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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 and technological advances. The Medical Laboratory Assistant (MLA) fast-track 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. This program provides classroom and laboratory instruction, clinical integration training, and a SAIT arranged practicum experience in a medical laboratory and patient service centre, giving students the opportunity to refine and apply their competencies prior to entering the field as professionals.
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1301 16 Avenue NW
Calgary, Alberta, T2M0L4, Canada

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  • Program Type Standard
  • 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 60% in Math 20-2 or Pure Math 10 or Math 10C,
  • At least 60% in English Language Arts 30-1 or English Language Arts 30-2,
  • At least 60% in Chemistry 20,
  • At least 60% in Biology 20.
  • All applicants must demonstrate English Language Proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.

Distance Delivery Options

Some courses are available by Correspondence.


Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Alberta Student Aid for the funding year 2021/08/01 to 2022/07/31*.

  • Tuition $3,831.00 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $3,500.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $1,333.00 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) Eligibility

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 July 15, 2021. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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