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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.

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. 

Be successful. Develop these skills.

  • Ability to use technology
  • Analytical thinking
  • Critical thinking
  • Communication
  • Observational
  • Technical
  • Environmental health and safety
  • Process measurement and control
  • Wastewater treatment
  • Treatment technologies
  • Machining process
  • Hydraulics and pneumatics

Related Programs

Chemical Process Technology – Advanced Certificate

In addition to the Chemical Process Technology associate degree, Delta also offers an entry-level Advanced Certificate. It’s called a ‘laddered program’ because the courses you take for the certificate count toward the next step up – the Associate Degree.


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Our students get the latest technology so they can graduate and be ready to hit the ground running.

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Delta is nationally recognized as one of America's leading community colleges.

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."