What’s it like to be a Medical Laboratory Assistant in British Columbia?

Become a Medical Lab Assistant, British Columbia

What’s it like to be a Medical Laboratory Assistant in British Columbia?

The Medical Laboratory Assistant’s role is vital in a front-line Health Care Team. A Medical Laboratory Assistant’s main duties are to collect blood samples from patients; process blood samples and other biological samples for laboratory testing, perform electrocardiograms, and perform front office duties while interacting with clients/patients.

This is a 28-week Diploma Program consisting of 24 weeks of theoretical and clinical study and 4 weeks of practicum in a hospital or private laboratory arranged for you by West Coast College. Our program has two intakes per year, one in October and one in May.

With only 2 opportunities per year to join the West Coast College Medical Lab Assistant program, and limited seats, don’t wait!

Next program starts October 2022

Who makes a great Medical Lab Assistant?

Work well independently as well as part of a team

Enjoy work that is detail-oriented and needs to be accurate

Excellent communication skills

Strong Eye-Hand Coordination

Able to type 40 WPM

Being caring and compassionate.

Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12, G.E.D., Mature Student Status
  • A pre-admission application and interview
  • Successful completion of an English and Math assessment.
  • Proof of negative TB test or chest x-ray
  • Type 40 wpm
  • Satisfactory completion of a Criminal Record Search

Program Features that Set You Apart

  • Personal and Professional Development

  • Emergency First Aid

  • CPR Level C, and W.H.M.I.S

  • Communication and Customer Service Skills

  • Job search skills

Do you have questions, or want more information? Call to speak to an admissions associate, or send us a message.

From one of our Students:

Thank-you West Coast College for offering such a great program. I had a job before my practicum ended. I am also getting trained on the job!

Cindy Driessen

West Coast College Graduate