Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Medical Laboratory Technology

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Program Information

School:Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Faculty:School of Health Sciences: Saskatoon Campus
Degree:Diploma
Field of Study:Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Description:If you’re interested in the science and technology of health care, consider a career as a medical laboratory technologist. It will immerse you in an exciting diagnostic environment, working both independently and as part of a team to perform complex procedures and tests on all types of human specimens. You need to be meticulous, detail-oriented, committed to high standards and have aptitudes for critical thinking as well as math and science. If this sounds like you, check out Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Medical Laboratory Technology program.

Medical Laboratory Technology is a nationally accredited two-and-a-half-year diploma program offered at Saskatchewan Polytechnic in Saskatoon. Experienced instructors guide you through a well-rounded curriculum that includes classroom theory, lab work and actual clinical experiences. You’ll learn about: clinical chemistry and microbiology; hematology and hemopathology; histotechnology and immunology; laboratory practice; specimen collection and handling; and transfusion science.
URL:Medical Laboratory Technology at Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Length:91 Week(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $8,400

Cost shown is for Year 1 of the program.

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70
Prerequisites:*

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

  • 2 of  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics  or  Grade12 Precalculus 
  •  Grade12 Science 
  •  Grade12 Chemistry 
  •  Grade12 Biology 

Applicants are required to have Grade 12 with a minimum grade of 70% in English Language Arts A30, English Language Arts B30, Foundations of Math 30 or Pre-Calculus 30, Physical Science 20, Chemistry 30 and Biology 30. A minimum of 70% in Math B30 and a minimum of 70% in Physics 20 are also accepted. Physics 30 will not be substituted for Physical Science 20 or Physics 20.

Test Scores:
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or CanTEST [min. 4.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 81]
Additional Admission Requirements:
    Accepted applicants will be required to provide: evidence of a Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Search upon admission into the program - at the discretion of the practicum agency, you may be declined access to a clinical or work placement based on the contents of the Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Search (the cost of the Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Search is your responsibility); current immunization records and meet Saskatchewan Polytechnic immunization requirements prior to entry into clinical practicum; evidence of CPR Health Care Provider (HCP), CPR Basic Life Support (BLS), CPR Level 'C' AED or equivalent certification upon admission into the program - CPR certification is valid for two (2) years from the date of completion regardless of the length of time indicated by the provider of the card or certificate - recertification may be required during your studies (the cost of CPR certification is your responsibility); evidence of current N95 and canister respirator mask testing upon admission into the program - N95 and canister respirator mask testing is valid for two (2) years from the date of completion - retesting may be required during your studies (the cost of N95 and canister respirator mask testing is your responsibility); and evidence of 2015 WHMIS Globally Harmonized System (GHS) certification upon admission into the program. Recertification will be required every three years to remain current. The cost of WHMIS certification is your responsibility.

    * 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 April 09, 2019