• Two-year diploma with second year specialization
  • September entry date 
  • Notre Dame Campus, Winnipeg
  • Co-op work experience
  • International applicants please visit Academic Program, Dates and Fees for a listing of programs for international students, current availability and online application instructions


This program provides you with the applied skills required to succeed in a wide variety of professional scientific laboratory work environments. 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 chemistry, microbiology, instrumentation, quality systems, and communications in the program’s common first year. The second year of the program allows you to choose one of three areas of specialization that best fits your career interests. The three areas of specialization to choose from are:
    Quality Assurance
    Cell & Microbiology
    Chemistry & Quality Analyst

This program has a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) component that integrates classroom and laboratory learning with industry partners through co-op work experiences or industrial project based learning.
Graduates find employment as technologists in many fields, including chemical analysis, research, quality assurance, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology.

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