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Chemical Technology


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 been approved by the American Chemical Society.

Earning Potential

When you transfer on to get a bachelor's degree, you'll have increased earning potential. In the Great Lakes Bay Area, job growth has increased by 5% in the last 2 years.

In this field, it is estimated you could earn $33,900 a year.

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Job Possibilities in Variety of Settings

  • Quality control
  • Testing
  • Research and development
  • Chemical/manufacturing firms
  • Consulting firms
  • Independent contracting

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    Amazing faculty 

    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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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

One of the very best things about Delta College is your ability to start here and go anywhere. And, in the process, save thousands of dollars. It's a smart choice to get your associate's and then transfer on! 

Visit transfer agreements and guides to see the complete list of transfer opportunities.

Interested? Make an appointment with academic advising to discuss your dreams. Courses transfer differently based on the university you plan to attend. An advisor can help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you’re looking for.

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. 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 those more advanced that satisfy the first two years of four-year degrees in science, engineering, medicine, and more.


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. 

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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.

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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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facts & figures

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.

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