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 Admission Requirements
  • Grade 12, G.E.D., Mature Student Status
  • A pre - admission application and interview
  • Successful completion of an English and Math assessment.
  • Proof of negative TB test or chest x-ray
  • Type 40 wpm
  • Satisfactory completion of a Criminal Record Search

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 Program Enhancements
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Emergency First Aid
  • CPR Level C, and W.H.M.I.S
  • Communication and Customer Service Skills
British Columbia Society of Laboratory Science
The British Columbia Society of Laboratory Science is a profesional association of Medical Latoratory Technologists and Medical Laboratory Assistants

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Medical Laboratory Assistant
West Coast College is a pioneer in the training of Medical Laboratory Assistants in British Columbia. West Coast College is the first Private College in British Columbia given permission to train Medical Laboratory Assistants. We began our program in 1991 and are still the employer’s first choice for hiring!
This is a 28-week Diploma Program consisting of 24 weeks of theoretical and clinical study and 4 weeks of practicum in a hospital or private laboratory arranged for you by West Coast College.
The Medical Laboratory Assistant plays a vital front-line role in the Health Care Team. A Medical Laboratory Assistant's main duties are to collect blood samples from patients; process blood samples and other biological samples for laboratory testing; perform electrocardiograms; perform front office duties while interacting with clients/patients.
This is program is for you if you have:
  • You can work independently as well as part of a team
  • You have the utmost attention to detail and accuracy
  • You have excellent communication skills
  • You have strong eye hand coordination
  • You are caring and compassionate
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