Medical Laboratory Technician

Program Code:
3506
School:
School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science
Credential:
Certificate
Program Type:
Post-secondary program
Program Length:
1 year/ 3 semesters
Start Date:
Fall, Winter
Location:
*Morningside Campus
Email:
Telephone:
416-289-5000, ext. 8123

Program Overview

The Medical Laboratory Technician program will expose you to the exciting and rewarding world of the medical laboratory.

This is a collaborative program taught by Centennial’s School of Community and Health Studies and School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science, with representatives from hospitals, private laboratories and the Ministry of Health.

The theoretical, practical and clinical portions of this program are completed within a year, making it an ideal choice for those who wish to quickly enter the workforce.

Curriculum and program objectives are built on the Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) and The Ontario Society of Medical Laboratory Technologists (OSMT) competencies for entry- level Medical Laboratory Technician/Assistants

Students of the Medical Laboratory Technician program, develop professionalism , excellent communication , interpersonal and collaborative skills that prepare them to be an integral member of the health care team. In addition, students will also become proficient in the use of basic laboratory equipment, knowledgeable in general medical terminology and government acts and regulations for medical technicians/assistants.

Theoretical and Practical emphasis placed on:

  • Proficiency in the collection of blood samples;
  • Processing clinical specimens;
  • Performing ECGs;
  • Clinical Hematology, Biochemistry, Pathology, Microbiology and Immunohematology
  • Application of laboratory safety principles

Students gain real work experience through a six-week clinical field placement . 

Successful completion of this program require a minimum C pass grade (60%) in all courses and a minimum 75% in phlebotomy proficiency, proving competency in all areas of the CSMLS and OSMT competency profile for Medical Laboratory Technician/Assistants.  

A career in the medical clinical laboratory offer graduates a unique opportunity to assists the Medical Laboratory Technologist with basic test analysis and performs procedures such as phlebotomy, sample processing and ECG.  

Program Code:
3506
School:
School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science
Credential:
Certificate
Program Type:
Post-secondary program
Program Length:
1 year/ 3 semesters
Start Date:
Fall, Winter
Location:
*Morningside Campus
Email:
Telephone:
416-289-5000, ext. 8123
* Note: For additional course details and campus locations see Program Outline.
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