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Medical Laboratory Assisting

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

www.nait.ca
NAIT's fast-tracked, 22-week Medical Laboratory Assisting certificate program will give you entry-level experience in specimen collection and processing for analysis, basic lab procedures, performance of electrocardiograms (ECGs), phlebotomy, urinalysis, data entry and clerical/reception services. It will also provide you with opportunities for hands-on experiences with a 7-week clinical laboratory practicum with a clinical partner in Edmonton, Wainwright, Westlock, Camrose or surrounding community. This certificate program will prepare you to be the "face of the lab" in both public and private healthcare facilities, interacting with technologists, physicians and the public. The duties of a Medical Laboratory Assistant are varied; you might find yourself acquiring patient specimens by methods such as phlebotomy (taking blood) or performing electrocardiograms (ECGs) or assisting medical laboratory technologists in chemistry, cytology, hematology, histopathology or microbiology departments.
Contact

Office of the Registrar
11762 - 106 Street
Edmonton, Alberta, T5G2R1, 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
Admission Requirements

65% in each of:

  • English 30-1 or 30-2
  • Math 20-2 or Applied Math 20 or Math 10-1 or Pure Math 10 or Math 10C
  • Chemistry 20
  • Biology 20
  • A proctored certified typing test with a minimum of 30 net words per minute and 90% accuracy. The typing test must be completed within the last 24 months, at the time of application.
  • Online Interview
  • English Language Proficiency

There is a competitive entrance requirement for this program. Please see the program page for details.

Please see program page for additional requirements and considerations.

Transfer & Credit Options may be available, please see nait.ca for more information.


Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Student Aid Alberta for the funding year 2019/08/01 to 2020/07/31*.

  • Tuition $3,880.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $1,004.00 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $900.00 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) 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: Not available

Updated September 19, 2019. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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