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Program Information

School:Nova Scotia Community College
Faculty:School of Health and Human Services
Degree:Diploma
Field of Study:Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Description:As part of the health care team, the medical laboratory technologist (MLT) performs laboratory testing and investigations related to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease in a wide variety of specimens, including blood, body fluids, and tissues. They have direct contact with patients, mainly in the collection of blood specimens. Medical laboratory technologists are scientific fact finders who operate a variety of complicated instrumentation, prepare tissues, study cells and micro-organisms under the microscope and analyze the composition of body fluids and secretions. They work in a dynamic and ever-evolving environment that requires close attention to detail and the ability to work both alone and as part of a team. Aside from their technical skills, the MLT must be able to manage time wisely and communicate clearly.

Graduates who have successfully completed the national certification exam are qualified to apply for licensing with the Nova Scotia College of Medical Laboratory Technologists. Once they become licensed, they are eligible to work in any medical laboratory in the province.
URL:Medical Laboratory Technology at Nova Scotia Community College
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $3,936

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 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 
  •  Grade12 Biology 
  •  Grade12 Chemistry 

High School Graduation Diploma or equivalent, including: Academic Grade 12 with a minimum mark of 70% in English, Mathematics, Biology and a minimum mark of 80% in Chemistry.

Additional Admission Requirements:
    A current, official Criminal Record check and Vulnerable Sector check are required to complete work placements in this program. A conviction on your criminal record may impact your ability to complete program requirements. Inability to obtain a work placement will impact the student's ability to complete program requirements and proceed through to graduation. Information on this process will be provided at the beginning of your program. Health & Human Services programs have additional requirements including immunizations and completion of first aid/CPR. You must submit documentation that you have completed these requirements at the beginning of your program.

    * 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 August 13, 2018