South Campus - Windsor
- Centre for Applied Health Sciences
Three Year - Ontario College Advanced Diploma
519-972-2727 ext. 4442
OSSD with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level plus:
- Grade 12 English - ENG4U, ENG4C, EAE4C or EAE4U
- Grade 12 Math (C) or (U)
- Senior Level Chemistry (C) or (U)
- Senior Level Physics (C) or (U)
- Senior Level Biology (C) or (U)
Mature students - See Admission Procedures
IMPORTANT NOTE - This is an OVERSUBSCRIBED program. Important information about how applicants are ranked for entry into this program can be found here
For more information, see the Admission Procedures document on the Registrar's Office page
Students applying to this program must complete the Health Occupations Aptitude Exam (HOAE) test. Please click here for more information
about the test.
A score is determined for each applicant derived from the Pre-Admission Testing score and from required subjects for admission. Scores are then ranked by highest score and selection is made for the available positions and places on the waiting list.
For high school applicants, all of your Grade 11 courses and the first semester of your Grade 12 courses will be averaged and ranked in order to make the selection for acceptance into this program. When final grades are released applicants must meet the minimum requirement in mandatory courses.
As an important member of the health care team, it is the Medical Laboratory Technologist who assesses the types of blood cells and microorganisms that cause disease, provides chemical analysis of blood and body fluids, performs the processing of tissue samples for microscopic evaluation, and determines the compatibility of blood for transfusion.
This program will appeal to students with a love and knowledge of sciences. They should have good manual dexterity, and must be able to work accurately and quickly under pressure with the ability to make decisions which directly affect the diagnosis and treatment of disease. It's also important to have a professional and caring attitude.
Accredited by the Canadian Medical Association, graduates are eligible to:
- Write the general certificate exams of the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science
- Apply to the College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario for a license to practice in Ontario clinical labs
A nationwide shortage of Medical Laboratory Technologists exists in Canada. Graduates are employed as medical technologists, research assistants, quality control technicians and laboratory technicians in hospitals, public and private medical laboratories, in clinical research and pharmaceutical laboratories, as well as in sales or technical assistance.
- A satisfactory medical exam.
- An up-to-date immunization record including tetanus and diphtheria, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chicken pox), Hepatitis B (incl. Hep B titre within the last 24 months) and TB skin test.
Applicants are required to have the following completed prior to clinical placement. You are responsible for the associated costs.
- NIOSH N95 Respirator Fit Test
- Employer requirement for up-to-date CLEAR POLICE CLEARANCE (vulnerable sector screening)
- MUST be obtained by you, the student.
- The Police Clearance will be required for clinical placement (Semester 6).
- Clinical placements may be located out of town. You are responsible for travel and accommodation costs.
Students who graduate with a GPA of 3.0 or greater may receive advanced standing in up to 17 credits out of the 30 required for a Bachelor of Science (General Science) degree at the University of Windsor.
- Program Physical Demands Analysis: H837
Medical Laboratory Science Program Student Scholarships:
Medical Laboratory Science Certification Links:
The Canadian Forces
(CF) is offering paid education with an employment opportunity for students enrolled in a CF-recognized program. For details, visit www.forces.ca/en/page/paideducation-96#paidcollege-2
Anatomy & Physiology I
Literature: Short Exposition
Algebra & Trigonometry
General Lab. Knowledge
Interprofessional Care in Healthcare
Introduction to Word-Processing Software
Introduction to Presentation Software
Human Anatomy & Phys. II
Med Lab Orientation Skills
Organic Chemistry I
Introduction to Spreadsheet Software
Introduction to Database Software
Human A & P Lab
Intro to Clinical Laboratory
Communication Across Cultures
Clinical Microbiology A
Clinical Chemistry A
Transfusion Science A
Histotechnology & Histology A
Ethics & Professionalism
Mycology & Parasitology
Clinical Microbiology B
Clinical Chemistry B
Transfusion Science B
Histotechnology & Histology B
Clinical Chemistry Internship
Clinical Microbiology Internship
Clinical Work Experience
Transfusion Science Internship
Transfusion Science Review
Clinical Microbiology Review
Clinical Chemistry Review