Friday – January 18, 2019

Associate in Science: Chemical Technology Track (2017-2018)

Four-Year College/University Transfer
Associate Degree
School of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Downtown Milwaukee Campus
Program Code: 20-800-2.C


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

Overview — Using MATC's state-of-the-art chemistry and chemical technology labs, the Associate in Science degree with Chemical Technology emphasis provides the first two years of bachelor's degree credit courses that will transfer to four-year colleges and universities.

The coursework helps prepare students for transfer to a four-year chemistry degree, as well as give them the skills needed to work in an industrial chemistry lab. Many students in this program work in labs while going to school and, in some cases, employers offer tuition assistance to pursue four-year degrees. Summer research/internship opportunities are also available through the Biochemical Excellence in Science and Technology (BEST) grant.

Students who plan to transfer should consult with the four-year college/university regarding specific requirements for a major. See the Four-Year College/University Transfer Agreements section on for detailed information.


Academic Requirements — Successful completion of this degree requires a grade-point average of 2.0 (C) or higher, with 25% of the credits taken at MATC.

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

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement assessment

Related Programs

Chemical Technician
Associate in Science - Biotechnology Track


Start Dates: August/January
Sixteen-week terms.
This program will transfer to four-year institutions.

Curriculum effective 2017-18. 

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


ENGLISH - Six Credits Are Required 






English 1 ‡






English 2 ‡



SPEECH - Three Credits Are Required





Elements of Speech





(or) SPEECH-203 Interpersonal Communication
(or) SPEECH Intercultural Communication


HUMANITIES - Nine Credits Are Required



Select nine credits from 200-level courses in the humanities (such as English, music, art, foreign language, speech). Examples: SPEECH-212, FLANG-214.

Three credits must be in 200-level diversity/ethnic studies courses.

Three credits must be in 200-level fine arts courses.
Examples: MUSIC-205, ART-201.


SOCIAL SCIENCES - Nine Credits Are Required



The nine credits must be taken from at least three of these five areas:

1. ECONOMICS Any 200-level ECON course

2. SOCSCI-203 Introduction to Sociology

3. PSYCH-231 Introductory Psychology

4. SOCSCI-221 American National Government and Politics Today
    (or) SOCSCI-222 American State and Local Government

5. HISTORY Any 200-level HIST course


WORLD/FOREIGN LANGUAGE - Four Credits Are Required



This requirement may be waived if student has successfully completed four high school semesters of the same foreign language with a grade
of C or higher; the four waived credits must be made up by another
200-level course.
Students may earn retroactive credit and credit by exam.

Strongly recommended: Take two semesters of the same language if not already taken in high school.




NATURAL SCIENCES - 20 Credits Are Required   20  

NATSCI-211  Chemistry 1 ‡ 
NATSCI-212  Chemistry 2 ‡ 
NATSCI-215  Quantitative Analysis ‡ 
NATSCI-217  Organic Chemistry 1 ‡ 
NATSCI-219  Organic Chemistry Lab ‡


MATHEMATICS - Five Credits Are Required



MATH-231  Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1 ‡


PHYSICAL EDUCATION - Three Credits Are Required                             


Select any 200-level PHYED course


ADDITIONAL ELECTIVES - Seven Credits Are Required                         


CHEMT-103 Introduction to Chemical Technology
CHEMT-107 Industrial Methods of Analysis
CHEMT-109 Chemical Processes ‡


‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

For course descriptions, class times, locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

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

Page updated October 2017.