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Laboratory Technology

Code 210.A0
DiplomaDCS
SectorChemistry and Biology (06)
CUISEP code411-000.CP
Number of credits91 2/3 and 90 2/3
StatusProgram approved in 2001.
Educational organizations offering the program
Note(s)
This program is offered in French: 
Techniques de laboratoire

Program objectives

The goal of the Laboratory Technology program is to provide students with the aptitudes to become laboratory technologists in manufacturing companies, particularly those in the agro-food, pharmaceutical and environmental sectors. In addition, the students will be capable of working in biotechnology laboratories, laboratories of companies in the industrial chemistry, mining, mettalurgy, petrochemical, materials and pulp and paper sectors.

Specialization A: Biotechnology

The biotechnology specialization aims to train the students in the area of microorganisms and cells; to perform biochemical, microbiological and immunological analyses; to perform activities related to genetical engineering and to perform toxicity and ecotoxicity tests focusing on quality control, research, development and production.

Specialization B: Analytical Chemistry

The analytical chemistry specialization aims to train students to perform inorganic and organic chemical analyses and to use instrumental and manual methods, all the while focusing on quality control, research, development and production.

Length of training

Option Specific (hours) Total (hours)
Specialization A - Biotechnology 2055 2715
Specialization B - Analytical Chemistry 1995 2655

Total length of training includes general training that is common to all programs for 420 hours, general training for this program for 150 hours as well as complementary general training courses for 90 hours.


Duration of training consists of theory and lab work for courses; personal time that the student invests is excluded.

Admission conditions

To be admitted to the program, a person must meet the general requirements for admission set out in the College Education Regulations, as well as the following special conditions, where applicable:

Must have passed the following secondary-level course(s):

• Sec. V TS or S – Secondary V Mathematics: Technical and Scientific (564506) or Science (565506) Options
• Sec. V Chemistry – Secondary V Chemistry (551504)

Targeted professions (Link to Emploi Québec's IMT En ligne)

Biological technologists and technicians (2221)
Chemical technologists and technicians (2211)
Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants (3212)

Job titles

quality control technician – chemistry
chemical laboratory technician
medical laboratory technician
biological laboratory technologist

Labour market relation

In the work force   (Information from the MEES)

Program content

Number or code Statement of the competency
01DP To analyze the occupations
01DQ To use math tools necessary for analysis
01DR To understand how the equipment operates
01DS To use general chemistry principles necessary for analysis interpretation
01DT To interpret analysis protocols
01DU To collect samples
01DV To take physiochemical measurements
01DW To take electrometric measurements
01DX To perform organic and biochemical analyses using capillary electrophoresis
01DY To perform organic chemistry and biochemistry analysis using molecular spectrometry
01DZ To perform organic chemistry and biochemistry analyses using instrumental chromatography
01E0 To maintain standards of quality
01E1 To prepare solutions
01E2 To asses data statistically
01E3 To identify organic molecules
01E4 To characterize biomolecules
01E5 To detect microorganisms
01E6 To manage chemicals and materials
Specialization A - Biotechnology
Number or code Statement of the competency
01E7 To characterize anatomical and physiological information
01E8 To apply immunological techniques
01EA To identify microorganisms
01EB To use laboratory animals
01EC To culture animal cells
01ED To culture plant cells
01EE To perform applied immunological analyses
01EF To perform toxicological and ecotoxicological analyses
01EG To perform applied biochemical analyses
01EH To perform applied microbilogical analyses
01EJ To perform activities related to genetic engineering
01EK To use cells in bioprocesses
01F1 To apply molecular biology techniques
Number of hours alloted to specific training: 2055 hours
Specialization B - Analytical Chemistry
Number or code Statement of the competency
01EL To characterize the chemical processes used in Québec's main industries
01EM To use automated devices
01EN To prepare samples
01EP To perform gravimetric analyses
01EQ To perform titrimetric analyses
01ER To perform electorchewmical analyses
01ES To perform atomic spectometry analyses
01ET To perform thermal analyses
01EU To perform organic and inorganic chemical analyses using instrumental manual methods
Number of hours alloted to specific training: 1995 hours