Saturday – November 18, 2017

Chemical Technician (2017-2018)

Associate in Applied Science Degree
School of Liberal Arts and Sciences / Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Career Cluster

Downtown Milwaukee Campus
Program Code: 10-603-1


For Information: 414-297-6584
Downtown Milwaukee Campus, 414-297-MATC


Overview — Develop the skills 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 Pathway —  You can earn the Chemical Processing Technician technical diploma on your way to completing this degree. Contact an MATC advisor for information.
 

Career Outlook — Employment prospects for program graduates are exceptional, both locally and nationally. Success in the field requires the ability to work independently, with a minimum of supervision. Career advancement can involve pursuing a baccalaureate degree in chemistry or business management, a pursuit that employers often support.

 

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

 

Future Opportunities —  If you are interested in pursuing a bachelor's degree upon completion of the program, check with a program advisor and the institution you plan to attend regarding the transfer of MATC credits.

 

Possible Careers
Chemical Technician
Chemist’s Assistant
Laboratory Assistant
Technical Salesperson
 

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


Start Date: August
Sixteen-week terms
This program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.
 

Curriculum effective 2017-18. 

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements. 

TECHNICAL STUDIES 

Credits

 

( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students

 

 

(1)

CHEMT-101

Chemical Laboratory/Process Safety ‡ ^

2

 

(1)

CHEMT-103

Introduction to Chemical Technology ^

2

 

(1)

CHEMT-111

General Chemistry 1 ‡ ^

5

 

    (or) NATSCI-211 Chemistry 1 ‡
 
   

(2)

CHEMT-105

Introduction to Instrumental Methods ^

3

 

(2)

CHEMT-112

General Chemistry 2 ‡ ^

5

 

    (or) NATSCI-212 Chemistry 2  ‡
 
   

(3)

CHEMT-107

Instrumental Methods of Analysis ‡ 

2

 

(3)

CHEMT-117

Organic Chemistry 1 ‡ 

3

 
    (or) NATSCI-217 Organic Chemistry 1 ‡
 
   

(3)

CHEMT-119

Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1 ‡ 

2

 

    (or) NATSCI-219 Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1 ‡
 
 

(3)

CHEMT-116

Instrumental Analysis ‡ 

5

 

    (or) NATSCI-216 Instrumental Analysis  ‡
 
   

(4)

CHEMT-118

Organic Chemistry 2 ‡

3

 

    (or) NATSCI-218 Organic Chemistry 2  ‡
 
   

(4)

CHEMT-115

Quantitative Analysis ‡

5

 

    (or) NATSCI-215 Quantitative Analysis ‡    

(4)
 
CHEMT-109 Chemical Processes ‡
3
 


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: Six Credits Needed 6  
  CHEMT-120 Chemical Technology Co-op ‡    
  CHEMT-130 Field Studies in Water Chemistry    
  PHYED-210 An Active Approach to Wellness and Fitness    

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 70

 

‡ Prerequisite required.

^ Counts toward earning the Chemical Processing Technician technical diploma.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.
 

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

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.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.
 

Page updated October 2017.