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Med Lab tech(MLT) HELP!!!

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Aug 6, 2018
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Med Lab tech(MLT) HELP!!!

Hi! I am a grade 11 student and I need your advice. I made up mind and I am going to take MLT in Uni/College. I don't know if I should go to UofT Scarborough or Centennial, and then go to Michener Institute.

Should I get a Bachelors in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology at UTSC(which takes 4 years) and then apply for MLT program at Michener Institute?
Or
Should I go to Centennial College and do Med Lab Technician program(which takes a year) and then apply for MLT program at Michener Institute?
Or
Should I go straight to UOIT and do MLT?

Thank you!!
Last edited by Tomoka18 on Aug 7th, 2018 10:28 am, edited 1 time in total.
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I would take the shortest / quickest path to whatever it is you think you want to do.

That way, if you decide you don't like it, you didn't already waste 5 years and you can always continue your education later on.
[OP]
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Aug 6, 2018
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superfresh89 wrote:
Aug 7th, 2018 10:17 am
I would take the shortest / quickest path to whatever it is you think you want to do.

That way, if you decide you don't like it, you didn't already waste 5 years and you can always continue your education later on.
So do the one year at Centennial? The problem with that is does it increase my chance of getting accepted at Michener if I already have an a diploma of Med Lab Technician at Centennial?
Thank you so much for your reply!
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Oct 21, 2014
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Tomoka18 wrote:
Aug 7th, 2018 10:34 am
So do the one year at Centennial? The problem with that is does it increase my chance of getting accepted at Michener if I already have an a diploma of Med Lab Technician at Centennial?
Thank you so much for your reply!
The MLT program is very competitive. I suggest you apply to all colleges in Ontario, not just Michener. St lawrence, Cambrian college, St Clair and UOIT are all good schools with high CSMLS passing rate. You do not need to go through a technician program.
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Aug 6, 2018
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woof122 wrote:
Aug 7th, 2018 10:52 am
The MLT program is very competitive. I suggest you apply to all colleges in Ontario, not just Michener. St lawrence, Cambrian college, St Clair and UOIT are all good schools with high CSMLS passing rate. You do not need to go through a technician program.
Oh... I finished almost all my grade 12 courses when I was in grade 11 and my average is 91%. Do you think I have a chance at either UOIT or Michener? Because my family can't afford me to go outside of the GTA. That's why I could only apply at Michener or UOIT, which is not that far away from Toronto.
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Tomoka18 wrote:
Aug 7th, 2018 12:10 pm
Oh... I finished almost all my grade 12 courses when I was in grade 11 and my average is 91%. Do you think I have a chance at either UOIT or Michener? Because my family can't afford me to go outside of the GTA. That's why I could only apply at Michener or UOIT, which is not that far away from Toronto.
Not gonna lie - high school students rarely get accepted into the MLT program at Michener. Good luck.
[OP]
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Aug 6, 2018
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KPanOpto wrote:
Aug 7th, 2018 12:30 pm
Not gonna lie - high school students rarely get accepted into the MLT program at Michener. Good luck.
I have heard that sad news too... How about at UOIT? Do you think I have a chance? Thanks!
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Oct 21, 2014
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Tomoka18 wrote:
Aug 7th, 2018 12:10 pm
Oh... I finished almost all my grade 12 courses when I was in grade 11 and my average is 91%. Do you think I have a chance at either UOIT or Michener? Because my family can't afford me to go outside of the GTA. That's why I could only apply at Michener or UOIT, which is not that far away from Toronto.
OSAP will give you 14k per year. You will have to repay 7k out of that 14k due to grants. You can definitely afford to do so on OSAP alone. I did it, and you can too. Job prospects are so great. I was offered a FT job even before I passed my CSMLS. Don't waste another year waiting to get in michener.
[OP]
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Aug 6, 2018
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woof122 wrote:
Aug 7th, 2018 2:10 pm
OSAP will give you 14k per year. You will have to repay 7k out of that 14k due to grants. You can definitely afford to do so on OSAP alone. I did it, and you can too. Job prospects are so great. I was offered a FT job even before I passed my CSMLS. Don't waste another year waiting to get in michener.
Thank you so much for your help! I am an immigrant so I don't know too much about these things.
[OP]
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Aug 6, 2018
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woof122 wrote:
Aug 7th, 2018 2:10 pm
OSAP will give you 14k per year. You will have to repay 7k out of that 14k due to grants. You can definitely afford to do so on OSAP alone. I did it, and you can too. Job prospects are so great. I was offered a FT job even before I passed my CSMLS. Don't waste another year waiting to get in michener.
Where did you take your MLT if you don't mind me asking?
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Oct 21, 2014
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Tomoka18 wrote:
Aug 7th, 2018 2:28 pm
Where did you take your MLT if you don't mind me asking?
I went to Cambrian college. I am a first gen immigrant as well. Good luck in your studies!
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Nov 22, 2013
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Hey OP!

With your marks, you should have NO problem getting into St. Lawrence, St. Clair, and / or Cambrian for MLT. However, Michener is a completely different story (and I have absolutely no experience with UOIT) as it is the only school in Ontario that also requires an interview for admission. The other applicants will most likely have an undergraduate degree or something similar and with it comes experience and maturity which will give them an advantage over you during the interview stage. This is one of the main reasons why I believe so few "straight out of high school" applicants make it into the program.

My advice is to apply to ALL of the MLT programs in Ontario and get into any one ASAP. Michener will be your shortest route to becoming a MLT but if you also think a Bachelor's will be helpful to you in the future, then definitely look at UOIT as you will get BOTH a degree and diploma at the cost of an extra year. In the end, as long as you pass the program + the certification exam, where you went to school will have little impact.
[OP]
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Aug 6, 2018
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woof122 wrote:
Aug 7th, 2018 5:45 pm
I went to Cambrian college. I am a first gen immigrant as well. Good luck in your studies!
Thank you so much!!!
[OP]
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Aug 6, 2018
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hoangvin wrote:
Aug 7th, 2018 5:58 pm
Hey OP!

With your marks, you should have NO problem getting into St. Lawrence, St. Clair, and / or Cambrian for MLT. However, Michener is a completely different story (and I have absolutely no experience with UOIT) as it is the only school in Ontario that also requires an interview for admission. The other applicants will most likely have an undergraduate degree or something similar and with it comes experience and maturity which will give them an advantage over you during the interview stage. This is one of the main reasons why I believe so few "straight out of high school" applicants make it into the program.

My advice is to apply to ALL of the MLT programs in Ontario and get into any one ASAP. Michener will be your shortest route to becoming a MLT but if you also think a Bachelor's will be helpful to you in the future, then definitely look at UOIT as you will get BOTH a degree and diploma at the cost of an extra year. In the end, as long as you pass the program + the certification exam, where you went to school will have little impact.
I really appreciate your reply! Thanks!!!

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