Aug 09, 2022  
PUBLISHED 2021-2022 Credit Catalog 
    
PUBLISHED 2021-2022 Credit Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemical Laboratory Technology


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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. You will also have the opportunity to 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 Technology Accreditation Canada (TAC). Graduates can also register with the Alberta Society of Engineering Technologists and Chemical Institute of Canada.

Progression


The progression requirement for students taking credit courses is a Term GPA and Total Institutional GPA of 2.0, with the exception of English Language Foundations and Academic Upgrading programs.

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


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