• 2022-2023

An education with
surgical precision

Medical Device Reprocessing Technician

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

STARTLOCATIONDELIVERYSTATUS
SepEdmontonOnline w/ in-person labs
JanEdmontonOnline w/ in-person labs
Open
Limited
Waitlist
Full
Upcoming
 
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QUICK FACTS

Program length  

2 terms

Credential

Certificate

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TUITION & FEES


Canadian
Total: $6,106.50

International
Total: $18,471.30

 
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ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

  • Language Arts – this requirement can be met with any of the following, or an equivalent course:
    • 60% in English Language Arts 30-1 or 70% in English Language Arts 30-2
    • 60% in ESLG 1860 or 70% in ESLG 1898
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This program information is not for the current academic year. If you are interested in a program starting before July, view the current academic year of the program.

Overview

The Medical Device Reprocessing Technician program prepares skilled graduates to enter the workforce to perform the critical work of sterilizing, packaging, and storing surgical and medical instruments.

During the 27-week program, you will learn anatomy and physiology, microbiology, infection prevention and control, workplace communication, and the procedures necessary for work as a medical device reprocessing technician.

Upon completion of the program, graduates are able to complete the Certified Medical Device Reprocessing Technician exam offered by the Canadian Standards Association.

For specific information on the certification processes, view the CSA's Personnel Certification Guide. To apply to take the certification exam, you will require a high school diploma or equivalent (e.g., GED). If you have any questions about meeting the prerequisite to complete the certification exam, you should contact the CSA by emailing training@csagroup.org.

Student Success

Students are more likely to be successful in this program if they:

  • have access to a PC computer with a stable internet connection
  • have keyboarding and basic computer skills
  • are able to dedicate 40-50 hours per week for full-time studies

Individuals are more likely to be successful in this career if they:

  • are physically able to manage workplace demands (e.g. standing for long periods of time, able to lift up to 16 kg/35 lbs, push or pull up to 45 kg/100 lbs)
  • are able to work shift work, including evenings and weekends
  • work well in a team environment and have good communication skills
  • are able to perform repetitive tasks for long periods of time
  • are comfortable working with blood and other biomaterials

Practicum/Work Experience

This program includes a 400-hour practicum.

The practicum may be arranged in or close to the student's community. The student's practicum schedule will follow the preceptor's schedule and may include day, evening, or night shifts any day of the week, including weekends and holidays. Students need to work full-time during the practicum and provide their own transportation to the facility.

Location

Edmonton