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Program description - September 2023

Medical laboratory technologists play an integral role in the healthcare system by conducting sophisticated medical laboratory tests and assisting with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. There is currently a nationwide shortage of Medical Laboratory Technologists in Canada, making job opportunities favourable for prospective graduates. This three-year advanced diploma program will provide you with a mix of hands-on laboratory skills, classroom learning, use of state-of-the-art laboratories, simulation learning, and real-world experience through clinical placements. Throughout the program, you will take a broad array of science and mathematics courses, emphasizing laboratory analysis in five key disciplines: Clinical Biochemistry, Microbiology, Hematology, Histotechnology, and Transfusion Sciences. Students will apply their learning through the demonstration of complex techniques on blood and bodily fluid samples along with tissue specimens. As a graduate of the Medical Laboratory Science Advanced Diploma, you may choose to continue your studies and complete a degree at Conestoga College within the Bachelor of Applied Biotechnology, Bachelor of Environmental Public Health, or Bachelor of Applied Health Information Science Program.

Program details

Code: 1542
Delivery: Full-time
Length: 3 years
Start: September 2023
Campus: Kitchener – Doon
Credential: Ontario College Advanced Diploma

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The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website. For more information, please visit OSAP & aid.

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