About the program

Graduates of this part-time program will acquire the knowledge and skills for career opportunities in hospitals, surgical centres and health care settings related to the sterilization, preparation and storage of equipment, instruments and supplies. Students will learn critical techniques in safe handling of instrumentation, infection control and aseptic techniques.

Program information

All courses must be completed within 5 years of acceptance into the program.

Admission requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, OR 19 years of age or older.

Note re: admission requirements

  • Students must be able to receive instruction, respond and research in the English language.

Admission procedures

  • Submit a completed Conestoga College Program Application Form.
  • Attach proof of Admission Requirements.
  • Final selection is made following an assessment of the admission requirements.

Program requirements

Courses must be completed in sequence as offered with the exception of Medical Terminology and Human Relations.

Graduate opportunities

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/home

Program outcomes

  • Apply knowledge of the principles of infection control and personal protection in the decontamination, packaging and sterilization of instruments and equipment.
  • Perform decontamination procedures and practices for patient care equipment and surgical instruments.
  • Prepare equipment and supplies of sterilization.
  • Package instruments and supplies.
  • Sterilize instruments and supplies
  • Clean, check and prepare micro-instruments for sterilization.
  • Identify predictable problems in the care and handling of instrumentation.
  • Identify the principles of inventory control, sterile storage and distribution of supplies.
  • Communicate effectively with co-workers.

Program related resources

Program contact

Program contact

Continuing Education
Upcoming registrations

Mark your calendar with our registration dates, so you can plan your future.

Spring registration: Opens March 11, 2024
Fall registration: Opens July 22, 2024