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Medical Lab Assistant/Technician Program Summary

Trillium College’s Medical Lab Assistant/Technician diploma program gives you the knowledge and practical skills needed to play an important role in promoting community health while working under the direct supervision of physicians, registered medical technologists and other health care professionals. Emphasis is placed on understanding an array of laboratory techniques, as well as ethical and administrative responsibilities in the health care field. As a graduate of this program, you will have the opportunity to take the Ontario Society of Medical Technologists (OSMT) certification exam.

Areas of Focus

This academic program covers information in the following subject areas:

  • Medical Laboratory Operations
  • Specimen Procurement
  • Laboratory Testing
  • Laboratory Safety
  • Medical Terminology and Documentation
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Hematology and Phlebotomy
  • Clinical Microbiology
  • Clinical Chemistry
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Ethics and Professionalism
  • Communication Skills


Employment Opportunities

As a graduate of Trillium College’s Medical Lab Assistant/Technician program, you may find employment in a range of clinical or other settings, including hospital labs, physicians’ offices, private diagnostic testing laboratories, walk-in clinics, pharmaceutical laboratories and insurance agencies.

Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12 diploma or equivalent, or mature student status (18 years of age)
  • Current immunization record
  • Submission of a clear Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) report
  • Letter of recommendation attesting to the student’s suitability for work in the field


  • Medical Lab Assistant/Technician Schools in Ontario

    The Medical Lab Assistant/Technician program at Trillium College is offered at the following accounting school locations: