At the heart of every scientific or technological discovery is a laboratory technologist. If you enjoy research and laboratory analysis, the Fanshawe Chemical Laboratory Technology - Science Laboratory program is the right fit for you. Over three years and up to 16 months of paid co-op placement, you'll build a sound basic knowledge of biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics, with emphasis on the principles and performance of standard lab practices, procedures and techniques for biological, chemical and physical analysis. Your lab tech training will also include hands-on application of your theoretical knowledge, using our state-of-the-art instrumentation. As you progress through your lab courses, you will study advanced topics such as biochemistry, molecular biology and modern physics, while developing the soft skills necessary to be successful in any professional environment. You'll graduate with a dynamic set of lab skills, preparing you to start your career in a variety of laboratory environments like applied research and development, educational, process and quality control, as well as food and beverage industries, petrochemical companies or technical sales. This three-year program provides students with an understanding of the practical science of biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics, and emphasizes the principles and performance of standard laboratory practices, procedures, and techniques for biological, chemical and physical analyses. If you're considering further academic study, graduates may choose to pursue Fanshawe's Bachelor of Applied Technology (Biotechnology) degree or one of our articulation agreements with select universities.
This program is accredited by Co-operative Education and Work Integrated Learning Canada. This accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for co-operative education programs in Canada, and recognizes Fanshawe's commitment to excellence.