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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Medical Laboratory Science program requirements

(Updated April 2019)

Below are the requirements and relevant links for both entry into on-Campus MLSC courses and pre-practicum students. These requirements must be completed in order for students to be eligible to participate in laboratory-based courses and clinical placement. 

Students are responsible for keeping the original documents at all times. Students must monitor their email addresses throughout the entire year to facilitate the smooth handling of their documentation.

NOTE: Please begin the process of completing the required documentation as soon as you receive your grades at the end of the winter semester. The time required for completion can be extensive and may delay your attendance to mandatory components of the MLSc program if not complete by the due dates.



If you require specific information regarding immunization, please email Marsha Townsend or call at 905.721.8668 ext. 6187. Marsha’s office hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Urgent inquiries can be emailed to Evelyn Moreau or call at 905.721.8668 ext. 2826 if you get an out-of-office message for Marsha.

To help protect the health and safety of students and patients/clients, all students enrolled in the Medical Laboratory Science program must provide proof of immunization to be eligible for laboratory-based courses and to attend clinical placement.  Please consult the Immunization Requirements web page for up to date information.



If you require specific information regarding mask fit testing, please email Evelyn Moreau or call at 905.721.8668 ext. 2826.

Mask fits are valid for two years from the date of testing. Ontario Tech provides on-Campus mask fit testing for all MLSc students just prior to practicum. The cost of the test in included in the ancillary fees for students enrolled in the MLSc program. The testing will be arranged by the MLSc Practicum Coordinator for the end of the winter semester of 3rd year. Eligible students will receive an email to their Ontario account containing information on how to register for testing. 

An identification card will be provided at the conclusion of testing which provides information on the student’s required mask. It is the student’s responsibility to keep this card safe and provide it along with other mandatory documentation at the beginning of placement at each practicum site.



If you require specific information regarding a criminal reference check, please email Evelyn Moreau or call at 905.721.8668 ext. 2826.

All students in the MLSc program are required to complete a criminal reference check. It must include a vulnerable sector screen.  The check is valid for one year from the date of issue and must cover the entire academic year. Exceptions to this requirement are non-negotiable due to liability and safety regulations. 

These must be obtained from the student’s local (permanent address) police service. Any costs associated with the check are the responsibility of the student.

 For students residing in Durham:

  • Durham Region Police Service (DRPS) requires a letter for students to qualify for the volunteer (lower) rate. Students can obtain a letter from Evelyn Moreau. To complete the letter, please provide your full name, date of birth and complete street address. The letter will be sent to your Ontario email address. 
  • Visit the DRPS site for more information.

 For students residing in Toronto:

  • Toronto Police Service (TPS) requires anyone applying for a vulnerable sector screen to complete a consent form, which can be obtained from Sharleen Ward in the Student Services office, UA 2000. She can be reached by telephone at 905.721.8668 ext. 3166.
  • You will need two pieces of government-issued ID: one must include a photograph and signature, and one must include your full name and date of birth.
  • Visit the TPS site for more information.

An official report form (with police seal) will be provided by the police service. It is the student’s responsibility to keep this form safe and provide copies of it along with other mandatory documentation at the beginning of placement at each practicum site.