Full Time Program Details
Medical Laboratory Assistant/Technician (Kingston)
Medical Laboratory Assistant/Technicians are important members of the health care team. Interacting directly with patients, they position Holter monitors, perform ECG’s and collect blood samples for laboratory analysis.
Inside the laboratory they assist other professionals by sorting and preparing samples for testing, operating laboratory equipment, performing basic laboratory testing under supervision, and managing data in computers.
This one year program includes two semesters of learning in our classrooms and laboratories followed by 150 hours of field placement at a participating clinical site.
|Canadian fees | International Fees
2012-13 Tuition fee is $2,532.38.
Compulsory fees are $1,027.15.
Graduates of our program are qualified to write the Ontario Society of Medical Technologists (OSMT) and the Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) certification exams for Medical Laboratory
The College arranges field placement for students. It should be noted that students may be required to train in a location which is not their first choice. Training sites are subject to change. Students are expected to finance field placement costs (travel, room and board).
Medical Laboratory Technicians are employed mainly with private laboratory companies, hospital and public health laboratories and in health care clinics.
Ontario College Certificate
Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent.
- Grade 12 English at the C or U level
- Grade 12 Math at the C or U level
- Grade 11 or 12 Biology or Chemistry at the C or U level
- WHMIS training must be completed prior to attending classes.
- Standard First Aid & CPR Level C + AED training required prior to placement.
- Mask fit testing is required prior to placement.
- Students must have effective written and verbal communication skills in order to demonstrate competency with clients and co-workers.
- Successful students have an aptitude for biological sciences, strong organizational skills and pay attention to detail.
- Experience with computers is an asset.
The health of each applicant accepted into the program must be such that you can (a) cope successfully with the program of instruction including the field placement experience and (b) meet the health requirements of field placement settings.
Current immunization requirements for the program include: two TB skin tests, Tetanus- Diphtheria and Polio (within 10 years), Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR), Hepatitis B and Typhoid. Post immunization titre for Rubella, Measles, Mumps, Chicken Pox and Hepatitis B. Flu shot recommended. Standard First Aid and CPR Level C.
For students' safety, all immunizations and WHMIS training must be completed prior to attending classes - proof of completion is submitted to the Campus Health Centre. CPR Level C, Standard First Aid and Flu vaccine must be completed and proof submitted by the end of semester 1. A current Criminal Background Check (CPIC) including "Vulnerable Sector Screening" will be required prior to field placement. CPIC documents are not submitted to the Campus Health Centre.
COMPLETION OF THIS FORM IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.
An incomplete form will prohibit your participation in the field placements that are a necessary component of your program. This is mandatory. Keep a copy for your records. For further information: Immunizations@sl.on.ca .
Download your Immunization Program Requirements (pdf).
Criminal Background Check:
Applicants are advised that Criminal Background Checks (CBC) conducted by the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) are required for programs with field or clinical placements. Certain criminal convictions may prevent participation in placements and program completion may not be possible. Attaining and paying for a CBC and Vulnerable Sector Screening (OPP) is the responsibility of the student, and these may have to be renewed every three to six months. Applicants with criminal records are advised to contact the Associate Dean/Campus Dean of the respective school prior to applying.
St. Lawrence College offers an extensive Student Scholarship and Bursary Program. Scholarships and bursaries for this purpose are sponsored by external organizations and private individuals. These awards recognize our academic excellence, community involvement, contribution to the quality of College life, outstanding achievement and professional potential. For more details visit "Paying for College".
Program-specific KPI rating:
Published results of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) show that 94.9% of employers were satisfied with the quality of the educational preparation of our graduates (Winter 2009).
Students from health sciences program on placement are covered by Workplace Safety and Insurance Board(WSIB) coverage in the event of an incident.
To be eligible:
- A student must be currently registered in the program;
- The placement must be sanctioned by the educational institution;
- The student must not be paid for the placement.
St. Lawrence College develops university transfer opportunities on a continual basis. For updates on transfer opportunities, conditions, and agreements, check our website under "Full-time Studies > Degrees of Opportunity".
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Semester 1 (15 weeks)
BIOL 102 Biology for the Health Technician (60h)
COMP 150 Computers for the Medical Laboratory Technician (30h)
GENE 60 Professional Development - Gen. Ed. (45h)
LABS 100 Laboratory Techniques (75h)
LABS 125 Technician Skills Integration (30h)
CHEM 106 Sciences for the Laboratory (60h)
TERM 112 Medical Terminology for the Health Technician (30h)
Semester 2 (15 weeks)
BIOL 109 Basic ECG Theory (15h)
CHEM 107 Clinical Chemistry (65h)
HEMA 108 Clinical Hematology (43h)
HSTO 109 Histotechnology (35h)
LABS 103 Specimen Procurement (90h)
MICR 113 Microbiology (35h)
May/June (4 weeks)
INTN 111 Field Placement (150h)
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