Medical Device Reprocessing - 927

Ontario College Certificate
Mix of classroom and online
This program is moving to a blended delivery! Theory courses will now be offered online. The next available intake is Fall 2021.
Nurse working with Medical Equipment.

Gain the knowledge and skills to be able to reprocess reusable medical devices appropriately!

Medical Device Reprocessing technicians are responsible for sterile supplies, equipment and instruments in health care facilities.

Through a combination of theory and hands-on practice, in this specialized program you will learn proper sterilization, cleaning, remanufacturing, testing, packaging and labelling of medical devices to function in a Medical Device Reprocessing Department.

You do not need to apply to begin this program, simply ensure you meet the admission requirements (listed on the Admissions & Registration tab) and then you may register for any available courses.

Program Length

Approximately 1 year

* fees subject to change

Theory Courses: ~$240 each  Preplacement/Clinical Service: ~$100  Lab Experience: ~$275  Clinical: ~$615

Intakes Fall


Q: Can I take these courses in any order?

  • No, this program follows a sequence, you must complete the Introductory course (HSCI10121) before anything else is taken.  Each course has a prerequisite, so you must take each course and complete it before registering for the next. 

Q: Is HLTH10223 a course?

  • No, HLTH10223 is all of your health clearances that you will need to complete before entering into a lab or placement.  For more information, see the Field Placement/Clinical tab.

Contact Continuing Education

Continuing Education Health and Nursing

  • If English is not your first language you require an English comprehension test from Mohawk College. (CLB) Canadian Language Benchmark of 7 also accepted.

You do not need to apply to begin this program. Start by ensuring you meet the admission requirements listed above and then register for the courses listed in the Program of Studies when they are offered.  Some courses have prerequisites, so please check the Program of Studies for details. Find out how to register for a course.

Financial Assistance Information

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The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the current academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion contact Continuing Education - Health and Nursing 

Click on the Course number or Course title for more information on each course.

Visit the Textbooks page for information on ordering your course materials.

A selection of courses are available each term. Courses that are currently not available (N/A) for registration may be offered in the future – check back frequently.

NOTE: YOU MUST register for HLTH10223 to complete required health clearances prior to registration in HSCI10122 - MDR Laboratory Experience and CLIN10059 - Clinical Experience Medical Device Reprocessing.

Mandatory Courses

Register Course number Course title Course Hours
Course description: Apply MDR Theory in a full-time preceptored experience in a hospital setting.
Credits: 4
Prerequisites: HSCI10125
Course description: The preliminary theory course provides the theoretical foundation of sterile processing. The course content discusses the standards, the environment and the different areas of an MDR department.
Credits: 2
Course description: This course encompasses interactive learning activities within skills labs. The course is led by teachers who are experienced in the MDR environment to prepare the student for the MDR clinical.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: HSCI10121 and HLTH10223
Course description: The second theory course provides knowledge and technique necessary to assume responsibilities for decontamination and disinfection. Microbiology and Infection Control is the basis for this course.
Credits: 2
Prerequisites: HSCI10121
Course description: The third theory course provides knowledge and technique necessary to assume proper instrument assembly and different methods of sterilization.
Credits: 2
Prerequisites: HSCI10123
Course description: The fourth theory course will include Event Related Sterility as it pertains to storage and distribution Material Management and professionalism will also be covered.
Credits: 2
Prerequisites: HSCI10124 and HSCI10122

The list of scheduled course offerings for this program is below. Please note that all offerings are subject to change. Not every course is offered every semester, so please consider this schedule when planning your academic path.

Course Code Course Name Fall
(Sep to Dec)
(Jan to Apr)
(May to Aug)
HSCI10121 Medical Device Reprocessing - Introductory Classroom Classroom  
HSCI10123 MDR Principles and Practices 1 Classroom Classroom  
HSCI10124 MDR Principles and Practices 2   Classroom Classroom
HSCI10122 MDR Laboratory Experience   Fieldwork Fieldwork
HSCI10125 MDR Principles and Practices 3 Classroom Classroom Classroom
CLIN10059 Clinical Experience Medical Device Reprocessing Fieldwork Fieldwork


Getting Started

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Preclinical / Clinical Information

Students preparing for laboratory and clinical experience should visit our Preclinical / Clinical webpage and our Clinical FAQ for details and information on the process.