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Medical Device - Plastics Technology (BP) Occupational Certificate

Overview and Award Outcomes

Overview

The Medical Device - Plastics Technology Certificate will prepare students for success in Minnesota’s robust medical device industry. Students will gain applied skills and knowledge of: Plastics/Chemistry/Ingredients of Polymers; Properties and Tests; Quality Control, Instrument Sensor Devices; Systematic Medical Device Protocol; and Medical Micro-bore Extrusion Processes. Coursework will focus on the technical understanding and skills development in concepts, principals and specific requirements regarding Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) that strictly regulate how organizations are to produce medical devices.

Award Outcomes

Obtain FDA & GMP requirements and practices.

Demonstrate knowledge of proper installation of medical micro-bore extrusion molding systems.

Demonstrate the ability to apply concepts, principals and requirements in the production of medical devices.

Problem solve using analytical thinking.

Demonstrate quality system practices.

Use process control devices.

Career Opportunities

This Medical Device - Plastics Technology Certificate is ideal for new career or upgrading current industry knowledge and skills. Well paying jobs are available in the medical device and bio-manufacturing fields. Excellent opportunities exist for personal and professional growth to high-skill and high-wage positions in these industries.

Program Requirements

Technical Studies Required 20 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
FLPW2112Instrumentation of Fluid Power Systems

3

METS1050Quality Control

3

PLST1008Fundamentals of Plastics/Chemistry/Ingredients

4

PLST2007Properties and Tests of Selected Plastics

4

PLST2030Systematic Medical Device Protocol

3

PLST2035Medical Micro-bore Extrusion Process

3

General Education Required 0 Credits

General Education Elective 0 Credits

Technical Studies Elective 0 Credits

Total Occupational Certificate Credits 20

Semester Sequence

Offered at Brooklyn Park Only

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
PLST1008Fundamentals of Plastics/Chemistry/Ingredients

4

PLST2007Properties and Tests of Selected Plastics

4

PLST2035Medical Micro-bore Extrusion Process

3

Total Credits  11

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
FLPW2112Instrumentation of Fluid Power Systems

3

METS1050Quality Control

3

PLST2030Systematic Medical Device Protocol

3

Total Credits  9

Graduation (20 Credits) 

Semester listings reflect the recommended sequence.  Due to circumstances beyond our control, the information herein is subject to change without notice.


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