One diploma, a variety of career opportunities

Medical Laboratory Technician

Physicians often rely on an inside look into the human body in order to a make a clear, accurate diagnosis. As a Medical Laboratory Technician you can provide the missing piece in the diagnosis process. Consequently Medical Laboratory Technic ans play a vital role in the healthcare system.

As you gain the hands-on skills needed for the collection and analysis of patient blood and specimen samples, from a medical laboratory technician program, you will become a reliable healthcare professional. You can gain the skills to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of disease, match organ and blood donors, in addition to preforming routine laboratory procedures.

Get Hands-on Training in Medical Laboratory Procedures

  • Prepare yourself with hands-on training to play a vital role in the healthcare system.
  • Equip yourself with a versatile, and in-demand skill set.
  • Learn how to collect patient specimen samples and perform required analysis.

Program Details

  • Program Credential

Diploma

  • Program Duration

31 Weeks

850 Hours

  • Program Status

Registration Open

Your Career

BizTech College’s medical lab technician course will prepare you to meet the increasing demand on the healthcare system, which has subsequently caused 15,900 new medical lab technician jobs to open up across Canada through 2024.

One of the exciting features of earning a Medical Laboratory Technician diploma is the variety of career paths you can pursue. Because of your versatile training, you may find employment in one of the following roles:

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

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Trained to collect blood as well as other specimens for analysis, perform electrocardiograms (ECG) in addition to a variety of basic laboratory procedures, a Medical Lab Technician interacts directly with patients, and plays a vital role in the medical lab team.

Duties and Responsibilities

By earning a BizTech College Medical Laboratory Technician diploma, you will thus be prepared to perform some or all of the following duties, upon graduation:

  • Collect blood, tissue as well other specimen sample for the purpose of providing analysis
  • Set up and maintain laboratory equipment
  • Perform medical research
  • Provide support not only for physicians but also for specialists
  • Supervise as well as instruct other laboratory technicians and assistants
  • Prepare vaccines and serums
  • Test raw materials for the purpose of providing analysis

As a BizTech College student you will enjoy a unique combination of classroom, lab and clinical placement training to build a solid medical lab technician career skills foundation. After successful completion of BizTech College’s Medical lab technician course you will have the skills to confidently perform a variety of medical laboratory tests and procedures, as well as the ability to provide physicians with the required documentation.

During the program you will come to understand medical lab safety procedures, equipment set-up as well as learning how to perform and interpret electrocardiograms (ECG).

Learning Outcomes

  • Comprehensive Skill-set You will gain a versatile skill-set, in a variety of medical lab procedures.
  • Extensive hands-on training You will train in state-of the art labs as well as have the opportunity to work alongside qualified professionals in your clinical placement.
  • Versatile Career You will be able to pursue a variety of roles in a range medical lab settings.

The BizTech College Medical Laboratory Technician program will help you gain an in-depth knowledge. Moreover, you will gain a competitive skill-set 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
  • Digestive system
  • Musculoskeletal system
  • Nervous system, special senses as well as endocrine
  • Reproductive system
  • Medical office administrative and clinical procedures

Clinical Placement

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 and hospitals provide you with the opportunity to work alongside highly qualified professionals in a fast-paced, urban setting.

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

OSMT Preparation

Reflecting the rules and regulations set out by the Ontario Society of Medical Technologists (OSMT), the BizTech College Medical Laboratory Technician diploma curriculum therefore prepares you to take the certification exam upon graduation.

After successful completion of the OSMT exam, you will, therefore, be certified to work in a medical lab setting within Ontario.

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

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Successful completion of the Wonderlic test
  • Clean criminal record and vulnerable sector screening checks
  • Immunization record as per the program requirement