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Chemical Technology

Saskatchewan’s natural resource boom is a major factor in the growing demand for chemical technologists. Chemical Technology is a diploma program that focuses on knowledge and skill development in chemical analysis and chemical plant operation. The emphasis is on hands-on learning. In addition to labs and applied research projects, you will get realworld experience during a four-week industry training session. You’ll develop a strong foundation of knowledge and skills in:

  • analytical instrumentation
  • basic, organic, physical, analytical and environmental chemistry
  • chemical engineering
  • handling and manipulating chemicals
  • laboratory quality control and assurance
  • recording, processing and reporting data
  • servicing and maintaining scientific instruments

The Chemical Technology program is accredited by the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB) at the Chemical Technologist level. After two years of suitable industrial experience, Saskatchewan Polytechnic graduates are eligible to apply for membership with the Saskatchewan Applied Science Technologists and Technicians (SASTT) as Applied Science Technologists.

Selected courses in this program are available through distance and/or part-time continuing education. The program is available full-time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus in Saskatoon. For complete program information, check the program page.


You will study the basic features of Excel. You will learn to format spreadsheet elements, create simple charts and use simple formulas and functions.

Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
September 12, 2016 - December 2, 2016
Registration deadline: October 21, 2016
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$215.00OnlineCRN: 201602-107
January 9, 2017 - March 31, 2017
Registration deadline: February 17, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$215.00OnlineCRN: 201603-101
You will study the intermediate features of Excel. Using the skills and knowledge you acquired in COMP 172 (Introduction to Micrsoft Word / Excel) or COMP 174 (Introduction to Excel 1), you will learn to work with multiple worksheets, create and modify several chart types, perform data manipulation features and use more advanced spreadsheet functions.

Prerequisites: Introduction to Microsoft Excel I (COMP 174), Introduction to Microsoft Word and Excel (COMP 172), (one of either)


Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
September 12, 2016 - December 2, 2016
Registration deadline: October 21, 2016
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$215.00OnlineCRN: 201602-108
January 9, 2017 - March 31, 2017
Registration deadline: February 17, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$215.00OnlineCRN: 201603-102
You will receive instruction and practice in creating, modifying and delivering a presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint. You will enhance the presentation by adding charts, tables, visual elements, multimedia, transition effects and animations. You will study how to present, distribute and customize presentations.

Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
September 12, 2016 - December 2, 2016
Registration deadline: October 21, 2016
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$215.00OnlineCRN: 201602-110
January 9, 2017 - March 31, 2017
Registration deadline: February 17, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$215.00OnlineCRN: 201603-104
You will learn the mathematical skills needed to work with confidence in a research or diagnostic laboratory. Studies focus on various types of solution calculations and different units of measurement.

Additional cost: Manual
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
January 16, 2017 - March 16, 2017
Registration deadline: January 16, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$330.95OnlineCRN: 201603-620
October 3, 2016 - November 30, 2016
Registration deadline: October 3, 2016
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$330.95OnlineCRN: 201602-65
Safe working practices and procedures in the chemical laboratory are discussed. Many of these topics are subject to government regulations and industrial good practices.

Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
October 10, 2016 - November 10, 2016
Registration deadline: October 10, 2016
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$239.52OnlineCRN: 201602-66
February 20, 2017 - March 20, 2017
Registration deadline: February 20, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$239.52OnlineCRN: 201603-55
You will be introduced to the chemistry of organic compounds. This includes organic compounds that are composed primarily of carbon (C), hydrogen (H), nitrogen (N), oxygen (O) and a few other elements. You will begin by reviewing the concepts of chemical bonding (including electron orbitals, hybrid atomic orbitals and molecular orbitals). You will use these concepts to examine structure and bonding in typical classes of organic compounds. The names, physical properties and uses of most of the common functional groups will be introduced. You will examine the chemistry of organic compounds in terms of the preparation of typical functional groups, the mechanisms of simple reactions and the synthesis of some industrially and biochemical useful materials.

Additional cost: Text
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
September 12, 2016 - December 12, 2016
Registration deadline: September 12, 2016
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$1,904.97OnlineCRN: 201602-64
Building on the skills you developed in CHEM 191 (Organic Chemistry I), you will review functional groups, nomenclature, simple reactions, stereochemistry and bonding. You will be introduced to procedures for common functional groups. You will discuss methods of separating and analyzing organic compounds (including the use of infrared, ultraviolet and visible, and nuclear magnetic resonance techniques in structure determination). You will study the properties, structures, reactions and industrial uses of several important classes of compounds in detail.

Prerequisites: Organic Chemistry (CHEM 191)


Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
January 9, 2017 - May 9, 2017
Registration deadline: January 9, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$1,904.97OnlineCRN: 201603-53
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