Program Information

This Board of Governors certificate program will provide the skills to function safely and competently in a processing department or a surgical suite in acute care hospital settings.

This certificate program equips a Sterile Supply Processing Technician to decontaminate, disinfect, inspect, assemble, sterilize, and store sterile supplies and reusable patient care equipment. Training is broad-based to ensure transferability of knowledge and skills to other tertiary care settings and includes a supervised preceptor clinical placement involving hands-on experience in a processing department.

Placement Registration Restrictions

Due to COVID-19 related restrictions on student work placements, registration into the courses in this program is currently restricted to the following groups

  • Students who have already officially enrolled in the program
  • Students whose current employer can accommodate their work placement requirements
  • Students who wish to take individual courses from the program but are not planning on doing a work placement or pursuing the full credential
  • Students who have sufficient work experience to meet the program's work placement learning outcomes via the Prior Learning Assessment (PLAR) process

To determine whether you are eligible to enroll in winter term courses for this program based on the above criteria, please contact

We thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we respond to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation.

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Admission Requirements

O.S.S.D. or equivalent

Mature applicants must be at least 19 years of age by the start of classes and be out of secondary school for at least one year. Mature applicant testing is available in the Counselling Department. The test(s) will demonstrate equivalency in required admission subjects. For more information please contact the Counselling Department at ext 3412.

Applications for this program are not accepted through

If you are taking part-time courses with the intention of completing a program and earning a credential, you must meet Admission Requirements outlined on the program page. It is the student's responsibility to supply proof of admission requirements to the Office of the Registrar before he/she has completed three courses in the program.

If you do complete the program and do not have the appropriate admission requirements, you will be ineligible to receive your certificate or diploma.

If you believe you have an equivalent level of knowledge and would like credit for Prior Learning Assessment, please contact Counselling at 519-542-7751 ext 3412 at least two weeks before classes begin.

Course List

Program Maps

Current Students

Current students can view program maps from previous years on the mylambton website. 

You will need to login with your C# and password in order to access your program map.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates may find work in sterile processing positions within hospital and medical office environments.

Online Education

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