The Medical Laboratory Assistant program comprises 24 weeks of practical and theoretical studies in order to prepare graduates for the work environment. Students are introduced to technical areas of medical terminology, clinical laboratory, and laboratory mathematics. Fundamental instruction of chemistry and biology is delivered through laboratory microbiology, cytology and histology, and hematology. This is taught through a combination of lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on experimentation. Anatomy, physiology, quality assurance, and safety procedures are also components of the program.A six-week clinical practicum is a mandatory requirement of the program. Graduates may seek employment in Private Diagnostic Testing Laboratories, Public Health Laboratories, Hospital Labs, Quality Control Labs, Physician’s Office or Clinic, and Veterinary Laboratories.
Application, resume, and transcript of Grade 12 marks consisting of English, Math, Biology & Chemistry must be received prior to the interview. An interview must be completed before any acceptance into the program can be considered. It is a requirement for all students enrolled in this program to provide a clean Criminal Record Check, Vulnerable Sector Search, be up to date on immunizations, and complete a keyboarding assessment (30 wpm).
“This program prepared me and gave me the confidence to enter the real business world. The close knit atmosphere CBBC has, made me very comfortable. Each and every staff member at CBBC was extraordinarily helpful on my journey in obtaining a full-time Administrative Assistant position in Cape Breton.” Courtney MacPhail Administrative Assistant / Offshore Technical Services