65% in each of:
- English 30-1 or 30-2
- Math 20-2 or Applied Math 20 or Math 10-1 or Pure Math 10 or Math 10C
- Chemistry 20
- Biology 20
A proctored certified typing test with a minimum of 30 net words per minute and 90% accuracy. The typing test must be completed within the last 24 months, at the time of application. Take a look at the Typing Test Instructions to find out what's required and how to register.
- Interviews for eligible applicants are scheduled following the application deadline
- Please refer to the Online Interview handout for more information
Proof of English Language Proficiency
Competitive Entrance Requirements:
Applicants are shortlisted for the interview based on their academic average for the required high school courses. Last year, applicants successful in receiving an interview had a minimum average of 80%.
Applicants with prior NAIT Health and Life Sciences credentials or who have successfully completed at least one approved Open Studies course in the School of Health and Life Sciences with a minimum of 75% may be given special consideration for the interview shortlist.
Final selection is based strictly on the interview scores. Applicants who are offered conditional acceptance need to maintain the academic average presented in phase 1 in order to secure final acceptance.
Please refer to the Student Selection Criteria and Process for more information.
Additional Requirements and Considerations
The following activities are encouraged to ensure an adequate understanding of the expectations and duties of the program and profession:
- Review of program website
- Open House information sessions
- Program Preview
- Tour one or two medical laboratories* and/or speak to a Medical Laboratory Assistant.
*Selected dates for visits at one of the medical laboratories listed below are available:
- DynaLIFE, Edmonton - Clinical Support Team Administrative Assistant: 780-451-3702 Ext 3235
- Grande Prairie - Judy Braun: 780-830-2856
- Red Deer Regional Hospital - Bev Krysko: 403-309-2894
- Northern Lights Health Regional Centre, Fort McMurray - Deb Geldart: 780-791-6160
- Medicine Hat Regional Hospital Laboratory - 403-529-8830
- Victoria General Hospital - Ann Megan Berg: 250-727-4334
Students are required to be immunized against vaccine preventable diseases, as determined by Alberta Health. After acceptance into the program, students will be given further information on immunization requirements. Prior to starting the program, it is expected a minimum of the first doses of all required immunizations are received. If you do not meet the immunization requirements, your work integrated learning experience (clinical training) may be refused by a clinical site, and there may be restrictions to campus lab and clinic experience, which may ultimately impede your progress in the program.
Police Information Check:
Students are required to provide a current Police Information Check (also referred to as a Security Clearance or Criminal Record Check) which must include a Vulnerable Sector Search. Please do not proceed with the Police Information Check until an offer of acceptance and follow-up instructions have been issued by the program. The Police Information Check is only considered valid when reviewed by a NAIT official within 90 days of completion. If you do not meet the police information check requirements, your work integrated learning experience (clinical training) may be refused by a clinical site, which may ultimately impede your progress in the program.
Biosafety Course Requirement:
Biosafety is mandatory for all students in the Medical Laboratory Assisting program to ensure compliance with the Human Pathogens and Toxins Act. A biosafety course will be delivered online using Moodle. Students will be directed on deadlines and completion requirements during program specific orientation. If this requirement is not met, access to designated labs may be denied.
- All costs associated with the following requirements, CPR (Basic Life Support - BLS), Immunization Requirements and Police Information Check are the responsibility of the student and are not reflected in the Tuition & Fees (Cost per semester) above. Students can expect to spend between $110 - $500 to cover the costs of these requirements.