Learn the latest technology and tools necessary to provide a strong line of defense for critical and life-saving medical equipment that is at risk of increasing cyberattacks. Medical device security not only impacts healthcare facilities but can impact the delivery of patient care.

Completing our 23-credit-hour Medical Device Networking and Cybersecurity Certificate can get you job ready in this growing field. SPC created the program at the request of local healthcare organization and medical device companies who urgently need skilled professionals who can prevent the tide of data breaches and hacking of complex medical equipment.

In less than a year, you can earn the credential to start or boost your career in information security in the health care industry.

Career opportunities in Medical Device Networking and Cybersecurity

  • Cybersecurity analyst
  • Data analyst
  • Information security engineer
  • Medical device specialist
  • Network engineer
  • Network security analyst

This academic program prepares you for the following careers. All job data is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Information Security Analysts

Salary Data

Projected employment for United States

2020 Employment

141,200

2030

188,300

Percent Change

33

Projected Job Openings

16300

Why Choose SPC for your biomedical engineering technology training

  • SPC partners with leading health care providers to make sure our training is relevant, timely and focused on getting you into the high demand field of medical device networking and cybersecurity.
  • The training you get helps fill the need for experts in this field who are sorely needed, based on the fact that 2020 was the second consecutive year that saw more than 40 million healthcare records exposed or compromised, according to the HIPPA Journal. 

 

SPC's Medical Device Networking and Cybersecurity Certificate teaches you to:

  • Connect medical technology to a network and common network troubleshooting issues
  • Create methods for attacking and hardening medical devices
  • Analyze medical device network connections
  • Identify and describe recent networking and cybersecurity issues in the healthcare setting
  • Discuss how to mitigate hardware and software risks for medical devices
  • Develop skills in healthcare computer security, security threats, network vulnerabilities, access controls, and HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

Medical Device Networking and Cybersecurity Certificate with Financial Aid Eligibility

MDNC-CT

Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2021 (595)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2021 (595), 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

Natavia Middleton
Dean
727-398-8288
middleton.natavia@spcollege.edu


Dr. Sidney Martin
Program Director
727-394-6203
martin.sidney@spcollege.edu


Program Summary

This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the manufacturing career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the manufacturing career cluster. The content includes but is not limited to designing, manufacturing, evaluating, troubleshooting, repairing and testing various types of biomedical equipment. Additionally, students will learn to function in a hospital or industry environment through an internship at a local biomedical department. During the internship, students will be assigned routine duties as biomedical equipment technicians.

Florida CIP Code

0615040109: Medical Device Networking and Cybersecurity

Federal CIP Code

15.0401: Biomedical Technology/Technician.

Job Related Opportunities

  • There are currently 11 positions in medical cybersecurity available in the Tampa Bay Area and over 50 positions in Florida.
  • Cybersecurity Analyst
  • Security Analyst
  • Network Engineer
  • Network Security Analyst
  • 15-1212 Informaiton Security Analysts
  • 15-1241 Computer Network Architects

Graduation Rules

All courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C.

MAJOR CORE COURSES
Complete 23 credits

BME 1008C Introduction to Biomedical Engineering Technology 3
EET 1084C Introduction to Electronics 3
CET 1171C Computer Repair Essentials 3
CET 1172C Computer Support Technician 3
CET 1175C Medical Software and Troubleshooting 2
CNT 1000 Local Area Network Concepts 3
ETS 2450C Medical Device Networking 3
ETS 2470C Medical Device Cybersecurity 3
Total Credits 23

Continuing your education at SPC

The Medical Device Design and Manufacturing Certificate is part of and transfers to SPC's Biomedical Engineering Technology Associate of Science Degree. The A.S. degree prepares you for several industry certifications.

Certificate to associate