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Ontario College Diploma

Chemical Laboratory Technician

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

(Brampton)

Gain specialized, marketable lab skills in chemical analysis.

Program Overview

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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
  • Microbiology
  • Organic and inorganic chemistry
  • Laboratory techniques
  • Environmental science

Additional information

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.

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Summary

Degree Entrance Scholarship Available

Once you’ve applied for admission to this program, we’ll automatically consider you for this award.

International Student?

This program is part of our new two-year graduate certificate bundles! You may be able to qualify for a three-year post-grad work permit.

Courses

Creative, innovative learning is at the core of all Sheridan’s courses. Here are the courses you’ll take in this program.

  • CODETITLECREDITS
    CHEM16682Applied Chemistry 16
    MATH13314Introductory Mathematics for Chemical Sciences3
    CHEM10371Lab Techniques4
    CULT10001GThe Impact of Culture on the Canadian Workplace3
    ENGI19282Electricity 13
    Total:19
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    CHEM20379Applied Chemistry 26
    MATH17900Intermediate Mathematics for Chemical Sciences3
    BIOL10101Microbiology4
    PHYS19554Physics for Chemical Sciences3
     General Education Course (Open)3
    ENGI10734Industrial Systems2
    Total:21
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    CHEM25770Analytical Chemistry 15
    CHEM21471Organic Chemistry 15
    CHEM20342Inorganic Chemistry 12
    CHEM25415Instrumental Analysis 15
    MATH27597Statistics3
    SCIE16007Environmental Science3
    Total:23
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    CHEM27025Analytical Chemistry 25
    CHEM29536Organic Chemistry 24
    CHEM21022Inorganic Chemistry 23
    CHEM29479Instrumental Analysis 25
     General Education Course (Open)3
    MATH21692Applied Calculus3
    Total:23

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Summary

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:

  • One English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or ENG4U)

plus

  • 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

or

Mature student status.

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.

Applicant Selection

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 Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Sheridan’s English proficiency requirements.

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Summary

Career Opportunities

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.

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    Faculty

    Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

    Designation

    Ontario College Diploma

    Duration

    2 yrs (4 semesters)

    Location

    Davis Campus

    7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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    Faculty

    Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

    Designation

    Ontario College Diploma

    Duration

    2 yrs (4 semesters)

    Location

    Davis Campus

    7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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    Degree Completion

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    Faculty

    Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

    Designation

    Ontario College Diploma

    Duration

    2 yrs (4 semesters)

    Location

    Davis Campus

    7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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    Learning Outcomes

    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 troubleshoot 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 sustainability 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.

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    Faculty

    Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

    Designation

    Ontario College Diploma

    Duration

    2 yrs (4 semesters)

    Location

    Davis Campus

    7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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    Faculty

    Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

    Designation

    Ontario College Diploma

    Duration

    2 yrs (4 semesters)

    Location

    Davis Campus

    7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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    Program Fees

    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 2021–2022 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.

    Program Fees

    Fees for this program are paid to the University of Toronto Mississauga.

    Program Fees

    Fees for this program are paid to Brock University.

    Program Fees

    Fees shown here are estimates only. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.

    For Canadian Students

    The fees shown here are for the 2021-2022 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. For English Language Studies, depending on your level placement, your program completion time may differ.

    For International Students

    The fees shown here are for Fall 2021, and are subject to change. The English Language Studies program is offered to international students in 7-week sessions. The fees displayed are for each 7-week session and include tuition and health insurance. Depending on your level placement, your program completion time may differ.

    Fees For Canadian Students

    Fees for Canadian students

    $4,269.00
    Fees for International Students

    Fees for International students

    $18,060.00

    Financial Aid & Awards

    Your education is a big investment, and we're here to help! Keep an eye on our Financial Aid & Awards page for regular updates, and check out these important links:

    All new international students beginning their studies in the Fall 2021 or Winter 2022 semesters will receive an entrance scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $2,000.

    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.

    Bursaries for Grade 12 Students Pursuing Studies Toward a Career in Law

    The annual Bursary Program for grade 12 students pursuing careers in the justice sector at an Ontario university or college is now open! Bursaries are offered by the Association of Justices of the Peace of Ontario (AJPO), the Association of Ontario Judges (AOJ) and the Ontario Superior Court Judges’ Association (OSCJA). Each association offers one bursary per year in each of their judicial regions for a total of 22 bursaries province-wide!

    Applications close on May 26. Spread the word to students! Visit the Bursary web page for more information.

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    Ontario College Diploma

    Duration

    2 yrs (4 semesters)

    Location

    Davis Campus

    7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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    Want to learn more about Experiential Design? This interactive workshop will explain what Experiential Design is and explore the many exciting career options in this rapidly-growing field.

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    Workshop Schedule

    • Overview of what Experiential Design is all about
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    Ontario College Diploma

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    Ontario College Diploma

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    2 yrs (4 semesters)

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    7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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    Ontario College Diploma

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    7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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    Ontario College Diploma

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    2 yrs (4 semesters)

    Location

    Davis Campus

    7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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    Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

    Designation

    Ontario College Diploma

    Duration

    2 yrs (4 semesters)

    Location

    Davis Campus

    7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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    Program availability

    Ontario College Diploma

    Full-time 2 years Program code: PCLTN

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    Start date Campus Status
    Sep 2021 Davis Campus (Brampton) Available
    Jan 2022 Davis Campus (Brampton) Available

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