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Certificate in Medical Device Reprocessing Technician NorQuest College




Course info


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, computer skills, 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.

Student Success

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 human biomaterials

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

Practicum/Work Experience

This program includes a practicum totalling 400 hours.

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 are required to work full-time during the practicum and provide their own transportation to the facility.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Certificate in Medical Device Reprocessing Technician.

Online/Distance with attendence (27 weeks)

Tuition fees

CAN $16,213 for the entire course. The given fee is for full time and it's a guide for online students

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution




NorQuest College

10215 108 Street NW,


Alberta (AB),

T5J 1L6, Canada

Entry requirement for international students

Students are required to complete international academic qualification equivalent to Canada Ontario High School.

English Language Proficiency:

IELTS Academic: 6.5, no section score below 6; TOEFL iBT: 84, no section score below 21; CLBA: No section score below 8; CELPIP General: 8, no section score below 7; CAEL: 60, no section score below 60; NorQuest coursework: Minimum of 80% on ESLS 8000 or 8100, and 80% in ESLW 8000 or 8100; or minimum of 50% in ESLG 1860 and 1861

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