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Gain specialized, marketable lab skills in chemical analysis.
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Sheridan's Chemical Laboratory Technician diploma program provides excellent facilities with current technology and many opportunities for hands-on experience. You'll work directly with the same sophisticated instruments that are used in research and industry, while learning to apply the theories of the chemical sciences.
Flexible options for study
Course credits can be transferred (either before or after graduation) directly to the Chemical Engineering Technology, Chemical Engineering Technology - Environmental or Environmental Technician programs at Sheridan, making the Chemical Laboratory Technician option extremely flexible.
Courses to help you become career-ready
Our courses will help you become career-ready. You'll study:
- Instrumental analysis and analytical chemistry
- Organic and inorganic chemistry
- Laboratory techniques
- Environmental science
Environmental services, energy, health care, and other rapidly growing sectors rely on chemical analysis and research – and they all need laboratory technician college graduates with specialized skills for the chemical lab.
The Chemical Lab Technician diploma program begins with a solid academic foundation with courses in organic and inorganic chemistry, calculus and advanced science.
Once in the workforce, the duties of graduates may include:
- Analyzing samples.
- Preparing samples and solutions, making and purifying chemicals.
- Technical sales for laboratory equipment and supplies.
Some graduates continue their study at university to obtain degrees in chemistry, chemical engineering and related disciplines. Depending on the university, and the choice of program, they may receive transfer credits for their study at Sheridan.
Graduates have completed all the academic requirements for professional certification with the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT). Additional requirements for certification exist and are established by OACETT. Graduates are also eligible for membership in the Chemical Institute of Canada.
Chemical Laboratory Technician courses are taught at the Davis Campus in Brampton, Ontario.
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As a student in our Chemical Laboratory Technician program you’ll work in labs designed to imitate the real-world workplace. Want a look inside? Take a virtual tour of our Chemical Engineering Labs.
Creative, innovative learning is at the core of all Sheridan’s courses. Here are the courses you’ll take in this program.
CODE TITLE CREDITS CHEM16682 Applied Chemistry 1 6 MATH13314 Introductory Mathematics for Chemical Sciences 3 CHEM10371 Lab Techniques 4 CULT10001G The Impact of Culture on the Canadian Workplace 3 ENGI19282 Electricity 1 3 Total: 19
CODE TITLE CREDITS CHEM20379 Applied Chemistry 2 6 MATH17900 Intermediate Mathematics for Chemical Sciences 3 BIOL10101 Microbiology 4 PHYS19554 Physics for Chemical Sciences 3 General Education Course (Open) 3 ENGI10734 Industrial Systems 2 Total: 21
CODE TITLE CREDITS CHEM25770 Analytical Chemistry 1 5 CHEM21471 Organic Chemistry 1 5 CHEM20342 Inorganic Chemistry 1 2 CHEM25415 Instrumental Analysis 1 5 MATH27597 Statistics 3 SCIE16007 Environmental Science 3 Total: 23
CODE TITLE CREDITS CHEM27025 Analytical Chemistry 2 5 CHEM29536 Organic Chemistry 2 4 CHEM21022 Inorganic Chemistry 2 3 CHEM29479 Instrumental Analysis 2 5 General Education Course (Open) 3 MATH21692 Applied Calculus 3 Total: 23
Courses subject to change.
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Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:
- One English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or ENG4U)
- One Chemistry, Grade 11 (U) or Grade 12 (C)
- Grade 12 Mathematics for College Technology (MCT4C) or Grade 11 Functions (MCF3M) or Grade 11 Functions and Relations (MCR3U) or any Grade 12 (U) mathematics course
Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements will be invited to complete pre-admission tests in mathematics and English. Applicants asked to take the test are considered for admission to Term 1 contingent on receiving a minimum grade of 60% in both the pre-admission mathematics/English tests.
Applicants lacking the Mathematics admission requirement for this program may wish to upgrade their Mathematics prior to application. For upgrading information, please contact us.
Applicants may also consider applying to our Technology Fundamentals program. Successful completion of this program will meet the Mathematics requirement and will provide a broader sense of the Science and Technology fields.
Eligible applicants will be selected on the basis of their previous academic achievement (the average of their six highest senior-level credits, including required courses), and/or results of pre-admission testing.
Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for this program will be assessed and advised individually and may be considered for other, related programs.
Admission at an Advanced Level (Direct Entry)
Students may apply for admission at an Advanced Level (Direct Entry) to Year 2 of this program if they have relevant credits from a university or college. Students may have to complete certain courses from Year 1 prior to graduation.
English Language ProficiencyAll applicants whose first language is not English must meet Sheridan’s English proficiency requirements.
Chemical Laboratory Technician graduates may work with chemists and engineers in research and development labs, quality control and technical service labs, government agencies and educational institutions.
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
• Perform routine tasks and assigned procedures to support the purification, analysis and synthesis of chemical compounds and samples.
• Use prescribed laboratory procedures to conduct basic manual and instrumental quantitative analysis and report results.
• Operate and chemical analysis instruments and equipment to assure accurate results.
• Perform quality assurance and quality control procedures, including basic statistical analyses, in accordance with international and industry standards and government regulations.
• Complete chemical laboratory tasks and projects using computer and information technologies.
• Implement health and safety practices to ensure a safe laboratory environment for oneself and others.
• Contribute to the efficient and ethical use and promotion of chemical laboratory resources through established practices.
• Interpret and produce technical documents to communicate chemical laboratory data and results.
• Collaborate with others to contribute to effective working relationships and teamwork in chemical laboratory environments.
• Develop strategies for ongoing professional development to enhance competence as a chemical laboratory technician.
Fees shown here are estimates only. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.
The fees shown here are for the 2020–2021 academic year, and are subject to change. The fees displayed are for the first two (2) academic terms of study at Sheridan unless otherwise noted; fees for subsequent terms are not reflected on this website.
Fees for this program are paid to the University of Toronto Mississauga.
Fees for this program are paid to Brock University.
Fees for Canadian students$4,444.07
Fees for International students$17,285.07
Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship
Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.
Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship
Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.
Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship
Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $2,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.
Ontario College Diploma
Full-time 2 years Program code: PCLTN
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