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Chemical Engineering Technician (CHEM)
Chemical Engineering Technologist (CHE3)

Available as a two or three-year program

Chemical engineering technicians and technologists are at the heart of many growing fields, from leading-edge research around alternative fuels to protecting the safety of our food and water supply. Prepare for an exciting career working in high-tech labs with real-world results.

Testimonials

  • Program Code

    CHEM/CHE3

  • Credential
    • Two-year Ontario College Diploma (Technician)

    • Three-year Ontario College Advanced Diploma (Technologist)

  • Start Date

    September and January entry

Find your career

Chemical engineering technicians and technologists work for:

  • Government agencies.
  • Educational institutions.
  • Industries including food production, pharmaceuticals, petroleum, plastics, pulp and paper, mining, metallurgy and nuclear energy.
  • Average starting salaries range from $35,000 to $39,999.*

*Source: Employment Profile Provincial Report, Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

Our grads get great jobs

  • Plastic Industry Lab Technologist, ABC Group
  • Lab Technician, Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd.
  • Chemical Lab Technologist, Ontario Clean Water Agency
  • Chemical Technologist, Queen’s University
  • Quality Control Laboratory Technician, Durabla Canada

Is it for you?

Students who thrive in this program:

  • Have a good grounding in math and science.
  • Are inquisitive.
  • Pay meticulous attention to detail.

Experiential learning

Study in the newly equipped Bay of Quinte Skills Centre:

  • Understand the principles and techniques of organic and analytical chemistry, chemical engineering and industrial processes.
  • Gain applied skills with chemical instrumentation, extraction technology, health and safety, and microbiology techniques.
  • Apply theory to practice with problem-based assignments.
  • Graduates are prepared to carry out experiments, analyze and interpret data, manage lab operations, assess analytical methods and develop new techniques.
  • Observe chemical engineers in action with tours of professional lab facilities.
  • Applied project learning and field placements in the second and third years provide practical experience, preparing you for a smooth transition to the workforce with a wide range of skills.

Outstanding faculty make the difference

  • Learn with active, involved instructors who are committed to students’ success.
  • The teaching labs were set up by a program coordinator who brings 15 years of experience working in three different countries as a research geneticist.

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