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Chemical Technology


Program Overview

Chemical Technology

Start your career in the chemical technology field. At Delta, we make it easy to develop the skills necessary for a variety of technician jobs and transfer on to get your bachelor's.

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

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

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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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About Delta's program

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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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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! 

Delta has signed transfer agreements to continue your chemical technology studies with:

  • Davenport University - Biological Laboratory Science

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 three centers, so you can take classes even closer to home. 

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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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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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