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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
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
September 28, 2015 - November 27, 2015
Registration deadline: October 9, 2015
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$288.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201502-507
January 4, 2016 - March 3, 2016
Registration deadline: January 15, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$288.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201503-527
September 14, 2015 - November 13, 2015
Registration deadline: September 25, 2015
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$288.00OnlineCRN: 201502-509
April 4, 2016 - June 2, 2016
Registration deadline: April 15, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$288.00OnlineCRN: 201503-529
May 23, 2016 - July 22, 2016
Registration deadline: June 3, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$288.00OnlineCRN: 201504-60
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
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
September 8, 2015 - January 4, 2016
Registration deadline: September 11, 2015
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$450.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201502-381
October 27, 2015 - February 19, 2016
Registration deadline: October 30, 2015
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$450.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201502-383
January 5, 2016 - April 29, 2016
Registration deadline: January 8, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$450.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201503-390
February 2, 2016 - May 27, 2016
Registration deadline: February 5, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$450.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201503-391
March 1, 2016 - June 24, 2016
Registration deadline: March 4, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$450.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201503-393
April 19, 2016 - August 12, 2016
Registration deadline: April 22, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$450.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201503-394
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
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
September 14, 2015 - November 13, 2015
Registration deadline: September 25, 2015
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$127.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201502-506
January 4, 2016 - March 3, 2016
Registration deadline: January 15, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$127.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201503-525
March 21, 2016 - May 20, 2016
Registration deadline: April 1, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$127.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201503-526
May 23, 2016 - July 22, 2016
Registration deadline: June 3, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$127.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201504-59

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