BECOME A
MEDICAL LABORATORY
ASSISTANT IN 28 WEEKS

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Student intakes are twice a year, May and October.

We are currently accepting applications for the next start for our Medical Laboratory Assistant program

To inquire or apply, please phone administration at 604-951-6644 or email to admin@westcoastcollege.com

West Coast College is a pioneer in the training of Medical Laboratory Assistants in British Columbia. West Coast College is the first Private College in British Columbia given permission to train Medical Laboratory Assistants. We began our program in 1991 and are still the employer’s first choice for hiring!

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.

The Medical Laboratory Assistant plays a vital front-line role in the 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; perform front office duties while interacting with clients/patients.

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YOU ARE RIGHT FOR THIS PROGRAM IF:

  • You can work independently as well as part of a team
  • You have the utmost attention to detail and accuracy
  • You have excellent communication skills
  • You have strong eye hand coordination
  • You are caring and compassionate

Medical Lab Assistant

Medical Lab Assistant Program Requirements

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 Enhancements

  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Emergency First Aid
  • CPR Level C, and W.H.M.I.S
  • Communication and Customer Service Skills
  • Job search skills

Medical Lab Assistant Program Enhancements