Chemical Laboratory Technology | St. Clair College
Program Code: T836
Status: Open
Three Year - Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Starts: September
Contact:
Michael Siwek
519-972-2727 ext. 4912

Program Overview

This program provides graduates with knowledge in the core sciences as well as problem-solving fundamentals for chemistry, biochemistry, physics, and math. This program now occupies a unique position where graduates demonstrate firm problem-solving abilities that can be applied across the largest number of industries from pharmaceuticals and the petroleum industry to environmental, nuclear technology and alternative energy. No other program offers such a wide range of employment or further educational opportunities.

Program Highlights

The Chemical Laboratory Technology program at St. Clair College is working in partnership with Bruce Power to include curriculum that will support the Nuclear Uniform Curriculum Program (NUCP) from the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) starting in September 2018. Bruce Power will provide a number of co-op placement opportunities for students registered for the NUCP option. Once St. Clair’s program changes have been approved by NEI, graduating students who meet the required standard will be issued an NUCP certificate, along with their diploma, which will improve opportunities for employment in the field of nuclear power.

  • Solid business and industry partnerships provide students the opportunity to participate in R&D projects.
  • Completion of a third year research project, potentially while placed with an industrial partner.
  • This program gives the graduate unparalleled versatility in the job market.
  • Since chemistry is the central science, this program offers the greatest number of pathways to university education.
  • Graduates are highly sought after by employers across a broad spectrum of industries.
  • Any of our graduates who have been willing to explore job opportunities throughout Ontario and even Canada/United States have found employment within six months of graduation.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities include pharmaceuticals, petroleum, food, mining, electroplating, wine/spirits, paints, polymers, plastics, computer materials, manufacturing, environmental, water treatment, consulting, pulp and paper, automotive, agricultural, ethanol, nuclear technology, government agencies, new materials, solar energy, wind energy, geological, fuel cell technology, biochemical, forensics, optics, nanotechnology and more. These are broad categories of industries where specific job opportunities can be found in quality control, process, sales, research and development, supervision and management.

A Chemistry Diploma can get you a job anywhere in North America or the globe since that skill set is in such demand. The United Nations sanctioned 2011 as the International Year of Chemistry in part because of this need! Any of our graduates who have been willing to explore job opportunities throughout Ontario and even Canada/United States have found employment within six months of graduation.

Degree Completions

University of Windsor: graduates with 3.00 cumulative grade point average or better are eligible to receive credit for:

  • up to 17 of the 30 credits required for the 3-year General Science Degree (B.Sc.)
  • up to 17 of the 40 credits required for the 4-year Chemistry Degree (B.Sc.)

Admission Requirements

OSSD with the majority of courses at the College ( C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level PLUS:

  • Senior Level Chemistry
  • Grade 12 Math (C ) or (U)
  • Grade 12 English (C ) or (U)

Mature students - See Admission Procedures for details.

Courses

The curriculum below is for incoming students:

Semester 1
Code Title Credits
CHM124
Laboratory Techniques I
3
CHM127G
Workplace Safety As A Societal Issue
3
CHM151
General Chemistry I
4
CHM161B
Introduction To Chemistry I (Laboratory)
2
PHY130
Physics I
3
MTH128ME
Technical Math I
5
Semester 2
Code Title Credits
PHY222
Physics II
5
CHM251
General Chemistry II
7
CHM224
Laboratory Techniques II
2
CHM225
Inorganic Chemistry
4
MTH203
Differential Calculus
3
Semester 3
Code Title Credits
CHM325
Organic Chemistry 1
5
CHM327
Analytical Chemistry I
6
CHM503
Chemical Computer Applications
3
MTH406
Statistics
2
MTH340
Integral Calculus
3
Semester 4
Code Title Credits
CHM408
Analytical Chemistry II
6
CHM421G
Environmental Legislations & Impact On Society
3
CHM429
Physical Chemistry I
3
CHM427
Organic Chemistry II
5
CHM614
Industrial Control Systems
4
Semester 5
Code Title Credits
CHM527
Organic Chemistry III
6
CHM507
Industrial Chemistry
3
CHM508
Analytical Chemistry III
6
CHM529
Physical Chemistry II
3
CHM619
Microbiology
3
CHM535
Seminar Presentations I
1
Semester 6
Code Title Credits
CHM605
Polymer Chemistry
2
CHM613
Organic Chemistry IV
2
CHM635
Seminar Presentations II
1
CHM653A
Environmental Analytical Chem
6
CHM620
Technical Project
3
ELEC1030
Choose 1 Elective Course
3

Your Investment

The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year:

2019-2020 Tuition Fees

For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses is at the student's own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.

Textbooks and other materials are in addition to Tuition Fees. Textbook prices may be found through the Bookstore website.

Please be aware that tuition and compulsory fees are subject to adjustment each year. The College reserves the right to change, amend or alter fees as necessary without notice or prejudice.

Program Physical Demands Analysis

Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

Chemical Laboratory Technology (Ontario College Advanced Diploma) (MTCU Code 61302)

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Research, determine and perform procedures related to the purification, analysis and synthesis of chemical compounds and samples.
  2. Perform, coordinate and implement laboratory procedures to conduct quantitative and qualitative analyses and tests.
  3. Select, test, calibrate*, troubleshoot* and evaluate chemical analysis instruments and equipment to assure accurate results.
  4. Implement, coordinate and evaluate quality assurance and quality control procedures, including statistical analysis, in accordance with international and industry standards and government regulations.
  5. Complete, monitor and manage chemical laboratory tasks and projects using computer and information technologies.
  6. Participate in health and safety practices and initiatives in the chemical laboratory to ensure a safe environment for oneself and others.
  7. Promote the efficient, sustainable* and ethical use of chemical laboratory resources through the application and analysis of sustainability* practices.
  8. Communicate laboratory data, results, analysis and recommendations through the preparation, interpretation and presentation of technical reports.
  9. Collaborate with others and work in chemical laboratory teams to complete laboratory tasks and projects.
  10. Develop strategies for ongoing professional development to enhance competence as a chemical laboratory technologist.

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