Chemical Eng. Technology - Lab and Process Control (CHLP)
Ontario College Advanced Diploma | 7 semesters | Barrydowne
Imagine a career working in a laboratory environment developing the next generation of medications, developing new and improved fuels, extracting valuable metals from raw materials, or working on environmental sustainability. Chemical engineering is a broad field that delves into all of these areas and more.
Cambrian's Chemical Engineering Technology program is the only one of its kind in Ontario and is designed to develop the skill sets you will need to work in any of these exciting fields. It couples fundamental theory with the necessary hands-on, practical laboratory training required for employment in various chemical industries and environmental sectors. You will work independently and in groups to build the self-directed study and team work skills you will need within various workplace settings.
- 3 years – 7 semesters
- 2 paid co-ops
- The only lab and process control program in Ontario
- Quality control practices embedded throughout the program
- Master report writing techniques that meet the standards set by the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists
You are required to complete two co-operative work terms upon meeting the course pre-requisites. You may complete the two work placements during any of the non-academic semesters prior to graduation. These work terms provide you with the opportunity to apply classroom studies to an actual work situation.
For graduates of the new curriculum (OSS):
Ontario Secondary School Diploma (30 credits) or equivalent or mature student status, including:
- Any grade 12 English (C), (U), or (M)
- Any grade 12 mathematics (C) or (U) (MCT4C) is highly recommended)
- Any grade 11 or 12 chemistry (C) or (U)
- Any grade 12 physics (C) or (U)
- Computer competency in relevant software
Students are responsible for the completion of the WHMIS course and a safety orientation course prior to going out on their first co-op placement. These courses are available through NORCAT. The students are also responsible for obtaining First Aid/CPR certification prior to the first co-op placement. This course is available through Continuing Education at Cambrian College. Proof of the completion of these courses must be presented to the Program Coordinator.
This program will be delivered in the following terms:
Fall Term Start
For specific term start/end dates and other key dates/deadlines, please see the 2017-18 Academic Schedule which will be posted on our website in early 2017.
Program of Study
Every academic year, students are required to successfully complete an online Student Safety Regulations and General Safety Standards course. This course must be completed prior to entering the labs (as identified in the table below) in the Schools of Skills Training, Engineering Technology and Environmental Studies.
|CHM 1100||General Chemistry I||4|
|CHM 1101||General chemistry I 1||2|
|CHM 1109||Mineral Processing 1||4|
|ENG 1002||College Communications||3|
|MTH 1050||Algebra I||3|
|PHY 1112||Physical Principles 1||4|
|The following General Education course:||3|
|Client Comm. Leadership Develop||3|
|CHM 1201||General Chemistry II Lab 1||2|
|CHM 1211||General Chemistry II||4|
|ENG 1754||Technical Communication II||3|
|INT 3101||Instrumentation I for Chemists 1||3|
|MTH 1250||Algebra II||3|
|PHY 1271||Physical Aspects of Chemistry 1||4|
|CHM 2320||Analytical Chemistry 1||5|
|CHM 2335||Organic Chemistry I 1||6|
|CHM 2435||Chemical Instrumentation I 1||4|
|EPT 2407||Field Sampling Camp 1||1|
|INT 2310||Instrumentation II for Chemists 1||3|
|MTH 2400||Calculus I||3|
|One of the following General Education courses:||3|
|Concurrent Disorders, Mental Health Addictions||3|
|Media and Current Events||3|
|CHM 1008||Unit Operations Calculations I 1||4|
|CHM 2421||Analytical Chemistry II 1||5|
|CHM 2445||Smelting and Refining 1||4|
|CHM 3601||Chemical Instrumentation II 1||4|
|INT 3201||Instrumentation Practices for Chem 1||3|
|MTH 3631||Calculus II||3|
|TEC 3501||Technical Report Research||1|
|CHM 2500||Co-op Work Placement and Report||12|
|CHM 1009||Unit Operations Calculations II 1||4|
|CHM 3635||Industrial Organic Chemistry 1||5|
|CHM 3653||Inorganic Chemistry||3|
|MTH 2325||Technical Math III||3|
|PHY 1272||Fluid Mechanics 1||4|
|TEC 3601||Technical Report 1||1|
|WTR 2300||Water Treatment||3|
|One of the following General Education courses:||3|
|Issues and Ethics in Science||3|
|CHM 3700||Co-op Work Placement and Report II||12|
Course with Lab Component
Tuition and Ancillary Fees
Please see our fees page for the breakdown of tuition and mandatory ancillary fees by program and semester for both domestic and international students.
Books & Supplies
The cost of books and supplies for Year 1 is approximately $1,000. This is the best information available at the time of publishing to the website and is subject to change.
Graduates may find employments as:
- Chemical technologists/technicians in mineral processing, petrochemicals, nuclear energy, food processing and testing, water treatment, pharmaceuticals, composite materials, and/or environmental conservation and control
- Water and wastewater operators
- Water quality analysts
University Degree Opportunities
Graduates from this program may continue their studies at university and receive credit for their College education.
Refer to College/University Agreements for further information.
Please note: Cambrian College strives to ensure the accuracy of the information on this website. Please note that the academic curriculum is continually reviewed and revised to ensure that Cambrian's programs and courses remain relevant. The College reserves the right to cancel or make changes to any course or program, fee, procedure, or campus location at any time.