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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 Program Details

    Emphasis in the Medical Lab Assistant/Technician program at Trillium College is placed on understanding ethical responsibilities as well as the diversity of office and laboratory techniques. Students in this program will train for a specific position in the healthcare field, where they will work under the direct supervision of a physician, certified medical technologist or other health care professional. Graduates of this program will gain the prerequisites to apply to write the Ontario Society of Medical Technologists (OSMT) certification exam.

    Employment Opportunities

    Graduates of the Medical Lab Assistant/Technician program may apply their credentials to positions in hospitals, laboratories, physicians’ offices, private diagnostic testing laboratories, walk-in clinics or other medical offices.

    Medical Lab Technician Schools

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


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    Confidence, attention to detail, responsibility and experience (C.A.R.E.) are the objectives of the Medical Laboratory Assistant/Technician Diploma program. Emphasis is placed on understanding the diversity of office and laboratory techniques, ethical responsibilities and the student’s position in the healthcare field, while working under the direct supervision of a Physician, Certified Medical Technologist or other Heath Care Professional. Graduates of this program will have the skills/prerequisites to apply to write the Ontario Society of Medical Technologists (OSMT) certification exam. This exam is offered twice a year.
    Graduates have a wide range of options when deciding where to apply their skills in the Medical Laboratory Technician field. Some settings to consider include hospital labs, physician’s office, private diagnostic testing laboratories, walk-in clinic or many other types of medical office settings.
    • Grade 12 or equivalent or mature student status (18 years of age)
    • Passing score on the entrance evaluation
    • Successful interview with a Registrar
    • Letter of recommendation
    • Up to date immunization

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