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Medical Device Manufacturing: Processes & Practices

This program is eligible for federal CARES act funding to cover the cost of tuition. Fill out and submit the required form and a SLCC advisor will contact you. Click here.

The Medical Device Manufacturing: Processes and Practices certificate program includes a series of courses addressing the competencies outlined by the medical device industry and covers basic core knowledge and skills required for entry-level positions. Each course content aligns with national industry-recognized standards. A core knowledge and skills certificate will be awarded upon the successful completion. This training is appropriate for those new to the industry, transitioning from a related discipline or professionals wanting refresher courses.

 

Schedule

Courses are offered on flexible schedules to accommodate your schedule. See the courses tab for more detail.

 

Career Opportunities
  • Quality Assurance
  • Quality Control
  • Engineer

 

Partners

This program was developed together with local Utah companies BD and Merit Medical to create a program that provides students the skills these employers need to manufacture medical devices.

 

Investment

Participants who successfully complete the 96 hours of training can earn the Medical Device Core Knowledge and Skills Certificate.

 

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Courses - Fall 2020

Course
Title
Prerequisite
Course WTMD 0910
Title Intro Medical Device Industry
Prerequisite
Description This course provides an overview of the medical device industry, particularly in Utah.  It will address topics including diversity of products, size and scope of the industry, current trends, and the product life cycle from conception to market approval and distribution.

Section List

WTMD 0910-001
Course Type: Hybrid (Online + Classroom)
Dates: Oct. 5 - Nov. 16
Days: Monday
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Credits/Contact Hours: 21
Campus: SLCC Online
Amount: $299
Call 801-957-5200 to register
Course WTMD 0920
Title Basic Manufacturing Skills
Prerequisite
Description This course focuses on fundamental principles of measurement, performing measurements, data management and analysis related to medical device manufacturing.   Mastery of these skills is key to successful careers in the medical device and bioscience industry.

Section List

WTMD 0920-001
Course Type: Webinar
Dates: Dec. 3 - Jan. 28
Days: Thursday
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Credits/Contact Hours: 21
Campus: SLCC Online
Amount: $299
Call 801-957-5200 to register
Course WTMD 0930
Title Intro to FDA Regulations
Prerequisite
Description This course introduces the regulations governing the life science industry with emphasis on those that impact medical device development and manufacturing.  A thorough understanding of FDA regulations and an overview of equivalent international regulations will be covered.

Section List

WTMD 0930-001
Course Type: Hybrid (Webinar + Online)
Dates: Dec. 1 - Jan. 26
Days: Tuesday
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Credits/Contact Hours: 21
Campus: SLCC Online
Amount: $299
Call 801-957-5200 to register
Course WTMD 0940
Title Intro to Quality Systems - ONLINE
Prerequisite
Description Master the competencies related to the regulation of medical device quality systems. In particular, students will be able to describe regulations 21 CFR 820 ISO1345 and explain the consequence of noncompliance to the company and its employees. Students will demonstrate the ability to assess situations of noncompliance and analyze the effects on the company. This course introduces the concept of a quality system, system structure, and its relevance to the medical device and life science industry. Individuals will understand proper setup and operation of a quality system, including the FDA-required Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).

Section List

WTMD 0940-001
Course Type: Online
Dates: Oct. 1 - Nov. 12
Credits/Contact Hours: 24
Campus: SLCC Online
Amount: $320.50
Call 801-957-5200 to register
Course WTMD 0940
Title Intro to Quality Systems
Prerequisite
Description Master the competencies related to the regulation of medical device quality systems. In particular, students will be able to describe regulations 21 CFR 820 ISO1345 and explain the consequence of noncompliance to the company and its employees. Students will demonstrate the ability to assess situations of noncompliance and analyze the effects on the company. This course introduces the concept of a quality system, system structure, and its relevance to the medical device and life science industry. Individuals will understand proper setup and operation of a quality system, including the FDA-required Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).
Course WTMD 0950
Title Intro to Quality Control - ONLINE
Prerequisite
Description This course explores the concepts and tools used by quality control technicians in the life sciences including medical devices, pharmaceuticals and nutritional supplements. A broad overview of quality control concepts will be supplemented by the standards and tools used by quality control technicians for inspection, calibration, and proper follow up within the requirements of current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP). Mastery of this knowledge is key to successful careers in quality control, and the context is specifically focused on medical device quality control. This content will be taught using a hands-on approach in conjunction with class discussions.  In addition, students will apply their computer skills, particularly with Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel to effectively use quality tools and descriptive writing skills.

Section List

WTMD 0950-001
Course Type: Online
Dates: Oct. 19 - Dec. 1
Credits/Contact Hours: 24
Campus: SLCC Online
Amount: $320.50
Call 801-957-5200 to register
Course WTMD 0960
Title QA Auditing Concepts
Prerequisite
Description This course is an introduction to the field of auditing concepts. Students will gain a basic foundational knowledge to quality auditing in the medical device industry. This course will explore standards and regulations from an auditor’s perspective. Learn the audit program structure, auditing planning, audit performance, audit reporting and action plans. Techniques and tools for conducting a successful quality audit.  This course is designed for someone who may be new to auditing in the Medical Device industry or  participating as a team member (and/or) interact with audits. 

Section List

WTMD 0960-001
Course Type: Hybrid (Webinar + Online)
Dates: Oct. 7 - Nov. 11
Days: Wednesday
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Credits/Contact Hours: 18
Campus: SLCC Online
Amount: $199
Call 801-957-5200 to register

Courses - Spring 2021

Course
Title
Prerequisite
Course WTMD 0910
Title Intro Medical Device Industry
Prerequisite
Description This course provides an overview of the medical device industry, particularly in Utah.  It will address topics including diversity of products, size and scope of the industry, current trends, and the product life cycle from conception to market approval and distribution.

Section List

WTMD 0910-001
Course Type: Hybrid (Webinar + Online)
Dates: Feb. 1 - March 15
Days: Monday
Time: 6 - 9 p.m.
Campus: SLCC Online
Amount: $299
Call 801-957-5200 to register
Course WTMD 0920
Title Basic Manufacturing Skills
Prerequisite
Description This course focuses on fundamental principles of measurement, performing measurements, data management and analysis related to medical device manufacturing.   Mastery of these skills is key to successful careers in the medical device and bioscience industry.
Course WTMD 0930
Title Intro to FDA Regulations
Prerequisite
Description This course introduces the regulations governing the life science industry with emphasis on those that impact medical device development and manufacturing.  A thorough understanding of FDA regulations and an overview of equivalent international regulations will be covered.
Course WTMD 0940
Title Intro to Quality Systems
Prerequisite
Description Master the competencies related to the regulation of medical device quality systems. In particular, students will be able to describe regulations 21 CFR 820 ISO1345 and explain the consequence of noncompliance to the company and its employees. Students will demonstrate the ability to assess situations of noncompliance and analyze the effects on the company. This course introduces the concept of a quality system, system structure, and its relevance to the medical device and life science industry. Individuals will understand proper setup and operation of a quality system, including the FDA-required Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).
Course WTMD 0940
Title Intro to Quality Systems - ONLINE
Prerequisite
Description Master the competencies related to the regulation of medical device quality systems. In particular, students will be able to describe regulations 21 CFR 820 ISO1345 and explain the consequence of noncompliance to the company and its employees. Students will demonstrate the ability to assess situations of noncompliance and analyze the effects on the company. This course introduces the concept of a quality system, system structure, and its relevance to the medical device and life science industry. Individuals will understand proper setup and operation of a quality system, including the FDA-required Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).

Section List

WTMD 0940-001
Course Type: Online
Dates: Feb. 4 - March 25
Credits/Contact Hours: 24
Campus: SLCC Online
Amount: $320.50
Call 801-957-5200 to register
Course WTMD 0950
Title Intro to Quality Control - ONLINE
Prerequisite
Description This course explores the concepts and tools used by quality control technicians in the life sciences including medical devices, pharmaceuticals and nutritional supplements. A broad overview of quality control concepts will be supplemented by the standards and tools used by quality control technicians for inspection, calibration, and proper follow up within the requirements of current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP). Mastery of this knowledge is key to successful careers in quality control, and the context is specifically focused on medical device quality control. This content will be taught using a hands-on approach in conjunction with class discussions.  In addition, students will apply their computer skills, particularly with Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel to effectively use quality tools and descriptive writing skills.

Section List

WTMD 0950 -001
Course Type: Online
Dates: Feb. 4 - March 25
Credits/Contact Hours: 24
Campus: SLCC Online
Amount: $320.50
Call 801-957-5200 to register
Course WTMD 0960
Title QA Auditing Concepts
Prerequisite
Description This course is an introduction to the field of auditing concepts. Students will gain a basic foundational knowledge to quality auditing in the medical device industry. This course will explore standards and regulations from an auditor’s perspective. Learn the audit program structure, auditing planning, audit performance, audit reporting and action plans. Techniques and tools for conducting a successful quality audit.  This course is designed for someone who may be new to auditing in the Medical Device industry or  participating as a team member (and/or) interact with audits. 

Section List

WTMD 0960-001
Course Type: Hybrid (Webinar + Online)
Dates: March 3 - April 7
Days: Wednesday
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Credits/Contact Hours: 18
Campus: SLCC Online
Amount: $199
Call 801-957-5200 to register

FAQs

Short Term Intensive Training (STIT) funding is available for this course. Contact Kay Carter at kay.carter@slcc.edu or 801-957-5373 to determine eligibility.

Participants who successfully complete the 96 hours of training can earn the Medical Device Core Knowledge and Skills Certificate. The following foundational courses must be completed with a passing grade:

  • WTMD 0910 - Introduction to Medical Device Industry
  • WTMD 0920 - Basic Manufacturing Skills
  • WTMD 0930 - Introduction to FDA Regulations
  • WTMD 0940 - Introduction to Quality Systems

Participants completing individual courses to meet FDA compliance training requirements may request letters of completion for personnel files.

These courses are noncredit, however, there is a credit pathway that has been established. After completion of both WTMD 0910 and WTMD 0920, students can receive credit for SLCC BTEC 1025 (3 credits). After completion of both WTMD 0930 and 0940, students can receive credit for SLCC BTEC 2035 (2 credits).

Call 801-957-5200 to register. For STIT funding assistance, participants must first be approved before registering for classes. Contact Kay Carter kay.carter@slcc.edu or 801-957-5373 to determine eligibility.
These foundational courses provide the basic knowledge and skills required for individuals to gain entry-level positions in the medical device industry.
No, SLCC application for admission is not required.
This is a non-credit course.  In order to receive a tuition refund, the course must be dropped 24 hours before the course start date. No refund will be issued after the start date.