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Medical Laboratory Assistant

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

www.sait.ca
A medical laboratory assistant is an integral member of the laboratory workforce, a field that is not only growing to meet the needs of an increasing and aging population, but also changing to support medical advances. The Medical Laboratory Assistant program trains students to collect, process, and prepare patient specimens, enter data, perform clerical and reception services, perform electrocardiograms and urinalyses and carry out basic laboratory procedures. Medical laboratory assistants must be accurate, self-motivated and dependable with a skilled eye for detail and strong client service skills. The Medical Laboratory Assistant program consists of 12 weeks of classroom instruction and laboratory training followed by a seven-week practicum. The practicum period is spent in a clinical laboratory where students refine competencies acquired at SAIT. Practicum sites are arranged by SAIT. Students must expect to train outside of Calgary either totally or in-part. The seven weeks of practicum are not necessarily consecutive and may not be continuous with the end of the theory portion of the program. Students in this program require access to a personal computer and the Internet to facilitate completion of required online course components.
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Student Services
1301 16 Avenue NW
Calgary, Alberta, T2M0L4, Canada

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  • Program Type Occupational
  • Credential Type Certificate
  • Length 1 Year or Less
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning Available
Admission Requirements
Completion of the following courses or equivalents:
  • At least 50% in English Language Arts 30-1 or English Language Arts 30-2 
  • At least 50% in Math 20-2 or Pure Math 10, or at least 60% in Math 10C 
  • At least 50% in Chemistry 20 
  • At least 50% in Biology 20
  • English Proficiency

Distance Delivery Options

Some courses are available by Correspondence.


Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Student Aid Alberta for the funding year 2017/08/01 to 2018/07/31*.

  • Tuition $3,255.00 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $1,940.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $664.00 Year One

* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Alberta Student Aid and may be used when processing full-time post-secondary funding applications. The educational costs provided are based on a 100% full-course load and may not reflect current or all educational costs charged by the school. Contact the school to obtain accurate educational cost information.

Transfer(s) Elegibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Yes

Updated May 16, 2017. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

Educational program information is provided as an introduction and for general reference. For current information about programs and school requirements or policies, check the school calendar, visit their website or contact the school directly.

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