Medical Laboratory Assistant Training

Medical Laboratory Assistant Training in Winnipeg

Medical Laboratory Assistants conduct medical laboratory tests and set up, clean and maintain lab equipment. Individuals in this role are typically responsible for collecting blood or other samples from patients, logging patient samples and preparing them for testing, and obtaining tissue samples from patients.

The Medical Laboratory Assistant training provides an overview of medical laboratory principles, practices, and operations with a focus on developing medical laboratory skills. Areas of study include anatomy, physiology, communication skills, laboratory safety, specimen collection, storing, transportation, and analysis.

Program length: 4 months (30 hours/week) includes 6 week internship

The Medical Laboratory Assistant program delivered by Herzing College Winnipeg is accredited by the Canadian Medical Association. 

Medical Laboratory Assistant Careers

This Medical Laboratory Assistant program provides students with the necessary knowledge and practical skills for employment as Medical Laboratory Assistants in independent laboratory facilities, laboratories associated with medical clinics, and laboratories associated with hospitals..

Examples of job titles: Lab Technician Assistant, Medical Technician, Medical Lab Assistant, Phlebotomist

Examples of employers: Dynacare Medical Labs, DSM-Grace Hospital, DSM-Victoria General Hospital, DSM-Selkirk General Hospital

Sample Range of Starting Salaries: $31,200 - $42,016

*Statistics based on most recent available.



Medical Laboratory Assistant Courses in Winnipeg


• Anatomy and Physiology
• Health Care, Communications, and Computers
• Laboratory Safety
• Specimen Collection
• Certification Preparation
• Internship


• Minimum of a Canadian high school grade 12 or equivalent, or a mature student
• Pass an entrance test administrated by Herzing College
• Be interviewed in detail regarding interest in the field
• Be selected by Medical Laboratory Assistant Selection Committee

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