Note: A review of the admission requirements for the Medical Laboratory Assistant and Medical Laboratory Technology programs was recently performed and as a result, the admission requirements for both programs will change from Profile C and D respectively to Profile K effective September 2021.
- High School Diploma or Adult High School Diploma or GED Diploma of High School Equivalency
- Foundations of Mathematics 110
- Biology 112 OR Biology 122
- Chemistry 112 OR Chemistry 122
Please note that due to Grade 11 program applications and acceptances, the admission profile change will be in effect for grade 11 applicants applying on or after April 1, 2020 for the fall 2021 intake.
Good health and a good level of physical fitness and stamina are essential. Individuals with colour blindness will find difficulty with certain aspects of required microscopic work and should contact the program directly. MLTs must have a strong attention to detail, critical and analytical skills are essential. The ability to multi-task, prioritize and communication skills are also essential. Good motor skills, manual dexterity, hand eye coordination, and the ability to work in a rapidly changing environment are needed. In addition to analytical work, students are required to interact with patients while performing tasks such as drawing blood. Prior to the beginning of the applied workplace experience, host facilities throughout the province may require the completion of an Immunization and Medical form (pdf)
, proof of valid CPR Level C Lifesaver certification, and specific immunizations. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that he or she has met these requirements.
Mandatory Clearance Requirements
To protect the health and safety of students during their clinical/practicum placements, as well as anyone they may encounter, students will be obligated to complete mandatory clearance requirements as a part of the process of being assigned a placement. There will be a cost associated with completing these requirements, which has been calculated as part of the Material Cost of this program. Students who do not complete the requirements will be unable to attend their clinical/practicum placements, which could impact eligibility for the required courses or industry facility visits needed to complete their program
. See Clinical/Practicum Placement Requirements
for more details.
Host agencies require students to provide a current criminal record check and vulnerable sector check from a recognized police service in order to be considered for an applied workplace experience. Individuals who have been convicted criminally and not pardoned may be prohibited from proceeding to a work placement. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that he or she is eligible to participate.
There is a strong possibility due to the number of clinical placements available, in order to complete your practicum, you will be required to travel to clinical sites outside the Saint John area for a six month period. The practicum is required to graduate from the Medical Laboratory Technology Program. Costs incurred for travel and accommodation are at your own expense.
International applicants are not currently eligible for this program.
NBCC is a connected learning environment. All programs require a minimum specification, including access to the internet and a laptop. Your computer should meet your program technology requirements
to ensure the software required for your program operates effectively. Free wifi is provided on all campuses.