Chemical technicians are vital members of a laboratory team and have
the opportunity to contribute to new technological advances. Research
and development, production, and testing laboratories all use
instrumentation and equipment. Technicians will work
independently to perform tests and experiments and to analyze,
interpret, and report results. Chemical technicians use their skills and
instrumentation to perform duties such as chemical testing,
environmental monitoring, research and development, and quality control.
About the Program
The Chemical Technology (CT) program is a lab-based program that will prepare you for a career in chemical technology by developing the skills and knowledge necessary for a variety of technician jobs in different industries.
Through hands-on experience, you will develop the important critical-thinking skills necessary to solve problems encountered by chemical technicians working in the industry. Qualified chemical technicians should have a solid background in chemistry and math, the ability to use and troubleshoot a variety of instrumentation and standard equipment, and knowledge of standard laboratory and safety procedures. Both oral and written communication skills, and computer skills are also important.
- This program offers the opportunity to participate in cooperative work experiences at area industries to gain the hands-on training employers will be looking for in full-time employees.
- This program has been approved by the American Chemical Society.
- An Advisory Board oversees the program to ensure the program remains up-to-date with the skills industries need in their chemical technicians.
Graduates of this program can expect job possibilities in a wide variety of settings.
- Quality control
- Research and development in corporate settings
- Chemical and other manufacturing companies
- Consulting firms
- Independent contractors
State of Michigan average yearly earnings = $40,660
For more information, contact:
Chemical Technology program coordinator