Diploma in Medical Laboratory Assistant


Stenberg College

Surrey, Canada

About Course

Key information
: 30 Weeks
Study Type
: Full Time
Tuition fees
: 21,845.50 CAD / Total
Exam Accepted
: IELTS 6.0/9.0 | PTE 51/90
Exam Intake
: May | Jul | Oct
Conditional Scholarship
: NA
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  • Medical Laboratory Assistant

  • Medical Laboratory Assistants are multitasking geniuses. They are responsible for a wide variety of tasks including blood collection (phlebotomy). Moreover, Medical Lab Assistants can perform electrocardiograms (ECGs), collect other samples, prepare specimens for testing, data entry, and fulfill other basic preanalytical procedures. In short, they are integral members of the health care team who contribute to effective patient care.

    If you are able to multi-task, have good communication skills and an interest in working in a laboratory or hospital setting, consider a career as a Medical Laboratory Assistant.

    Stenberg College’s Medical Laboratory Assistant Diploma can prepare you for this rewarding career with hands-on training through labs and practicum placements. You will learn from industry professionals and develop sought-after clinical and technical skills through our diploma program.

    Stenberg College’s Medical Laboratory Assistant Diploma program is offered in-class and online. Our online module is offered once a year in Vancouver Island and Metro Vancouver. Practicum placements on Vancouver Island are offered through LifeLabs in Victoria (and surrounding areas), Nanaimo, Duncan, and Courtenay.

  • Program Advisors will outline practice education requirements for the Medical Laboratory Assistant Diploma program prior to admission. You will be informed of the next steps and timelines upon enrollment. Non-compliance could result in program dismissal. Requirements for practice education placements include:

  • Acceptable Criminal Record Review with Vulnerable Sector Check by the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General
  • Proof of Immunity Status as required by industry
  • Letter of good health completed by a physician
  • Financing Your Education

    You could be eligible for Employment Insurance funding for education, government student loans, as well as other financing options. Stenberg’s Financial Aid Officer would be happy to provide further assistance.

    Additional criteria may be required to fulfill industry guidelines. You will be informed in advance of any requirements that need to be fulfilled for placements.

  • Careers

    As a Medical Laboratory Assistant, you’ll find opportunities for employment in:

  • Hospitals
  • Communities and private laboratories
  • Public health laboratories
  • Based on employment statistics gathered by Stenberg College, the wage range of Medical Laboratory Assistants is from $20.60 – $24.77 per hour depending on experience and location.

    The related national occupation classification number (NOC) for Medical Laboratory Assistants is 3212.

  • Private health insurance companies
  • Research institutions

Entry Requirement

  • Applicant must be high school passed.

Application Process

  • Grade 12 or equivalent
  • Passing Stenberg College’s Admission entrance examination and entrance interview
  • Preference will be given to those with customer service experience
  • Successful completion of a short written essay
  • Passing Verbal Test of English if English is a Second Language or equivalent
  • Minimum typing speed of 40 words per minute
  • Completion of a Criminal Record Consent Form under the Criminal Record Review Act

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