Biomedical Laboratory Technology







Number of credits

91 2/3

Number of contact hours allotted for specific training

1365 Hours


Program approved in 2016.

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 departments.

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.

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)

Job titles

Program content

Number or codeCourse Name / Competency
06CYAnalyze the profession and training
06CZCarry out quality control activities in a clinical setting
06D0Describe the anatomical and physiological characteristics of biological samples
06D1Perform pre-analytical procedures to prepare samples of body fluids for biomedical analyses
06D2Establish professional relationships in biomedical analysis
06D3Procure biological samples from a client
06D4Perform basic quantitative analyses of biomolecules in a clinical setting
06D5Perform specialized quantitative analyses of biomolecules in a clinical setting
06D6Carry out professional activities associated with pharmacology
06D7Identify microorganisms
06D8Produce histological sections for pathological examinations
06D9Conduct a biological validation of the results of biomedical analyses
06DAPerform biomedical analyses in hemostasis
06DBPerform biomedical analyses in hematology
06DCPerform biomedical analyses in biochemistry
06DDPerform biomedical analyses in microbiology
06DEPerform biomedical analyses in molecular biology
06DFPerform analyses in transfusion medicine
06DGPrepare blood products for transfusion
06DHResolve transfusion problems