Centennial College

Medical Laboratory Technician

Save Request Info Compare

Program Information

School:Centennial College
Faculty:School of Engineering Technology and Applied Sciences
Degree:Certificate
Field of Study:Clinical/Medical Laboratory Assistant
Description:Centennial College's Medical Laboratory Technician program will immerse you in the exciting and rewarding world of the medical laboratory, which offers a unique combination of technical employment and the satisfaction of working with a diverse client population.

The program's curriculum is based on the national (CSMLS) and provincial (OSMT) standards of practice for entry-level medical laboratory assistants/technicians (MLA/T). As such, it will focus on ensuring you become proficient in blood sample collection, performing ECGs, using laboratory equipment and medical terminology. Along the way, you'll also develop the professional attitude and demeanour for close patient contact as excellent communication and good interpersonal skills are essential.

The theoretical and practical portions of this Centennial College program will be completed within a year. The third and final semester will be a clinical internship field placement that will offer real-world experience. The compressed delivery format makes the Medical Laboratory Technician program an ideal choice if you wish to quickly enter the workforce.

An MLA/T works under the direction of a medical laboratory technologist and assists in various clinical laboratory procedures. His or her duties include specimen collection, performing ECGs, positioning Holter monitors and processing specimens. With the MLA/T's role expanding, there are opportunities for employment in clinics, private laboratories and hospital laboratories as well as in government, research and veterinary laboratories.
URL:Medical Laboratory Technician at Centennial College
Length:1 Year(s)

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •   Biology 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 

Applicants are required to have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older); English Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission (score of 170 or 171 is required for admission); Mathematics Grade 12 C, M or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take a Centennial College Engineering Math Skills Assessment for Admission; Biology Grade 11 or 12 C or U, or equivalent (official transcript or credential evaluation is required); and proof of English proficiency. Note: Technicians employed in this sector should not be suffering from a mental or physical disorder that could affect their ability to practice in a safe manner.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on September 23, 2019

Request More Information about this Program

Title:
*First Name:
*Last Name:
*Email:
*Date of Birth:
*Address:
*Country:
Province/State:
*City/Town:
Postal Code:
*Phone: (include area code)
*Study Level:
*Interested Programs: (up to 10)
*Intended start date:
Comments:
What happens to the information I submit with this form?
Please type the code shown:CDYRGXWQ  
Submit

Share This