St. Lawrence College

Medical Laboratory Science

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Program Information

School:St. Lawrence College
Faculty:Kingston campus
Degree:Diploma; Advanced
Field of Study:Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Description:Medical Laboratory Technologists conduct sophisticated diagnostic tests on blood, body fluids and tissues to provide important information used in detecting illness and monitoring health. They enjoy rewarding careers where they use their skills to; measure chemical components in blood and body fluids, detect diseases in blood cells, perform blood typing and cross-matching for blood transfusion, detect and identify infections caused by bacteria and fungi, and prepare surgical and autopsy tissues for analysis. Medical Laboratory Technologists represent one of the largest groups of professionals in health care.

The final year of the program occurs inside the laboratories of partner hospitals and private institutions and is arranged by the College. Students are expected to finance clinical placement costs (tuition, travel, room and board). Start date and location for third year placement are determined by program and clinical site requirements. Locations may include: Kingston Health Sciences, Brockville General Hospital (rotations at Kingston Health Sciences), Quinte Healthcare (Belleville Site), Mount Sinai Hospital, LifeLabs (Belleville site, rotations at Quite Healthcare), EORLA (Eastern Ontario Regional Laboratory Association) Ottawa sites including: The Ottawa Hospitals (Civic, General and Riverside Campuses) with possible rotations at Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), The Montfort (Hospital), and Queensway Carleton Hospital, Sick Kids (Toronto), and Grand River/St. Mary's Hospitals, Kitchener.

This program is not open to International students.
URL:Medical Laboratory Science at St. Lawrence College
Length:3 Year(s)

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*85
Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 
  •  Grade12 Chemistry 
  •  Grade11 Biology 
Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with the majority of Grade 11 and 12 courses at the C, U or M level. For OSSD equivalency options, see our Admission Requirements.
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 213] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 78] or Pearson Test of English (Academic) [min. 60] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60]

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* 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 July 29, 2022