Hands-on, industry-relevant skills
In Chemical Technology, you'll learn to work independently and in teams to design experiments and solve unique problems. You'll also use computers and software for data acquisition, analysis, literature searches and to prepare oral and written reports.
Throughout the program, you'll perform audits to identify safety hazards, and apply WHMIS principles to the storage, handling, preparation and disposal of hazardous materials.
First-year chemistry courses include chemical safety, laboratory techniques, organic and inorganic chemistry, quantitative analysis and physical chemistry. Additional courses in computers, math, physics and communications complete the first year.
Second-year courses include instrumental analysis, environmental chemistry, applied biochemistry, industrial chemistry, oil, gas, and coal chemistry, and project management.
Laboratory and analysis skills
- Prepare reagents and calibration standards
- Synthesize, isolate and purify organic and inorganic compounds
- Perform qualitative and quantitative wet chemical analyses
- Use standard industrial methods for sample analysis
- Collect and prepare representative samples for lab and field analyses
- Perform spectroscopic, chromatographic, potentiometric, coulometric, conductometric and thermogravimetric analyses
- Operate and calibrate laboratory equipment
Instrumental analysis skills
- Perform spectroscopic analyses using UV-VIS, FTIR, AA, ICP and NMR instruments
- Perform chromatographic analyses using GC, GC-MS, LC-MS, HPLC and FPLC instruments
- Biochemistry: Isolate and analyze proteins, DNA and carbohydrates
- Environment: Analyze air and water samples
- Food: Analyze commercial food products
- Industrial: Perform bench scale procedures for industrial unit operations and selected chemical processes
- Oil, gas and coal: Perform product testing using ASTM and other industry-standard methods
Courses and Advanced Credit
Current and recently admitted students can find information and updates about their program on their My Program page in the MyNAIT Portal. To monitor your course progress and the courses still needed to graduate, visit your Academic Progress Report.
You may apply for advanced credit once you have been accepted into the program. Advanced credit can be Transfer Credit (for completed post-secondary courses) or PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition).
In addition to the common guidelines outlined on the Transfer and Credit Options section, your program has other advanced credit requirements that are applied to each request including:
- You must have completed the course or program no more than 7 year(s) ago unless a formalized articulation agreement is in place
- You must have a minimum mark of C in the course(s) or program
Prior Learning and Assessment Recognition (PLAR)
Please see below for the list of courses that available for PLAR credits in this program.
Click on the specific course for more information on the evidence that is required for each course.
Please refer to the Credit for Work and Life Experience page for more information on how to apply for PLAR credits.
Read more about advanced credit or contact us about applying for credit for this program.