|Faculty:||Science, Medical Science and Engineering
|Description:||Laboratory Technology – Analytical Chemistry is a three-year technical program that trains students to work in industrial chemical laboratories. This program is the only one of its kind among anglophone colleges in Quebec.The Laboratory Technology – Analytical Chemistry program has been designed through consultation with representatives from industrial laboratories, teachers at the CEGEP level and the Ministère de l’Éducation. It places emphasis on micro and nano quantity chemical analysis using the most up-to-date instrumentation in use by modern industrial laboratories.
The first half of the program provides a solid foundation for the more applied courses given in the second half of the program. Courses in Mathematics and Physics are tailored to the needs of the program in that many of the learning activities they contain are integrated with other courses. Students are trained to collect samples and carry out analyses using conventional and modern instrumental methods, as well as microbiological testing that respect compliance and validation protocols practiced in the industry. Students learn to use instruments such as gas and liquid chromatographs (GC-MS, LC-MS, etc.), auto-analyzer, ultraviolet and infrared spectrometers, spectrofluorometer, capillary electrophoresis systems, atomic absorption and emission spectrometers. They receive training in the use of generic and specialized computer software. In their final year, students participate in a training internship so that they may apply their skills in the field. Upon graduation, students may become members of the Chemical Institute of Canada.