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Medical Laboratory Assistant

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Program Information

School:Confederation College
Field of Study:Medical/Clinical Assistant
Description:Medical Laboratory Assistants are important members of the health care team, working under the supervision of a Medical Laboratory Technologist. They are required to work with patients to perform laboratory tests and procedures, including positioning Holter monitors and performing ECGs. They also collect blood samples for laboratory analysis and assist professionals in the lab. The emphasis is on the practical performance of procedures. Recognition of problems and errors is required.

Graduates of this program will have demonstrated the ability to collect and sort specimens for analysis; perform venipunctures and acquire ECG tracings; prepare reagents, stains and media; prepare body fluids and tissues for microscopic examination and/or analysis; and perform routine technical procedures. Graduates are qualified to write the Ontario Society of Medical Technologists (OMST) and the Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) certifications exams.
URL:Medical Laboratory Assistant at Confederation College
Length:2 Year(s)

Admission Requirements


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

  •  Grade12 Mathematics 
  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade11 Chemistry 
  •  Grade11 Physics  or  Grade11 Biology 

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (or equivalent) with courses from the College (C), University (U), University/College (U/C), or Open (O) preparation levels with Grade 12 English (C/U) Level. or successful completion of the Mature Student Assessment. or successful completion of the General Education Development Test (GED). or appropriate credits from the Academic and Career Entrance program (ACE). Additional Required Course/s: Grade 12 Math (College or University Preparation) & Grade 11 or 12 Chemistry (College or University Preparation) & Grade 11 or 12 Biology OR Physics (College or University Preparation)

* 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 February 14, 2015