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CHSC 5631 - Assayer Training Introduction

Chemical Sciences Part-time Studies Course

School of Energy

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the Winter 2022 term as informed by BC Provincial Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

Course Details

Part 1 of 5 in the BCIT Assayer Training Program designed to prepare students to write the BC Assayer License exam. It covers lab safety, extractive metallurgy, sampling, statistics, quality assurance and quality control. Topics include elements of WHMIS; handling and disposal of hazardous chemicals and compressed gases; aspects of hydrometallurgy and pyrometallurgy; conventional unit operations in mineral liberation and separation; lab sampling of ores, concentrated and exploration materials; Gy, Ingamells and Visman sampling theory models; documentation, audits, ethics, control samples, handling outliers, descriptive statistics, terminology, control charting, accuracy and precision of quality assurance.


BCIT Diploma in Chemical Sciences or Mining Technology or equivalent plus minimum one year practical lab experience. Personnel working in the analytical chemistry field or related industries with minimum five years practical lab experience may qualify upon departmental approval.





Winter 2022

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2022 term.

CRN 73191

Mon Mar 21 - Mon Mar 20 52 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Mar 21 - Mar 20 Distance



Course Outline





  1. Guided learning format.
  2. This is a guided learning, distance education course. Course delivery is through internet, fax, phone, CD, mail and labs. For further inquiries and to find out if you qualify for this training, please send an e-mail to which includes your educational background and relevant work experience. Note: BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. In the event of a part-time studies course cancellation, you will be notified at least two business days prior to the course start. Please ensure that your contact information is current.

Related Programs

CHSC 5631 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Energy

  1. Assayer Training
    Part-time   Statement of Completion

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