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 OCT 2024

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

Contact Us

Embark on a fulfilling, impactful career with the tools and knowledge that West Coast College's Medical Laboratory Assistant program provides. Enroll today and take the first step toward a brighter future.

For any inquiries or assistance with the application process, please reach out to West Coast College. Our dedicated staff is available from Monday to Thursday, 9 AM to 3 PM (Pacific Time). You can call us at (604) 951-6644, call us toll-free at 1-800-807-8558, or send an email to admin@westcoastcollege.com. We're here to help guide you on your educational journey!

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