Apr 21, 2019  
PUBLISHED 2018-2019 Credit Catalog 
    
PUBLISHED 2018-2019 Credit Catalog

Chemical Laboratory Technology


Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs & Categories by Degree Type

Program Description


Want a career that’s sure to get a positive reaction? In the Chemical Laboratory Technology program you’ll learn the fundamentals in chemistry, get hands-on experience performing experiments and analyzing samples in laboratories, and you can participate in a 12-month paid work placement program. As a Chemical Laboratory Technologist you’ll work in a wide range of industrial and research settings.

Program Overview


Fast Facts


Your Career


Graduates find work as chemical technologists, laboratory technologists, research technologists, technical sales and service specialists and technical assistants in the chemical industry. Opportunities exist in petroleum and natural gas processing, petrochemicals, metallurgical refining, food and beverage processing, agriculture, environmental consulting and government departments of agriculture, forestry and education.

Student Success


Students with higher grades and recent upgrading in Math 30 (Pure Math) and Chemistry 30 will experience more success in this program.

Additionally, students who experience success in this program have good work ethics and communication skills.

Credentials


After successfully completing this program, graduates will receive a SAIT diploma in Chemical Laboratory Technology.

Accreditation


The program is nationally accredited by the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board and by the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists. Graduates can also register with the Alberta Society of Engineering Technologists and Chemical Institute of Canada.

Progression


Students must attain a PGPA and/or a CGPA of 2.0 or better in each semester and pass the necessary prerequisite courses to progress through the program. To qualify for graduation, students must pass all courses, attain a CGPA of 2.0 or better and complete course requirements within the prescribed timelines.

Admission Requirements


Completion of the following courses or equivalents:

  • At least 60% in Math 30-1 or Pure Math 30, or 75% in Math 30-2, AND,
  • At least 60% in English Language Arts 30-1 or 75% in English Language Arts 30-2, AND,
  • At least 60% in Chemistry 30.
  • All applicants must demonstrate English Language Proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.

Program Outline


Total Credits 61.5


Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs & Categories by Degree Type