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Medical Laboratory Technician

Centre of Applied Health Sciences, Windsor
Campus:

South Campus - Windsor (H299)
   - Centre for Applied Health Sciences

Program Length:

One Year - Ontario College Certificate (delivered in less than 1 year)

Starts:
September

Contact:


Laurie Hart
(519) 972-2727, ext. 4454
lhart@stclaircollege.ca

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
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 Biology (C) or (U)
Mature students - See Admission Procedures for details.

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.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Graduates of this program have the basic technical and theoretical skills required to work in healthcare laboratories, and assist the Medical Laboratory Technologist in various investigative and clinical laboratory procedures including sample collection and processing.

This program will appeal to students who have good organizational skills. They must also be excellent communicators with good interpersonal skills and a professional image.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Accredited by the Canadian Medical Association, graduates are eligible to write the CSMLS MLA certification exam.
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Diverse employment opportunities exist with hospital, private and public health laboratories, clinics, research labs, and commercial diagnostic supply companies. Lab technician, phlebotomist (responsible for taking blood samples), and clinic assistant are typical positions.

HEALTH REQUIREMENTS
  • 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.
CLINICAL PLACEMENTS
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.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  • Program Physical Demands Analysis: H299
  • CSMLS
YOUR INVESTMENT
Fees are subject to adjustment each year. The standard tuition and compulsory fees for 2013 are as follows:

Total 1st Year Tuition and Compulsory Fees
$3,687.08
CSMLS exam application and fee approx.
$250.00

Students may be placed at out-of-town sites for Semester 3. These students will be responsible for transportation, accommodation, and other related costs.

For textbook prices see the Bookstore website .

For a breakdown of tuition and other compulsory fees for Canadian, U.S. and International students, see Tuition & Fees.

CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS
Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 1
BIO121
3
Human Biology
MIT211A
2
Computer Studies
MDL707
3
Change and the Workplace
MDL111
4

Introductory Laboratory Knowledge
MDL103
3
Orientation & Med Lab Skills
MDL105A
2
Basic Laboratory Calculations

Semester 2
ELEC1030
3
General Education Elective
MDL202
4
Clinical Chemistry
MDL203
4
Hematology
MDL204
4
Microbiology
MDL205
4
Histotechnology
MDL206A
4
Specimen Collection
Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 3
MDL335
15
Clinical Experience


Last updated 3/27/2014