West Coast College of Health Care - Abbotsford

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Medical Laboratory Assistant

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Program Information

School:West Coast College of Health Care - Abbotsford
Degree:Diploma
Field of Study:Clinical/Medical Laboratory Assistant
Description:West Coast College is a pioneer in the training of Medical Laboratory Assistants in British Columbia. West Coast College is the first Private College in British Columbia given permission to train Medical Laboratory Assistants. We began our program in 1991 and are still the employer’s first choice for hiring!

This is a 28-week Diploma Program consisting of 24 weeks of theoretical and clinical study and 4 weeks of practicum in a hospital or private laboratory arranged for you by West Coast College. The Medical Laboratory Assistant plays a vital front-line role in the Health Care Team. A Medical Laboratory Assistant's main duties are to collect blood samples from patients; process blood samples and other biological samples for laboratory testing; perform electrocardiograms; perform front office duties while interacting with clients/patients.
URL:Medical Laboratory Assistant at West Coast College of Health Care - Abbotsford
Length:28 Week(s)

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

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

    Applicants must have completed Grade 12 or a GED, or be 19 years of age or older. A pre-admission interview and English and math assessment are also required. Applicants must be able to type at least 40 WPM, and must satisfactorily complete a criminal records search. Finally, applicants must provide proof of a negative TB test.

    * 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 22, 2014