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.
This program is recognized by the BC Society of Laboratory Science (BCSLS).
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:
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.
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.