Medix College’s Medical Laboratory Assistant / Technician program is accredited by EQUAL Accreditation Canada.

EQual Accreditation Canada provides accreditation services for professional, entry to practice, education programs. The program involves a six-stage accreditation process conducted over a six-year cycle.

Accreditation Canada delivers a wide range of high-impact assessment programs for health and social service organizations, powered by HSO, and customized to local needs. For more than 60 years, Accreditation Canada has been working with health, social and community service organizations to advance quality and safety.

Medical Lab Technician Assistant Program Details

Medical Laboratory Professionals’ Association of Ontario (MLPAO)

Medix College’s Medical Laboratory Technician/Assistant program is approved by the Medical Laboratory Professionals’ Association of Ontario (MLPAO).

The MLPAO is the certifying body for Medical Laboratory Assistants/Technicians (MLA/Ts) in the province of Ontario. The association’s certification program validates that an individual has attained a recognized level of standards and training through MLPAO approved educational institutions. With the use of an examination process, the association has granted MLA/T certification to over 25,000 individuals. 

Certification by the MLPAO is regarded as the preferred examination by many Ontario employers

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About The Program

What You Will Learn In The Classroom

The theory component of the Medical Laboratory 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 Assistant Technician (MLA/T) 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

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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 Medical Laboratory Assistant program can find employment in medical laboratories, hospitals, clinics, research facilities, doctor’s offices, veterinary laboratories, postsecondary educational institutions, and government research laboratories.


Here is a list of some courses:

Clinical Chemistry

The student will develop an understanding of the specimen requirements for routine clinical chemistry tests. The student will gain an understanding…

Urinalysis And Body Fluids

This course introduces the student to the study of body fluids including urine, cerebral spinal fluid, synovial fluid, serous fluids, seminal fluid…


This course introduces participants to the basic knowledge of the physical and chemical properties of clinically significant micro-organisms…

Histology And Cytology

This course will provide students with an understanding of Histology and Cytology. By studying these two disciplines, students will gain a better…

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Career Opportunities

Some examples of positions graduates have progressed to include:

  • Medical laboratory technician
  • Medical laboratory assistant
  • Clinical laboratory assistant
  • Phlebotomist
  • ECG technician

Some additional training is required for certain positions

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Admissions Process

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.

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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!

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Confidential Interview

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?

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Financial Assessment

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.

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Enrollment Ready!

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!

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