This program provides graduates with knowledge in the core sciences as well as problem-solving fundamentals for chemistry, biochemistry, physics, and math. This program now occupies a unique position where graduates demonstrate firm problem-solving abilities that can be applied across the largest number of industries from pharmaceuticals and the petroleum industry to environmental, nuclear technology and alternative energy. No other program offers such a wide range of employment or further educational opportunities.
The Chemical Laboratory Technology program at St. Clair College is working in partnership with Bruce Power to include curriculum that will support the Nuclear Uniform Curriculum Program (NUCP) from the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) starting in September 2018. Bruce Power will provide a number of co-op placement opportunities for students registered for the NUCP option. Once St. Clair’s program changes have been approved by NEI, graduating students who meet the required standard will be issued an NUCP certificate, along with their diploma, which will improve opportunities for employment in the field of nuclear power.
- Solid business and industry partnerships provide students the opportunity to participate in R&D projects.
- Completion of a third year research project, potentially while placed with an industrial partner.
- This program gives the graduate unparalleled versatility in the job market.
- Since chemistry is the central science, this program offers the greatest number of pathways to university education.
- Graduates are highly sought after by employers across a broad spectrum of industries.
- Any of our graduates who have been willing to explore job opportunities throughout Ontario and even Canada/United States have found employment within six months of graduation.
Career opportunities include pharmaceuticals, petroleum, food, mining, electroplating, wine/spirits, paints, polymers, plastics, computer materials, manufacturing, environmental, water treatment, consulting, pulp and paper, automotive, agricultural, ethanol, nuclear technology, government agencies, new materials, solar energy, wind energy, geological, fuel cell technology, biochemical, forensics, optics, nanotechnology and more. These are broad categories of industries where specific job opportunities can be found in quality control, process, sales, research and development, supervision and management.
A Chemistry Diploma can get you a job anywhere in North America or the globe since that skill set is in such demand. The United Nations sanctioned 2011 as the International Year of Chemistry in part because of this need! Any of our graduates who have been willing to explore job opportunities throughout Ontario and even Canada/United States have found employment within six months of graduation.
University of Windsor: graduates with 3.00 cumulative grade point average or better are eligible to receive credit for:
- up to 17 of the 30 credits required for the 3-year General Science Degree (B.Sc.)
- up to 17 of the 40 credits required for the 4-year Chemistry Degree (B.Sc.)
OSSD with the majority of courses at the College ( C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level PLUS:
- Senior Level Chemistry
- Grade 12 Math (C ) or (U)
- Grade 12 English (C ) or (U)
Mature students - See Admission Procedures for details.
The curriculum below is for incoming students:
Program Physical Demands Analysis
Program Vocational Learning Outcomes
Chemical Laboratory Technology (Ontario College Advanced Diploma) (MTCU Code 61302)
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
- Research, determine and perform procedures related to the purification, analysis and synthesis of chemical compounds and samples.
- Perform, coordinate and implement laboratory procedures to conduct quantitative and qualitative analyses and tests.
- Select, test, calibrate*, troubleshoot* and evaluate chemical analysis instruments and equipment to assure accurate results.
- Implement, coordinate and evaluate quality assurance and quality control procedures, including statistical analysis, in accordance with international and industry standards and government regulations.
- Complete, monitor and manage chemical laboratory tasks and projects using computer and information technologies.
- Participate in health and safety practices and initiatives in the chemical laboratory to ensure a safe environment for oneself and others.
- Promote the efficient, sustainable* and ethical use of chemical laboratory resources through the application and analysis of sustainability* practices.
- Communicate laboratory data, results, analysis and recommendations through the preparation, interpretation and presentation of technical reports.
- Collaborate with others and work in chemical laboratory teams to complete laboratory tasks and projects.
- Develop strategies for ongoing professional development to enhance competence as a chemical laboratory technologist.