Chemical Laboratory Technology

Chemical Laboratory Technology

Free information session: Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 7 pm
Room KA336, Johnson-Cobbe Energy Centre, SAIT Main Campus
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MacPhail School of Energy Program Fair: Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 5 pm

Fall 2016 start: applications are accepted Oct. 21, 2015 to March 1, 2016.

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.

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.