Arc. Sanusi Waziri Gumau

HOD

Welcome to the Department of Science Laboratory Technology

The Department of Science Laboratory Technology started its academic operations in 1979 with about 30 students enrolled into National Diploma Programme.  Over thirty-two years of its continuous operation, the department has grown in size and scope of operations.

Today, the department runs the following N.B.T.E. accredited programmes:-

  1. National Diploma Programme
  2. Higher National Diploma Programme in

(a) Biology/Microbiology Option

(b) Chemistry/BioChemistry Option

(c) Physics/Electronics Option

The Science Laboratory Technology programmes are designed to produce laboratory technologists that are capable of applying laboratory equipments and techniques in analytical, teaching and research work in schools, research institutes, hospitals and industry and are able to maintain such equipments.

The department has fully equipped laboratories for all options it offers.  There is also a well-equipped joint instrumentation laboratory that caters for research work in both the department of Science Laboratory Technology and Food Science and Technology.

The academic strength has grown from less than eight in 1979 to forty-five in 2013.  All options in the department are serviced by well trained and qualified staff.  Most of the academic staff have benefited from the staff development programme of the Polytechnic and have acquired higher degrees and industrial training necessary for the all-round training of students.

The Department has been headed at various periods by the following:-

  1. Mr. A.W. Omotowa 1979 – 1985
  2. Late (Chief) J.S. Bamgbose 1986 – 1991
  3. Mr. T.A. Oke 1992 – 2000
  4. Late Ms. I. Ekandem 2000 – 2003
  5. Mr. K. Ekanem 2003 – 2010
  6. Mal. A. Abdullahi 2010 – Date

The first three heads of departments listed above had at various times served the Polytechnic in the capacity of Deputy Rector.

The department has five buildings housing its laboratories, and the Electronic workshop.  It also has an animal house where rabbits and rats are bred for practical and research work.  The botanical garden is being reactivated and is expected to be functional by the end of the year.

The Biological Microbiology unit of the department offers diagnostic services which include inter-alia blood, urine, faecal and pregnancy tests.

The Chemistry/Biochemistry unit offers analytical services which include inter-alia soil, water, oil, simple and complex cations and anions.

The Physics/Electronics units are engaged in the servicing, repairs and general maintenance of equipments.  The unit also produces teaching aids for post primary schools in the country.

Contact Information

slt@fptb.edu.ng

 

Programs

 

s/nProgramme of Study
1National Diploma in Science Laboratory Technology
2Pre-HND Science Laboratory Techniques
3Higher National Diploma in Biology Microbiology
4Higher National Diploma in Chemistry Biochemistry
5Higher National Diploma in Physics Electronics

Entry Requirements

 

TBD

Courses

 

Higher National Diploma in Biology Microbiology - HND I

Semester 1

s/nCourse CodeCourse TitleCourse Unit
1GLT 311LABORATORY MANAGEMENT2
2GLT 312GENERAL INSTRUMENTATION2
3STB 315PLANT PATHOLOGY2
4STB 316PARASITOLOGY3
5STB 324ENTOMOLOGY & PEST CONTROL3
6STC 316HIGHER TECHNICAL ENGLISH3
7STM 311BACTERIOLOGY3
8STM 312MICROBIAL TECHNIQUES I3
9STM 326VIROLOGY3

Semester 2

s/nCourse CodeCourse TitleCourse Unit
1EED 323ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT I2
2GLT 321BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL INSTRUMENTION2
3GLT 322ADVANCE GLASS BLOWING2
4GNS 302COMMUNICATION IN ENGLISH IV2
5STB 313MYCOLOGY2
6STB 314BIOLOGICAL TECHNIQUE I3
7STM 323ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY3
8STM 324FOOD MICROBIOLOGY2
9STM 325MICROBIAL PHYSIOLOGY & METABOLISM3
10STP 326RESEARCH METHODOLOGY2

Higher National Diploma in Biology Microbiology - HND II

Semester 1

s/nCourse CodeCourse TitleCourse Unit
1EED 413ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT II2
2GNS 401COMMUNICATION IN ENGLISH II2
3STB 318BIOLOGICAL TECHNIQUES II3
4STB 412PLANT ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY3
5STB 413ANIMAL MORPHOLOGY AND TAXONOMY2
6STM 412MICROBIOLOGICAL TECHNIQUE III2
7STM 413PHARMACEUTICAL MICROBIOLOGY3
8STM 414PATHOGENIC MICROBIOLOGY3
9STM 415IMMUNOLOGY AND PUBLIC HEALTH2

Semester 2

s/nCourse CodeCourse TitleCourse Unit
1GNS 402LITERARY APPRECIATION AND ORAL COMPOSITION2
2SBM 411SEMINAR1
3SBM 412PROJECT6
4STB 411BIOLOGICAL TECHNIQUE III2
5STB 415APPLIED ECOLOGY2
6STB 422APPLIED GENETICS (ANIMAL/BRDG)2
7STM 422INDUSTRIAL MICROBIOLOGY4
8STM 423WASTE TREATMENT UTILIZATION AND DISPOSAL3

Higher National Diploma in Chemistry Biochemistry - HND I

Semester 1

s/nCourse CodeCourse TitleCourse Unit
1GLT 311LABORATORY MANAGEMENT2
2GLT 312GENERAL INSTRUMENTATION2
3STC 311INORGANIC CHEMISTRY I3
4STC 312PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I3
5STC 313ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I3
6STC 314ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY I3
7STC 316HIGHER TECHNICAL ENGLISH3
8STH 311BIOCHEMICAL METHODS I3
9STH 312PHYSICAL BIOCHEMISTRY3
10STH 324NUTRITIONAL BIOCHEMISTRY I2

Semester 2

s/nCourse CodeCourse TitleCourse Unit
1EED 323ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT I2
2GLT 321BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL INSTRUMENTION2
3GLT 322ADVANCE GLASS BLOWING2
4GNS 302COMMUNICATION IN ENGLISH IV2
5STC 321POLYFUNCTIONAL COMPOUNDS3
6STC 322PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II3
7STC 324ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY3
8STH 321BIOCHEMICAL METHODS II3
9STH 322INTERMEDIARY METABOLISM I3
10STH 323REGULATION OF CELL METABOLISM3
11STH 325PHYSICAL BIOCHEMISTRY II2
12STP 326RESEARCH METHODOLOGY2

Higher National Diploma in Chemistry Biochemistry - HND II

Semester 1

s/nCourse CodeCourse TitleCourse Unit
1EED 413ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT II2
2GNS 401COMMUNICATION IN ENGLISH II2
3STC 323INDUSTRIAL CHEMISTRY3
4STC 411INORGANIC CHEMISTRY III3
5STC 412PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY III/CHEMICAL THERMODYNAMICS3
6STC 414ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY III3
7STC 416COMPUTER APPLICATION IN CHEMISTRY3
8STC 424FOOD CHEMISTRY AND BREWING2
9STH 411INTERMEDIARY METABOLISM II2
10STH 412NUTRITIONAL BIOCHEMISTRY II2
11STH 423INDUSTRIAL BIOCHEMISTRY3

Semester 2

s/nCourse CodeCourse TitleCourse Unit
1GNS 402LITERARY APPRECIATION AND ORAL COMPOSITION2
2SCB 401SEMINAR1
3SCB 402PROJECT6
4STC 413ORGANIC CHEMISTRY & HETEROCYCLIC CHEMISTRY3
5STC 415PETROLEUM AND PETROCHEMICAL2
6STC 422PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY IV3
7STC 423NATURAL PRODUCT AND STEREOCHEMISTRY3
8STH 421TISSUE BIOCHEMISTRY3
9STH 422FORENSIC BIOCHEMISTRY2
10STH 424COMPARATIVE BIOCHEMISTRY2

Higher National Diploma in Physics Electronics - HND I

Semester 1

s/nCourse CodeCourse TitleCourse Unit
1GLT 311LABORATORY MANAGEMENT2
2GLT 312GENERAL INSTRUMENTATION2
3MTH 311ADVANCE ALGEBRA2
4PYE 311ATOMIC & NUCLEAR PHYSICS2
5PYE 312MATERIAL SCIENCE I (METALS & ALLOYS)2
6PYE 313ELECTRIC CIRCUIT THEORY2
7PYE 314ELECTROMAGNETISM I2
8PYE 315GENERAL PHYSICS PRACTICALS I2
9STC 316HIGHER TECHNICAL ENGLISH3

Semester 2

s/nCourse CodeCourse TitleCourse Unit
1EED 323ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT I2
2GLT 322ADVANCE GLASS BLOWING2
3GNS 302COMMUNICATION IN ENGLISH IV2
4MTH 312ADVANCED CALCULUS2
5PYE 321THERMODYNAMICS3
6PYE 323ELECTROMAGNETISM II3
7PYE 324MECHANICS2
8PYE 325ELECTRONICS I2
9PYE 326TELECOM PRINCIPLE2
10PYE 327PHYSICAL OPTICS3
11PYE 328ELECTRONICS PRACTICAL I2
12STP 322MATERIAL SCIENCE2
13STP 326RESEARCH METHODOLOGY2

Higher National Diploma in Physics Electronics - HND II

Semester 1

s/nCourse CodeCourse TitleCourse Unit
1EED 413ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT II2
2GNS 401COMMUNICATION IN ENGLISH II2
3MTH 321NUMERICAL METHODS2
4PYE 411ELECTRONICS/INSTRUMENTATION WORKSHOP2
5PYE 412INSTRUMENTATION I2
6PYE 413RADIO COMMUNICATION PRINCIPLES2
7PYE 414ANALOGUE ELECTRONICS II3
8PYE 415DIGITAL ELECTRONICS3
9PYE 416SOLAR ENERGY2
10PYE 417ACOUSTICS2
11PYE 418GENERAL PHYSICS PRACTICAL2

Semester 2

s/nCourse CodeCourse TitleCourse Unit
1GNS 402LITERARY APPRECIATION AND ORAL COMPOSITION2
2PYE 421INSTRUMENTATION II AND CONTROL4
3PYE 422MICRO ELECTRONICS4
4PYE 423EQUIPMENT RELIABILITY2
5PYE 424ELECTRONICS PRACTICAL II2
6PYE 425SEMINAR1
7PYE 427PROJECT6

National Diploma in Science Laboratory Technology - ND I

Semester 1

s/nCourse CodeCourse TitleCourse Unit
1GLT 111GENERAL LABORATORY TECHNIQUES I2
2GNS 103USE OF LIBRARY2
3GNS 127CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION I2
4STB 111PLANT AND ANIMAL TAXONOMY3
5STB 112MORPH. & PHYSIOLOGY OF LIVING THINGS I2
6STC 111GENERAL PRINCIPLE OF CHEMISTRY3
7STC 112INORGANIC CHEMISTRY I2
8STC 113TECHNICAL ENGLISH2
9STP 111MECHANICS2
10STP 112HEAT ENERGY3
11STP 113ALGEBRA FOR SCIENCE2
12STP 114ELECTRONIC LOGIC FOR SCIENCE2

Semester 2

s/nCourse CodeCourse TitleCourse Unit
1COM 127COMPUTER PACKAGES3
2EED 126INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP2
3GLT 121GENERAL LABORATORY TECHNIQUES II2
4GNS 128CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION II2
5STB 121CELL BIOLOGY3
6STB 122MORPH. & PHYSIOLOGY OF LIVING THINGS II2
7STC 121ORGANIC CHEMISTRY3
8STC 122PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY3
9STC 123ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY3
10STP 121ELECT/MAGNETISM3
11STP 122OPTICS AND WAVES2

National Diploma in Science Laboratory Technology - ND II

Semester 1

s/nCourse CodeCourse TitleCourse Unit
1COM 217COMPUTER PACKAGES II3
2EED 216PRACTICE OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP2
3GLT 211GENERAL LABORATORY TECHNIQUES2
4STB 211PEST AND PEST CONTROL2
5STB 212PATHOLOGY2
6STC 211INORGANIC CHEMISTRY II2
7STC 212INSTRUMENTATION ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY & QUALITY CONTROL3
8STM 211MICROBIOLOGY2
9STP 211ELECTRONICS3
10STP 212THERMODYNAMICS AND ELECT.2
11STP 213CALCULUS FOR SCIENCE2
12SWE 200SIWES4

Semester 2

s/nCourse CodeCourse TitleCourse Unit
1GLT 221GENERAL LABORATORY TECHNIQUES2
2SLT 221SEMINAR1
3SLT 222PROJECT3
4STB 221GENETICS3
5STB 222ECOLOGY3
6STC 221ORGANIC CHEMISTRY3
7STC 222BIOCHEMISTRY3
8STP 221MAINT. ND REPAIRS OF SCIENCE ELECT. EQUIPTS.2