Bridging Program for Medical Laboratory Technology - 170

Ontario College Diploma
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Nursing Student

This unique diploma program is intended for internationally educated Medical Laboratory Technologists who wish to work in this role in Ontario. The program is 9 months in length and is divided into 3 semesters. The program consists of theory and laboratory sessions at the College, along with clinical placement. The program also includes sector-specific language courses and preparation for the CSMLS competency-based exam.

Participants, in consultation with the Program Manager, may take select courses to develop a learning plan, from CSMLS approved refresher courses.

Program applicants must go through a Prior Learning Assessment process with the Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Science. Some of the course work may also be of interest to technologists who are trying to re-enter the work force.

Distance Education opportunities are available. For more information on see the Medical Laboratory Technician program.

Bursary Funding

Bursary funding is available through the Ontario Bridging Participant Assistant Program (opens new window) for individuals residing in Ontario. Funding may be available for Bridging studies from home province from those individuals form all other areas of Canada.

English Assessment

Applicants for whom English is a second language must pass the English assessment test with Canadian Language Benchmarks of 7 or above. For more information visit our ESL Assessments website.

Applications can be submitted online for September 2017. Please contact cehealth for more information on refresher courses. A Prior Learning Assessment from the CSMLS must be provided, along with proof of permanent residency/Canadian citizenship/refugee status and English assessment.

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Students currently in progress should contact us regarding a strategy for completion

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Thank you to the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science for their donation of two complete sets of reference texts to the library at the Mohawk-McMaster Institute for Applied Health Sciences.

This program has been developed with input from the following groups:

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Funding for the development of this program was provided by: