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Program / Chemical Laboratory Technician

Is taught in: CECyT 18 | CECyT 6


Formation of highly trained and competitive Chemical Laboratory Technicians in the physical, chemical, and biological analysis of food, beverages, pharmaceuticals, and chemicals in general; with an attitude of service. Possessors of civic and ethical values committed to work interacting with professionalism in the industrial activity of our country.

The students of this career are prepared for life overcoming the challenges that Education 4.0 demands, and upon completion of their studies will be ready for the social and labor impact that today demands the Institute in its internationalization.

Candidate's Profile


  • Classes are given in Spanish.
  • Basic knowledge in biology, chemistry, physics, history, geography, civics, mathematics, reading, writing, English, and computers.


  • To handle material and operate chemical laboratory equipment.
  • To assemble chemical analysis devices in the laboratory.
  • To analyze and interpret chemical laboratory results.


  • To have study and reading habits.
  • Be observant and have a facility for abstraction.
  • Be proactive.

Graduate's profile

Generic Competencies

  • Knows and values him/herself and approaches problems and challenges with goals in mind.
    • Chooses and practices healthy lifestyles.
    • Listens, interprets, and delivers relevant messages in different contexts using appropriate media, codes, and tools.
    • Participates and collaborates effectively in diverse teams.
    • Contributes to sustainable development critically with responsible actions.
    • Develops innovations and propose solutions to problems based on established methods.
    • Learns by initiative and self-interest throughout life.

Disciplinary Competences

  • Establishes the interrelationship between science, technology, society, and the environment in specific historical and social contexts.
  • Identify problems, formulate scientific questions, and formulate the necessary hypotheses to answer them.
  • Contrasts the results obtained in an investigation or experiment with previous hypotheses and communicates their conclusions.
  • Evaluates personal or common preconceptions about diverse natural phenomena based on scientific evidence.
  • Support opinions about the impact of science and technology in their daily lives, assuming ethical considerations.
  • Make decisions about their health care based on knowledge of their body, their vital processes, and the environment to which they belong.

Professional Competences

  • Conceptualize the fundamentals of the different methodologies of chemical, qualitative and quantitative analysis in samples such as:
  • Raw Materials and Chemicals.
  • Handles and operates laboratory equipment to perform chemical analysis.
  • Assembles analytical devices in the chemical laboratory.
  • Prepares titrated solutions and verifies their concentration.
  • Identifies and classifies laboratory equipment.
  • Performs sensory evaluation tests on food.
  • Propose solutions and improvements to chemical processes to avoid environmental contamination through regulatory compliance and good manufacturing practices.

Academic Requirements

To enroll in the Middle Highschool with Technical Studies of the Instituto Politécnico Nacional (IPN), the applicant must comply with the requirements established by the assignment contest of the Comisión Metropolitana de Instituciones Públicas de Educación Media Superior (COMIPEMS). Once the results are published, the student must complete the enrollment process as mentioned in the call for applications.

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Curriculum Map

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