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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Chemical Laboratory Technician

Gain specialized, marketable lab skills in chemical analysis.

Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • Apply mathematical, physical and chemical concepts to routine tasks such as the analysis and synthesis of chemical compounds and samples.
  • Conduct basic manual quantitative and qualitative analyses accurately, using prescribed laboratory procedures.
  • Prepare organic and inorganic compounds using standard synthetic and purification procedures.
  • Perform routine statistical calculations to report the results of analyses.
  • Perform instrumental chemical analysis and report the quantitative/qualitative results.
  • Apply basic computer skills relevant to the chemical laboratory technology field.
  • Perform established Quality Assurance and Quality Control procedures to ensure that processes remain within designated limits.
  • Perform all assigned work in compliance with occupational health, safety and environmental law, legislation and regulations; established policies and procedures; and in accordance with ethical principles.
  • Apply problem-solving skills to chemical laboratory technology.
  • Use interpersonal and communication skills appropriate to the chemical laboratory technology environment.
  • Develop a plan for continued professional growth.