Chemical Laboratory Technology - Science Laboratory


Chemical Laboratory Technology - Science Laboratory-2024/2025

Level 1
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
This is an introductory course in biology where the study is limited to basic biological process occurring at the cellular level. The topics discussed will include cell structures and their function, structure and formation of macromolecules; energy procurement, release and utilization; DNA structure and protein synthesis; Mendal's Laws and inherited characteristics; and Genetic diseases and their causes.
CHEM-1003General Chemistry 14.5
This course covers the basic concepts of matter, quantitative interpretation of chemical reactions, behaviour of gases, composition of atoms and their electron configurations and chemical bonding. Laboratories provide opportunities to develop laboratory techniques while working on experiments related to theory discussed in lectures.
WRIT-1039Reason & Writing 1-Technology3
This course will introduce technology students to essential principles of reading, writing, and reasoning at the postsecondary level. Students will identify, summarize, analyze, and evaluate multiple short readings and write persuasive response essays to develop their vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, and critical thinking.
MATH-1172Math 15
As the first of two pre-calculus mathematics courses, content covered includes treatment of data, fundamental algebra, radicals and logarithms. Application of problem solving skills, such as the quadratic formula, as related to scientific analysis will be emphasized.
ENVR-1014Environmental & Science Issues3
This course provides a comprehensive understanding of the parameters and problems surrounding major environmental issues. This understanding will enable the student to evaluate different courses of action that can be undertaken in decision making practices.
SKLS-1020Fundamentals of Science1.5
This course introduces the student to basic concepts and skills needed for success in any science of technology field. Emphasis will be given to systems of measurement, basic statistics, data interpretation, and computer applications including MS Word and Excel as applied to laboratory technology.

Level 2
Gen Ed - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
BIOL-3001Microbiology 1 - Bacteriology5
This is an introductory course in microbiology which places emphasis on bacteriology and will provide the student with a general working knowledge in the following areas: cell structure, taxonomy, cultivation (nutrition, media preparation, isolation, transfer techniques) enumeration, metabolism, control of bacteria, and industrial microbiology.
CHEM-1012General Chemistry 23.5
This course introduces students to chemical equilibrium, properties of solutions and acid-base systems, equilibrium in saturated solutions, and oxidation-reduction reactions and associated electrical energy. The laboratory experiments are related to material discussed.
MATH-3062Mathematics 25
This course is the second of two pre-calculus mathematics courses whose content includes an introduction to trigonometry, treatment of algebraic fractions, functions and graphs. This course introduces the student to the use of a spreadsheet in numerical problem solving.
This foundation course covers kinematics and dynamics of straight line motion, force, work, energy, power, momentum, rotational motion, and properties of fluids. Problem solving involving graphical and numerical techniques will be studied and applied in a laboratory setting. Experimentation results and interpretation of data will be summarized in reports.
COOP-1020Co-operative Education Employment Prep1
This workshop will provide an overview of the Co-operative Education consultants and students' roles and responsibilities as well as the Co-operative Education Policy. It will provide students with employment preparatory skills specifically related to co-operative education work assignments and will prepare students for their work term.

Level 3
Gen Ed - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
BIOL-3010Anatomy & Physiology3.5
The content in this course will provide the student with a basic understanding of the anatomical and physiological features in animals & plant growth and development.
CHEM-3003Analytical Chemistry4
The chemical theory and experimentation introduced in general chemistry courses is developed further with emphasis on laboratory skills and analysis techniques. CHEM3003 demonstrates the importance of stoichiometric calculations for solution preparation, standardization, acid-base reactions, and oxidation-reduction reactions to the analysis of materials applicable to the science and environmental laboratory field.
The course is a fundamental statistics course for technologists and introduces: descriptive statistics; probability and probability distributions; sampling distributions and hypothesis testing; regression and correlation. Students will perform statistical calculations and evaluate the results.
BIOL-3014Current Techniques in Plant Agriculture2.5
This course will further develop and apply lab skills and techniques in a project based approach using experimental research. The course addresses current industry needs in the area of food, agriculture and research. The topics expand on the study of plants as related to agriculture.

Level 4
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
BIOL-3003Microbiology 24
The course introduces the student to an understanding of structural characteristics and taxonomic relationship of major classes of fungi. Emphasis is given to the harmful and beneficial effects of some of the widely distributed species primary and secondary metabolities of fungi sexual and parasexual recombination, detection of mycotoxins in food, fungi and single cell protein (SCP); and mycoses.
CHEM-3002Organic Chemistry 15
This is a lecture/laboratory course. The lectures will provide students with a basic knowledge of the properties and reactions of alkanes, alkenes, alkynes and aromatic compounds. The Laboratory experiments will emphasize proper techniques in extraction, isolation, purification, identification and synthesis of simple organic compounds.
CHEM-3004Instrumental Methods of Analysis 16
This course provides students with a knowledge of concepts and techniques employed in spectrophotometric and separation analysis in biological, chemical, environmental, forensic, medical and quality control areas. Practical experience is gained in the operation of infrared and atomic absorption spectrometers, ultraviolet/visible (UV/VIS) spectrophotometers, and gas and liquid chromatographs.
MATH-1173Calculus 15
This course is an introduction to differential and integral Calculus of polynomial style functions. Unit 1: limits and derivatives, Unit 2: applications of the derivative, Unit 3: integration and applications. Topics from numerical methods using Excel spreadsheets will be incorporated where applicable.
PHYS-3003Thermodynamics & Optics4
This course covers the basic concepts of thermodynamics and optics, and applications to instrumentation the student will encounter in the future. Students will gain experience with the operation of common lab instruments such as the microscope and spectrophotometers. Both the theoretical and practical applications of optical instruments will be covered.

Level 5
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
This is an introductory biochemistry course placing emphasis on the study of biochemical structure and formation of carbohydrates, amino acids, protein, nucleic acids, enzymes and metabolism of macromolecules. The laboratory techniques include thin layer chromatography, some protein purification, separation of proteins and nucleic acids (DNA) by electorpohoresis.
CHEM-5001Organic Chemistry 24.25
This is a Lecture/Laboratory course. It provides students with information on more Functional group studies which include nomenclature, reaction and properties of alcohols, phenols, ethers, halides, aldehydes and ketones, carboxylic acids and derivatives, and amines. Stereochemistry topics will be introduced. Laboratory experiments will emphasize the lecture topics.
CHEM-5003Quantitative Food Chemistry4
This course deals with sampling, sample preparation, analysis, calculations, treatment of experimental data, errors, reporting of results, chemistry of chemical procedures for determination of proteins, moisture, minerals, vitamins, and the extraction and analysis of fats and oils.
MATH-5017Calculus 25
This course is a continuation of MATH-1173. It begins with derivatives of transcendental functions followed by methods of integration finishing with an introduction to first-order ordinary differential equations. Several numerical techniques will be introduced at appropriate times throughout the course.
BIOL-5003Molecular Biology3
Advanced studies of molecular biology. The students will be performing molecular cloning and analyzing DNA sequencing results. Emphasis will be placed on the techniques and protocols in a molecular biology laboratory environment.
PSYC-5011Industrial Relations3
Work is a major focus of adult life. This course explores major topics in organizational behaviour, related to workers, work processes and work organizations. Students will examine important psychological processes that affect workers, managers, work organizations and work outcomes. Topics include individual, group, and organizational-level characteristics and influences on employee motivation, performance, job engagement and satisfaction, the fit between workers and their jobs/work environments. Through discussions, class activities and video clips, this course will explore leadership, work in groups and teams, organizational culture, conflict and change, global business cultures, personal career management and business ethics.

Level 6
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
BIOL-5002Topics in Biotechnology3
This course discusses the basic principles of recombinant DNA technology and its relevance to many of the areas of biotechnology including industrial processes, transgenic animals, genetically modified crops, gene and drug therapy and stem cell applications. The bioethical implications on legal, social and ethical mores will be addressed.
PHYS-5001Modern Physics4
This course introduces the student to fundamental concepts in atomic, nuclear, and radiation physics and to the application of these concepts to laboratory work.
CHEM-5004Industrial Chemistry3
A course introducing the terminology, processes, economics, and quality assurance and quality control measures associated with industrial scale chemical production (both inorganic and organic) is given to prepare the graduate for employment in this sector. The student will have an opportunity to demonstrate their technical communication skills in a presentation format.
CHEM-5005Instrumental Methods of Analysis 25.5
This is a lecture/laboratory course. It covers advanced theory topics dealing with concepts and techniques employed in spectrophotometric and chromatographic separation applications, provides an overview of sample preparation and extraction technologies, and an introduction to mass spectrometry. Portable spectroscopic and chromatographic instrumentation for process analytical technology and environmental field sampling applications are also discussed. Practical experience is gained in the operation of infrared (IR) and atomic absorption spectrometers (AA), gas (GC) and liquid chromatographs (HPLC), and gas chromatography/mass spectrometers (GC/MS) and fluorometer. Experiments will include components on laboratory quality assurance and control, the use of a laboratory information management system (LIMS),, and the optimization of instrumental parameters, including an introduction to statistical experimental design.
COMM-3005Language & Communication Skills 33
This course will permit the student to perform primary and secondary research, to shape, organize and document a formal report and to present a persuasive oral proposal.
ENVR-5005Industrial Hygiene3
This course is an introduction to the field of industrial hygiene for students who will be responsible for identifying hazards in their work environment. The ability to recognize and evaluate hazards in the workplace will allow the student to make recommendations for work place decision making processes.

Gen Ed - Electives
Take 6 General Education Credits -
Normally taken in Levels 2 and 3

Program Residency
Students Must Complete a Minimum of 33 credits in this
program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
requirement and graduate from this program