Who Should Enrol?

Interested applicants with the following attributes would find the career of a Medical Laboratory Technologist very rewarding:
  • Have a strong academic background, especially in science.
  • Desire to work as a health care professional to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of patients.
  • Possess strong organizational skills, the ability to pay attention to detail, and the ability to follow standard operating procedures. Have an ability to critically think, be resourceful, communicate and interact as a team member with a diverse population of health care professionals and patients, and behave professionally even under stressful situations.
  • Have the ability to act responsibly and with integrity.
  • Are able to approach new challenges and cope with constant changes in technology and in your work environment.
  • Have an aptitude for effective communication.
When working in the health care profession, there are many physical and emotional demands.  As a Medical Laboratory Technologist you must:
  • Be in good physical and mental health and be able to stand or walk for extended periods of time without resting
  • Have fine motor control of both hands
  • Be able to differentiate colours
  • Be able to distinguish sounds
  • Be able to lift 25 pounds routinely and up to 45 pounds occasionally
You will be working with blood and bodily fluids.  You will be exposed to infectious diseases and toxic materials. 

Additionally, you may:
  • Be exposed to noise, allergens, physical and emotional stress
  • Experience repetitive strain injuries
  • Be required to work extended hours
  • Encounter aggressive and agitated patients, visitors, and staff
  • Experience physical and compassion fatigue
The Medical Laboratory Science Program is an intensive 28 month full time program that demands dedication and commitment.  After graduating the program you may be eligible to write the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science national examination to become professionally certified.  The Medical Laboratory Sciences Program is an exciting and rewarding opportunity for those who are dedicated to a career in science and healthcare.

For more information please visit Right Fit for MLS Program. 

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