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Medical Laboratory Technology

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

www.sait.ca
As integral members of the health care team, medical laboratory technologists are trained to perform a broad spectrum of laboratory testing and procedures, playing a vital role in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease. Based in large part on the national competency profile issued by the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS), the Medical Laboratory Technology program trains students to become skilled in applying the scientific, technical, and medical principles needed to perform and evaluate laboratory testing in a health care setting. As part of Canada's fourth largest group of health care professionals, medical laboratory technologists play an integral role in our health care system. The first year of the Medical Laboratory Technology program consists of classroom instruction, laboratory training and clinical site tours. The second year consists of theory instruction and an extensive clinical practicum at affiliated sites in Calgary, other cities in Alberta or potentially sites outside of Alberta. The most commonly used sites include Calgary, Lethbridge and Medicine Hat. The practicum provides a range of clinical experiences where students are given opportunities to develop and integrate the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes in a practical setting. During the last month of the term, students will write practice competency-based exams in preparation for challenging the national CSMLS certification exam. Students in this program require access to a personal computer and the Internet to facilitate completion of online courses.
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1301 16 Avenue NW
Calgary, Alberta, T2M0L4, Canada

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  • Program Type Occupational
  • Credential Type Diploma
  • Length 2 Years
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements
Completion of the following courses or their equivalents:
  • At least 60% in English Language Arts 30-1
  • At least 60% in Math 30-1 or Pure Math 30, or at least 70% in Math 30-2
  • At least 60% Chemistry 30 
  • At least 60% Biology 30
  • English Proficiency

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 $5,877.00 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $4,185.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $1,212.00 Year One

* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Student Aid Alberta 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: Not available

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

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