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Chemical Technology

Associate in Applied Science

Program Overview

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.

Earning Potential

Interested in a career in chemical technology? Learn more about our region’s employment outlook and career opportunities you can pursue in this field of study.

Conduct chemical and physical laboratory tests to assist scientists in making qualitative and quantitative analyses of solids, liquids, and gaseous materials for research and development of new products or processes, quality control, maintenance of environmental standards, and other work involving experimental, theoretical, or practical application of chemistry and related sciences.

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Assist biological and medical scientists in laboratories. Set up, operate and maintain laboratory instruments and equipment, monitor experiments, make observations and calculate and record results. May analyze organic substances, such as blood, food and drugs.

median annual salary
annual job openings

are currently employed within Bay, Midland, Saginaw and Tuscola counties.

This number is expected to over the next four years.

of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.

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Conduct tests to determine the quality of raw materials, bulk intermediate and finished products. You may also conduct stability sample tests.

median annual salary
annual job openings

are currently employed within Bay, Midland, Saginaw and Tuscola counties.

This number is expected to over the next four years.

of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.

Visit Career Coach for more details.

Map of Michigan with Delta College's region highlighted.

About Delta's Program

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    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.

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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

High-quality science faculty and courses

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. 

Learn skills for your Chemical Technician career

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.

Co-op opportunities

Co-op opportunities will help you to further gain the hands-on training employers are looking for in full-time employees. You can get hands-on experience in your field while you're working toward that degree.

You can work in one of our region's chemical plants or a local lab.  Plus, you'll even get paid. Talk to a chemistry faculty member to find out what's available. 

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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.

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Student clubs and organizations

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

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Transfer opportunities

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.

Visit transfer agreements and guides to see the complete list of transfer opportunities. Have questions? Make an appointment with academic advising to discuss your dreams.

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Student to professor ratio

With a student to professor ratio of 18 to 1, our students get personal attention.

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95% of our professors have a master’s degree or higher.


Related Programs

Delta College offers several degree, certificate and training options. Continue exploring and advancing your education with these related programs:

 

“Even though I’d received over $40,000 in scholarships to an out-of-state school, I chose Delta College specifically because of their Chemical Technology program, the affordability and the ties to local industry. I was able to graduate with less than $1,000 left on my student loan and transitioned from a college technical co-op to a full-time employee when I graduated. Over 18 years later, I am still so happy with my decision to stay local and attend Delta College!”

Dana Fuerst, Alumnus