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Chemical Engineering Technician
Chemical Engineering Technology

Available as a two- or three-year program

Chemical engineering technicians and technologists are at the heart of many growing fields, from leading-edge research around alternative fuels to protecting the safety of our food and water supply. Prepare for an exciting career working in high-tech labs with real-world results.


  • Credential
    • Two-year Ontario College Diploma (Technician)

    • Three-year Ontario College Advanced Diploma (Technologist)

  • Start Date

    September and January entry

  • Location
    • Belleville campus

Find your career

Chemical engineering technicians and technologists work for:

  • Government agencies.
  • Educational institutions.
  • Industries including food production, pharmaceuticals, petroleum, plastics, pulp and paper, mining, metallurgy and nuclear energy.

Our grads get great jobs

  • Plastic Industry Lab Technologist, ABC Group
  • Lab Technician, Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd.
  • Chemical Lab Technologist, Ontario Clean Water Agency
  • Chemical Technologist, Queen’s University
  • Quality Control Laboratory Technician, Durabla Canada

Is it for you?

Students who thrive in this program:

  • Have a good grounding in math and science.
  • Are inquisitive.
  • Pay meticulous attention to detail.

Experiential learning

Study in the newly equipped Bay of Quinte Skills Centre:

  • Understand the principles and techniques of organic and analytical chemistry, chemical engineering and industrial processes.
  • Gain applied skills with chemical instrumentation, extraction technology, health and safety, and microbiology techniques.
  • Apply theory to practice with problem-based assignments.
  • Graduates are prepared to work in research and development, analyze and interpret data, manage lab operations, assess analytical methods and develop new techniques.
  • Observe chemical engineers in action with tours of professional lab facilities.
  • Applied project learning and field placements in the second and third years provide practical experience, preparing you for a smooth transition to the workforce with a wide range of skills.

Outstanding faculty make the difference

  • Learn with active, involved instructors who are committed to students’ success.
  • The teaching labs were set up by a program coordinator who brings 15 years of experience working in three different countries as a research geneticist.

Expand your opportunities in Biosciences

AccessAbility Services 

 The AccessAbility Services team is committed to providing academic supports to students with documented disabilities. Services are free, voluntary and confidential. Given that each student’s needs are unique, services and accommodations in the academic setting are arranged on an individual basis and based on the student’s supporting documentation. Click here for a list of some of the services provided by AccessAbility Services. To register with AccessAbility Services, please complete the AccessAbility Services Application.

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