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What will I learn?

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.

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.
  • 80 percent of Loyalist 2015 grads were working within six months of graduation.

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

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 carry out experiments, 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.

Which department am I in?

Loyalist College

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$15,000.00 (US$ 11,302) per year
CAN $15,000 for year 1; Spring Semester: CAN $7,500 for Year 1; CAN $14,429 for year 2; CAN $14,429 for year 3

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

10 January 2023


Loyalist College

376 Wallbridge-Loyalist road,


Ontario (ON),

K8N 5B9, Canada

Entry requirements

For international students

Required academic preparation

  • OSSD/OSSGD or equivalent with courses at the general, advanced, (C), (U) or (M) level, AND
  • Grade 12 English (C) level or equivalent


  • Mature applicant

Recommended academic preparation

  • Grade 12 Mathematics, Chemistry, and Physics at the (C), (U) or general level
  • Applicants with a related degree or diploma may be considered for advanced standing or direct entry into year two

English language requirements

TOEFL: (Test of English as a Foreign Language): 550 (paper-based test); 80 (IBT internet-based test with minimums of 20)

IELTS (International English Language Test Service): 6.0 overall with no bands less than 6.0 (under SDS); 6.0 overall with one band at 5.5 (generic category)

CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment): Overall band of 60, writing 60


About Loyalist College

Loyalist College enjoys a graduate employment rate of 88.8 per cent, which is the highest in eastern Ontario.

  • Modern 200-acre campus between Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal
  • International scholarships and bursaries available
  • Combines academia, extracurriculars and hands-on learning
  • Excellent support services for newcomers to Canada

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