65% in each of:
- English 30-1 or 30-2
- Math 30-1 or Pure Math 30
- Chemistry 30
- Biology 30
Proof of English Language Proficiency
5 or more credits of post-secondary Human Anatomy and Physiology or Human Physiology completed within 5 years of the application deadline with a minimum final grade of 60%. The NAIT Continuing Education Course that meets this prerequisite requirement is ANPH100 Anatomy and Physiology. Applicants must submit proof of course completion with a minimum passing grade of 60% by July 31st.
1 credit of post-secondary Medical Terminology completed within 5 years of the application deadline with a minimum final grade of 60% or completion of NAIT's Medical Terminology challenge examination with a minimum 60% pass. You can take ITMS100- Medical Terminology to meet this prerequisite requirement. Applicants must submit proof of course completion with a minimum passing grade of 60% by July 31st.
- The 1st round of interviews will occur in December for applicants who complete their applications by November 1st.
- The 2nd round of interviews will occur in April for all other shortlisted applicants..
- Please refer to the Online Interview handout for more information.
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 86%.
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
- Review of MLT profession websites such as Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) and College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Alberta (CMLTA)
- NAIT Open House information sessions
- NAIT Program Preview
- Tours of Medical Laboratory Facilities*
*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. 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 MLT 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, through email from the program, prior to the program start date. If this requirement is not met, access to designated labs may be denied.
Computer Literacy: Students must have basic computer literacy, which includes basic word processing, spreadsheets, Internet and email.