The Biomedical Laboratory Technology program prepares students to practise the professions of
medical technologist and medical laboratory technician.
In accordance with the Professional Code, the scope of practice of medical technologists consists
of performing medical biology analyses and examinations of the human body or specimens and
ensuring the technical validity of results to be used for diagnosis or therapeutic follow-up.
Medical technologists and medical laboratory technicians work mainly in public health institutions.
In clinical settings, these technologists and technicians are found in sample collection centres,
outpatient and screening clinics, diagnostic laboratories, health care units and emergency
Medical technologists and medical laboratory technicians work in interdisciplinary situations with
health professionals, including nursing and medical staff, and specialists such as hematologists,
biochemists, microbiologists, etc.
Direct contact with clients occurs at the time when samples are taken and when analyses are
conducted at the point of care, both in public and private healthcare establishments and at home.
Length of training
Total length of training includes general training that is common to all programs for 420 hours, general training for this program for 150 hours as well as complementary general training courses for 90 hours.
Duration of training consists of theory and lab work for courses; personal time that the student invests is excluded.
To be admitted to the program, a person must meet the general requirements for admission set out in the College Education Regulations, as well as the following special conditions, where applicable:
Must have passed the following secondary-level course(s):
• Sec. IV TS or S or Sec. 5 CST Mathematics: Technical and Scientific option (564426) or Secondary 4 Science option (565426) or Secondary 5 Cultural, Social and Technical Option (563504).
• Sec. V Chemistry – Secondary V Chemistry (551504)
• Sec. V Physics – Secondary V Physics (553504)
Targeted professions (Link to Emploi Québec's IMT En ligne)
Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants (3212)
Medical laboratory technologists (3211)
medical laboratory technician
Labour market relation
In the work force (Information from the MEES)
|Number or code
||Statement of the competency
||Analyze the profession and training
||Carry out quality control activities in a clinical setting
||Describe the anatomical and physiological
characteristics of biological samples
||Perform pre-analytical procedures to prepare
samples of body fluids for biomedical analyses
||Establish professional relationships in biomedical
||Procure biological samples from a client
||Perform basic quantitative analyses of biomolecules
in a clinical setting
||Perform specialized quantitative analyses of
biomolecules in a clinical setting
||Carry out professional activities associated with
||Produce histological sections for pathological
||Conduct a biological validation of the results of
||Perform biomedical analyses in hemostasis
||Perform biomedical analyses in hematology
||Perform biomedical analyses in biochemistry
||Perform biomedical analyses in microbiology
||Perform biomedical analyses in molecular biology
||Perform analyses in transfusion medicine
||Prepare blood products for transfusion
||Resolve transfusion problems
Number of contact hours allotted to specific training: 2 190