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Medical Device Reprocessing Technician - Correspondence Course

The Medical Device Reprocessing Technician - Correspondence Course provides the theory for effective job performance as a MDR Technician. This course is designed for individuals:

  • who lack formal theory instruction and are working in MDR in primary health-care facilities, private clinics and dental clinics, or
  • who need a theory refresher to return to the workforce, or
  • who are living outside of the Lower Mainland, are new to MDR, and need theory training for employment as MDR Technicians.

Students learn concepts and principles in the following areas: Overview of MDR Departments, Professional Practice, Infection Prevention and Control, Occupational Health and Safety in MDR, Medical Devices, Decontamination, Disinfection, Preparation and Packaging, Sterilization, Storage and Distribution, Endoscopes and Quality Assurance. This course is based on Canadian Standards Association (CSA) standards and best practices for safe and effective sterilization of reusable medical devices in Canada.

CSA recognizes VCC as an approved MDRT training provider. Students who meet CSA requirements may be eligible to write the optional CSA Canadian certification exam to become a Certified Medical Device Reprocessing Technician (CMDRT). Please refer to CSA website for specific requirements.

As no clinical skills training is included, hospitals in the Greater Vancouver area and Fraser Valley do not recognize this course for employment. We recommend students living in the Lower Mainland apply for the full-time MDRT Certificate program, which includes supervised theory and clinical skills training in a local MDR Department.




Start Length Credentials Campus Part- or Full-time
Ongoing Varies Statement of Completion OFFSITE Part-time

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International students must first contact International Education at study@vcc.ca or 604-443-8600 to determine eligibility for this program.

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No online registration at this time. Download and complete the (PDF) application/registration form and mail it to VCC Registrar's Office Visit the Registration Desk at our Downtown campus, 2nd floor, 250 West Pender Street, Vancouver [map & business hours]

Program Description

Program Description


Some courses in this program require textbooks. Please call or visit the Downtown Bookstore for more information.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

General

VCC welcomes applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents.


International students

Please note that not all Continuing Studies programs are available to international students. To determine your eligibility, please contact VCC’s International Education Office at: study@vcc.ca or 604.443.8600.



As Vancouver Community College is a post-secondary institution committed to educating adult learners, applicants should be 18 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school.

Program Specific

Missing prerequisites? VCC offers courses in Adult Upgrading and English as an Additional Language to help you meet your goals.

No additional program requirements.

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Program Coordinator: Rebeccah Bennett, VCC Health, 604.871.7000, ext. 8674
Program Assistant: Tina Kirmis VCC Health, 604.871.7000, ext. 8672

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Career Prospects

Career Prospects

Course Schedule

Courses Schedule


Currently Scheduled in Continuing Studies Apr-Aug2017 (201792)

(MDRT 1103) Medical Device Reprocessing Technician Correspondence Course 0 credits    $1,035.00



The MDRT Correspondence Course provides the theory base for effective job performance as a Medical Device Reprocessing Technician. This course is designed for individuals working in medical device reprocessing in primary health-care facilities, private clinics and dental clinics, but who lack formal theory instruction, for individuals returning to the workforce who need a theory refresher, and for individuals living outside of the Lower Mainland who are new to medical device reprocessing and need the theory training for employment as MDR Technicians. Topics covered include Professional Practice in MDR, Infection Control and Safety, Medical Devices, Decontamination, Disinfection, Preparation and Packing, Sterilization, Storage and Distribution, Endoscopes and Quality Assurance.

Registration is on-going for this course. Student may register at any time, and have one year to complete the course. The course is paper-based, and students must successfully pass two multiple choice exams in order to complete the course. A Learning Activities Booklet is provided to enhance student learning, and a tutor is available via email.


More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  20463 OFFSTE Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
M-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday
TBATo be assigned
TBATo be assigned
01-Apr-2017
to 01-Apr-2018
Scott, Kevin
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Upcoming Schedules in Continuing Studies Sep-Dec2017 (201793)

(MDRT 1103) Medical Device Reprocessing Technician Correspondence Course 0 credits    $1,056.62



The MDRT Correspondence Course provides the theory base for effective job performance as a Medical Device Reprocessing Technician. This course is designed for individuals working in medical device reprocessing in primary health-care facilities, private clinics and dental clinics, but who lack formal theory instruction, for individuals returning to the workforce who need a theory refresher, and for individuals living outside of the Lower Mainland who are new to medical device reprocessing and need the theory training for employment as MDR Technicians. Topics covered include Professional Practice in MDR, Infection Control and Safety, Medical Devices, Decontamination, Disinfection, Preparation and Packing, Sterilization, Storage and Distribution, Endoscopes and Quality Assurance.

Registration is on-going for this course. Student may register at any time, and have one year to complete the course. The course is paper-based, and students must successfully pass two multiple choice exams in order to complete the course. A Learning Activities Booklet is provided to enhance student learning, and a tutor is available via email.


More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30318 OFFSTE Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
M-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday
TBATo be assigned
TBATo be assigned
31-Aug-2017
to 31-Aug-2018
Scott, Kevin
Register


Medical Device Reprocessing Technician Correspondence Course (MDRT 1103)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $1,056.62


Fees for Continuing Studies programs and courses are approximate and subject to change without notice. Fees include GST (if applicable) as well as College Initiative and Resource Fees, which vary depending on the individual course. Student Union Fees and UPass Fees will be assessed at time of registration where applicable, and are not included in the fees displayed online. Students are responsible for any increase in fees if advanced payments are made.



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