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Diploma in Chemical Laboratory Technician




¿Qué aprenderé?

Chemical laboratory technicians work in a supporting role using testing methodologies to assure quality with chemical manufacturers, pharmaceutical and food ingredient companies, energy producers and the emerging green product sector. One of the few two-year science-based diploma programs at Ontario colleges, the Chemical Laboratory Technician program will provide you with foundational knowledge in many different disciplines to open the door to the career of your dreams.

Students spend almost half of their course time in the laboratories, learning to operate state-of-the-art analytical instruments such as gas chromatographs, atomic absorption spectrometers and fluorometers, while building core wet chemistry skills. Once you have successfully completed the first year, or the entire two-year diploma, there is also the opportunity to specialize towards a specific industry by completing the remaining coursework for some of our three-year advanced diplomas.

This program will provide you with the entry-level qualifications needed to obtain a chemical and/or biological laboratory technician position in a broad range of industries including:

  • Cosmetic
  • Cannabis
  • Environmental
  • Food production
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Chemical manufacture
  • Government

You will learn how to:

  • Operate and troubleshoot laboratory equipment
  • Set up and conduct experiments
  • Compile records and interpret experimental or analytical results
  • Develop and conduct sampling and data analysis

Industries of employment:

  • Cosmetic manufacturers
  • Cannabis industry
  • Chemical manufacturing
  • Environmental sector
  • Federal and provincial governments
  • Food production companies
  • Pharmaceutical companies

Career Options


  • Chemical laboratory technician
  • Instrumentation technician
  • Quality assurance technician
  • Sample entry technician
  • Sample preparation technician
  • Biological laboratory technician


  • Cosmetic manufacturers
  • Cannabis industry
  • Chemical production manufacturers
  • Energy generation and distribution
  • Food and beverage production companies
  • Environmental sector companies
  • Sales and technical support
  • Pharmaceutical manufacturers
  • Government and regulatory bodies

¿En cuál departamento estoy?

School of Science and Engineering Technology (SET)

Opciones de estudio

a tiempo completo (4 semestres)

Costos de estudio
CAD$13.852,00 (US$ 10.108) por año
Fecha de inicio

Septiembre 2023, Enero 2024


Durham College

Oshawa campus,

2000 Simcoe Street North,


Ontario (ON),

L1G 0C5, Canada

Requerimiento de entrada

Para estudiantes internacionales

Students must have the equivalent of an: Ontario Secondary School Diploma; Grade 12 English (C or U); Grade 12 mathematics (C, M or U).


Grade 11 or 12 chemistry and biology

English language requirements:

  • Academic IELTS: 6.0, no band score less than 5.5
  • IBT TOEFL: 80, with minimum section scores of 20
  • PTE Academic: 53 minimum overall, no section below 49 L,W,S,R
  • CAEL: Overall scores of 60 with no section below 60
  • DET 105

Puede haber diferentes requisitos de IELTS en función del curso elegido.


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