This course focuses on the collection and processing of specimens for medical laboratory testing and
analysis. A major focus of the course is blood collection, including venous and capillary collection
techniques, according to approved protocols and procedures. Providing instructions to clients for the
correct collection for urine, breath, sputum, stool and semen specimens is emphasized and practised. In
the lab setting the students practise their skills as well as develop effective communication strategies and
This course is part of the full-time Medical Laboratory Assistant Program.
Course code: MLAB 1113
Length: 180 hours
* Fees are approximate and subject to change. Students are required to pay any applicable fee increases. Fees listed are for domestic students. For international programs, visit VCC International.
† This information is intended as a guideline only. Program and course details are subject to change with the approval of VCC's Board of Governors.