Science Laboratory Technology
Red River College, Canada
About This Program
Consider this program if you enjoy the study of science, like to perform experiments, and are able to see yourself at work in a research laboratory or industrial setting. This program provides you with the applied skills required to succeed in a wide variety of professional scientific work environments such as a laboratory technologist in an industrial, government or commercial laboratory.
This Science Laboratory Technology Diploma program has a co-op work experience requirement. This education component integrates related on-the-job training with classroom theory by alternating periods of paid employment and academic study.
If you want to transfer to a university after on (and you have the grades to do so), credit transfer opportunities may be available at:
Graduates find employment as technologists in many fields, including chemical analysis, research, quality assurance, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology
This program is being offered at the Notre Dame Campus in Winnipeg.
As this Science Laboratory Technology Diploma program has a co-op component, students will be responsible for their own transportation in order to complete co-op, externship, internship or practical lab requirements. Red River College cannot guarantee locations that are readily accessible by public transportation. Students are responsible for all costs connected with such transportation.
The paid co-op work placements will provide you with first-hand knowledge of a working laboratory in industry and a chance to use your acquired skills.
This co-op program is divided into six terms, two of which are co-operative education work placements. The work placements are in Term 3 and Term 6, both of which run during May, June, July, and August. The program does not have summer breaks.
The field of research and development requires that you have both the ability to work alone and as part of a team, so you should feel comfortable working with others and also be able to work well without supervision.
Graduates of this Science Laboratory Technology program are employed as technologists in many industries, from food processing and mining, to aerospace, pharmaceutical companies, and food and health related industries.
They are employed by all levels of government for environmental testing, geological surveys, and in research. Some graduates work as lab assistants in schools, colleges, and universities. Other graduates who have acquired substantial experience now work as supervisors, plant managers, and heads of research teams.
Graduates may find employment as technologists in the following areas: analytical analysis, research chemistry, quality assurance, and biotechnology such as molecular biology and recombinant DNA technology.
The course work emphasizes the application of standard and specialized laboratory techniques across scientific disciplines, ensuring you receive practical, job-ready experience; you will learn specialized skills in immunology, molecular biology, tissue culture and instrumentation.
|Course Code||Course Name||Credit Hours|
|Year 1, Term 1|
|CBST-1012||Basic Lab Skills||1|
|CBST-1073||Science Communications 1||2|
|Year 1, Term 2|
|CBST-1023||Science Communications 2||2|
|Year 1, Term 3|
|Year 2, Term 4|
|BIOL-1003||Basic & Applied Microbiology||5|
|CBST-3003||Advanced Organic Chemistry||3|
|CHEM-1028||High Performance Liquid Chromatography||3|
|Year 2, Term 5|
|CBST-2003||Life Science Topics||2|
|Year 2, Term 6|
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process which document and compares an individual's prior learning gained from prior education, work and life experiences and personal study to the learning outcomes in College courses or programs. So if you think your grades are good enough, apply for Recognition of Prior Learning for some of the courses of this program to decrease the number of subjects you have to take. Talk to your assigned IVC Visa Counselor or Documentation Officer for advice.
College : Health Sciences
Duration : one year
Qualifications Level : Diploma
|Tuition Fee||12,500 / year|
|Co-op Fee||818 / 4 months|
|Student Association||105 / year|
|Health Insurance Coverage||456 / year|
|Tech Fees||166 / year|
|Materials and Lab Fees||1030 / year|
|Application Fee (Non-refundable)||100|
|Tuition Fee Deposit (Non-refundable)||400|
|Confirmation of Enrolment Fee||10.50|
Please note that all fees listed above are in Canadian Dollars. However, other fees may not have been included (e.g. airport pick-up). The above expenses represent only an estimate of what is to be invested in your education and may be changed at any time without notice by Red River College. Please check with your IVC-assigned Visa Counselor or Documentation Officer periodically for any changes.
Intake Dates :
The intake for the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing certificate program is September.
Make sure you check with us first though since the Start Date and Term Breaks may vary. Beginning an application 6 months in advance of the intake date will allow you a lot of time to prepare for the visa application.
Admission and entry requirements for this qualification are in accordance with the academic regulations. You must comply with the following requirements:
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