Chemical Production


-Grade 12 or equivalent
- Mature student status (18 years of age or older) and a passing score on the entrance examination

Benefits of this program

- Prepares you for valuable industry certifications
- Market-driven programs
- Growing demand for professionals in this area

Employment Opportunities

- Pharmaceuticals
- Mining and forestry
- Environmental protection and energy
- Food science
- Plastics

The chemical industry is on the leading edge of exciting research and new developments. Chemical technicians and technologists are in constant demand due to the number of industries in which they play an important role. Ontario college chemical production programs provide you with the technical and practical skills needed to find a career in chemical production, analysis and research.

If you enjoy science and have an interest in chemical engineering and chemical laboratory science, here’s what you need to know.

Chemical Production Courses
Chemical production programs generally fall into one of two categories:

Chemical Engineering. Chemical engineering programs teach the fundamentals of industrial processes, microbiology and organic and analytical chemistry, with hands-on training in chemical instrumentation techniques, computer applications and more.
Chemical Laboratory. Chemical laboratory programs emphasize chemical analysis in the laboratory environment. Training will focus on chemical sample preparation, sample analysis, experimentation protocol and other laboratory procedures and techniques.
Both chemical engineering and chemical laboratory programs are available at the technician and technology levels. While both types of programs emphasize the development of fundamental lab skills through hands-on experimentation, three-year technology programs typically use the additional year to focus on a specialized area of chemical engineering or laboratory work, such as environmental or pharmaceutical science.


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