The Chemical Laboratory Technician program is a two-year diploma program providing students with the necessary background in the principles and techniques currently used in chemical lab environments. These include fundamental chemical principles, basic lab skills and techniques, and a practical approach to modern lab instrumentation. The program emphasizes lab safety; recording, reporting, and analyzing results; skill and technique development to ensure precision and accuracy; quality assurance; and advanced instrumentation. This practical focus allows program graduates to adapt to the ever-changing industrial environment.


Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be able to:

  1. Apply the technical knowledge and demonstrate hands-on skills needed to assist in the daily operation of environmental, research, and industrial chemistry laboratories
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the chemical terminology, concepts, and laboratory and computer skills that are required for successful interaction with colleagues and customers within the chemical laboratory workplace
  3. Apply problem-solving skills and methodologies to real-life situations in the classroom and laboratory environments
  4. Demonstrate employability skills required in the modern workplace.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Chemical Laboratory Technician program may be employed in government, institutional, environmental, or industrial laboratories. Graduates will be able to work with chemists, chemical engineers, technologists, and technicians in a wide variety of areas related to research and development, quality control and assurance, and technical services. With today’s focus on quality control and assurance, there is an increased demand for Chemical Laboratory Technicians.


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School of Engineering Technology and Industrial Trades

+974 4495 2295

Entrance requirements

  1. 1. High School Graduation Certificate with an overall 60% average in the following: Minimum 60%
    AverageMinimum 60%
    English Language (Grade 12 level)Minimum 60%
    Academic Mathematics (Grade 12 level)

    Minimum 60%
    Two Science courses (Grade 12) Chemistry and Physics are highly recommended.​​​
  2. 2. Obtaining the required score on the Academic English Placement (AEP) and Academic Math Placement (AMP). Students who present a valid IELTS Academic Test Report Form received within two years with an overall band 5.0 with no individual skill band below 4.5 are exempt from taking the AEP. For score requirements on other internationally-recognized tests such as TOEFL, contact the Registrar’s Office.
Note: Applicants who do not meet the entrance requirements and are 19 years of age or older, may be considered on an individual basis under the Mature Student Clause.

Language proficiency Requirements

  1. An overall score of 71 or greater on the Oxford Online Placement Test, as administered and validated by the CNA-Q Testing Centre.
  2. Present a valid Academic IELTS exam with an overall band of 5.0 with no individual band score (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) below 4.5.
  3. Successfully complete FL1090, a pass/fail language development course where the final examination is the OOPT. A score of 71 or greater is required on the OOPT.