The Chemical Technology curriculum prepares individuals for work as analytical technicians in chemical laboratories associated with chemical production, environmental concerns, pharmaceuticals, or general analysis.
Course work includes general chemistry, organic chemistry, introductory chemical engineering, qualitative analysis, and quantitative analysis, including such instrumental techniques as spectroscopy (UV-Vis, IR, AA) and chromatography (GC, LC). Students also utilize computerized data collection, reduction, and graphic presentation.
Graduates should qualify as entry-level chemical laboratory technicians. Their duties may include chemical solution preparation; raw material, product, or environmental sampling; and/or sample testing via wet chemistry or instrumental techniques.
Although placement testing is not required for this particular pathway, some of the classes within this pathway do require certain math or reading levels and therefore would require a placement test or other testing scores before registration. Please check each course within this pathway to see which applies.