Chemical Laboratory Technology

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Program Information

Degree:Diploma; Co-op
Field of Study:Chemical Technology/Technician
Description:Chemical Laboratory Technology combines a laboratory orientation with a broad theoretical background to provide students with the skills needed to work alongside professional chemists in a wide range of industrial and research settings. The program's training in fundamental chemical principles, basic laboratory techniques and modern chemical instrumentation enables graduates to adapt to exciting technological advances in chemistry.

This program is currently only offered full time; distance and continuing education options are not available. Each academic year consists of two 15-week semesters and students generally take two years to complete the program. All students must pass the pre-requisite courses before proceeding to the next courses. A co-operative work study program in Chemical Technology is also offered following the third semester, combining the traditional academic program with a 12 month paid term of related industrial work experience. Co-op students are selected from those who have successfully completed the first three semesters of the Chemical Laboratory Technology program. CHEM 325 (Technical Project and Report) is a one-week industry practicum for all graduating students, excluding the co-op class. This practicum will take place in February.
URL:Chemical Laboratory Technology at SAIT
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,227
Careers:Chemical Technologists and Technicians

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*50

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 Pure Mathematics 
  •  Grade12 Chemistry 
  •  Grade12 English 

Applicants require an Alberta High School Diploma or equivalent with at least 50% in the following courses or their equivalents: At least 60% in Math 30-1 or Pure Math 30, or 75% in Math 30-2, AND, At least 60% in English Language Arts 30-1 or 75% in English Language Arts 30-2, AND, At least 60% in Chemistry 30. All applicants must demonstrate English Language Proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.

Additional Admission Requirements:
    This program has a competitive five-step entry process.

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on July 05, 2018