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Sterile Processing CertificateOFFERED ONLINE
Loyalist College Certificate

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Acquire the knowledge and skills related to the sterilization, preparation and storage of equipment, instruments and sterile supplies for career opportunities in hospitals and health care settings. The program includes eight online courses that provide theoretical knowledge in the safe handling of instrumentation, infection control and aseptic techniques.

Note: Some hospitals may also require reprocessing staff to have the MDRO Certification and/or CSA membership. Learn more at https://mdrao.ca and https://csagroup.org.

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The minimum requirements for admission to any post-secondary program is an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (30 credits) or an Ontario Secondary School Graduation Diploma or the equivalent, with credits at the college or general level, or mature student status as defined.

Applicants who are 19 years of age on the first day of classes in the year of admission, and who do not have an OSSD, are considered as mature applicants. Such applicants must complete the required subjects for admission. If they lack the required subjects, they may be requested to write a diagnostic test.
NOTE: Applicants who are not Canadian citizens or who do not have permanent residence status are not considered under this clause.


This program is not currently eligible to receive OSAP funding.

To learn more about what other funding opportunities may be available, please visit Loyalist’s Financial Assistance Office by Clicking Here

Courses must be taken in the following sequence:
HLTH 8007Medical Terminology
HLTH 8054Working & Communicating in a Medical Setting
HLTH 8174Microbiology & Infection Control for Sterile Processing
HLTH 8172Identification, Care and Handling of Instrumentation
HLTH 8173Decontamination Principles, Procedures and Practices
HLTH 8171Assembly, Wrapping and Packaging of Instrumentation, Supplies and Patient Care Equipment
HLTH 8170Disinfection and Sterilization Concepts and Techniques
HLTH 8175Sterile Storage, Inventory Control and Management of Resources
HLTH 8539 Sterile Processing – Applied
Please note:
Courses must be taken in the sequence noted above
Students must obtain a G.P.A. of 60% or higher to obtain this certificate
Students have seven years to complete the certificate requirements
Courses may not be available every semester while others may have regular monthly intakes
For more information, contact 613-969-1913 or 1-888-569-2547 ext. 2185, distance@loyalistcollege.com

The following courses are currently available and listed in alpha order below by course code.

HLTH 8170

Disinfection, Sterilization Concepts & Techniques

HLTH 8171

Assembly, Wrapping & Packaging

HLTH 8173

Decontamination Principles & Procedures

HLTH 8539

Sterile Processing - Applied

HLTH 8172

Identification and Care of Instruments

HLTH 8007

Medical Terminology

HLTH 8174

Microbiology & Infection Control

HLTH 8054

Working & Communicating in a Medical Setting

HLTH 8175

Storage, Inventory Control & Resource Management