Obtain a career in the chemical technology field. Develop your skills and knowledge necessary for a variety of technician jobs in different industries.
This program is a lab‐based program designed to prepare you for a career in chemical technology. Students learn important hands-on skills and as chemical technicians develop problem-solving and critical-thinking skills to solve problems encountered by chemical technicians in -industry. This program has also been approved by the American Chemical Society.
With an associate's degree, you could have a satisfying career as a chemical technician. Job growth has increased by 6% over the past 2 years and is expected to remain about the same.
In this field, it is estimated you could earn $39,800 a year.
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Job Possibilities in Variety of Settings
- Quality control
- Research and development
- Chemical/manufacturing firms
- Consulting firms
- Independent contracting
At Delta, you get small classes, professors who see your potential and resources to help you succeed. Delta professors are here to teach. And, they're really good at it.
About Delta's Program
In this program, you will gain skills and knowledge needed to work in the scientific and technical areas that include:
- A high practical aptitude, creativity and good observational skills
- Problem solving and independent thinking with strong analytical skills
- Detail oriented, a committed to learn new skills, acceptance of responsibility and desire to be a member of a scientific team
Why you should choose Delta
Our faculty are highly trained and routinely speak at state and national conferences. Faculty often work with students as they begin to make career choices and many classes offer interactive lecture/activity and hands-on lab sessions. Check out our travel courses, blended courses (combination of classroom and Internet-based) and online courses. Courses range from introductory to more advanced that satisfy the first two years of four-year degrees in science, engineering, medicine and more.
As a Chemical technician, you become a vital member of the laboratory team and have the opportunity to contribute to new technological advances. Research and development, production, and testing laboratories all use instrumentation and equipment; you have a basic understanding of each type of instrument and know how to use it. You work independently to perform tests and experiments and to analyze, interpret, and report results. You use skills and instrumentation to perform duties such as chemical testing, environmental monitoring, research and development, and quality control.
At the Teaching Learning Center, located in the Library, we offer tutoring on a wide variety of subjects, and help with developing study and learning skills. Most tutoring is on a walk-in basis but we do have some online tutoring options.
Best of all, it's free for currently enrolled Delta students. Just another way we demonstrate our commitment to helping students succeed.
The goal of the Delta Chemistry Club is to collaborate and explore the many diverse areas of chemistry while helping students learn from all levels of chemistry, chemical processing, chemical technician, health-related, and engineering.
Contact the club advisor: Bernadette Harkness
One of the very best things about Delta College is your ability to start here and go anywhere. And, in the process, save thousands (and thousands) of dollars. It's a smart choice!
In fact, if you're interested in earning a bachelor's in chemical technology you have several options by coming to Delta first, and then transferring.
facts & figures
With a student to professor ratio of 18 to 1, our students get personal attention.
95% of our professors have a master’s degree or higher.
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