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Chemical Laboratory Technician

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Program Information

School:Durham College
Faculty:School of Science & Engineering Technology (SET)
Degree:Diploma; University Transfer
Field of Study:Chemical Technology/Technician
Description:Most consumer products are created in a laboratory or industrial setting where the quality of the raw materials is monitored. Chemical laboratory technicians work in a supporting role using testing methodologies to assure quality with chemical manufacturers, pharmaceutical and food ingredient companies, energy producers and the emerging green product sector. One of the few two-year science-based diploma programs at Ontario colleges, the Chemical Laboratory Technician program will provide you with foundational knowledge in many different disciplines to open the door to the career of your dreams.

Students spend almost half of their course time in the laboratories, learning to operate state-of-the-art analytical instruments such as gas chromatographs, atomic absorption spectrometers and fluorometers, while building core wet chemistry skills. Once you have successfully completed the first year, or the entire two-year diploma, there is also the opportunity to specialize towards a specific industry by completing the remaining coursework for some of our three-year advanced diplomas.
URL:Chemical Laboratory Technician at Durham College
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $4,259

Cost per year is based on the 2019-2020 academic year and includes compulsory ancillary and program incidental fees. Does not include textbooks.

Careers:Chemical Technologists and Technicians

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

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

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 

Applicants are required to have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma or Mature Student Status, Grade 12 English (C, M or U), and Grade 12 mathematics (C, M or U). Applicants are also recommended to have Grade 11 or 12 chemistry and biology.

* 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 28, 2020