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Chemical Technician
Associate in Applied Science Degree
School of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Downtown Milwaukee Campus
Program Code: 10-603-1


For Information: 414-297-MATC

Overview — Chemical Technician trains students to perform as an analyst or chemist’s assistant in paint, plastics, polymer, solvent, electric power and manufacturing companies. Most program graduates work in laboratories analyzing raw materials and finished products, pilot plant operations, research and development, and customer technical assistance. Chemical technicians help assure the quality of the products of the manufacturing, chemical and allied industries.

 

Career Outlook — Employment prospects for program graduates are exceptional. Both locally and nationally, employer requests outnumber graduates. Positions typically available to program graduates include laboratory assistant, technician in industrial development and research, assistant to chemists and chemical engineers, and technical salespersons.

 

Program Learning Outcomes — Employers expect program graduates to:

  • Apply knowledge of chemical apparatus, equipment and procedures in various production, research and control operations
  • Work precisely in solution making, with measuring devices, data handling and instrument operation
  • Demonstrate initiative and willingness to learn and grow in responsibility on the job
  • Communicate and receive precise chemical data and procedures
  • Understand and practice laboratory safety procedures, and understand and use material safety data sheets, etc.
  • Use software for instrument operation and data handling

 

Preparation for Admission — The following are required for admission to the program:

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • One year of high school-level coursework in chemistry and advanced algebra, or one semester of College Technical Mathematics 2 (MATH-116)
  • Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement assessment

After you are trained, your success in the field will depend on your ability to work independently, with a minimum of supervision.

 

Future Opportunities — Career advancement can involve pursuing a baccalaureate degree in chemistry or business management, a pursuit that employers often support. If you are interested in a baccalaureate degree upon completion of the program, check with a program counselor or advisor, and the institution you plan to attend regarding the transfer of MATC credits.

 

Possible Careers:
Chemical Technician
Chemist’s Assistant
Laboratory Assistant

 

Related Programs:
Associate in Science - Chemical Technology Track
Clinical Laboratory Technician
Environmental Health and Water Quality Technology


Start Date:
August

This program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions

 

Curriculum effective 2013-14.

TECHNICAL STUDIES 

Credits

 

( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students

 

 

(1)

CHEMT-101

Chem Laboratory/Process Safety

2

(1)

CHEMT-103

Intro to Chemical Technology ‡

2

 

(1)

CHEMT-111

General Chemistry 1 ‡
OR NATSCI-211 Chemistry 1

5

 

(2)

CHEMT-105

Introduction to Instrumental Methods

3

 

(2)

CHEMT-112

General Chemistry 2 ‡
OR NATSCI-212 Chemistry 2

5

 

(3)

CHEMT-107

Industrial Methods of Analysis ‡

      2

 

(3)

 

CHEMT-115

 

Quantitative Analysis ‡
OR NATSCI 215 Quantitative Chemical Analysis

    

      5

 
         

(3)

CHEMT-117

Organic Chemistry 1 ‡
OR NATSCI-217 Organic Chemistry 1

3

 

(4)

CHEMT-109

Chemical Processes ‡

3

 

 

(4)

CHEMT-116

Instrumental Analysis ‡

OR NATSCI-216 Instrumental Analysis

5

 

(4)

CHEMT-118

Organic Chemistry 2 ‡

OR NATSCI-218 Organic Chemistry 2

3

 

(4)

CHEMT-119

Organic Chemistry Laboratory ‡

OR NATSCI-219 Organic Chemistry Laboratory

2

 


GENERAL STUDIES

 

 

ECON-195

Economics

3

 

 

OR Any 200-series ECON course

 

 


ENG-151


Communication Skills 1 ‡


3

 

and ENG-152

Communication Skills 2 ‡

3

 

 

OR ENG-201 and any 200-series ENG or SPEECH course

 

 



MATH-197

 

College Algebra and Trigonometry with Applications ‡

 

5

 

OR MATH-230 College Algebra and Trigonometry


NATSCI-137


Comprehensive Technical Physics ‡


4

 

OR NATSCI-274 Calculus-Based Physics 1


PSYCH-199


Psychology of Human Relations


3

 

 

OR Any 200-series PSYCH course

 

 


SOCSCI-197


Contemporary American Society


3

 

 

OR Any 200-series SOCSCI or HIST course

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  ELECTIVES Suggested Electives: Three Credits Needed       3  

 

CHEMT-120

Chemical Technology Co-op ‡

 

 

CHEMT-122

Survey of Polymer Science ‡

 

 

CHEMT-125

Principles of Gas Chromotography ‡

 

 

PHYED-210

An Active Approach to Wellness and Fitness

 

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 67

 

Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

NOTE: Students who have not been accepted, or have not decided on a program, may begin with GENERAL STUDIES courses, if course prerequisites have been met.

For course descriptions, class times and locations, visit INFOnline.

 

Page updated April 2013.