Get the Skills to Become a Medical Laboratory Assistant/Technician
10 Month Medical Laboratory Assistant/Technician Program in the Greater Toronto Area
If you are detail-oriented, have good manual dexterity, and strong communication skills, you could have the right personality to enter the high-demand Medical Laboratory Assistant/Technician career field.
As a Medical Laboratory Assistant/Technician, you would be a member of a laboratory that provides diagnostic services. You would collect and assess samples of bodily tissue and run different diagnostic tests on it, using chemical analysis, microscopic examination, or other techniques. Setting up, operating, and maintaining the lab equipment would be a part of your role, as well as making quality control assessments.
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Become Qualified in Medical Laboratory Assistant/Technician Work
Oxford College’s Medical Laboratory Assistant/Technician program prepares you to become integral members of a healthcare team and work alongside other healthcare professionals. The program provides you with the technical skills and knowledge needed to succeed in your career.
As a Medical Laboratory Assistant/Technician, you will learn about laboratory safety, medical terminology, infection prevention, and more. In addition to learning an array of technical skills, you will develop the interpersonal and communication skills needed to offer outstanding client care in a compassionate and empathetic manner.
During the Medical Laboratory Assistant/Technician program, you’ll learn how to:
- Collect blood, tissue, and other samples from patients
- Log patient samples and prepare them for testing
- Set up medical laboratory equipment
- Conduct routine laboratory tests and sample analyses
- Perform quality assurance of testing techniques
- Clean and maintain medical laboratory and medical laboratory equipment
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Get Certified And Become More Employable
Upon successful completion of the program, you will be eligible to write the Examination for Medical Laboratory Assistant/Technicians with Medical Laboratory Professionals’ Association of Ontario (MLPAO). Earning this certificate shows that you meet the high professional standards that MLPAO has set, and makes you more employable. For more information regarding the MLPAO exam, please click here.
Train on State-of-the-Art Facilities (Yes, Really!)
The term “state-of-the-art” gets thrown around a lot, but we really mean it! Our modern facilities are truly clinical-grade. Here, you’ll train on laboratory equipment, the same technology you’ll encounter when you enter the field. Learning in a professional environment on this machinery gives you the first-hand experience and confidence that you need to excel when you enter an actual workplace lab.
Why Accreditation Matters
Oxford College’s Medical Laboratory Assistant/Technician program is accredited by the Medical Laboratory Professionals’ Association of Ontario (MLPAO). Employers look for programmatic accreditation. It means the Medical Laboratory Assistant/Technician program is recognized by a governing body that sets the best practices for that industry. Upon graduation, you can pursue employment as a Medical Laboratory Assistant/Technician having demonstrated that your skills meet the MLPAO’s acceptable level of competency, which is something employers look for.
I like that we have small classes and we can get to know each other. I also enjoy the personal connection with office staff.
Countless Career Opportunities
Graduates are employed in medical laboratories in hospitals, clinics, research facilities, postsecondary educational institutions, and government research laboratories.
Upon completion of the program, you may find employment as:
- Medical Laboratory Technician
- Medical Laboratory Assistant
- and more!
After your training, we won’t leave you hanging. Career Services is here to help you throughout your entire career training journey and afterwards, too. From organizing placements at prominent companies to helping you with your resume, cover letter, and interview tips, you’ll feel confident that you’re putting your best foot forward when it comes time for you to enter into the profession. What’s more, you can access our services after graduation if you need help with the employment hunt. Because when you become a student at Oxford College, you join the Oxford family for life!
Many people need extra financial assistance to attend school. At Oxford, we believe that finances should not be a barrier for anyone seeking higher education. That’s why we have many funding programs in place, including OSAP, Second Career, and private student loans, to name a few. We will also work with you to set up manageable monthly payment plans for you. Sit down with a financial aid advisor, and they’ll help to assess your situation and create a funding plan that works for you.
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