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College Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technician Northern College




Course info


The Medical Laboratory Technician program provides students with the knowledge and skills to enable them to work in a medical laboratory. Students will receive education and training in specimen collection and processing, the administration of ECG’s, set up of Holter monitors, and the use of laboratory equipment while developing the professional attitude and demeanor needed for close patient contact. Students will have the opportunity to perform a variety of lab functions both within the simulated on site medical laboratory and during clinical practicums within both community and hospital laboratories. Upon successful completion of all courses outlined in the program of study, students are eligible to write the Examination for Medical Laboratory Assistant/Technician with the OSMT.

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities exist with hospitals, private/public health laboratories, clinics, veterinary laboratories, research labs and commercial diagnostic supply companies.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study College Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technician.

Full Time (3 semesters)

Tuition fees

CAD$18,825.00 (10,22,045) per year

Ancillary fees: CAN $1,170 / Year


04 Sep


Northern College

Timmins Campus,

4715 Highway 101 East,


Ontario (ON),

P0N 1H0, Canada

Entry requirement for international students

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)

Grade 12 English (C,U)

Grade 11 Math (C, M or U)

Grade 11 or 12 Biology (C or U)

Grade 11 or 12 Chemistry (C or U)

Or equivalent

Or mature student status (an applicant who does not have a high school diploma or equivalent, and will have reached the age of 19 years on or before the start of the program). Mature students must undergo academic testing prior to admission into a program.

Proficiency Tests for International applicants for whom English is a second language must demonstrate proficiency in both spoken and written English by taking the following:

International English Language Testing System (IELTS): overall score of 6.0 must be achieved, with no individual Band score under 5.5.

Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: 58+

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): A score of 550 paper and 213 computer-based; 79-IBT.

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