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.
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)
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.
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.
Safe working practices and procedures in the chemical laboratory are
discussed. Many of these topics are subject to government regulations and industrial good practices.
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.
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)