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Chemical Laboratory Technology - Pharmaceutical

Chemical Laboratory Technology - Pharmaceutical

(Optional Co-op)

Program Code:CLP
Campus:Seneca@York
Duration:6 Semesters (3 Years)
Offered:Fall
Winter
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Program Description

This program trains you in pharmaceutical analysis, product formulation and manufacturing, microbiology and toxicology. You'll get the hands-on experience necessary to perform drug assay and manufacture tablets, ointments and creams in accordance with the pharmaceutical industry standards.

Student academic progress in this program will be monitored over the first two semesters. Since the number of seats at the third semester level is limited, students who fail to maintain a semester GPA of at least 2.5 during their first year and subsequent semesters will be transferred to an alternate program within the School of Biological Sciences and Applied Chemistry.

Areas of Study

Your courses will focus on pharmaceutical analysis, product formulation and manufacturing, chemical instrumentation, biochemistry, microbiology and toxicology, as well as a common first year of basic biology, chemistry and mathematics.

Common First Year

In the School of Biological Sciences and Applied Chemistry, the Technician (two-year) and Technologist (three-year) programs have a common first year, that is, semester one and semester two.

This allows students to seamlessly shift from one program to another, more suited to their needs or comfort with minimal extension of time to their studies.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:
    • Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U)
    • Grade 12 Mathematics: (C) or (U) or Grade 11 Mathematics: MCR3(U)
    • Grade 11 Biology: (C) or (U)
    • Grade 12 Chemistry: (C)
  • OR Mature Student Status (age 19 or older) with the above prerequisite course(s), their equivalent(s) or appropriate Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate program credits (see Academic Upgrading).

Note:

Fees

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Your Career

Start your career in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industries. Your advanced diploma in Chemical Laboratory Technology – Pharmaceutical prepares you for success in research and development, quality control/quality assurance, manufacturing or technical sales areas of the pharmaceutical and biotechnology fields, as well as in teaching or research laboratories of college, university, hospital and government institutes.

Affiliations/Associations

  • Canadian Society of Microbiologists (CSM)
  • Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC) through the Canadian Society for Chemical Technology (CSCT)
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences Group (PSG)

Co-operative Education Option

Should you choose the co-operative education option, you’ll find that it’s an important partnership between the employer, Seneca and you. Following the third academic semester, you’ll begin to integrate your academic study with practical work experience in industrial, governmental and university laboratories. The experience you’ll gain during these work-placement semesters provides considerable reinforcement to your overall studies and is a way for you to connect with employers for potential future employment.

As part of the graduation requirements, you must successfully complete the professional theory and practice subjects, and two out of the three available work-term semesters. In this option, you must also achieve a high academic standing (GPA 3.0) in each semester, while maintaining a full course load (5 subjects), as well as fulfilling other responsibilities in order to continue in the program or qualify for the work semesters.

A "Policies and Guidelines for Students" document, that elaborates on this cautionary note, is available from the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering Technology co-operative education office.

Admission to the Co-operative Education program is by application during the second academic semester. Note that a minimum GPA of 3.0 (cumulative from semesters one and two), as well as a minimum "B" grade in College English, is required to be eligible, but does not necessarily guarantee entry into the co-operative education option. As part of the selection process the Promotion Committee will play a key role in assessing the suitability of students to participate in co-operative education.

  • Co-op students must complete a minimum of two work-terms to qualify for a co-op designation.
  • Co-op students are eligible for a four-month work-term after semester three.
  • Co-op students are eligible for a four to eight-month work-term after semester four.
  • Co-op students are eligible for a four to eight month work-term after semester five.
Integrated Model
  Fall Winter Summer
Year 1 Semester 1 Semester 2/1 Vacation/Semester 2
Year 2 Semester 3 Work Term Semester 4
Year 3 & 4 Completion of Semester 5 (Winter) and Semester 6
(Fall), as well as completion of Work Terms 2 and 3
(various pathways dependent on work term length).

Transfer Credit/Pathways

The Degree and Credit Transfer Office provides a number of services for students continuing their education at Seneca, and for graduating students considering degree transfer options.

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at various post-secondary institutions. Please refer to the Degree Transfer Guide for more information.

Transfer Credit may be granted for courses deemed equivalent to courses at Seneca that have been completed at recognized postsecondary institutions. Additional information is available online.

Important Academic Dates

Please take a few moments to view Important Academic Dates for your relevant term.

Courses

Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

Also see: English and General Education requirements.

2016/2017 Academic Year

Semester 1
BIO173 Biology
CHM173 Chemistry
EAC150 College English
MTH173 Mathematics
SSA001 Science Survival
 
Semester 2
ACA273 Advanced Computer Applications
BIO273 Biology
CHM273 Chemistry
MTH273 Mathematics
plus: General Education Course*
 
Semester 3
CHO333 Chemistry - Organic
CMI333 Chemical Instrumentation
PHA333 Pharmaceutical Analysis
SES391 Effective Technical Writing
TAC333 Techniques in Analytical Chemistry
CPP100 Co-op Professional Practice (co-op option only)
 
Co-op Work Term 1
CWT100 Co-op Work Term (co-op option only)
 
Semester 4
BIC433 Biochemistry
CHO433 Chemistry - Organic
MBG353 Microbiology
STA453 Statistics
CPP200 Co-op Professional Practice (co-op option only)
plus: General Education Course*
 
Co-op Work Term 2
CWT200 Co-op Work Term II (co-op option only)
 
Semester 5
BPH633 Biopharmaceuticals
PHC533 Pharmaceutical Calculations
PHM633 Pharmaceutical Microbiology
PPF633 Pharmaceutical Product Formulations
PYM633 Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
CPP300 Co-op Professional Practice (co-op option only - optional)
 
Co-op Work Term 3
CWT300 Co-op Work Term III (co-op option only - optional)
 
Semester 6
CMI533 Chemical Instrumentation
PAC633 Organic Chemistry
PHA533 Pharmaceutical Analysis - Advanced
PHT533 Pharmacology and Applied Toxicology
PHY453 Physics
plus: General Education Course*
 
* One of the General Education courses must be a literature course (from any category) for which EAC150 is a prerequisite.

2015/2016 Academic Year

Fall 2015 & Winter 2016

Semester 1
BIO173 Biology
CHM173 Chemistry
EAC150 College English
MTH173 Mathematics
SSA001 Science Survival
 
Semester 2
ACA273 Advanced Computer Applications
BIO273 Biology
CHM273 Chemistry
MTH273 Mathematics
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 3
CHO333 Chemistry - Organic
CMI333 Chemical Instrumentation
PHA333 Pharmaceutical Analysis
SES391 Effective Technical Writing
TAC333 Techniques in Analytical Chemistry
CPP100 Co-op Professional Practice (co-op option only)
 
Co-op Work Term 1
CWT100 Co-op Work Term (co-op option only)
 
Semester 4
BIC433 Biochemistry
CHO433 Chemistry - Organic
MBG353 Microbiology
STA453 Statistics
CPP200 Co-op Professional Practice (co-op option only)
plus: General Education Course
 
Co-op Work Term 2
CWT200 Co-op Work Term II (co-op option only)
 
Semester 5
BPH633 Biopharmaceuticals
PHC533 Pharmaceutical Calculations
PHM633 Pharmaceutical Microbiology
PPF633 Pharmaceutical Product Formulations
PYM633 Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
CPP300 Co-op Professional Practice (co-op option only - optional)
 
Co-op Work Term 3
CWT300 Co-op Work Term III (co-op option only - optional)
 
Semester 6
CMI533 Chemical Instrumentation
PAC633 Organic Chemistry
PHA533 Pharmaceutical Analysis - Advanced
PHT533 Pharmacology and Applied Toxicology
PHY453 Physics
plus: General Education Course

Summer 2016

Semester 1
BIO173 Biology
CHM173 Chemistry
EAC150 College English
MTH173 Mathematics
SSA001 Science Survival
 
Semester 2
ACA273 Advanced Computer Applications
BIO273 Biology
CHM273 Chemistry
MTH273 Mathematics
plus: General Education Course*
 
Semester 3
CHO333 Chemistry - Organic
CMI333 Chemical Instrumentation
PHA333 Pharmaceutical Analysis
SES391 Effective Technical Writing
TAC333 Techniques in Analytical Chemistry
CPP100 Co-op Professional Practice (co-op option only)
 
Co-op Work Term 1
CWT100 Co-op Work Term (co-op option only)
 
Semester 4
BIC433 Biochemistry
CHO433 Chemistry - Organic
MBG353 Microbiology
STA453 Statistics
CPP200 Co-op Professional Practice (co-op option only)
plus: General Education Course*
 
Co-op Work Term 2
CWT200 Co-op Work Term II (co-op option only)
 
Semester 5
BPH633 Biopharmaceuticals
PHC533 Pharmaceutical Calculations
PHM633 Pharmaceutical Microbiology
PPF633 Pharmaceutical Product Formulations
PYM633 Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
CPP300 Co-op Professional Practice (co-op option only - optional)
 
Co-op Work Term 3
CWT300 Co-op Work Term III (co-op option only - optional)
 
Semester 6
CMI533 Chemical Instrumentation
PAC633 Organic Chemistry
PHA533 Pharmaceutical Analysis - Advanced
PHT533 Pharmacology and Applied Toxicology
PHY453 Physics
plus: General Education Course*
 
* One of the General Education courses must be a literature course (from any category) for which EAC150 is a prerequisite.

2014/2015 Academic Year

Semester 1 Course Name Hrs/Wk
BIO173 Biology 6
CHM173 Chemistry 6
EAC150 College English 3
MTH173 Mathematics 5
SSA001 Science Survival 1
 
Semester 2 Course Name Hrs/Wk
ACA273 Advanced Computer Applications 3
BIO273 Biology 6
CHM273 Chemistry 6
MTH273 Mathematics 5
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
 
Semester 3 Course Name Hrs/Wk
CHO333 Chemistry - Organic 3
CMI333 Chemical Instrumentation 3
PHA333 Pharmaceutical Analysis 2
SES391 Effective Technical Writing 3
TAC333 Techniques in Analytical Chemistry 6
CPP100 Co-op Professional Theory (co-op option only) 1
 
Co-op Work Term 1
CWT100 Co-op Work Term (co-op option only)
 
Semester 4 Course Name Hrs/Wk
BIC433 Biochemistry 4
CHO433 Chemistry - Organic 2
MBG353 Microbiology 5
STA453 Statistics 3
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
CPP200 Co-op Professional Practice (co-op option only) 1
 
Co-op Work Term 2
CWT200 Co-op Work Term II (co-op option only)
 
Semester 5 Course Name Hrs/Wk
BPH633 Biopharmaceuticals 3
PHC533 Pharmaceutical Calculations 6
PHM633 Pharmaceutical Microbiology 5
PPF633 Pharmaceutical Product Formulations 5
PYM633 Pharmaceutical Manufacturing 5
CPP300 Co-op Professional Practice (co-op option only - optional) 1
 
Co-op Work Term 3
CWT300 Co-op Work Term III (co-op option only - optional)
 
Semester 6 Course Name Hrs/Wk
CMI533 Chemical Instrumentation 6
PAC633 Organic Chemistry 6
PHA533 Pharmaceutical Analysis - Advanced 5
PHT533 Pharmacology and Applied Toxicology 6
PHY453 Physics 3
XXXXXX General Education Option 3

Contact Us

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Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Carsten Wuertz
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22803
Carsten.Wuertz@senecacollege.ca
International Admissions Advisor: Susan Gao
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22365
Susan.Gao@senecacollege.ca
Registration & Records Advisor:
  Diane Duerden
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 33006
Diane.Duerden@senecacollege.ca
Program Contacts:
Student Advisor: Monica Russell
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 33769
Monica.Russell@senecacollege.ca
Program Coordinator: Margot Wassenaar-Faber
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 33248
Margot.Wassenaar-Faber@senecacollege.ca
Co-op Coordinator: Laura Patton
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 33063
Laura.Patton1@senecacollege.ca
Program Chair: Paola Battiston
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 33760
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