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
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
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