Medical Device Reprocessing - 927

Ontario College Certificate
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Gain the knowledge and skills to be able to reprocess reusable medical devices appropriately!
Nurse working with Medical Equipment.

The next intake of new students for this program is Fall 2019, registration opens August 1st.  See the Course Schedule tab to the left for details on the program progression.

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.

If you have any questions about this program, please do not hesitate to reach out to us!


Program Length Approximately 1 year


** fees as of Fall 2018 and subject to change

Theory Courses: $295.40 each (4); Preplacement/Clinical Service: $101.00; Lab Experience: $337.60; Clinical Experience: $820.63

Program Intakes Fall



Q: Can I take these courses in any order?

  • No, because 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 Clinical FAQ below.

Please see our FAQ for general information on courses and programs offered through Continuing Education at Mohawk College. 

Preclinical / Clinical Information

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

Program Contact
Continuing Education Health and Nursing
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) OR 19 years of age or older.
  • 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.

The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the 2018/19 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 Mohawk College Bookstore Textbook Search (opens in new window) for information on textbooks.

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.


  • All theory courses and labs have been completed.
  • All HLTH10223 Pre-placement requirements have been met.


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 and HLTH10223
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
Prerequisites: HLTH10223
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

Course Schedule

Course Code Course Name Fall
(Sep to Dec)
(Jan to Apr)
(May to Aug)
HSCI 10121 Medical Device Reprocessing - Introductory Classroom    
HSCI 10123 MDR Principles and Practices 1 Classroom    
HSCI 10124 MDR Principles and Practices 2   Classroom  
HSCI 10122 MDR Laboratory Experience   Fieldwork  
HSCI 10125 MDR Principles and Practices 3   Classroom  
CLIN 10059 Clinical Experience MDR Fieldwork Fieldwork



Students must also enroll in HLTH 10223 during their first term and complete the required health clearances in order to attend both the Laboratory Experience and Clinical Experience.

Questions about CE at Mohawk College? Please see our FAQ!