Medical Laboratory Technician/Assistant

Pending Accreditation

Program Details


Program Credential



Program Duration

37 Weeks (845 Hours)


Program Status

Registration Open

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Program Overview

Physicians often rely on an inside look into the human body to make a clear, accurate diagnosis. As a Medical Laboratory Technician, you can provide the missing piece in the diagnosis process bringing clinical answers from the medical lab.  

As a BizTech College student, you will enjoy a unique combination of classroom, lab and clinical placement training to build a solid medical laboratory technician career.  

Our MLT/A program equips you with in-depth know-how of medical lab safety procedures, medical terminology, anatomical pathology, phlebotomy, how to perform and interpret electrocardiograms (ECG) and more. Hands-on training with qualified professionals during clinical placements will prepare you to pursue a rewarding career.


MLPAO (OSMT) Certification Preparation

Unique Clinical Readiness Program™

100% Clinical Placements

Modern Labs & Infrastructure

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BizTech College’s Medical Laboratory Technician/Assistant program is a part of the Medical Laboratory Professionals’ Association of Ontario (MLPAO) formerly the Ontario Society of Medical Technologists (OSMT).

The MLPAO represents the interests of Medical Laboratory Professionals in Ontario with government, regulatory bodies, educational institutions, health care professions and other stakeholders. The College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario (CMLTO) is the regulatory body for Medical Laboratory Technologists in Ontario.

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Medical Laboratory Technician/Assistant Diploma at Biztech College

Our Medical Laboratory Technician program will help you gain in-depth knowledge in the following areas:

  • Medical terminology and human body organization  
  • Clinical laboratory science  
  • Phlebotomy together with hematology  
  • ECG circulatory and respiratory system  
  • Vital signs, First aid, and CPR  
  • Medical microbiology  
  • Urinary system and urinalysis  
  • Anatomical pathology and cytology  
  • Overview of the reproductive system

Serving the purpose of a smooth transition into the workforce, clinical placement is a critical part of your medical lab technician training. 

As a BizTech College student, you are guaranteed hands-on, situational training, supervised by qualified medical lab professionals, in a real-world, clinical setting. Our partnerships with local clinics provide you with the opportunity to work alongside highly qualified professionals in a fast-paced, urban setting.  

During your placement, you will have the opportunity to foster meaningful connections with potential employers, which can serve you well as you search for medical lab technician jobs upon graduation.

Reflecting the rules and regulations set out by the Medical Laboratory Professionals’ Association of Ontario (MLPAO), our curriculum is designed to prepare you to take the certification exam upon graduation.  

After successful completion of the MLPAO (formerly known as OSMT) exam, you will, therefore, be certified to work in a medical laboratory assistant/technician within Ontario.

Our state-of-the-art medical labs offer you the opportunity to apply the concepts learnt in the classroom. Stimulated learning allows our students to outperform on-the-job.   

BizTech College offers unique healthcare programs such as Primary Care Paramedic, Cardiovascular Sonography Technologist and Diagnostic Medical Sonography, which means you will be learning in a vibrant environment.

Students looking to enroll in our Medical Laboratory Technician program must first meet the following requirements: 

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent 


  • Mature Student Status (18 years of age or older) 


  • Successful completion of Entry Assessment Test 
  • Successful Personal Interview

Additionally, students need to have the following prior to the start of the program: 

  • Clean criminal record and vulnerable sector screening checks 
  • Immunization record as per the program requirement 

Start a Rewarding Career in Healthcare

The opportunities for medical laboratory technicians and assistants are fair in Ontario for the next 3 years. Take a peek into the career outlook.

Career Opportunities

One of the exciting features of earning MLT/A credential is the variety of career paths you can pursue.

  • Medical Laboratory Technician/ Assistant
  • Clinical Laboratory Technician
  • Clinical Research Technician
  • Cytology Technician
  • Hematology Technician, Medical Laboratory
  • Phlebotomist
  • Cord Blood and DNA Testing

BizTech College’s medical lab technician course will prepare you to meet the increasing demand on the healthcare system. According to Job Bank Canada, Medical lab technicians and assistants usually earn between $16.38/hour and $36.81/hour in Ontario.   

The average wage in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) is $25/hr. For detailed trend analysis, wages and future prospects visit the Government of Canada Job Bank

    Qualities Employers Seek

    Our ultimate goal is to help you be job-ready and succeed in the chosen profession. What qualities do employers seek in a good candidate: 

    • Able to multi-task  
    • Good problem-solving skills  
    • Analytical Skills   
    • Open to learning   
    • Enjoy working in a laboratory setting   
    • Happy to work behind-the-scene  
    • Have a background in science – Biology & Chemistry (not must) 

     7 signs a Medical Lab Tech career is right for you. 


    “I visited many colleges before I chose BizTech for MLT program. The MLT lab at BizTech is great. The instructor is very knowledgeable and excited about the subject. I am loving my time at BizTech College and in Canada!”

    Amninder Singh

    “When I joined the Medical Laboratory Technician program at BizTech college I have instantly knew I was in a right place. The atmosphere is so warm and inviting. The instructors are very nice and ready to help any time. I like the way the program is going and I could be career ready for less than a year. I feel smart, confident and ready to achieve new horizons. I had never felt better in my life.”

    Nadiya Fihol

    “I like BizTech College. The instructor of Medical Laboratory Technology very knowledgeable, and really good person I happy that I chose BizTech. Really recommend this college.” 

    Iryna Pavlyshyn

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