Medical Laboratory Technician


  • This program is designed for students who are going to work as a Medical Laboratory Technician/Assistant in a hospital, medical laboratory, clinic, clinical research laboratory etc. In this program students will learn:

    1. Standards of Practice
    2. Medical Terminology
    3. Basic Biology Anatomy and Physiology
    4. Laboratory Mathematics & Quality Control
    5. Sample Procurement Processing and Data Collection
    6. Laboratory Safety
    7. Laboratory Equipment & Supplies
    8. Anatomy Pathology & Cytology
    9. Clinical Microbiology
    10. Clinical Chemistry
    11. Clinical Hematology
    12. Immuno Hematology
    13. Electrocardiograms 


    This program includes 13 modules and co-op placement. It covers all the necessary elements to work as a medical laboratory technician/assistant. We focus on practical and theoretical knowledge. After successful completion of this program, students will be eligible to write the license exam by Medical Laboratory Professionals' Association of Ontario (MLPAO). For more exam information please see https://www.mlpao.org/mlat

     New class starts July 15, 2019. Contact us and apply before class is full. 

  • 36 weeks (900 hours) full-time training including a co-op placement.
  • Applicant must have Grade 12 level education and a university degree/college diploma from a science-related program. They must also have a demonstrated competency in English.
    • Medical Certificate (Immunization Form) is required indicating that the student has up-to-date immunization 
    • CPR & First Aid Certificates – It is preferred to have completed STANDARD FIRST AID and BASIC RESCUER CPR prior to clinical placement
    • A police check of Criminal Record - Must be produced within 30 days of starting school
  • After students finish in-class training, students will have an opportunity to have a minimum 6 weeks of full-time placement in a clinical facility, such as CML, life lab, and hospital etc.  

  • With the aging population there is a growing demand for medical laboratory technician in all aspects of healthcare. This means excellent job opportunities for new professionals entering the medical field! Diploma holders are qualified to accept positions in many medical settings including: 

    • Hospitals
    • Clinics
    • Blood collection centers
    • Public health laboratories
    • Government laboratories
    • Medical laboratories
    • Pharmaceutical Bio-Medical Laboratories
    • Universities
    • Teaching institutions training laboratories
    • Health boards
    • Insurance companies
    • Addiction centers;
    • Blood donor centers;
  • • Medical Laboratory Technician 
    • Medical Laboratory Assistant 
    • Medical Laboratory Assistant 
    • Phlebotomy Technician 
    • Technical Assistant-Medical Laboratory 
    • Phlebotomist 
    • Biomedical Laboratory Technician 
    • Pharmaceutical Biomedical Laboratory Technician 
    • Medical Laboratory Research Technician 
    • Laboratory Technician-Biochemistry 
    • Technical Assistant-Medical Laboratory 
    • Laboratory Technician-Hematology 
    • Laboratory Technician-Blood Transfusion 
    • Laboratory Technician-Histopathology 
    • Laboratory Technician-Microbiology 
  • Medical Laboratory Technician(3212), this is an occupation under Skills Matrix B in the NOC code.
  • Medical laboratory technician work under the supervision of a technologist to conduct routine diagnostic tests, the main duties include the followings: 
    • Blood sample procurement; 
    • Sample preparation for analysis, e.g., separation, numbering (including referral specimens); Reagent preparation; media preparation, smear preparation, i.e. blood films; 
    • Staining of smears; 
    • Cover slipping of slide preparation; 
    • Concentration of stool samples for parasitology examinations; 
    • Planting and streaking of microbiology specimens and controls, including set up of anaerobic and CO2 jars, for reading by a MLT; 
    • Sub culturing of stock cultures in bacteriology; 
    • Titrations using a pH meter; 
    • Urinalysis (excluding microscopic);
    • Set up of erythrocyte sedimentation rates; 
    • Set up of micro hematocrits; 
    • Set up of serology tests, e.g., occult blood, pregnancy test (to be read and interpreted immediately by a MLT); 
    • Routine equipment maintenance; 
    • Temperature monitoring of thermally controlled equipment; 
    • Transcription of results from worksheets to reports; filing of records and retrieval of files; 
    • Glassware washing, housekeeping; 
    • Preparation of kits 
  • Most medical laboratory technicians are employed in hospitals, medical clinics, or health maintenance organizations. They generally work 40-hours a week, which may include weekends. Work is usually very pleasant in clean, air-conditioned offices. Work schedules are often flexible and many employers are now offering excellent fringe benefits.
  • You can view the program video by clicking here

    Pharma-Medical Medical Lab Technician program video





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