It is with excitement that CTS Canadian Career College is now offering a 50 week Medical Laboratory Assistant/Technician program (including a 6 week placement): Another new addition to our Health Sciences program offerings.

Medical Laboratory Assistant/Technicians (MLAT) perform a vital role in the medical laboratory team. They are trained in the collection of specimens from patients, the initial processing and preparation of specimens for analysis, data entry, clerical services, performance of electrocardiograms (ECG’s), and a variety of essential laboratory procedures.

This program will prepare you to apply for employment in a variety of laboratory settings. The program consists of theory, practical skills application, and practicum components. Upon successful completion, you will receive a diploma from the College, which will allow you to write the Medical Laboratory Professionals’ Association of Ontario (MLPAO) Certification Examination. We strongly encourage our graduates to pursue the MLPAO Certification so they can achieve their full potential.

Profile: Responsible; caring; interested in the well-being of others; strong communication and interpersonal skills; dependability; precision; detail-oriented; teamwork-oriented; striving for accuracy

Enrollment Criteria:
Proof of Grade 12 Education or Mature Student Test
Proof of current immunizations
Clear criminal reference check

Program Outcomes: Post-secondary Diploma


Sudbury Barrie North Bay Sault Ste. Marie
Program Start Date: September 23, 2024 September 23, 2024
January 27, 2025
September 23, 2024 September 23, 2024

Medical Laboratory Assistant/Technician Courses:

Academic Success Strategies & AODA and OH&S Training (20 hours)
Intro to Computers and Google Apps (20 hours)
Job Search and Interpersonal Workplace Skills (20 hours)
Professionalism, Ethics, and Legislation (40 hours)
Anatomy, Physiology, and Medical Terminology (100 hrs)
Safety and Laboratory Fundamentals (160 hours)
Hematology (40 hours)
ECG Fundamentals (32 hours)
Midterm Examinations (20 hours)
Laboratory Math and Quality Assurance (32 hours)
Clinical Chemistry (32 hours)
Urinalysis and Body Fluids (32 hours)
Microbiology (32 hours)
Histology and Cytology (20 hours)
First Aid/CPR (20 hours)
Final Examinations (20 hours)
Laboratory Skills and Practice (220 hours)

Program Faculty


North Bay Campus Sudbury Campus Barrie Campus Sault Ste Marie Campus
  Amberlie McConnell, cMLA/T^MLPAO
Program Coordinator/Instructor
Corinne Dinan, MLT
Program Coordinator/Instructor
Tina Smith,
  Stephanie Baker, MLT
Laboratory Technologist
Sudbury Campus
Terri Belyea, MLA/T
Lead Instructor
Kristine Beattie,
      Jesse Lafleche,
      Bonnie Boudreau,