Westervelt College Medical Laboratory Technician Assistant Program prepares you to apply for employment in a variety of laboratory settings. The program consists of theory, practical skills, and practicum components which have been mapped to the Standards of Practice outlined by the national CSMLS Competency Profile – MLA and the provincial MLPAO MLA/T Competency Guidelines.
Upon successful completion, you will receive a Westervelt College Diploma which will allow you to sit the national and provincial certification exams. The costs associated with these exams will be the responsibility of the applicant. Please visit the CSMLS and MLPAO websites for more information with regards to the certification exams.
*Additional fees apply
We aim to:
- Prepare students for the competitive medical laboratory field
- Prepare students for entry-level employment in hospital laboratories, private laboratories, private clinics and research
- Align our curriculum to both the provincial and national certification bodies by aligning our objectives to the accreditation criteria
- Prepare students to write the national and provincial certification exams.
- Encourage the students to become passionate about their profession by continuing education and taking an active role in their national and provincial professional associations.
Graduates are qualified to work in clinical laboratories in hospital and community settings, specimen collection centres, research laboratories, fertility clinics and Canadian Blood Services.
Tuition & Fees
Medical Laboratory Technician Assistant Diploma Program tuition fees for Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents.
This pricing is effective August 1, 2020
*This is the cost of the textbooks that the students will own. Students will have access to other textbooks that they can use and return to the college at no cost to the student at the end of each term. Financial Assistance may be available for those who qualify. For assistance, please contact our Admissions team for more information.
Students are required to pay for uniforms, criminal records check, fees associated with externship (transportation, parking, lunch), costs for immunization and graduation fee.
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma or the equivalent, or if 18 years of age or over, you may apply as a mature student and write an entrance exam .(©Wonderlic)with a minimum passing score of 14 or higher.
- Meet with an Admission Representative for a confidential interview. During the interview process, the admission representative will review your academic career goals, English proficiency and determine your eligibility for the program.
Note: Some Externship sites may request further immunizations and a criminal record check with a vulnerable sector screening.
Westervelt College Immunization Health Form requirements
Completion of the Westervelt College Immunization Health Form is a MANDATORY form that must be completed. The complete form must be completed before the externship. THIS FORM IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY any costs associated with the completion of the Westervelt College Immunization Health Form.
- Proof of OSSD or equivalent OR successful completion of the entrance evaluation (for mature students)
- English Proficiency
- Admissions Interview
- Westervelt College Immunization Health Form* (completed within 60 days of program start)
*NOTE: Externship sites may request additional immunizations and a clear criminal record check with vulnerable sector screening
Criminal Background Check
Applicants are advised that Criminal Background Checks (CBC) and Vulnerable Sector Checks conducted by the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) may be required for some externships. Criminal convictions may prevent participation in certain externships.
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