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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Chemical Laboratory Technician

Gain specialized, marketable lab skills in chemical analysis.

For the Winter 2021 semester, this program will be delivered through a hybrid model that combines remote and in-person learning. View delivery modes for all programs.

Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

• Perform routine tasks and assigned procedures to support the purification, analysis and synthesis of chemical compounds and samples.

• Use prescribed laboratory procedures to conduct basic manual and instrumental quantitative analysis and report results.

• Operate and troubleshoot chemical analysis instruments and equipment to assure accurate results.

• Perform quality assurance and quality control procedures, including basic statistical analyses, in accordance with international and industry standards and government regulations.

• Complete chemical laboratory tasks and projects using computer and information technologies.

• Implement health and safety practices to ensure a safe laboratory environment for oneself and others. 

• Contribute to the efficient and ethical use and promotion of chemical laboratory resources through established sustainability practices.

• Interpret and produce technical documents to communicate chemical laboratory data and results.

• Collaborate with others to contribute to effective working relationships and teamwork in chemical laboratory environments.

• Develop strategies for ongoing professional development to enhance competence as a chemical laboratory technician.