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Overview

Comprehensive assayer training is available through Chemical and Environmental Technology on a part-time studies basis (as night school, distance education, workshop or Internet courses). The training was developed to meet the mining industry's growing demands for skilled and competent assayers in B.C. The advanced training we offer in applied analytical chemistry prepares successful students to become eligible to write the exam for Provincial Certification given by the B.C. Ministry of Energy and Mines.

Students can also opt to take any part of the training for the purpose of job upgrading, information only, or as a "refresher". The complete training involves 1.5 - 2 years of combined classroom work and lab practicums. Lab practicums (considered an essential component of this training) help students gain maximum benefit from classroom work; it also helps students develop speed and accuracy in analytical work. Enrolment in each course is limited to 12 students.

Assayer Certification Training covers:

  • Introduction to assaying.
  • Fire assaying and mineral identification.
  • Classical wet assaying and qualitative analysis.
  • Selectivity and specificity of analytical procedures.
  • Analytical instrumentation-theory, and practical.
  • Sampling theory and methods.
  • Statistical analysis.
  • Reference standards.
  • Laboratory practicum.

Program Entry

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BCIT part-time studies courses and programs are taught assuming that registrants not only have a BC Grade 12 level of English, but also have proficiency in all four language skills: reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

BCIT has several upgrading courses for students who wish to improve their English language skills.

Courses

The following courses are recommended for students preparing to write the BC Ministry of Energy Professional Certification Exam.

Program matrix

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Required Courses: Credits
  CHSC 5631 Assayer Training Introduction 3.0
  CHSC 5632 Mineral ID and Fire Assaying 3.0
  CHSC 5633 Wet Assay/Qualitative Analysis 3.0
  CHSC 5634 Analytical Instrumentation 3.0
  CHSC 5635 Laboratory Practicum 3.0

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Transfer credit

Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at BCIT? Check out BCIT's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.

Contact Us

Elaine Woo, Faculty
604-432-8393
Elaine_Woo@bcit.ca

Gigi Machtaler, Program Assistant
604-432-8237
Gigi_Machtaler@bcit.ca

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