Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2013 (475)
The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2013 (475), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.
Lara Sharp, Program Director, (727) 398-8256
*** THIS PROGRAM IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING STUDENTS. LAST ADMISSION TERM IS SUMMER 2017 (0530). ***
This program was developed for the Medical Device Industry Education Consortium (MDIEC) Project under the National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technological Consortium (ATE) Program to meet the critical industry-specific educational needs in quality assurance and present the regulatory and quality standards that are required for the medical device industry.
MDIEC was formed to build a national learning and innovation network to develop and deliver industry-endorsed solutions that address critical industry-defined technical education and training needs.
The courses in this certificate program will be part of the Biomedical Systems specialty of the Associate in Science degree in Engineering Technology.
o Evaluating the quality system as it conforms to FDA regulatory requirements
o Identifying medical device-related risk assessment and evaluation
o Integration of medical device manufacturing strategies
o Evaluating corrective action plans
o Using quality auditing tools and techniques
The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
o suggested course when more than one option exists
o which semester each course is typically offered
o if the course has a prerequisite
o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)
If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.
If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.
Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.
Florida CIP Code
Federal CIP Code
41.0101: Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician.
Job Related Opportunities
MAJOR CORE COURSES
From 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.
This certificate is part of and applies towards the Biomedical Systems specialization of the A.S. Degree in Engineering Technology.
Our program prepares you for the following careers:
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
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