This full time program is designed to prepare students for employment as a Medical Laboratory Assistant in either a private, hospital or public health laboratory. The program consists of a combination of theory and practical experiences. Students learn how to collect and process various biological specimens, including blood, for testing and analysis. Administrative functions to support the operation of the medical laboratory are also discussed. Students also learn how to perform cardiac monitoring tests, including electrocardiograms and Holter monitoring.
Graduates of the program meet the British Columbia Society of Laboratory Science’s current Competencies of an Entry-Level Medical Laboratory Assistant.
|Start||Length||Credentials||Campus||Part- or Full-time|
|May, September||6 months||Certificate||Broadway||Full-time|
Applicants are advised to apply as soon as possible. Students who have officially applied and met all admission requirements are sent a letter of acceptance approximately four to five months before the next available program
|Online||Fax / Mail||In Person|
|If you're ready and know the program you want, apply now.||Download and complete the (PDF) application/registration form and fax to 604.443.8450||Visit us at one of our campus locations.|
After you apply, you can check application status to see if all of the requirements have been met or to update contact information. Please use the temporary login ID and Personal Identification Number (PIN) that you used to complete your original online application.
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
This program is offered in one six-month term. As part of the program students are assigned a practicum.
Classes are generally held from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday. (Class times are subject to change).
All requests for transfer credits or course exemptions for all courses in the program must be submitted with application. Click here for Request for Transfer Credit (PDF) form.
VCC welcomes applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
As Vancouver Community College is a post-secondary institution committed to educating adult learners, applicants should be 18 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school.
Please note that you must submit official transcripts and educational documents to support your application; unfortunately, we cannot accept photocopies or fax versions.
Missing prerequisites? VCC offers courses in Adult Upgrading and English as an Additional Language to help you meet your goals.
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Seats are offered to applicants who have met all admission requirements, on a first-qualified, first-served basis.
Fees and Other costs
|Student Union Fee||$59.00|
|College Initiative Fee||$59.00|
|Student Union Health Plan Fee||$ 73.0|
|Student Union Dental Plan Fee||$ 73.0|
|U-Pass Fee||$ 237.00|
|Other Costs|| $400.00 - Textbooks, supplies and uniform
$21.00 - Graduation Fees
$82.00 - Campus Resource Fee
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|Professional Practice (MLAB 1111)||3.0 credits|
|Laboratory Fundamentals (MLAB 1112)||2.0 credits|
|Specimen Collection & Processing (MLAB 1113)||6.0 credits|
|Medical Laboratory Procedures (MLAB 1114)||3.0 credits|
|Electrocardiography (MLAB 1115)||4.0 credits|
|Human Relations Skills (MLAB 1116)||1.0 credits|
|Medical Laboratory Computer Applications (MLAB 1117)||1.0 credits|
|Laboratory Practicum (MLAB 1218)||4.0 credits|