Chemical Technology (Optional Co-op)

CampusStart DateTuition/Fees
Saint JohnSeptember 2024 (Blended Delivery) Domestic | International

Program Overview

Chemical Technologists focus on quality assurance and problem-solving. They install and maintain complex equipment and conduct sophisticated chemical analyses. Work settings may include labs, offices, or fieldwork. As a key member of a scientific team, you’ll learn the skills to excel in chemical research, pilot-plant operations, quality control, and process industries. Participation in optional co-op work terms will allow you to put your knowledge to practice while learning about unique client needs.


The requirements for this diploma program may be achieved within three years of full-time study.

Admission Requirements

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  • High School Diploma or Adult High School Diploma or GED Diploma of High School Equivalency or Essential Skills Achievement Pathway: Post-Secondary Entry High School Diploma
    • Pre-calculus 110
      Geometry and Applications in Mathematics 112 and Functions and Relations 112
      • Total of two (2) sciences, including at least one (1) from the following:
        • Biology 112 or 122
        • Chemistry 112 or 122
        • Physics 112 or 122

      NB Francophone High School Math Equivalencies
      International Student Admission Equivalencies

      Career Possibilities

      As a graduate of this program, you may be employed as a laboratory technologist, quality assurance specialist or an engineering technologist in industries involved in pulp and paper, petroleum and plastic products, foods, fertilizers, metals, minerals, and pharmaceuticals. You may also find employment in government institutions concerned with pollution control or weights and measures. Some employment opportunities exist in educational institutions, primarily in laboratories. Advancement to supervisory positions is possible when you have acquired experience and/ or supplemented your initial training with additional specialized courses.

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      Specific Considerations

      Local campuses can provide information on courses that provide the prerequisites for technology programs at New Brunswick Community College. Many universities give credits for courses completed in this program; however, assessment is normally completed on an individual basis.

      Technology Requirements
      NBCC is a connected learning environment. All programs require a minimum specification, including access to the internet and a laptop. Your computer should meet your program technology requirements to ensure the software required for your program operates effectively. Free wifi is provided on all campuses.

      Areas of Study

      • Environmental Processes
      • Chemistry - Lab Instrument Analysis
      • Quality Assurance
      • Chemical Plant Operations
      • Environmental Water Quality
      • Communication
      • Mathematics
      • Project Management
      • Sciences
      • Safety
      • Computers
      • Applied Research Project

      Program Courses

      Course curriculum for this program is still under development. Once the courses have been finalized, they will be posted here. Courses are subject to change.

      NOC Codes

      22100 - Chemical technologists and technicians

      Articulation Agreements

      Institution: University of New Brunswick - Saint John
      Information: Bachelor of Technology.
      UNB agrees to recognize NBCC's Chemical Technology diploma program for transfer credit and entry into the Bachelor of Technology - Environmental Engineering program.

      Institution: University of New Brunswick Saint John - Faculty of Business
      Information: Bachelor of Applied Management Degree
      NBCC graduates of any 2 year diploma program with a GPA of 70% or greater receive 2 years full credit toward this degree and will be eligible to enter year 3 of the 4 year Bachelor of Applied Management (BAM) program.

      Institution: Cape Breton University
      Information: Bachelor of Engineering Technology
      NBCC graduates must complete 36 credits of course work.  This can be done online, in class or a combination. - minimum 2 semesters.

      External Certifications

      Chemical Technology (Co-op) graduates may have an opportunity to acquire the following external certifications upon meeting the external agencies certification requirements and paying any required fees to the external agency:

      Institution: Chemical Institute of Canada (C.I.C.)
      External Certification: Chemical Technology
      Information: Certification by the NBSCETT with two years of acceptable work experience, and admitted as Certified Chemical Technologists by the Chemical Institute of Canada (C.I.C.). Further approved experience allows graduates to apply for professional membership in the Chemical Institute of Canada.

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