Chemical Technology

Diploma

Program Overview

Are you good at math and science? If you’re looking for a program that takes advantage of your strengths and can launch you into a good career in just two years, check out the Chemical Technology program at Saskatchewan Polytechnic.

Chemical technologists are involved in quality control testing, environmental analysis, product R&D and more. You could work in a variety of settings—industrial plants to commercial and government labs. The mining and resource sectors are big employers, but you’ll also find opportunities in agriculture, food and manufacturing.

Chemical Technology is a nationally accredited, two-year diploma program offered through Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Saskatoon Campus, Idylwyld Dr. You’ll get a well-rounded foundation in scientific principles and analytic practices—essential building blocks for a flexible career. You’ll build knowledge and skills in:

  • analytical instrumentation
  • basic, organic, physical, analytical and environmental chemistry
  • handling and manipulating chemicals
  • laboratory quality control and assurance
  • recording, processing and reporting data

Learning is hands-on—you’ll spend almost as much time in labs as in the classroom. And you’ll apply what you’ve learned during a four-week industry research project.

Diploma to a Degree

Turn your Chemical Technology diploma into a university degree in just two years. Saskatchewan Polytechnic has transfer agreements with the University of Regina and University of Saskatchewan. You can also transfer into programs at Athabasca University (Alberta), Memorial University (Newfoundland) and Royal Roads University (B.C.). Use your diploma to ladder into a mining engineering technology degree at Queen’s University in Ontario.

Learning Environment

  • 24 students are accepted each year
  • Students will experience lectures and laboratory classes, as well as tours of relevant industrial laboratories
  • Class hours are from 8 am – 4 pm daily. If desired students can take part time studies and complete the program over 3 years
  • Homework is required outside of scheduled class time

High Employment Rate

Because the program is designed with input from industry, your education matches real-world needs. And that’s why Saskatchewan Polytechnic Science graduates are so highly sought after by employers. A recent survey shows that six months after graduation, 9 out of 10 Chemical Technology graduates are employed in a training-related field.

Career and Salary Information

Your Career

Chemical technologists can choose from a variety of job possibilities. Saskatchewan Polytechnic graduates are working as laboratory analysts, laboratory technologists, research technical assistants and sales managers.

The mining industry is a major employer, particularly potash and uranium mining companies, but also many smaller exploration companies and agriculture, oil and gas, chemical production, environmental protection, ethanol production, food research and occupational health industries. Look for jobs in commercial, industrial or government laboratories, or for positions in chemical product sales.

Potential Careers

Sample Job TitleNOC Classification1Earning Potential2
Chemical TechnologistChemical Technologists and Technicians (2211)$33,300 - $85,100
Laboratory Technologist/TechnicianChemical Technologists and Technicians (2211)$33,300 - $85,100
Quality Control/Assurance Technologist/TechnicianChemical Technologists and Technicians (2211)$33,300 - $85,100

Length and Start Date

Start Date(s): September

Length: 70 weeks

Year 1 - 38 weeks; Year 2 - 32 weeks

Students will enroll in a four week industry specific research project in January of semester 3.
*Relocation may be required

Locations

  • Saskatoon

This program has one or more courses that you can register for immediately.

View the A-Z course listing for a complete list of courses and additional information.

Admissions

Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12 with a minimum 60% in each of the following subjects: English Language Arts A30, English Language Arts B30, Chemistry 30 and Pre-Calculus 30*
  • English Language Requirement

Note

  • Accepted applicants may be required to provide evidence of a Criminal Record Check prior to entering the practicum component of the program. At the discretion of the practicum agency, you may be declined access to a clinical or work placement based on the contents of the Criminal Record Check. The cost of the Criminal Record Check is your responsibility.


*Previous Saskatchewan mathematics requirement also accepted:

  • Minimum of 60% in a 30-level math

Special Admission

Applicants who do not possess the academic qualifications for a program may be admitted if evidence of probable success can be established through a special admission assessment. Interested individuals should still apply. Applicants are automatically considered for special admission. However, some specific admission requirements may still need to be met. Refer to the ACCUPLACER© cut scores for this program below, and review additional details concerning Special Admission.

ACCUPLACER©

  • 250 Arithmetic
  • 256 Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics
  • 256 Reading
  • 250 Writing
  • 4 Writeplacer

Admission Method

First Qualified/First Admitted

The First Qualified/First Admitted (FQFA) process is used for the majority of Saskatchewan Polytechnic programs. When we determine that you meet the program's admission requirements, you will be offered admission based on the date you fully qualify for the program. The earlier you provide the appropriate documents and information that qualify you for admission to the next intake, the earlier you might begin your studies. Your application, once qualified, is always considered for the next intake. 

Applicants to programs with multiple intakes in an academic year remain in the application pool until the last intake for that academic year has begun. Programs using the FQFA process receive applications year round and maintain an application pool for each academic year. Qualified applicants who are not offered a seat must reapply for the next academic year. 

Sponsored programs or programs targeted to specific groups do not accept applications year round or maintain an application pool.

See Admission Processes for more information about this method of admission.

Tuition and Fees

Estimates are based on current rates and are subject to change. Amounts for a program may vary by campus. Totals shown here include all mandatory fees as well as approximate cost for books and supplies. Visit the Tuition and Fees web page for a complete breakdown of tuition and fees for this program.

 

2019/20 Academic Year

Year 1 - $7,730
Year 2 - $8,010

International Students

View tuition rates for international students.

Semester 1

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
CHEM 150
Organic Chemistry 1
2
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You will be introduced to the chemistry of organic compounds. You will begin by reviewing the concepts of chemical bonding. You will use these concepts to examine structure and bonding in typical classes of organic compounds. The names, physical properties and uses 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, and the mechanisms of simple reactions.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Corequisites(s): CHEM 151, CHEM 178
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
CHEM 151
Organic Chemistry 1 Lab
3
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You will be introduced to the safe handling and use of organic chemicals in a laboratory. This will include the proper use of chemical fume hoods and personal protective equipment. You will identify chemical properties of common organic functional groups (alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alkyl halides, alcohols, ethers, and amines), and test the chemical reactivity of these substances. The concept of stereochemistry and chirality in organic molecules will also be explored using molecular models. Single step synthetic protocols will be followed, and common synthetic organic techniques will be explored. These techniques will include liquid-liquid extraction, separations based on distillation, filtration, and chromatography, as well as simple characterization of organic molecules by melting point determination, IR spectroscopy, and chromatographic techniques.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Corequisites(s): CHEM 150
Potential Learning Method(s): Lab/Practical, Online
CHEM 178
General Chemistry 1
4
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You will receive an overview of the fundamental chemical theory and properties of the elements and their compounds. The laboratory experiments are designed to help you examine the practical aspects of chemical theory. You will also receive an introduction to laboratory techniques.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Equivalent Course(s): CHEM 188
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online
COMP 175
Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2
1
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You will study the intermediate features of Excel. Using the skills and knowledge you acquired in COMP 174 (Introduction to Excel 1), you will learn to use more advanced spreadsheet functions, create and modify several chart types, and perform data manipulation.
Credit Units: 1
Course Hours: 15.0
Prerequisites(s): COMP 172 or COMP 174
Equivalent Course(s): COAP 344, COMP 175CE, COMP 284
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online, Print Distance Individual, Prior Learning
LABT 150
Analytical Instrumentation 1
2
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You will begin your studies on analytical instrumentation by learning about components and terminology common to most instruments. Your first introduction to the functioning of instrumentation will include pH meters, ion selective electrodes, and basic spectrometers. You will learn about measures of quality in measurements and calibration of instrumentation.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Corequisites(s): LABT 151, MATH 192
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
LABT 151
Analytical Instrumentation 1 Lab
3
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You will be introduced to the operation of instrumentation for chemical analysis. You will learn about calibration of instrumentation for quantitative measurements using physical measurements of natural phenomena. You will be provided instruction in the operating techniques of pH meters and basic spectrophotometers.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Corequisites(s): LABT 150, MATH 192
Potential Learning Method(s): Lab/Practical, Online
MATH 189
Mathematics 1
4
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You will review the fundamental concepts of algebra and trigonometry. Your studies will focus on equations of various types, systems of linear equations, variation, properties of exponents and logarithms, logarithmic and exponential equations, graphing and trigonometry. Whenever possible, problem solving will be directly related to chemistry applications. You will also receive an introduction to calculus.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Equivalent Course(s):
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
MATH 192
Laboratory Mathematics
2
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You will develop the mathematical skills needed to work in a research or diagnostic laboratory. Your studies will focus on the various types of solution calculations and different units of measurement.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
SFTY 185
Laboratory Safety
1
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You will discuss topics related to safe working practices and procedures in the chemical laboratory. Many of these topics are related to government regulations and industrial laboratory guidelines.
Credit Units: 1
Course Hours: 15.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
STAT 101
Introductory Statistics and Computer Applications
3
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You will be introduced to basic statistical methods and the use of computers to solve statistical and related problems. You will learn about statistical topics related to central limit theorem and associated distribution functions, confidence intervals, regression and correlation analysis. You will learn the use of calculators, and spreadsheets to calculate statistical values.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online

Semester 2

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
CHEM 152
Organic Chemistry 2
2
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You will be introduced to the nomenclature and structure of common functional groups (aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, acid chlorides, anhydrides, esters, amides, carbohydrates, and common linkages in polymers) in organic molecules. The chemical properties and reactivities of these organic functional groups will also be explored. You will discuss methods to characterize organic molecules (including the use of infrared, and nuclear magnetic resonance techniques). You will study the properties, structures, reactions and industrial uses of several important classes of compounds.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Prerequisites(s): CHEM 150
Corequisites(s): CHEM 153
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
CHEM 153
Organic Chemistry 2 Lab
3
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You will use common synthetic organic techniques to explore the properties and reactivity of common organic molecules (aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, acid chlorides, anhydrides, esters, amides, carbohydrates, and polymers), and to carry out a multi-step synthetic protocol. You will also learn how to prepare and analyze samples by infrared (IR) spectroscopy and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR).
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): CHEM 151
Corequisites(s): CHEM 152
Potential Learning Method(s): Lab/Practical, Online
CHEM 179
General Chemistry 2
4
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You will study chemical theory and properties of aqueous solutions. Your studies will focus on chemical reactions, chemical equilibrium, stoichiometry reactions and the solubility of compounds.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): CHEM 178, MATH 192
Corequisites(s):
Equivalent Course(s): CHEM 188
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online
CHEM 295
Plant and Process Chemistry
3
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You will receive a general overview of the main aspects involved with chemical process industries. You will study the industrial and chemical processes used to convert raw material into a variety of products specific to Saskatchewan industries. Tours to various industrial sites will accompany some of the topics you will cover.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online
LABT 152
Analytical Instrumentation 2
2
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You will be introduced to both physical and chemical separation methods. You will learn the basic theory behind chromatographic separations. Your studies will focus on instrumentation, column theory and the application of these techniques to various separation problems in gas and liquid chromatography.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Prerequisites(s): LABT 150
Corequisites(s): LABT 153
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
LABT 153
Analytical Instrumentation 2 Lab
3
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You will be instructed on how to operate both gas chromatographs and liquid chormatographs in the laboratory. You will develop methods to separate mixtures using the chromatographic instruments, and to adjust instrumental parameters to improve the efficiency and the resolution of the separations.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): LABT 150
Corequisites(s): LABT 152
Potential Learning Method(s): Lab/Practical, Online
MATH 289
Mathematics 2
4
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You will focus on differential and integral calculus. You will learn differentiation of algebraic and transcendental functions, and applications of the derivative. You will study numerous methods of integration and selected applications of integration. Your studies will also include an introduction to partial derivatives.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): MATH 189
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
PHYS 106
Physics
4
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You will be provided with an introduction to physics. Your studies will provide an overview of force electricity, magnetism, and optics. You will gain understanding of mechanical processes and energy exchange. You will also study basic circuitry. In the laboratory experiments you will use problem solving as an integral part of the course. You will receive an overview of the behaviour of light, geometrical optics, and wave optics. In the laboratory, you will explore each of these topics to illustrate the theory.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): MATH 189
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online

Semester 3

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
CHEM 282
Nuclear Chemistry
2
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You will be introduced to the fundamental concepts of nuclear chemistry. Your studies will include: radioactivity, rates of decay, nuclear reactions, radioactive isotopes, radiation measurement, radiation units and safety, the biological effects of radiation, and the use of radiation detection devices in the laboratory.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Prerequisites(s): CHEM 178, MATH 189
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online
INDG 101
Introduction to Indigenous Studies
1
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You will gain an understanding of the diversity and richness of First Nations and Metis cultures, histories and current issues.
Credit Units: 1
Course Hours: 15.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
LABT 154
Sampling Techniques
2
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You will receive the theoretical and practical background needed to understand the steps required to obtain a representative sample for chemical analysis on water, air and soil samples. You will understand the principles of sampling techniques and the importance of having a sampling plan.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online
STAT 281
Statistics and Computer Applications
4
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You will be introduced to hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, experimental design, non-parametric tests, and the application of spreadsheets to statistical analysis.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): STAT 101
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online

Semester 4

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
CHEM 250
Analytical Chemistry
3
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You will be introduced to the basic methods and chemistry of manual analytical techniques coupled with a description of selected methods in sampling, separation and data treatment. In your focus on wet chemistry processes, you will solve problems involving acid-base, neutralization, precipitation, solubility equilibrium, complex formation, and oxidation-reduction titrations.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): CHEM 179, MATH 192, STAT 101, LABT 150
Corequisites(s): CHEM 251
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
CHEM 251
Analytical Chemistry Lab
3
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You will be introduced to the basic laboratory methods of manual analytical techniques coupled with data treatment. The use of precision laboratory equipment and achieving precision and accuracy in scientific measurements will be emphasized in your laboratory work. You will perform acid-base, neutralization, precipitation, complex formation, and oxidation-reduction titrations. You will perform gravimetric analysis and prepare buffers.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): CHEM 179, MATH 192, STAT 101, LABT 150
Corequisites(s): CHEM 250
Potential Learning Method(s): Lab/Practical, Online
CHEM 292
Physical Chemistry 1
4
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You will learn the basic principles, laws, and theories of thermodynamics and thermochemistry. You will develop the ability to derive equations that describe the phenomena being studied, and to solve quantitative problems. Your practical experiments in the laboratory will provide the opportunity to investigate different aspects of some of these driving principles.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): CHEM 179, MATH 289, STAT 101
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online
LABT 250
Analytical Instrumentation 3
2
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You will be introduced to a number of advanced techniques utilized in atomic spectroscopy. You will learn the theory and components of atomic absorption spectrophotometry (AAS), atomic emission spectroscopy (AES), inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectroscopy (ICP-OES) and x-ray fluorescence spectroscopy (XRF). You will apply graphical and computer software tools to create calibration curves for data obtained from instrumental analyses.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Prerequisites(s): LABT 150
Corequisites(s): LABT 251
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online
LABT 251
Analytical Instrumentation 3 Lab
3
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You will learn the software and operation of atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS), atomic emission spectroscopy (AES), inductive coupled plasma optical emission spectroscopy (ICP-OES), and x-ray fluorescence spectroscopy (XRF). You will explore the effects of operational parameters and instrument conditions on data quality. You will prepare and analyze various real world samples on various spectroscopic techniques.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): LABT 150
Corequisites(s): LABT 250
Potential Learning Method(s): Lab/Practical, Online
LABT 297
Laboratory Preparation Techniques in Chemistry
2
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You will follow written and verbal instructions in the preparation of laboratory materials. You will prepare chemical solutions, and dilute acids and bases for the program laboratories. You will be involved in properly caring for and maintaining glassware and equipment, inventory procedures and ordering supplies. You will also perform general housekeeping duties required in a laboratory. You will keep accurate records and display effective teamwork skills.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online
QC 250
Quality Control in Laboratories
4
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You will be provided with an in-depth understanding of the quality assurance methods used in industries and organizations. You will focus on the statistical and operational aspects of quality assurance in activities (such as sample handling, instrumentation, analysis, record keeping and management). You will discuss the quality assurance protocols used by various international agencies including International Standards Organizations (ISO), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and Good Laboratory Practices (GLP).
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): STAT 281
Corequisites(s): QC 251
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
QC 251
Quality Control in Laboratories Project
1
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You will conduct a small-scale in-house validation on a common laboratory instrument. You will analyze the experimental findings and determine the optimal parameters for this instrumentation. You will write a standard operating procedure for the operation of this instrumentation.
Credit Units: 1
Course Hours: 15.0
Prerequisites(s): STAT 281
Corequisites(s): QC 250
Potential Learning Method(s): Lab/Practical, Online
TCOM 102
Workplace Communication
3
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You will examine the employability skills required in the workplace. You will discuss the communication process, and practice effective interpersonal communication techniques and conflict resolution. You will use workplace writing and job search skills.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Equivalent Course(s): COMM 127, COMM 127CE, COMM 191, JOBS 190, JOBS 288, JOBS 290, TCOM 102CE, TCOM 120, TCOM 140, TMGT 180
Potential Learning Method(s): Learn Linc, Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning

Semester 5

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
CHEM 293
Physical Chemistry 2
4
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You will learn the principles and theories of physical chemistry for phase and chemical equilibrium processes. The course will also focus on the effects of intermolecular forces on the properties of matter. You will investigate factors which influence the kinetics of reactions. Your laboratory experiments will give you the opportunity to investigate different aspects of molecular interactions.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): CHEM 292
Corequisites(s):
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online
CHEM 296
Water Chemistry
4
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You will be introduced to the chemistry of water as it applies to the industrial use of water. You will become familiar with the basic methods used in monitoring the water quality in power plant boilers. You will also investigate the treatment of effluent water from industrial processes to ensure it can be safely returned to the environment. The practical component will include analysis for hardness, pH, sedimentation, etc. as well as industrial site visits.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): CHEM 179
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online
COMM 289
Communications 2
3
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You will study technical writing and oral presentation skills for the technologist. You will practice research methods, report writing, and oral presentation skills appropriate to the profession.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): COMM 191 or TCOM 102
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
ENVR 290
Environmental Monitoring
3
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You will be introduced to the fundamentals of the environment, its monitoring and management. You will examine the technology available for environmental soil and air monitoring. You will develop hands-on skills by performing air and soil monitoring analyses as a laboratory component. You will also learn some specific topics in the area of soil chemistry and toxicology.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): LABT 154
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online
LABT 252
Analytical Instrumentation 4
2
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You will become familiar with the instrumentation associated with elucidating molecular structures. You will learn the theory and instrumental components used in a scanning ultraviolet/visible (UV-VIS) spectrometer, a Fourier transform infra-red (FTIR) spectrometer, a mass spectrometer (MS) and a nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Prerequisites(s): LABT 150, CHEM 152
Corequisites(s): LABT 253
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
LABT 253
Analytical Instrumentation 4 Lab
3
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You will be introduced to several techniques used in molecular spectroscopy. You will learn the operation of the scanning ultraviolet/visible (UV-VIS) spectrometer, the Fourier transform infra-red (FTIR) spectrometer, the mass spectrometer (MS) and the nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer. Your laboratory work will provide you with the opportunity to investigate the operation and preparation of samples for each of these instrumental methods and to use the data obtained from the instruments for the elucidation of chemical structures.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): LABT 150, CHEM 152
Corequisites(s): LABT 252
Potential Learning Method(s): Lab/Practical, Online
PROJ 290
Applied Research 2
2
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You will use computer applications to analyze the data obtained during your project. You will conduct a review of recent literature relevant to your project. You will prepare a technical report and PowerPoint presentation.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Corequisites(s):
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
WORK 203
Practicum
0
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You will work in an organization to complete a t research project. You will work with a chemist, chemical engineer, or chemical technologist to design the experiments and manage the project. You will maintain a logbook, use statistical tools to assess your results and troubleshoot minor equipment problems. You will demonstrate good communication skills and work as a team member. You will demonstrate responsibility, initiative and accountability.
Credit Units: 0
Course Hours: 160.0
Prerequisites(s): COMP 175, CHEM 179, CHEM 282, MATH 192, MATH 289, SFTY 185
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Work Experience - Group

 

Note

  • Each semester consists of major and minor subjects.
  • Full-time students must take all courses listed plus any other courses deemed necessary.
  • Applicants from industry are eligible to take any semester or part of any semester if they can demonstrate adequate background knowledge (this may require an entrance examination).
  • Some industry opportunities require Criminal Record Checks and/or drug and alcohol testing.

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Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition

Saskatchewan Polytechnic recognizes that adults learn in many different ways. This includes acquiring knowledge and skills through life and work experience or non-formal training.See links below to more information about PLAR and detailed PLAR candidate guides for the Arts and Sciences courses in this program. To discuss PLAR for other courses in this program, contact us at 1-866-467-4278 and ask for the Program Head of this program.


Transfer Credit

Many Sask Polytech students benefit from transferring course credit. You may be eligible to transfer credit to Sask Polytech or to another college or university.

Graduates of this program may be eligible for block transfer of 60 credit units into the Bachelor of Science Post Diploma program or 30 credit units toward BSc (PD) with Majors in Applied Mathematics, Computing Information Systems and/or Human Science. 
Graduates of the Chemical Technology Diploma may be eligible for 36 cu in the Bachelor of Engineering Technology Chemical, Environmental Studies or Petroleum degree programs
Graduates of this program may obtain advanced standing toward a degree in engineering.
Graduates of this program may be eligible for block transfer into Bachelor of Technology Degree with 39 credit hours (13 courses) to be completed, including a technical project and report
Graduates of this program with a minimum Cumulative GPA of 3.0 (75%) may qualify for admission to Queen's University's BTech (Mining) Degree Program. Block transfer of 72 units less the required Customized Bridge Course units will be granted upon admission. Students must pass each prescribed bridge course with a minimum C- in order to progress to Year 3 of the BTech (Mining) Program.
Graduates of this program may be eligible for full block transfer into the third year of the BSc in Environmental Science and BSc in Environmental Management Degree with the addition of one course in cellular biology.
Graduates of this program with a minimum average of 60% may enroll in the third year of the four-year Chemical Technology Degree program offered through the Faculty of Science.
Graduates of this program may be granted a block transfer of 60 credit units into the College of Arts & Science

Student Awards

Thanks to the generosity of donors and alumni, Saskatchewan Polytechnic gives away more than $2 million in student awards during the academic year.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers student awards for every certificate and diploma program at every campus. Not all student awards are based on marks - some are based on financial need or things like community or volunteer involvement.

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Accreditation

Technology Accreditation Canada (TAC) – Technologist Level

The Chemical Technology diploma program is accredited by Technology Accreditation Canada (TAC). This opens the door to professional certification as an Applied Science Technologist (A.Sc.T.). And that means greater career credibility, mobility and earning power. Learn more at www.sastt.ca.

Additional Information

Are you an international applicant? Do you have questions or need help? Find out how to apply as an international applicant  or contact international@saskpolytech.ca.

Program Head

Amy Douglas
amy.douglas@saskpolytech.ca
306-659-4382

 

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