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Medical Laboratory Assistant

Medical Laboratory Assistant is an applied certificate program that provides the knowledge and skill development needed to perform a specific range of specimen collection and pre-analytic procedures in the medical laboratory. Your clinical experience, consisting of 9 weeks, may take place anywhere in Saskatchewan and at multiple sites. Graduates are eligible to write the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) Medical Laboratory Assistant national certification examination.

Selected courses in this program are available through distance and/or continuing education. The program is available full time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus in Saskatoon. For complete program information, check the program page.

This is a high demand program. The application period is October 1 to February 15 each academic year. Applications are currently restricted to Canadian residents.


You will study the transmission of microorganisms, blood-borne pathogens (i.e. hepatitis virus and HIV), standard precautions, isolation procedures, immunization for medical workers, sterilization and disinfection, biohazardous waste, safety and WHMIS.

25 hours Additional costs: Manual
CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201403-714April 6, 2015 - June 5, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 17, 2015
Register Online
$275.00Online
CRN: 201404-99May 25, 2015 - July 24, 2015
Registration Deadline: June 5, 2015
Register Online
$275.00Online
CRN: 201502-509September 14, 2015 - November 13, 2015
Registration Deadline: September 25, 2015
$285.00Online
CRN: 201503-529April 4, 2016 - June 2, 2016
Registration Deadline: April 15, 2016
$285.00Online
CRN: 201504-60May 23, 2016 - July 22, 2016
Registration Deadline: June 3, 2016
$285.00Online
CRN: 201502-507September 28, 2015 - November 27, 2015
Registration Deadline: October 9, 2015
$285.00Home Study (Print)
CRN: 201503-527January 4, 2016 - March 3, 2016
Registration Deadline: January 15, 2016
$285.00Home Study (Print)
This course introduces you to the study of the human body and how it functions efficiently. The content you will study is of critical importance for the promotion and maintenance of health.

40 hours/20 weeks Additional costs: Text(s) and required print materials
CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201502-381September 8, 2015 - January 4, 2016
Registration Deadline: September 11, 2015
$445.00Home Study (Print)
CRN: 201502-383October 27, 2015 - February 19, 2016
Registration Deadline: October 30, 2015
$445.00Home Study (Print)
CRN: 201503-390January 5, 2016 - April 29, 2016
Registration Deadline: January 8, 2016
$445.00Home Study (Print)
CRN: 201503-391February 2, 2016 - May 27, 2016
Registration Deadline: February 5, 2016
$445.00Home Study (Print)
CRN: 201503-393March 1, 2016 - June 24, 2016
Registration Deadline: March 4, 2016
$445.00Home Study (Print)
CRN: 201503-394April 19, 2016 - August 12, 2016
Registration Deadline: April 22, 2016
$445.00Home Study (Print)
CRN: 201403-131April 21, 2015 - August 14, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 24, 2015
Register Online
$425.00Distance
You will learn the prefixes, suffixes and combining forms from which medical terms are derived. You will also learn medical abbreviations.

10 hours/9 weeks Additional costs: Text(s) and required materials including a medical dictionary
CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201403-712March 23, 2015 - May 22, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 2, 2015
Register Online
$120.00Home Study (Print)
CRN: 201404-100May 25, 2015 - July 24, 2015
Registration Deadline: June 5, 2015
Register Online
$120.00Home Study (Print)
CRN: 201502-244September 14, 2015 - November 13, 2015
Registration Deadline: September 18, 2015
$125.00Home Study (Print)
CRN: 201502-506September 14, 2015 - November 13, 2015
Registration Deadline: September 25, 2015
$125.00Home Study (Print)
CRN: 201503-525January 4, 2016 - March 3, 2016
Registration Deadline: January 15, 2016
$125.00Home Study (Print)
CRN: 201503-231January 11, 2016 - March 11, 2016
Registration Deadline: January 15, 2016
$125.00Home Study (Print)
CRN: 201503-526March 21, 2016 - May 20, 2016
Registration Deadline: April 1, 2016
$125.00Home Study (Print)
CRN: 201504-59May 23, 2016 - July 22, 2016
Registration Deadline: June 3, 2016
$125.00Home Study (Print)

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