Medical Laboratory Assistant
Certificate in Medical Laboratory Assistant
"Camosun MLA graduates are a welcome addition to VIHA Laboratory staff."
Jennifer Proctor, Manager, Support and Community Services, VIHA
As a Medical Laboratory Assistant (MLA) or Technical Assistant (TA), you perform a vital role within the medical laboratory team, working closely with the public and performing the required manual skills. In this program, you learn how to collect specimens from patients, and how to initially process and prepare them for analysis. You will be trained how to perform electrocardiograms (ECG’s) and a variety of basic lab procedures. Data entry, clerical duties, and reception services are also a part of this program.
The Medical Laboratory Assistant Program prepares you for immediate employment in the health care field. Taught by industry professionals, this hands-on program has practicum placements in both hospital and community laboratories. As you train to become a valued member of the lab team, you will meet the standards set out by the BC Society of Laboratory Science (BCSLS).
If you are looking at possibly becoming a Medical Technologist, this program can be a great first step into the lab. If you want to start working in health care, or are just looking for a new challenge, this could be the start of a fun and exciting career.
This part-time Continuing Education program:
- runs from September to April each year
- takes place two evenings per week and most Saturdays
- includes a full-time practicum over the course of four weeks in April and May.
This format provides students with flexibility for both their home and work lives.
This program qualifies graduates to meet the standard set by the Vancouver Island Health Authority.
Last updated: December 18, 2012 2:59 pm