• Application Deadline: 
    March 1
  • Program Code: 
    210.A0
  • DEC in: 
    Laboratory Technology (Analytical Chemistry)
  • Program Length: 
    3 years

The Laboratory Technology (Analytical Chemistry) Program will prepare you to work in fields such as pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, environmental testing, oil testing, quality control, government and teaching labs among others. You will study in an engaging laboratory environment with teachers who can deliver one-on-one instruction. You will participate in internships as part of the program and accumulate up to six months of industrial work experience prior to graduation. You may even qualify for paid internships that alternate with your studies (called a Work-Study Option or Alternance travail-études).

Between the knowledge I’ve gained and the internships I’ve completed in this program, I am ready to apply my training in the workforce.
— Carl B.

What you will learn?

  • To use conventional and modern instrumental methods in analytical chemistry
  • To apply key principles of quality assurance systems in a chemical laboratory
  • To collect and prepare analytical samples and standard chemical solutions
  • To use chromatographs, auto-analyzers, spectrophotometers and other instruments
  • To test for harmful micro-organisms found in industrial samples

Where will this program lead you?

Graduates of the Laboratory Technology (Analytical Chemistry) Program often pursue careers as laboratory analysts, chemical research technologists, quality control technicians, biochemistry technologists or chemical engineering technologists. These fields have a high demand for graduates of the program.

Other graduates choose to continue their studies at the university level in Chemistry. In this case, some of your Dawson courses may be credited.

What else you should know?

As a student in this program, you will have access to the most advanced industry-level chemistry labs located in a fully renovated area of the college.

The program offers courses in active learning classrooms, spaces in which students can share and engage using interactive boards in small groups.

What do you need to get in?

  • A Diploma of Secondary Studies (DES) or academic background judged equivalent to the DES
  • Sec V Mathematics - Technical & Scientific option or Science option 564-506 or 565-506 or Mathematics 526
  • Sec V Chemistry 551-504 or (Chemistry 534 and Physics 534)

Application Deadline

March 1



Last Modified: October 21, 2020