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Calling all residents of rural Alberta!

Kick-start a career as a Medical Laboratory Assistant or Pharmacy Assistant in less than a year.

Through a combination of online learning and practicum in Calgary, you’ll learn from industry-trained professionals and graduate career ready with real-world experience. The best part is you can complete your placement in any province you choose.
Our programs offer a blended learning environment. You’ll attend lectures online, laboratories on-campus in Calgary (scheduled in groups of consecutive days) and complete a practicum placement. The integration of hands-on learning with practical work experience ensures you're ready to hit-the-ground-running upon graduation.

Reserved seats for rural residents are limited, apply now!

Medical Laboratory Assistant

The Medical Laboratory Assistant Certificate program focuses on hands-on clinical training and patient services. You’ll learn to collect, process and prepare specimens, perform electrocardiograms and more. During your clinical placement, gain practical work experience through professional practice and graduate career-ready. 

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Pharmacy Assistant

In just 21 weeks, you can complete a certificate that gives you in-depth knowledge on pharmaceutical concepts and calculation, inventory management, body systems and pharmaceutical implications. Before the end of the program, you’ll gain practical experience through our practicum placements.

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Many companies accept SAIT grads as the industry standard, which is why SAIT grads get jobs. Enter growing and in-demand fields and get hired. Spring 2023 applications are open, and space is limited!

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SAIT residence offers short-term and guest accommodation for individuals that may not be on campus for an entire semester.

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