Are you a detail-oriented individual looking for a rewarding career in the health care sector? Become a Medical Device Reprocessing Technician by enrolling in this certificate program today. This program, composed of both a theory and clinical component, will prepare you to work as a Technician in a Medical Device Reprocessing (MDR) Department.
Medical device reprocessing technicians are responsible for organizing, decontaminating, and sterilizing medical instruments in hospitals and clinics.
Upon completion of this program, you will be qualified to work as a Medical Device Reprocessing Technician in a variety of work environments:
- Health Clinics
- Optometry Clinics
- Dental Clinics
- Research Centers
What you will learn
Upon graduation, you will have acquired the knowledge, skills and abilities to safely and correctly operate a variety of equipment used in MDR and demonstrate the ability to perform the following duties in an ethical and legal manner to ensure patient safety:
- function testing
CNC is an approved training provider for Medical Device Reprocessing Technician through the Canadian Standards Association (CSA).
Examples of salaries for Medical Device Reprocessing Technicians.
Medical Device Reprocessing Technician Associate Cert. Courses
This program, composed of both a theory and clinical component, will prepare you to work as a Technician in a Medical Device Reprocessing (MDR) Department. Upon graduation, you will have acquired the knowledge and ability to safely and correctly operate a variety of equipment used in MDR and demonstrate responsibility and accountability of MDR duties by performing duties in an ethical and legal manner to ensure patient safety.
Locations & Dates
CNC programs have varying lengths and start dates to meet your needs, and are offered across multiple campuses where possible. Don’t see the campus you’re looking for? Check back with us soon as this page is updated throughout the school year.
Applicants require proof of successful completion of the following:
- Successful completion of Grade 12 or equivalent.
- Completion of English 12 or English 12: First Peoples with a minimum "C+" grade or equivalent.
- Successful completion of MEDT 100 - Medical Terminology, or equivalent, taken within the past three years.
- Successful completion of CESS 151 - Management Skills for Supervisors: Interpersonal Communication Skills & Conflict Resolution or equivalent.
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A program with a limited number of seats per intake and is on a “first qualified, first admitted” basis.
Before the start of the practicum, accepted students will be required to:
- Complete a Criminal Record Check (CRC) from the Ministry of Justice. A search which identifies relevant criminal convictions may prevent you from entering the clinical component of the program and therefore make you not eligible to graduate from the program.
- Provide a status report on their immunization history. Details about immunizations will be provided in acceptance packages.
In the case of an outbreak, students that do not comply with the immunization guidelines may experience restrictions during the clinical portion of their education by the placement facility, until proof of immunity is provided or until the outbreak is declared over. Being restricted from a required clinical site may directly affect your ability to successfully complete the program.
Students who are accepted into the Medical Device Reprocessing Technician Associate Certificate will be required to have a number of immunizations completed in order to attend the practicum component. These immunizations can take up to 6 months to complete.
Due to the length of time it can take to have the immunizations completed, it is strongly suggested that students interested in applying to the program look into the status of their immunizations at least 6 months prior to the start of the program.
The cost of immunizations and a Criminal Record Check are the responsibility of the student. Students should be aware that the following characteristics are strongly recommended to be successful in the MDRT program:
- Good command of the English language.
- Ability to attend to detail, to work accurately and neatly, and to manage time effectively.
- Ability to work under close direction as well as the ability to act with the initiative as a member of a health care team.
- Ability to work in a busy atmosphere and to respond quickly to both verbal and written requests.
- Ability to work in a hospital setting. Previous hospital experience may be an advantage.
- Ability to behave respectfully in the workplace.
- Reliability and dependability with good work habits.
- Flexibility to adjust to shift work.
- Absence of health problems which may affect the ability to lift, stand for long periods, or perform repetitive movements.
- Absence of allergies to substances on the skin and the ability to wear gloves for extended periods of time.
- Ability to lift at least 25 lbs, stand for a long period of time, and work in a specially designed environment.
A minimum grade of "B" in MDRT 100 and successful completion ("S") of MDRT 110 is required to graduate from the Medical Device Reprocessing Technician Associate Certificate program. Students must successfully complete the theory and clinical portions of the program simultaneously in order to graduate from the program.
Invest in your future
The estimated cost for this program is $6808.
A $720 seat deposit will be required upon acceptance to the program.
These costs are an estimate and do not include books. Costs may change without notice. Student fees vary by campus. Check the fee schedule for more details.
Books for this program can be purchased from the bookstore.
Paying for college
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