413.
    • Tampa Bay is second in the state in its number of medical device companies.

    Our program prepares you for the following careers:

  • Facilities

    A long-time leader in workforce education, St. Petersburg College developed the Tampa Bay area’s first Collaborative Center for Emerging Technologies as an open manufacturing factory work environment to simulate skills needed in emerging technologies in August, 2012.

    SPC's SolidWorks Design Center was the first of its kind in Florida developed through the collaborative efforts of local industry and makes use of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) equipment, 3-D scanners and 3-D printers.

    In all, SPC has four state-of-the-art labs, including additive manufacturing-rapid prototyping, quality measurement and electronic instrumentation.

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  • Program Dir, Engineering Tech