Sheridan at CCTT Program

Chemical Laboratory Technician

Ontario College Diploma | 2 years

Program Overview

Sheridan at CCTT’s Chemical Laboratory Technician diploma program provides excellent facilities with current technology and many opportunities for hands-on experience. You’ll work directly with the same sophisticated instruments that are used in research and industry, while learning to apply the theories of the chemical sciences.

Flexible Options For Study

Course credits can be transferred (either before or after graduation) directly to the Chemical Engineering Technology, Chemical Engineering Technology – Environmental or Environmental Technician programs at Sheridan at CCTT, making the Chemical Laboratory Technician option extremely flexible.

Additional Information

Environmental services, energy, health care, and other rapidly growing sectors rely on chemical analysis and research – and they all need laboratory technician college graduates with specialized skills for the chemical lab. The Chemical Lab Technician diploma program begins with a solid academic foundation with courses in organic and inorganic chemistry, calculus and advanced science. Once in the workforce, the duties of graduates may include:
• Analyzing samples
• Preparing samples and solutions, making and purifying chemicals
• Technical sales for laboratory equipment and supplies

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:
• One English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or ENG4U) 
• One Chemistry, Grade 11 (U) or Grade 12 (C)
• One Math Grade 12 (U) or Math Grade 12 Mathematics for College Technology (MCT4C) or Math Grade 11 Functions (MCR3U) or Functions and Applications (MCF3M)
or Mature student status

Applicant Selection

Applicants who do no meet the admission requirements for this program will be assessed and advised individually regarding other related programs.

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Sheridan’s English proficient requirements.


Some of the courses you can expect to take in your program:

  • Statistics
  • Environmental Science
  • Microbiology
  • Physics for Chemical Sciences
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

Gain specialized, marketable lab skills in chemical analysis