Laboratory Technician Program

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES:

– Develop and apply concepts or knowledge essential to a thorough understanding of chemical analysis.
– Be able to use information necessary to understand and execute the lab procedures to prepare reagents, standard
solutions, test samples as well as instruments and glassware to run the required tests.
– Analyze and interpret data in relation to test results.
– Know the responsibilities which a lab technician may be asked to shoulder (Be aware of ethical issues).
– Practice safety while working in chemical labs.
– Be familiarized with standard test methods (ASTMs, ISOs, etc.) and skills to accurately and precisely perform comprehensive
whole sample analysis of oil, gas, water and solids.

PROGRAM OUTLINE:

The course consists of three phases, each phase (13 weeks / 35 hours per week).

Phase I :

includes the following topics:
– Laboratory safety, quality control, analytical chemistry I, organic chemistry I and laboratory techniques.

Phase II :

includes the following topics:
– Electrochemical analysis, Colorimetric analysis, analytical chemistry II, organic chemistry II and molecular Spectroscopic analysis.

Phase III :

includes the following topics:
– Petroleum analysis, water analysis, corrosion, chromatography, atomic Absorption, and petroleum geology.

PROGRAM DURATION:

39 weeks (1,365 training contact hours).