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Engineering and Building Arts Department

Certificate without Financial Aid Eligibility

Medical Quality Systems


Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2008 (400)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2008 (400), 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.

Program Leadership Information

Lara Sharp, Program Director, (727) 398-8256

Program Summary

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.

Certificate Outcomes:
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.

Job Related Opportunities

  • Quality Specialist
  • Quality Assurance Technician
  • Manufacturing Technician
  • Production Technician
  • Quality Systems Auditor
  • Quality Compliance Specialist


Regulatory Environment for Medical Devices
Risk Management and Assessment for Medical Devices
Change Control and Documentation
Medical Device Design and Manufacturing
Quality Auditing for Medical Devices
Total Credits