This program will be delivered in a blended format for the Winter 2021 term. The majority of courses will take place online, with certain labs and hands-on learning scheduled on campus. Learn more
Graduates can pursue job opportunities in medical device reprocessing departments, operating rooms, doctor’s offices, dental clinics, surgical centres and specialty areas of acute care, community care and extended care facilities. Potential positions include:
- medical device reprocessing technician
- sterile processing technician
- service aide
Related careers include:
- optometric assistant
- recreational therapy aide
- chiropractic aide
Admission and selection
- Winter 2021 start: applications open March 30, 2020, and are continually accepted.
- Summer or fall 2021 start: applications open Oct. 7, 2020 and are continually accepted
- At least 50% in English Language Arts 30-1 or English Language Arts 30-2, AND,
- At least 50% in Science 20 or Biology 20 or Chemistry 20, or at least 60% in Science 24
- All applicants must demonstrate English Language Proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.
Direct entry: four-step process
Step 1: Read the program information to see the qualities needed for student success.
Step 2: Ensure that you meet all of the admission requirements listed above.
- Admission will be extended on a first-qualified, first-offered basis until the program is full.
Communication during selection
Email is the primary source of communication during the selection process. Ensure your personal email account is managed appropriately to receive our emails, files and communications.
We recommend you add email@example.com and the sait.ca domain to your safe senders list or you risk missing critical email messages. Please check your junk mail or trash folders for communication from SAIT. The program does not follow-up on selection packages which are not returned.
Interested in a single course?
You need a SAIT ID number to register. Log in to mySAIT to register now.Forgot your password? Visit us in-person at our ITS Helpdesk in MB027 – Stan Grad Building, or by phone 403.210.4357.
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If you’ve ever applied to SAIT or taken a summer camp, culinary class or Continuing Education course you may already have a SAIT ID. Please note, you cannot create multiple SAIT IDs and it will delay your registration if multiple IDs are created for the same person. We can help you recover your SAIT ID number so you can proceed with your registration.
This program is a continuous distance delivered program and each course is offered every two months throughout the year.
Looking for course descriptions and requisites? Visit the course catalogue
|COURSE CODE||COURSE NAME||CREDIT|
|INFC-206||Infection Control and Decontamination||1.5|
|SPRO-227||Packaging Materials and Techniques||1.5|
*SPRO-255 (Professional Practice) must be taken at the same time as PRAC-296 (Practicum).
Students must attain a PGPA and/or a CGPA of 2.0 or better in each semester and pass the necessary prerequisite courses to progress through the program. To qualify for graduation, students must pass all courses, attain a CGPA of 2.0 or better and complete course requirements within the prescribed timelines.
The opportunity to advance your education through transfer to, within or from SAIT is available. Visit transfer options to learn more.
The following tuition and fees are based on a full-time course load. The total cost for tuition and fees may vary depending on the number of courses taken during a period.
Domestic Tuition and Fees*
|Year||Tuition fees||SAIT fees||Saitsa fees||Health & Dental Plan||2020/21 total|
Campus athletic and recreation Fee: $171.20
Universal transit pass (UPass): $310 - Check eligibility here.
Student support fee: $100
Student technology fee: $100
Health and Dental Fees
- Health Plan: $122
- Dental Plan: $130
- For students with existing health and/or dental plans, please refer to the Saitsa website for information on opting out.
- Health and Dental Plan: $344
- For more information on Health and Dental Benefits for International students please contact the International Centre.
Books and supplies*
- Books and supplies are approximately $400.
- Students are responsible for any additional expenses related to their practica (i.e. relocation costs if placed outside ofCalgary, food, housing, transportation, etc.).
- The IAHCSMM certification exam fee is approximately $125 and the CSA certification exam fee is approximately $263. Students are responsible for paying these exam fees.
- There is a fee associated with obtaining a Police Information Check including Vulnerable Sector Check, payable to the Police or the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).
- Students must have their immunizations reviewed by the SAIT Health Clinic. There is a $75 charge to review vaccine and medical history. Any vaccines to be administered will result in additional charges.
Find out about tuition and financial aid.
*Tuition, fees, books and supply costs are subject to change.
Next steps for incoming students
Have you been accepted to this program? Here's what you'll need for your first day of classes.
Important dates and deadlines
Find important dates applicable to all students, including your transcript and tuition payment deadlines on our Important Dates page.
✅ Plan ahead ❗️
You are required to complete several health, confidentiality and consent forms before starting your program. All completed and signed paperwork is needed on orientation day.
Ensure you complete all three steps below ahead of orientation.
This program will be delivered in a blended format for the Fall 2020 term due to the COVID-19 pandemic and associated health and safety guidelines. The majority of courses will take place online, with certain labs and hands-on learning scheduled on campus.
How to register for classes
You'll follow a fixed block registration process to enrol in your classes. Learn how to register on our registration and schedules page.
Computers and laptops
This is a bring your own device program with a standard hardware and software requirement. See the specific requirements on our computers and laptops page.
Required personal protective equipment (PPE)
The industry-approved PPE you'll need will be discussed during your first few days of classes.
- Police Information Clearance with Vulnerable Sector Check
- Immunization record
- Health and Wellness Status
- Students may be required to hold either the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM), or the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) certification for the purpose of gaining employment.
To support your success, SAIT offers some short courses before classes start, including PREP 100: The SAIT Experience, ETHI 110: SAIT Ethical Practices and SAFE 165: Safety at SAIT
The booklist will be available about two weeks before classes start.
Can’t find your program or course? The bookstore didn't receive a textbook list. Contact your program directly to determine if they’re still refining course details or if you're in luck, no textbook purchase required this term.
Kimberly Wheelans, Academic Chair