Medical Laboratory Technician/Assistant Diploma Program
Medix College’s Medical Laboratory Technician/Assistant program immerses you in the exciting world of the medical laboratory, which offers a unique combination of technical skills and job satisfaction working with a diverse population within the healthcare field. In just over a year, you will learn how to conduct a variety of routine medical laboratory tests.
Graduates will also be eligible to write both the provincial (OSMT) and national (CSMLS) exams to gain industry certification in the field. Through our notable partnerships with several hospitals and laboratories across the GTA, students are provided real-world experience during their field placement., making Medix’s Medical Laboratory Technician/Assistant program an ideal choice.
Medix College’s MLTA program is accredited by EQUAL Accreditation CanadaTM.
Medical Laboratory Professionals’ Association of Ontario (MLPAO)
Medix College’s Medical Laboratory Technician/Assistant program is a part of the Medical Laboratory Professionals’ Association of Ontario (MLPAO) formerly the Ontario Society of Medical Technologists (OSMT).
The MLPAO represents medical laboratory professionals in Ontario on a variety of committees including: CORPHA, Coalition of Ontario Regulated Health Professions’ Associations (CORHPA), Allied Health Professional Development Fund and IQMH Stakeholders Forum to name a few.
What You Will Learn In The Classroom
The theory component of the MLTA program consists of anatomy & physiology, medical terminology, professionalism & ethics, laboratory safety, hematology & immunohematology, ECG fundamentals, clinical chemistry, urinalysis & body fluids, histology & cytology, microbiology, laboratory math & analytical quality assurance, communications, CPR and more.
What You Will Learn In The Labs
A Medical Laboratory Technician works under the direction of a Medical Laboratory Technologist and assists in various clinical laboratory procedures including but not limited to:
- Providing patient reception and documentation
- Collecting blood, tissue, and other samples from patients
- Appropriately handling and distributing specimens to be analyzed by other members of the laboratory team
- Logging patient samples and prepare them for testing
- Cleaning and maintaining medical laboratory equipment
- Conduct routine laboratory tests and sample analyses
- Perform electrocardiograms (ECG’s), applying an understanding of heart activity and heart electrical conductivity
- Positioning Holter monitors
- Performing quality assurance of testing techniques
- Maintaining a safe working environment
What You Will Learn Outside of the Regular Classroom Setting
TPI-MAS helps students recognize the choices they have in life and how to control how they think to change the way they live their lives. Students will understand how the human mind works and how their beliefs and attitudes influence the present and shape the future. The program encourages students to have a positive outlook and strive for goals despite any challenges and obstacles.
The Enriched Academy program will teach you how to manage your money and build a solid financial future.
What You Will Do During Career Search
Why choose the Medical Laboratory Technician/Assisting Program at Medix College?
Graduates of the MLTA program can find employment in medical laboratories, hospitals, clinics, research facilities, doctor’s offices, veterinary laboratories, postsecondary educational institutions, and government research laboratories.
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Urinalysis And Body Fluids
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Histology And Cytology
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Some examples of positions graduates have progressed to include:
- Medical laboratory technician
- Medical laboratory assistant
- Clinical laboratory assistant
- Cardiology technologist
Some additional training is required for certain positions
Our Mission at Medix College is to “service with excellence the needs of our community and the needs of our graduates by matching skills“.
We can’t do this without you.
We have designed a four step admissions process that ensures we admit the right students with the potential to become great graduates that serve their communities with excellence.
Connect with Us
The first step is to connect with our admissions team, we are here for you! We know you have questions the good news is we have answers. All you have to do to get started is fill out a form, call, text, email or even yell if you are close enough and we will commence your academic journey!
Now let’s get a little serious. When we meet, we will review your academic and career goals, talk about your options and determine your eligibility.
The key for Medix is that you possess the right Attitude and Aptitude to be successful as a student and more importantly an employed Graduate of Medix. The interview and evaluations will help us determine your eligibility. Sounds exciting, doesn’t it?
Whether you have been fortunate enough to put money aside or you just can’t seem to imagine how you would pay for College, not to worry, we have a Team here to help. I know free would be preferred, but you know what they say, the best things in life are never free! During this appointment, we will determine your eligibility with one of our many different financial aid options.
Financial assistance may be available for those who qualify.
Last but certainly not least, after all the meetings and deliberation, we did it!
You are excited, comfortable with your chosen field and it is now time to put pen to paper and enroll.
Your admissions representative will take you step by step through all the forms to ensure you are prepared for the journey ahead.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Medix family soon!