Medical Laboratory Assistant

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Upcoming Program
Medical Laboratory Assistant
This program is under review and requires PTIB approval.
This program is coming soon.


(This program requires PTIB approval)
This diploma program focuses on preparing graduates to work as medical laboratory assistants in a variety of institutions or laboratories by providing a solid theoretical and practical foundation in the application of current medical lab theory, tools, processes, procedures and practices.


Program Length*

Full Time

  • 43 weeks (Including Practicum length)
  • 5 hours per session
  • 4 sessions per week

Work Experience

  • Total 6 weeks
  • 120 hours

Admission Requirements

  • High school graduate or equivalent or
  • Mature student status (British Columbia 19 years or older)
  • Meet the College’s English proficiency requirements


  • Medical Laboratory Assistant Diploma

*Program Length does not include breaks and holiday breaks


  • Public and Private Healthcare
  • Hospital Laboratories
  • Private Clinics
  • Industry Laboratories
  • Phlebotomy Clinics

Medical Lab
Assistant Industry

  • If you are looking for a career in health care and enjoy multitasking, interacting with people, you would consider becoming a medical lab assistant.
  • The job involves blood collection, performing ECGs, collecting samples and preparing them for testing. CCV provides a hands-on training approach
  • As of February 2019, 936 jobs are posted on Indeed

British Columbia
Labour Market

  • In all, B.C. is forecast to have 903,000 job openings between 2018 and 2028.
  • 77% of future jobs will require some form of post-secondary education or training.

Source: B.C.’s labour market outlook: 2018


ACAP 100 Academics Prep CLIC 100 Clinical Chemistry Fundamentals
OFFP 100 Office Procedures HISC 100 Histology & Cytology Fundamentals
MOAW 100 Word Processing HEMA 100 Hematology & Introduction to Clinical Procedures
BCOM 100 Business Communication URBF 100 Urinalysis & Body Fluids
MEDT 100 Medical Terminology Fundamentals CARD 100 Cardiovascular System & ECG
MEDT 200 Human Anatomy, Physiology & Terminology PROP 100 Professional Practice
LABM 100 Laboratory Mathematics,
Measurement & Accuracy
MLAP 100 Work Experience Practicum
LABS 100 Laboratory Procedures & Safety CARS 100 Career Strategies
LABA 100 Infection Prevention & Asepsis

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