Are you passionate about healthcare and looking for a career that allows you to make a difference in the lives of others? Western Community College is thrilled to offer a new Medical Lab Assistant Program that provides students with all the necessary skills and qualifications to succeed in this exciting and rewarding field. Read on to discover the details about our program and all the opportunities it offers for professional development and career advancement.
Our Medical Lab Assistant Program is designed to provide students with comprehensive training in the fundamental concepts, techniques, and practices required by medical labs. Students will receive hands-on training and classroom instruction that will prepare them for entry-level positions in hospitals, private labs, and other healthcare settings. Graduates of the program will have the necessary knowledge and skills to perform venipuncture, capillary puncture, and handle blood specimens, analyzing them for various medical conditions.
Why the Medical Lab Assistant Program?
As the population ages, healthcare needs continue to rise, and the demand for skilled healthcare professionals, including Medical Lab Assistants, has never been greater. The Medical Lab Assistant Program at Western Community College provides students with all the necessary training to succeed in this growing and rewarding field. Our program is taught by experienced faculty and staff who are dedicated to student success and providing real-world experience in lab settings.
To apply to the Medical Lab Assistant Program at Western Community College, students must meet the following admission requirements:
- Completed application
- High school diploma or GED equivalent
- Proof of English competency
- Immunization records and proof of health insurance
- Criminal background check and drug screen
The Medical Lab Assistant Program at Western Community College has a curriculum that encompasses all the necessary knowledge and skills needed to perform in a medical lab. The following courses are included in the program:
- Fundamental concepts of Medical Lab Assistant Program
- Ethics and responsibilities of the Medical Lab Assistant
- Basic medical terminology
- Techniques and practices of venipuncture and capillary puncture
- Blood specimen collection and handling
- Diagnostic microbiology
The Medical Lab Assistant Program at Western Community College is an 8 month program including 120 hours of practicum
Professional Development Opportunities
The Medical Lab Assistant Program at Western Community College prepares students well for a career in healthcare. Upon completion of the program, students will be qualified for entry-level positions in hospitals, private labs, and other healthcare settings. Graduates of the program will also be prepared to pursue further education in various healthcare fields.
The Medical Lab Assistant Program at Western Community College provides students with many benefits, including:
Students will receive hands-on training in various aspects of medical lab work, giving them the experience they need to succeed in their future careers.
Opportunities for Networking
Students will have the opportunity to network with other students and healthcare professionals, allowing them to establish connections that can lead to employment opportunities.
Career Information and Resources
Students will receive valuable information and resources about the healthcare industry and available employment opportunities.
Access to Industry Professionals
Students will have the opportunity to interact with and learn from healthcare professionals who have real-world experience in the field.
To apply for the Medical Lab Assistant Program at Western Community College, students must complete an application and submit all required documentation by the application deadline.
Scholarships and Financial Aid
Financial aid is available to students in the form of scholarships, grants, and loans. Applicants are encouraged to apply for financial aid as early as possible to ensure timely processing.
This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training. We are also approved by British Columbia Society of Laboratory Science (BCSLS).