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Chemical Process Technology

Associate in Applied Science

Program Overview

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

As an operator, your role may include but is not limited to the following functions: knowledge and upholding of the standards regarding health, safety and the environment; working with the handling, transporting, storage and disposal of chemical and other materials in compliance with all state and federal regulations; the operation, monitoring, and control of processes; working with chemical engineers and technical co-workers, and managing normal maintenance of equipment -- troubleshooting as needed.

Get a degree in Chemical Process Technology and learn in a state-of-the-art process plant located on Delta's main campus.

Earning Potential

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

Control or operate entire chemical processes or system of machines.

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Operate or tend equipment to control chemical changes or reactions in the processing of industrial or consumer products. Equipment used includes devulcanizers, steam-jacketed kettles and reactor vessels.

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

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

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Design chemical plant equipment and devise processes for manufacturing chemicals and products, such as gasoline, synthetic rubber, plastics, detergents, cement, paper and pulp, by applying the principles and technologies of chemistry, physics and engineering.

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

This two-year degree is a good choice if you are new to the industry or wishing to transfer to a bachelor's program in applied engineering. Many students also find the associate’s degree is a good platform for advancement into supervision and other leadership roles.

Delta's Chemical Process Technology Associate's program develops strong, safe workplace habits and a well-rounded knowledge of industry principles. The first year of this program is spent developing skills in the classroom and the second year applying this knowledge in Delta's state-of-the-art chemical processing lab. 

Why you should choose Delta

Convenience

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. 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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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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Delta College offers over 150 degree, certificate and training options. Continue exploring and advancing your education with these related programs:

 

Robert Logan

"I chose this program specifically because it’s recognized by this area's industry leaders in the chemical manufacturing industry as the premiere training program."

ROBERT LOGAN
GRADUATE – ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED SCIENCE
CHEMICAL PROCESS TECHNOLOGY