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Chemical Laboratory Technology – Science Laboratory

Fanshawe College
90 weeks
Full time
Diploma / certificate
Scholarships available
London (Ontario, Canada)
English

Program description

Chemical Laboratory Technology – Science Laboratory

At the heart of every scientific or technological discovery is a laboratory technician. If you're interested in learning more about how the world works and enjoy research and laboratory analysis, the Fanshawe Chemical Laboratory Technology - Science Laboratory program is the right fit for you

Over three years and 12 to 16 months of paid co-op placement, you'll build a sound basic knowledge of biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics, with emphasis on the principles and performance of standard lab practices, procedures and techniques for biological, chemical and physical analysis. Your lab tech training will also include hands-on application of your theoretical knowledge, using our state-of-the-art instrumentation. As you progress through your lab tech courses, you will study advanced topics such as biochemistry, molecular biology and modern physics, while developing the soft skills necessary to be successful in any professional environment.

You'll graduate with a dynamic set of lab tech skills, preparing you to start your career in a variety of laboratory environments like applied research and development, educational, process and quality control, as well as food and beverage industries, petrochemical companies or technical sales. If you're considering further academic study, graduates may choose to pursue Fanshawe's Bachelor of Applied Technology (Biotechnology) degree or one of our articulation agreements with select universities

Admission requirements

  • OSSD with courses from the College (C), University (U),University/College (M), or Open (O) stream WITH
  • Mathematics ONE OF
    • Grade 12 Mathematics for College Technology* (C)
    • Grade 12 Advanced Functions (U)
    • Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors (U)
    • Grade 12 Mathematics of Data Management (U)
    • Grade 12 Foundations for College Mathematics (C)
    • Grade 11 Functions (U)
    • Grade 11 Functions and Applications (M)

(Note: minimum final grade required is 60)

  • Grade 11 or Grade 12 Chemistry (C) or (U)

OR

  • Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) WITH
  • Core Mathematics (Note: minimum final grade required is 60)
  • Chemistry

OR

  • Pre-Technology Ontario College Certificate AND:
  • minimum final grade of 'C' or 60 in the required Mathematics

OR

  • Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED) WITH
  • Mathematics ONE OF
    • Grade 12 Mathematics for College Technology* (C)
    • Grade 12 Advanced Functions (U)
    • Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors (U)
    • Grade 12 Mathematics of Data Management (U)
    • Grade 12 Foundations for College Mathematics (C)
    • Grade 11 Functions (U)
    • Grade 11 Functions and Applications (M) (Note: minimum final grade required for each course is 70)
  • Grade 11 or Grade 12 Chemistry (C) or (U)

OR

  • Mature Applicant with standing in the required courses stated above

Note

  • Grade 12 Mathematics for College Technology (C) preferred
  • Applicants who lack required courses may be admitted to the program subject to appropriate prior upgrading

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods

  • A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 79 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.0 with no score less than 5.5 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years SDS Program Requirements
  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with a score of 60 in writing, reading and speaking and a score of 50 in listening
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 53, with test results within the last two years
  • A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 169 with no language skill less than 162, with test results within the last two years
  • An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 70% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years
  • Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 8, 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9, or 70% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the institute website.


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Program content

Level 1

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses

  • Cytology
  • General Chemistry 1
  • Reason & Writing 1-Technology
  • Math 1
  • Environmental & Science Issues
  • Fundamentals of Science

Level 2

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses

  • Microbiology 1 - Bacteriology
  • General Chemistry 2
  • Mathematics 2
  • Physics
  • Co-operative Education Employment Prep

Level 3

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Statistics
  • Current Techniques in Plant Agriculture

Level 4

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses

  • Microbiology 2
  • Organic Chemistry 1
  • Instrumental Methods of Analysis 1
  • Calculus 1
  • Thermodynamics & Optics

Level 5

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses

  • Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry 2
  • Quantitative Food Chemistry
  • Calculus 2
  • Molecular Biology
  • Industrial Relations

Level 6

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses

  • Topics in Biotechnology
  • Modern Physics
  • Industrial Chemistry
  • Instrumental Methods of Analysis 2
  • Language & Communication Skills 3
  • Industrial Hygiene

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the institute website for more information.

Tuition fees

Canadian students

The tuition fee for Canadian students is 1,360.26 CAD, and the total fees are 2,319.93 CAD.

International students

The tuition fee for International students is 7,233.50 CAD, and the total fees are 8,799.15 CAD.

For more detailed information about fees, please visit the institute webpage.

Qualification

Credential - Ontario College Advanced Diploma

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to

  1. Research, determine and perform procedures related to the purification, analysis and synthesis of chemical compounds and samples
  2. Perform, coordinate and implement laboratory procedures to conduct quantitative and qualitative analyses and tests
  3. Select, test, calibrate, troubleshoot and evaluate chemical analysis instruments and equipment to assure accurate results
  4. Implement, coordinate and evaluate quality assurance and quality control procedures, including statistical analysis, in accordance with international and industry standards and government regulations
  5. Complete, monitor and manage chemical laboratory tasks and projects using computer and information technologies
  6. Participate in health and safety practices and initiatives in the chemical laboratory to ensure a safe environment for oneself and others
  7. Promote the efficient, sustainable and ethical use of chemical laboratory resources through the application and analysis of sustainability practices
  8. Communicate laboratory data, results, analysis and recommendations through the preparation, interpretation and presentation of technical reports
  9. Collaborate with others and work in chemical laboratory teams to complete laboratory tasks and projects
  10. Develop strategies for ongoing professional development to enhance competence as a chemical laboratory technologist

Career opportunities

This is a co-operative education program providing integration of related, paid work experience alternating with a term of classroom theory and laboratory experiments during the three years of the program. Students graduate with relevant work experience. Graduates find employment opportunities with applied research and development laboratories, educational laboratories, food and beverage industries, pharmaceutical laboratories, petrochemical companies and technical sales

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Fanshawe College

Fanshawe College

Fanshawe College is a large, publicly-funded College located in London, Ontario, Canada - approximately two hours from Niagara Falls, Toronto, or Detroit. There are 21,000 full-time students at Fanshawe, including 7,500 international students from more than 100 different countries. Fanshawe...


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Why study at Fanshawe College

London is a great location - a large city with a population of close to 500,000, so there is something for everyone. It is small enough to be more affordable than some of the larger cities and it is very student-friendly. Fanshawe College has a 90.3% percent Graduate Employment Rate, which is number one among Ontario colleges. There are also 60 co-op programs available, where students can "earn while they learn."

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Fanshawe College

1001 Fanshawe College Boulevard
N5Y 5R6 London Ontario
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