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Chemical Laboratory Technician

Chemical Laboratory Technician

Program Code:CLT
Campus:Seneca@York
Duration:4 Semesters (2 Years)
Offered:Summer
Fall
Winter
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Diploma

Program Description

Learn the essential principles and techniques currently used in the biological and chemical sciences. In the Chemical Laboratory Technician program, you’ll benefit from practical training.

That means getting the hands-on experience necessary to perform assays and determinations with the speed, precision and accuracy required in a broad range of industries. You’ll also receive thorough training in the proper care and use of laboratory apparatus for wet and instrumental methods.

Areas of Study

In this program, you'll study a broad range of topics, including organic and analytical chemistry, biochemistry, industrial micro-biology, pharmaceutical and instrumental methods.

Diploma Transfer

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

  • Students wishing to be considered for the three-year programs Biotechnology Advanced, Chemical Engineering Technology or Chemical Laboratory Technology - Parmaceutical may only apply to transfer after semester two or upon graduation from Chemical Laboratory Technician.
  • In order to apply to transfer directly after semester two:
    • students must be in their current English level
    • students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in semester two while completing a minimum of three subjects.
  • In order to apply to transfer upon graduation students must have a semester four minimum GPA of 3.0 OR a semester three and four average GPA of 3.0 or greater.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:
    • Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U)
    • Grade 11 Biology: (C) or (U)
    • Grade 12 Chemistry: (C)
    • Grade 12 Mathematics: (C) or (U) or Grade 11 Mathematics: MCR3(U)
  • 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

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Fees

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Your Career

Work with government agencies, industry, university laboratories and consulting firms on a range of projects from quality control to research and development. Your diploma in the Chemical Laboratory Technician (CLT) program will prepare you to perform physical, chemical and microbiological analyses under the supervision of a technologist, chemist, biologist or engineer.

Affiliations/Associations

  • Canadian Society of Microbiologists
  • Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC)

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

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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.

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
AIC372 Applied Inorganic Chemistry
CHO372 Chemistry - Organic
MBG372 Microbiology
PHY453 Physics
SES391 Effective Technical Writing
plus: General Education Course*
 
Semester 4
BIC472 Biochemistry
IMB472 or
IPM472
Industrial Microbiology or
Introduction to Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
IOC472 Analytical Chemistry
ITM472 Instrumental Methods
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
AIC372 Applied Inorganic Chemistry
CHO372 Chemistry - Organic
MBG372 Microbiology
PHY453 Physics
SES391 Effective Technical Writing
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 4
BIC472 Biochemistry
IMB472 or
IPM472
Industrial Microbiology or
Introduction to Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
IOC472 Analytical Chemistry
ITM472 Instrumental Methods
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
AIC372 Applied Inorganic Chemistry
CHO372 Chemistry - Organic
MBG372 Microbiology
PHY453 Physics
SES391 Effective Technical Writing
plus: General Education Course*
 
Semester 4
BIC472 Biochemistry
IMB472 or
IPM472
Industrial Microbiology or
Introduction to Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
IOC472 Analytical Chemistry
ITM472 Instrumental Methods
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
AIC372 Applied Inorganic Chemistry 3
CHO372 Chemistry - Organic 6
MBG372 Microbiology 5
PHY453 Physics 3
SES391 Effective Technical Writing 3
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
 
Semester 4 Course Name Hrs/Wk
BIC472 Biochemistry 6
IMB472 or
IPM472
Industrial Microbiology
Introduction to Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
5
5
IOC472 Analytical Chemistry 6
ITM472 Instrumental Methods 6
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
 

Contact Us

biochem.senecacollege.ca
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:
Program 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
Program Chair: Paola Battiston
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 33760
Paola.Battiston@senecacollege.ca
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