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Chemical Engineering Technology

In this advanced diploma program, you will train for an exciting career as a chemical technologist that will have you extracting valuable metals from rock, operating chemical processes in nuclear plants, operating water/wastewater treatment plants, creating the next generation of pharmaceuticals, or developing new and improved fuels.

With our campus located in Sudbury, Ontario, the mining capital of Canada, our program has a unique focus that will build your knowledge and skills in analytical, inorganic and organic chemistry, and laboratory techniques.

You will learn industry-standard lab practices through group work and independent studies, including sampling, analysis, proper use of instruments, quality assurance/quality control, health and safety, and technical report writing.

As a graduate, you’ll be prepared for a career in the fields of mining and water management, as well as nuclear energy, manufacturing, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, and food and beverage.

Apply now!

What's in it for you?

Career outcomes*

  • Lab technologist in mineral processing, geochemistry, nuclear, petroleum, pharmaceutical, and food industries
  • Water and wastewater analyst/operator
  • Water quality analyst
  • Researcher
  • Chemical process control operator

You will complete two paid co-op work terms that will give you real-world, résumé-building experience in a lab setting.

Plan your future

Program starts

September 2023

September 2024

Minimum technology requirements

  • Regular access to a computer with a reliable Internet connection
  • Web cam and headset
  • Personal computer
  • Windows 8, 8.1, or 10 operating system
  • Web browser: Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer 10 or higher
  • Apple Mac
  • OS X operating system
  • Web browser: Firefox or Safari


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Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Cambrian College has implemented a BYOD policy to ensure a rich and flexible learning experience. Learn more about BYOD by clicking here.

System requirements for Assistive Technology

To access the widest range of Assistive Technology (AT), a Windows-based computer is recommended.

  • Recommended OS: Windows 10 or newer
  • Recommended CPU: Intel or AMD multicore processor
  • Recommended RAM: 8 GB
  • Recommended Storage for Assistive Technology: 8 GB of available Hard Drive of Solid State Drive Space (please note this is not the total drive size and refers specifically to available space needed for assistive technology)
  • Recommended Audio: Speakers or Headphones for Text-to-Speech and Microphone for Speech Input

While Apple computers can provide many AT options,  some specialized software may not be available/compatible with this platform.  Please consult with the Glenn Crombie Centre for further details.

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