***Med Lab students: Spring 2014 classes start January 6th.***
The College of New Caledonia and partners from Northern Health, Prince George Medical Laboratory, the Northern Medical Society, the Northern Medical Program and NAIT are pleased to announce that the Medical Laboratory Technology Diploma Program received approval from the Ministry of Advanced Education and is now running. Our vision is to educate people in the north, to work in northern and rural British Columbia. The CNC program is based on the NAIT Medical Laboratory Technology Program model. The first intake of the program started January 2008 with 18 students.
As of June 2008 the program received approval from the Ministry of Advanced Education to increase the intake from 18 to 24 students and to lengthen the current program from 2 years to 2.5 years. The program matrix and courses are revised and changes were implemented as of January 2009. The program will consist of one and half years (three semesters) of academic studies at the CNC Prince George campus and one-year of clinical education. Clinical placements will be made throughout British Columbia but mainly in northern BC, and will include a rotation of hospital laboratory sites throughout the province of BC.
You can download our brochure to answer most frequently asked questions. Med Lab Bookmark
Program intake for January 2014 applications are being reviewed starting April 1, 2013. Application packages are available at Prince George Campus Admissions office or all three required forms can be downloaded from this site through the Application Package:
CNC General Application for Admission
2015 application package
Information sessions are scheduled as required.
Please contact either Sandy Kohorst at 250-561-5830 firstname.lastname@example.org or Vi Brown at 250-561-5841 email@example.com to reserve your seat.
The CNC Medical Laboratory Technology Science Program, has been granted accreditation status by the Canadian Medical Association as of December 1st, 2009.
For more information, please contact:
CNC Counselling and Advising Department
(250) 562-2131 Extension 5560
Acting Dean, School of Health Sciences
or 1-800-371-8111 extension 5841
Employers know there is already a shortage of trained Medical Laboratory Technologists in northern B.C. and that shortage will increase with retirements over the next several years. Similar situations exist across Canada, the US and in other countries.
If you are interested in medical laboratory science as a career, please check out these websites:
The Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS)
The British Columbia Society of Laboratory Science (BCSLS)
Service Canada’s Job Futures Information
CNC Library has created a resources guide for Medical Laboratory Technology at