Chemical Laboratory Technology
Program Code: CTEC (Full-Time) Length of Program: Three-Year Co-op Awarded Upon Completion: Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Term 1 CHM-1106 General Chemistry I MTH-1904 Mathematics for Technology I CHM-1702 Analytical Techniques COM-1013 Critical Thinking and Writing JSS-1001 Job Search and Success GED-XXX3 General Education Elective Term 2 CHM-2106 General Chemistry I MTH-2904 Mathematics for Technology II CHM-2702 Analytical Techniques COM-2043 Communications for Technology BIO-2306 Biochemistry OHS-2012 Health and Safety for Industrial Processes Term 3 CHM-3106 General Chemistry III STA-1903 Statistics for Technology CHM-3706 Analytical - Physical and Spectrometry Methods CHM-2812 Introduction to Industrial Chemical Processes GED-XXX3 General Education Elective Term 4 BIO-4306 Biotechnology CHM-4903 Quality Assurance and Control CHM-4706 Analytical - Separation and Imaging Methods ENV-6114 Environmental Management GED-XXX3 General Education Elective Co-op Term 1 (May - Aug) CPL-1049 Co-op Work Term (optional) Term 5 CHM-5706 Natural Health Products CHM-5806 Reinforced Plastics CHM-5906 Petrochemical and Polymer Chemistry CHM-5501 Proposal Writing Term 6 (Seven-Week Term) CHM-6109 Applied Lab Skills I CHM-6204 Applied Lab Analysis I CHM-6503 Scientific Communications and Dissemination I Academic Break One-Week Break Term 7 (Seven-Week Term) CHM-7109 Applied Lab Skills II CHM-7204 Applied Lab Analysis II CHM-7503 Scientific Communication and Dissemination II

Laboratory technologists are critical in many growing industries such as chemical products and materials, petroleum refineries, food processing, breweries, distilleries, pharmaceutical manufacturing and development, natural health products and the new cannabis sector.

New Exciting Opportunities in Chemical Laboratory Technology

Picture yourself in the exciting and exploding career of cannabis, ginseng and other natural health products. Part of a team making differences for people every day and in the future. Picture yourself as part of a team developing sustainable energy, bio-sourced plastics and composites, building a greener future for your children.

There are scientists required to analyze these technologies and conduct research to bring products to market. Lambton College's Chemical Laboratory Technology program will prepare you to work in these and other industries in a unique hands on way.

Unique Learning Opportunities

This program is a truly unique offering in the Ontario College System. The Chemical Laboratory Technology program builds on the curriculum of the Chemical Laboratory Technician, however does so by an entire term where students meet their learning outcomes by solving real world problems doing real world research. This unique project based hands-on curriculum in program's final year focuses on the areas of natural health products, including ginseng and cannabis, but also the chemistry of building environmentally sustainable solutions in bio-materials and energy.

Admission Requirements

O.S.S.D. or equivalent with:

Please Note: Grade 12 Mathematics for College Technology or any grade 12U mathematics is recommended; Grade 12 Foundations for College Mathematics (MAP4C) minimum final grade is 60%. If the program is highly competitive, students with Grade 12 Mathematics for College Technology or any Grade 12U mathematics will be given preference.

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. The assessment(s) will demonstrate proficiency in required admission subjects. For all other admission requirements applicants must complete the required course(s) as listed above. 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 may find employment as chemical laboratory technologists in a range of settings including, research laboratories, government agencies, educational institutions and technical sales, and in industries such as pharmaceutical and bio-technology, cosmetics and consumer health products, petroleum, mining, water and wastewater, solid waste, environmental protection, energy and food science.

Career positions may include, but are not limited to: analytical technician, bio-chemistry technician, biological lab technician, chemical analyst or lab technician, formulation technician, pilot plant technician, quality control technician, validation and documentation technician, laboratory services following ISO 17025 standards.

Tuition Fees

Please Note: These fees apply to the 2022-2023 academic year and are subject to change. Fees do not include books (unless specifically noted), supplies or living costs.

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