Chemical Technician

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Program Information

  • Location: Downtown Milwaukee Campus
  • Pathway: General Education
  • Program Code: 10-603-1
  • Offering: In-class
  • Degree Type: 2-Year Degree (Associate)
  • Start Dates: August

About the Chemical Technician Degree


Chemical technicians assure the quality of the products made in the manufacturing, chemical and allied industries. This program trains you to perform as an analyst or chemist’s assistant in various industries.

Employment prospects for program graduates are strong, locally and nationally. Most graduates work in labs, in research and development, or in technical assistance.

You can earn the Chemical Processing Technician technical diploma on the way to completing this associate degree.

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Associate of Science - Chemical Technology: Pre-Major

The Associate of Science – Chemical Technology: Pre-Major provides the first two years of bachelor’s degree credit courses that will transfer to four-year colleges and universities. MATC’s state-of-the-art labs give students an advantage as they prepare for bachelor’s degree studies and the workforce. Students who plan to transfer should consult with the four-year college/university regarding specific requirements for a major and the credit transfer details

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Chemical Processing Technician

Apply your interests in preparing chemical solutions and using chemical apparatus to the work performed in industrial operations. Through this program, you will gain skills required for working in industrial chemical processing and a pilot plant operations.

Detailed Program Information

2020-21 Curriculum

Semester Course Course Name Credits
(1) CHEMT-101 Chemical Laboratory/Process Safety ‡ ^ 2
(1) CHEMT-103 Introduction to Chemical Technology ^ 2
(1) CHEMT-111 General Chemistry 1 ‡ ^ 5
(1)  ENG-195 Written Communication ^ 
(or) ENG-201 English 1 ‡
(2) CHEMT-105 Introduction to Instrumental Methods ^ 3
(2) CHEMT-112 General Chemistry 2 ‡ ^ 5
(2) ENG-197 Technical Reporting
(or) Any 200-level ENG or SPEECH course
(2) NATSCI-139 Survey of Physics ^ 3
(3) CHEMT-107 Industrial Methods of Analysis ‡ 2
(3) CHEMT-116 Instrumental Analysis ‡ 5
(3) CHEMT-117 Organic Chemistry 1 ‡ 3
(3) CHEMT-119 Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1 ‡ 2
(3) ELECTIVES (Two credits needed) 2
(3) PSYCH-199 Psychology of Human Relations 3
(4) CHEMT-109 Chemical Processes ‡ 3
(4) CHEMT-115 Quantitative Analysis ‡ 5
(4) CHEMT-118 Organic Chemistry 2 ‡ 3
(4) ELECTIVES (Three credits needed) 3
(4) SOCSCI-197 Contemporary American Society  3



( ) Semester order for full-time students.
‡ Prerequisite required.
^ Counts toward earning the Chemical Processing Technician technical diploma.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

This Associate in Applied Science program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.

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

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Program Outcomes

  • Apply knowledge of chemical apparatus, equipment and procedures
  • Work precisely in solution making
  • Communicate and receive precise chemical data and procedures
  • Practice laboratory safety procedures
  • Use software for instrument operation and data handling

Career Outlook

Employment prospects for program graduates are strong, 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 bachelor's degree in chemistry or business management, a pursuit that employers often support.

Possible Careers

Chemical Technician
Chemist’s Assistant
Chemical Processor
Laboratory Assistant
Technical Salesperson

Admission Requirements

One year of high school-level chemistry, and advanced algebra or one semester of MATH-116 College Technical Mathematics 2.


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General Education Academic & Career Pathway

Downtown Milwaukee Campus, C Building, Room C210
Mequon Campus, Room A108-110
Oak Creek Campus, Room A121
West Allis Campus, Room 103

Last updated: 07/13/2020