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  • Objectives
    Graduates develop the following skills so that they can qualify for entry-level positions in industrial chemistry laboratories: * performing basic lab operations such as weighing, measuring precise volumes, heating, etc. * testing for harmful micro-organisms found in industrial samples * using conventional and modern procedures for the quantitative analysis and synthesis of organic and inorganic compounds * proficiency in standard techniques used in industry * using qualitative and quantitative methods to analyze samples in the biotechnology area * expertise in compiling and processing laboratory data, writing scientific reports and submitting results using computerized software * making products found in the marketplace * maintaining laboratory instruments * following GLP (good laboratory practice), SOP (standard operating procedures), and cGMP (current good manufacturing practices) compliance as well as respecting WHMIS (workplace hazardous materials information systems) regulations
  • Practical experience
    In their final year, students participate in a training internship so that they may apply their skills in the field.
  • Academic Title
    Laboratory Technology – Analytical Chemistry Diploma
  • Course description
    Term 1
    Course Number     Course Name     C - L - H     Hrs
    201-921-DW    Applied Mathematics    2 - 2 - 2    60

    Description:    This course covers the following topics: exponential and logarithmic functions, theory of graphing; trigonometric functions, significant figures and uncertainty propagation rules in mathematical operations, solution to systems of linear equations, and space and plane vectors.
     
    201-922-DW    Introduction to Statistical Methods    2 - 1 - 1    45

    Corequisite:    201-921-DW - Applied Mathematics
    Description:    The course covers basic combination and probability analysis and statistical analysis of experimental data including means, standard deviation, confidence internal, graphical representation of data, accuracy and precision, regression analysis, statistical comparison of experimental methods and control charts.
     
    202-101-DW    Chemical Bonds and States of Matter    3 - 2 - 3    75

    Description:    This course covers the periodic atomic structure of elements and trends in their properties, bonding theories, states of matter, nomenclature of substances, and stoichiometric calculations.
     
    210-101-DW    Introduction to Laboratory Technology    2 - 1 - 1    45

    Description:    The aim of this course is to acquaint the student with the chemical laboratory and the technologist's role in it. Typical activities of laboratories in the pharmaceutical, environmental and chemical manufacturing sectors are compared, and common tasks performed by laboratory technologists are described. Quality assurance measures in particular are examined, such as good laboratory practice (GLP), standard operating procedures (SOPs), validation and record-keeping. Aspects of safe work practices in the laboratory are introduced,
    as well as the collection of samples for analysis. Lectures, laboratory experiments and industrial visits are included.
     
    General Education
    • 345-103-04    Knowledge    3 - 1 - 3    60
    • 603-101-04    Introduction to College English    2 - 2 - 4    60
    • COMP 1    Complementary          

    Term 2
    Course Number     Course Name     C - L - H     Hrs
    201-104-DW    Calculus I    3 - 2 - 3    75

    Description:    Limits and continuity, the derivative and differentiation, applications of the derivative to curve sketching, economies, maximum/minimum and related rate problems, anti-differentiation and the indefinite integral are studied.
     
    202-201-DW    Chemistry of Solutions    3 - 2 - 3    75

    Prerequisite:    202-NYA-05 - General Chemistry
    Description:    This course focuses on chemical equilibrium principles for aqueous solutions. Topics include solution concentrations, kinetics and equilibrium, pH, buffer solutions, solubility product, electrochemistry and free energy. A strong emphasis is placed on laboratory techniques.
     
    203-921-DW    Physics for Technology 1    2 - 3 - 3    75

    Teacher(s) for Winter 2009:    Basim Assaf teaching section(s) 01
    Prerequisite:    201-921-DW - Applied Mathematics
    Description:    The course covers the following topics: forms of energy, laws of electricity and magnetism, conductors, electric motors, electric meters, generators, amplifiers, diodes, transistors, simple electric circuits, theory of light waves, interference and diffraction, grating, color filters, lenses, mirrors, prisms and polarizers.
     
    210-201-DW    Preparation of Solutions    1 - 3 - 2    60

    Teacher(s) for Winter 2009:    Stephanie Harrison teaching section(s) 01
    Prerequisite:    202-101-DW - Chemical Bonds and States of Matter
    Corequisite:    202-NYB-05 - Chemistry of Solutions
    Description:    In this course, the use of the analytical balance and the techniques of volumetric analysis such as pipetting, titration, dilution and transfer are emphasized. The preparation and standardization of solutions are carried out. The student applies these techniques to analyses of typical environmental and industrial samples.
     
    General Education

    • 109-103-02    Health and Physical Education    1 - 1 - 1    30
    • 345-102-03    World Views    3 - 0 - 3    45
    • 603-102-04    Literary Genres    2 - 2 - 3    60

    Term 3
    Course Number     Course Name     C - L - H     Hrs
    202-202-DW    Organic Chemistry 1    3 - 2 - 3    75

    Description:    The course includes the characterization, the physical properties, and the purification of organic compounds.
     
    203-922-DW    Physics for Technology 2    2 - 3 - 3    75
    Prerequisite:    203-921-DW - Physics for Technology 1
    Description:    In this course, students learn how to interpret schematic diagrams of equipment, to identify components and know their functions, to understand the function of optical components in absorption and emission spectroscopy, to be familiar with various types of radiation sources, detection systems and the operation of optical equipment.
     
    210-301-DW    Analytical Chemistry Techniques 1    3 - 5 - 3    120

    Prerequisites:    202-201-DW - Chemistry of Solutions
    210-201-DW - Preparation of Solutions
    Description:    The theory and practice of gravimetric and titrimetric analysis are covered in this course. Sample dissolution, digestion, precipitation, filtration, drying, direct titration, back titration, and end point detection are some of the operations carried out. The calculation and presentation of results, and their interpretation by statistical evaluation are important components of the course. Gas chromatography (theory and experiment) is introduced as well.
     
    210-321-DW    Physical Chemical Measurements 1    2 - 4 - 2    90

    Prerequisites:    201-104-DW - Calculus I (Enriched)
    202-201-DW - Chemistry of Solutions
    Description:    This course introduces the basic principles of physical chemistry and their application to laboratory measurements. Laboratory experiments include measurements of heat of reaction, proper preparation of reagents and instruments for making measurements, freezing point, boiling point, density, specific gravity, molecular weight determination, vapour pressure and cell potential.
     
    General Education

    • 109-104-02    Physical Activity    0 - 2 - 1    30
    • 603-103-04    Literary Themes    2 - 2 - 3    60

    Term 4
    Course Number     Course Name     C - L - H     Hrs
    140-921-DW    Microbiology 1    1 - 3 - 2    60

    Teacher(s) for Winter 2009:    Yolanda Choquette teaching section(s) 01
    Prerequisite:    210-201-DW - Preparation of Solutions
    Description:    This course introduces students to the fundamental principles and the basic laboratory techniques used when working with micro-organisms of an industrial nature. Some of the topics include systems of classification, cell structure and staining, metabolism, media preparation, and sterilization and disinfection.
     
    210-402-DW    Analytical Chemistry Techniques 2    3 - 4 - 3    105

    Teacher(s) for Winter 2009:    David Adley teaching section(s) 01 L1
    Prerequisite:    210-301-DW - Analytical Chemistry Techniques 1
    Description:    The emphasis in this course is on electroanalytical methods such as pH and ion-selective electrode measurements, electrogravimetry, conductimetry/conductimetric titration, automatic titration and the Karl Fischer titration for water. The study of gas chromatography, begun in 210-301-DW, is continued, with the addition of liquid chromatography. Sample preparation techniques such as drying, grinding, decomposition, precipitation, distillation and extraction are also included.
     
    210-422-DW    Physical Chemical Measurements 2    2 - 4 - 2    90

    Teacher(s) for Winter 2009:    Omar Behar teaching section(s) 01
    Prerequisite:    210-321-DW - Physical Chemical Measurements 1
    Description:    Topics include viscosity, surface tension, conductivity, turbidity, partition coefficient, absorption, solubility, gel permeation chromatography, fluid flow, differential thermal analysis, accuracy and precision of data, statistical treatment of data and instrument maintenance. Experiments are carried out according to accepted protocols or standard methods.
     
    210-431-DW    Organic Chemistry Techniques 1    1 - 3 - 2    60
    Teacher(s) for Winter 2009:    Silja Makinen teaching section(s) 01
    Prerequisite:    202-202-DW - Organic Chemistry 1
    Description:    This course introduces students to the characteristics and synthesis of organic molecules of industrial importance and their determination by chromatography and capillary electrophoresis. Topics include types of chromatography, electrophoresis principles, laboratory experiments in separation, identification and quantitation of simple compounds using chromatography, capillary lectrophoresis, and mass spectrometry.
     
    General Education
    • 345-BXH-03    Applied Themes in Humanities    3 - 0 - 3    45
    • 602-10_-03    French: Bloc A    2 - 1 - 3    45
    • 603-BXE-04    Applied Themes in English    2 - 2 - 2    60

    Term 5
    Course Number     Course Name     C - L - H     Hrs
    140-922-DW    Microbiology 2    1 - 3 - 2    60

    Prerequisite:    140-921-DW - Microbiology 1
    Description:    This course teaches the student to test and identify important industrial bacteria and fungi. Some of the topics include isolation of 124 micro-organisms; favourable conditions for morphological identification; micro-organisms and their potential risks especially with respect to potable water and food, and pharmaceutical products; methods to control micro-organisms; safe handling and management of contaminated materials and emergency action in case of exposure to dangerous micro-organisms.
     
    210-503-DW    Analytical Chemistry Techniques 3    3 - 9 - 4    180

    Prerequisite:    210-402-DW - Analytical Chemistry Techniques 2
    Description:    Organic and biochemical analyses are carried out by several kinds of molecular spectrometry: ultraviolet and visible spectrometry, infrared spectrometry, spectrofluorimetry, mass spectrometry (with gas chromatography). Both qualitative and quantitative analyses are performed. The determination of metals is also done, using atomic absorption and emission spectrometry. The course includes turbidity measurements by nephelometry and the use of an automatic analyzer.
     
    210-532-DW    Organic Chemistry Techniques 2    2 - 5 - 3    105

    Prerequisite:    210-431-DW - Organic Chemistry Techniques 1
    Description:    In this course, the characterization, physical properties, purification, identification and quantitation of biomolecules will be studied. Some of the topics include production of biomolecules by fermentation, isolation of amino acids, proteins, lipids and carbohydrates, identification and quantitation using various chromatographic techniques and capillary electrophoresis, as well as a study of an enzymatic reaction.
     
    210-543-DW    Chemical Processes for Technologists    2 - 1 - 2    45

    Prerequisites:    201-104-DW - Calculus I (Enriched)
    210-422-DW - Physical Chemical Measurements 2
    Description:    This course introduces the student to calculations and processes found in industry. Some of the topics include unit operations, open and closed processes, use of engineering tables and computer softwares, simple mass and energy balances with and without reaction, and chemical pollutants found in main Quebec industries.
     
    General Education

    • 109-105-02    Active Living    1 - 1 - 1    30
    • 602-B__-03    French: Bloc B    2 - 1 - 3    45

    Term 6
    Course Number     Course Name     C - L - H     Hrs
    210-604-DW    Analytical Chemistry Techniques 4    3 - 9 - 4    180

    Teacher(s) for Winter 2009:    Silja Makinen teaching section(s) 01
    Stephanie Harrison teaching section(s) 01
    Prerequisite:    210-503-DW - Analytical Chemistry Techniques 3
    Description:    The analysis of organic and inorganic samples is continued, using methods learned in previous courses, with an emphasis on independent research, planning and method development by the student. The student will prepare the sample, identify and quantitate the analyte, estimate the reliability of the results and produce a report. 3
     
    210-633-DW    Organic Chemistry Techniques 3    2 - 5 - 3    105

    Teacher(s) for Winter 2009:    Elisabeth Cadieux teaching section(s) 01 L1
    Prerequisite:    210-532-DW - Organic Chemistry Techniques 2
    Description:    The topics followed in this course are: introduction to synthetic polymers and their mechanical properties, capillary electrophoresis of complex mixtures of organic molecules and biomolecules found in industrial samples, mass spectrometry and chromatography of industrial biomolecules produced by fermentation, synthesis of organic molecules of industrial importance and their identification by instrumentation.
     
    210-691-DW    Comprehensive Project    1 - 4 - 2    75

    Teacher(s) for Winter 2009:    Henry Khouri teaching section(s) 01
    Description:    This course introduces the student to independent work on a laboratory project. Some of the topics include statistical taking of samples of an industrial nature, learning to order and keep an inventory of chemicals, literature search and method development, method application, writing a formal report, and making an oral presentation on the project.
     
    210-692-DW    Industrial Stage    0 - 4 - 1    60

    Teacher(s) for Winter 2009:    Henry Khouri teaching section(s) 01
    Description:    This course takes place in an industrial chemistry laboratory. Students are exposed to an industrial milieu and carry out analysis on actual industrial samples. They carry out laboratory work such as solution preparation, chemical and instrumental measurements, treatment of data, interpretation of data and submission of results.
     
    General Education

    • COMP 2    Complementary

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