Algonquin College

Medical Device Reprocessing

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Program Information

School:Algonquin College
Faculty:School of Health and Community Studies (Ottawa)
Degree:Certificate
Field of Study:Alt. and Complementary Med. and Medical Systems, Other
Description:This one-year Ontario College Certificate program prepares students to apply principles of infection prevention and proper handling in the decontamination, inspection, assembly, sterilization and storage of reusable patient care equipment and instrumentation in healthcare settings.

This unique program offers a combination of theory, lab practice, simulation and clinical experience. Students explore concepts of working in a healthcare environment including basic human anatomy, medical terminology, patient interventions and employee and patient safety. Students gain manual dexterity by practicing with patient equipment and surgical instrumentation in simulation labs and reprocessing equipment in clinical healthcare settings. Graduates may seek employment opportunities in healthcare facilities, such as hospital medical device reprocessing departments, public and private endoscopic clinics, dental clinics and surgical-centres.
URL:Medical Device Reprocessing at Algonquin College
Course Based:Yes
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $1,576
International: $6,153

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent. Applicants with an OSSD showing senior English and/or Mathematics courses at the Basic Level, or with Workplace or Open courses, will be tested to determine their eligibility for admission; OR Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) certificate; OR General Educational Development (GED) certificate; OR Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without a high school diploma at the start of the program). Eligibility may be determined by academic achievement testing for which a fee of $50 (subject to change) will be charged.

International applicants who meet the program eligibility requirements are required to complete preparatory courses (4-months in duration): Introduction to Canadian Health Studies (ICHS). Students who successfully complete the introduction will then proceed to their original health program of choice. The ICHS requires applicants to submit an academic IELTS score.

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based)

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on June 26, 2018

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