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Campus
Duration
6 Semesters (3 Years)
Credential Awarded
Ontario College Advanced Diploma
School
Biological Sciences & Applied Chemistry

About the Program

In this three-year advanced diploma program, you will be training for an exciting career as a chemical technologist with specializations in chemical analysis, applied chemical engineering and environmental chemistry. This program will provide you with hands-on experience and a solid background in basic biology, chemistry and mathematics. You will further focus on analytical and instrumental chemistry, organic, industrial and polymer chemistry, metallurgy, ceramics, composites and environmental analysis, health and chemistry.

Your academic progress will be monitored during the first two semesters. As the number of seats in the third semester is limited, if you do not maintain a semester GPA of at least 2.5 during the first year and subsequent semester, you will be transferred to an alternate program within the School of Biological Sciences and Applied Chemistry. 

Common First Semester

The following programs have the first two semesters in common, allowing you to transfer between programs before the second year: Biotechnology - AdvancedChemical Laboratory Technician and Chemical Laboratory Technology - Pharmaceutical.

Work Experience

Optional Work Term

Students meeting all academic requirements may have the opportunity to complete an optional work term(s) in a formal work environment. The work term(s) is similar in length to an academic semester and typically involves full-time work hours that may be paid or unpaid. In programs with limited work term opportunities, additional academic requirements and a passing grade on a communication assessment may be required for eligibility. Eligibility for participation does not guarantee a work position will be secured. Additional fees are required for those participating in the optional work term stream regardless of success in securing a work position.

Work-Integrated Learning Model Starting September
  September January May
Year 1 Semester 1 Semester 2 Break
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 2 Work Terms (various pathways dependent on work term length).
Work-Integrated Learning Model Starting January
  September January May
Year 1   Semester 1 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 2 Work Terms (various pathways dependent on work term length).

Your Career

As a graduate of this program, you may pursue future career options, such as:

  • Analytical chemistry technologist
  • Quality control technologist
  • Occupational health chemistry technologist
  • Enviromental chemistry technologist

Related Careers

Skills

Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • Implement and evaluate quality control procedures
  • Perform and validate laboratory procedures to conduct tests
  • Improve industrial or chemical processes and laboratory equipment
  • Prepare and purify compounds using standard chemical procedures

Affiliations/Associations

  • Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC) through the Canadian Society for Chemical Technology (CSCT)