Chemical Lab Technician
Program Code: CLAB (Full-Time) Length of Program: Two-Year Awarded Upon Completion: Ontario College Diploma Starts: Sep (Open)
Mobile Learning Program
Term 1 CHM-1106 General Chemistry I MTH-1063 Introduction to Mathematics I BIO-1205 Cell Physiology CHM-1703 Analytical Techniques ENG-1173 Communications for Technology GED-XXX3 General Education Elective SDV-1001 College Orientation Term 2 CHM-2106 General Chemistry II MTH-2063 Introduction to Mathematics II BIO-2205 Biology II CHM-2306 Organic Chemistry ENG-2173 Communications for Technology II Term 3 CHM-3706 Analytical Chemistry I BIO-3205 Microbiology BIO-4614 Introduction to Biofuels and Biobased Chemicals OHS-2012 Health and Safety for Industrial Processes STA-1903 Statistics for Technology GED-XXX3 General Education Elective Term 4 CHM-4706 Analytical Chemistry II BIO-4305 Biotechnology CHM-2812 Introduction to Industrial Chemical Processes CHM-4903 Quality Assurance and Control GED-XXX3 General Education Elective

The Chemical Laboratory Technician program will produce technically skilled problem solvers. Graduates will be prepared to assume entry-level positions in a variety of industrial, government or consulting organizations. The course of study includes hands on introductions to Laboratory Analyzers, Organic Synthesis and Biochemical and Microbiological techniques as well as an overview of key underlying theoretical principles.

Students entering this program are entering a Mobile Learning - Class+ Experience program. The Class+ Experience is exclusive to Lambton College, where technology inspires learning. Mobile devices allow students to experience learning both inside and outside the classroom, integrating educational apps and tools into class activities. See device requirements.


Admission Requirements

O.S.S.D or equivalent with:
Grade 12 Mathematics
Grade 12 English
Grade 11 or 12 Chemistry
Grade 11 or 12 Biology (Recommended)

Mature applicants must be at least 19 years of age by the start of classes, be out of secondary school for at least one year and usually do not have a high school diploma. Mature applicant assessment for this program is available in the Counselling Department in the subject of English and Math. The assessment(s) will demonstrate proficiency in required admission subjects. For more information please contact the Counselling Department at ext. 3412. Academic admission requirements can be obtained through Academic Upgrading and Pre-Programs at Lambton College.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this program can calibrate, operate, and maintain laboratory equipment. Assist in the setup and conduct of chemical and biological tests and experiments. Assist in developing and conducting sampling and data analysis. Record and compile experimental or analytical results for later interpretation.

Chemical Laboratory Technicians are employed in food and beverage production, petrochemical processing, pharmaceutical production, cosmetics production, natural product and vitamin processing, federal and provincial government inspection labs, and research lab.

Tuition Fees
Breakdown of fees for Year 1
Year 1
Ancillary Fee$715.12
Student Government Fee$290.66
Health/Dental Plan$207.87
Breakdown of fees for Year 2
Year 2
Ancillary Fee$608.62
Student Government Fee$290.66
Health/Dental Plan$207.87

Please Note: These fees apply to the 2018-2019 academic year and are subject to change. Fees do not include books (unless specifically noted), supplies or living costs.

Technology & Trades
519-542-7751 ext 2436

Program Information