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Chemical Process Technology

Advanced Certificate

Program Overview

Train to be a production operator in specialty and basic chemical manufacturing, food and beverage production and oil refining, power generation and wastewater treatment.  

You can earn an advanced certificate in this field if you already have your journeyman's card, can document more than 8,000 hours of industrial experience, have military experience or have already completed a technical associate's, bachelor's or higher degree.

Earning Potential

Job growth is expected to rise 6% over the next 10 years, after a slight decline over the last 2 years. 

In this field, it is estimated you could earn $49,100 a year.

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Likely Careers

  • Chemical Plant and Systems Operator
  • Chemical Equipment Operator
  • Production Supervisor


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About Delta's Program

The top features/benefits of this program:

  • State-of-the-art training equipment
  • Small class sizes
  • Co-op opportunities
  • Associate degree and transfer options 
Program costs

Total credits: 30

Fee Cost
In-district tuition and fees $3,997
Out-district tuition and fees $6,441
Books and supplies $1,950
Additional supplies $5

*Program costs listed are estimated and are subject to change at any time. Students will receive final costs at the time of course registration each semester.

Why you should choose Delta


Life is busy. But that shouldn't get in the way of your education. Delta offers classes at night, on weekends and online to make taking classes and getting that degree easier. Plus, Delta has learning centers, so you can take classes even closer to home.  


Co-op opportunities

You can get hands-on experience in your field while you're working toward that degree. I know. It's awesome! Plus, you'll even get paid. That's co-op! Check it out.


Free tutoring

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.


Facts & Figures


With the Michigan Transfer Agreement, 30 credits are guaranteed to transfer to any public institution in Michigan.

Associate’s salary

An associate’s degree earns you 35% more income on average.

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