FAQ

Which programs are available at West Coast College of Health Care?
 

West Coast College mainly focuses on two major programs

Medical Laboratory Assistant Program – This program has been approved by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.
Veterinary Assistant Program – This program has been approved by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.
We also offer a two-day training course for Medical Laboratory Assistant Graduates:
Phlebotomy Refresher program – This program does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. As such, PTIB did not review this program.
Are the programs full-time or part-time?
Both Medical Laboratory Assistant and the Veterinary Assistant Programs are full-time programs. However, we do offer Phlebotomy Refresher program for students looking to enhance their venipuncture and micro-collection skills. This is a part time training program consisting of theoretical and clinical study.
How long are the programs offered by West Coast College?
Medical Laboratory Assistant program is 28 weeks in duration and the Veterinary Assistant Program is 26 weeks in durations.
Is West Coast College of Health Care a designated school for student funding?
Yes, West Coast College of Health Care is a post-secondary institution designated for StudentAid BC funding.
Is West Coast College Designated?
Yes, West Coast College is Designated by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB). For additional information about the College, please contact WCC Administrative Office, #204 – 9648 128 Street, Surrey, British Columbia 604-951-6644 or call 1-800-807-8558.
Does West Coast College offer online courses?
No, there are no online courses offered by WCC at this time. We believe that face-to-face interaction is a core requirement for learning and skill development in both Medical Laboratory Assistant and Veterinary Assistant Programs. Therefore, we require that our students come to class on a daily basis.

West Coast College FAQ

MEDICAL LABORATORY ASSISTANT

Do you provide a practicum for your students?
Yes, all students that successfully complete the classroom portions of the Medical Laboratory Assistant program will have a practicum in the Lower Mainland provided by West Coast College.