4.5 Month Full Time Certificate Program

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Medical Device Reprocessing Technician sterile supply trayPlay a critical role in health care and work as a member of a team in a fast-paced environment. This program provides the knowledge and appropriate training in response to the increasing demand for trained medical device reprocessing technicians in BC. Students gain theory and application of principals related to decontamination, sterilization, storage and distribution of equipment in a medical device reprocessing area. Graduates will be prepared to work in a variety of settings from acute care hospitals to veterinary clinics.

Program Content:

Medical Device Reprocessing Technician: Theory (140 hours)

Gain theoretical knowledge required to work as entry-level Medical Device Reprocessing Technicians (MDRTs).  

Medical Device Reprocessing Technician: Clinical Skills Basics (56 hours)

Practice valuable clinical skills in a controlled setting.

Medical Device Reprocessing Technician: Clinical/Practicum (344 hours)

Integrate your knowledge and skills in a real MDR setting.  

Course Delivery:

This program is offered on a full-time basis over 4.5 months.  The courses are delivered online, in-person, and on hospital sites.

Flexibility is required, particularly during the clinical/practicum as shifts can be scheduled from 0700 to 1900.  

Practicum placements are currently hosted at Victoria General Hospital, Royal Jubilee Hospital and the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.  Students are responsible for securing accommodation and transportation to support their practicum experience.

Admission Requirements:

The following requirements must be met for entry to the program:

  • Grade 12 graduation, or acceptable equivalent
  • Grade 12 English with a grade of "C" or better; or VIU English Assessment
  • Successful completion of Medical Terminology and Anatomy & Physiology (OSME 002), or equivalent course
  • Successful completion of Interpersonal Skills for Health Care Workers (HHIP 001), or equivalent course

Notes on Admissions:

  • Absence of health problems that may affect ability to lift, stand for long periods, or perform repetitive movements;
  • Absence of allergies to substances on the skin;
  • Familiarity with computers and access to the Internet to participate in the online learning
  • A standards criminal record check and completed Immunization Requirements Form and recent TB skin test report within 3 months of entering the program are required prior to the first day of class.  (If the TB skin test is positive, a negative chest x-ray is required).  Details regarding immunization requirements are available on request.

Important Dates*:

Admissions Open / Applications Accepted February 21, 2018
Application Deadline** May 30, 2018
Registration Deadline & Non-refundable $200 Tuition Deposit Due  Within 3 weeks of admission offer
Balance of Tuition Due August 10, 2018
Last day to withdraw (no refunds will be issued after this date) September 14, 2018
Program Start November 17, 2018
Program End April 13, 2019

* Dates are subject to change

** All applications must be submitted and complete with all required documentation.  Late applications may be accepted if seats are available.

Program Fees***:

Tuition: $8868.90

Student Union Fees: TBD, approximately $100

Student Activity Fees:TBD, approximately $200

*** Tuition and Fees subject to final approval

This program is eligible for student loans.

Graduation Requirements:

A minimum of 75% is required in MDRT 001 and MDRT 002 in order to participate in MDRT 003. 

To be eligible for the Certificate of Program Completion, the student must successfully complete all courses.  A minimum of 75% is required to pass each course.

Students are required to attend all schduled classes, labs, and practicum experiences.  Students who do not meet the attendance requirement may not qualify to receive the Program Certificate.

Contact Information:

Deirdre Godwin, Program Assistant,
Professional Development and Training (H&HS)
Phone: 250.740.6322
Email: Deirdre.Godwin@viu.ca

Please see Program Availability for up to date application information.

Revised February 2, 2018

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