Dawson College

Laboratory Technology – Analytical Chemistry

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Program Information

School:Dawson College
Faculty:Science, Medical Science and Engineering
Degree:Diploma
Field of Study:Analytical Chemistry
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.
URL:Laboratory Technology – Analytical Chemistry at Dawson College
Length:3 Year(s)

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    Applicants must have a Diploma of Secondary Studies (DES) or equivalent, including Secondary V Language of Instruction, Secondary V Second Language, Secondary IV Science, Secondary IV Mathematics, Secondary IV History, Mathematics 564-506 or 565-506, and Chemistry 551-504. Students with a DES missing any of the above subjects may be admitted, space permitting, but may be required to complete remedial courses.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on June 21, 2022