Chemical and Biological Laboratory Technologies

About this programme

The Chemical and Biological Laboratory Technologies is a Professional Higher Technical Course where professionals acquire a specialized technical profile, with the skills to execute and manage the present-day activities of chemical and biological laboratories, thus guaranteeing the proper and correct day-to-day running and efficiency of chemical, biological, biochemical and biomolecular trials and analysis in certified independent laboratories or corporate laboratories.

The programme will take place at:

Barreiro School of Technology/ESTBarreiro/IPS
ETLA (Sines) - Evening Programme


It is expected that these professionals will be able to perform the following activities:

  • To plan and execute advanced laboratory techniques
  • To manage and supervise laboratory equipment’s usage in an integrated way
  • To plan and manage the performance of chemical and biological routine trials
  • To design and implement new experimental procedures in compliance with the established standards and policies
  • To prepare technical reports
  • To organise and manage the laboratory material resources.

Professional outputs

  • Chemical Analysis
  • Microbiological Analysis
  • Laboratory Biochemical analysis
  • Molecular Biology laboratory analysis.

Why choosing this programme

The main reasons for choosing this Professional Higher Technical Course in Chemical and Biological Laboratory Technologies of Barreiro School Technology/ESTBarreiro/IPS are the following:

  • The vocational nature of this training
  • The highly practical nature of this training with a large laboratorial component
  • A comprehensive curricular plan fit for several employability sectors (Food, Environment, Water Systems, Health)
  • The family-like environment
  • Excellent laboratorial conditions, with state-of-the-art equipment
  • The wide range of entities to carry out the internship in work placement
  • Experienced teaching staff, specialized in the course area
  • Good employability prospects and job market integration.

In addition to the above reasons this training is a good opportunity for students of the secondary vocational courses to be admitted at the Higher Education institutions.

Curricular programme

Study Plan (The study plan is presented in Portuguese. As soon as possible it will be available in English.)

Length and total of ECTS credits


Programme coordinator

Fátima Serralha


The Professional Higher Technical Course on Chemical and Biological Laboratory Technologies operating at ETLA is co-financed by::