• Program: Plastics Engineering Technology
  • Degree: Occupational Certificate
  • Credits: Total Occupational Certificate Credits 20
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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.

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.

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.

Required Credits

Technical Studies Requirements 20 Credits
  • FLPW2112 Instrumentation of Fluid Power Systems 3
  • METS1050 Quality Control 3
  • PLST1008 Fundamentals of Plastics/Chemistry/Ingredients 4
  • PLST2007 Properties and Tests of Selected Plastics 4
  • PLST2030 Systematic Medical Device Protocol 3
  • PLST2035 Medical Micro-bore Extrusion Process 3
General Education Requirements 0 Credits

Elective Credits

Technical Studies Electives 0 Credits
General Education Electives 0 Credits

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