Chemical Processing Technician

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Program Information

  • Location: Downtown Milwaukee Campus
  • Pathway: STEM
  • Program Code: 31-603-1
  • Offering: In-class
  • Degree Type: Technical Diploma
  • Start Dates: August/January

About the Chemical Processing Technician Diploma


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.

Employment prospects for program graduates are strong, locally and nationally. Success in the workplace requires the ability to work independently and accurately, with a minimum level of supervision.

You can apply your credits toward completing the Chemical Technician associate degree.

Additional program details: This program focuses on the role of a chemical processor through the structure and operations of an industrial chemical plant. The responsibilities and functions of the various plant activities are examined from the perspective of the chemical process technician working in a pilot plant operation and/or industrial chemical processing.


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Detailed Program Information

2021-22 Curriculum

Course Course Name Credits
ENG-195 Written Communication 3
CHEMT-101 Chemical Laboratory/Process Safety ‡ 2
CHEMT-103 Introduction to Chemical Technology 2
CHEMT-111 General Chemistry 1 ‡ 5
ENG-197 Technical Reporting 3
CHEMT-105 Introduction to Instrumental Methods 3
CHEMT-112 General Chemistry 2 ‡ 5
PHYS-139 Survey of Physics 3



‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

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 in various production, research and control operations
  • Communicate and receive precise chemical data and procedures
  • Use software for process control and chemical inventory
  • Practice plant safety procedures
  • Utilize safety data sheets and global harmonization system
  • Maintain, clean, or sterilize chemical processing equipment
  • Develop or administer programs of sampling and analysis to maintain quality standards of raw materials, chemical intermediates, or products
  • Monitor product quality to ensure compliance with standards and specifications
  • Prepare chemical solutions for products or processes, following standardized formulas, or create experimental formulas

Career Outlook

Employment prospects for program graduates are strong, locally and nationally. Success in the workplace requires the ability to work independently and accurately, with a minimum level of supervision.

Employers will require you to demonstrate the ability to follow standard operating procedures, utilizing Six Sigma and Lean methodologies, and have compliance with regulatory rules and company policies related to manufacturing the products.

Possible Careers

Pilot Plant Technician
Quality Control Lab Technician
Process Control Technician
Chemical Processor

Admission Requirements

One year of high school chemistry, or equivalent.


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Last updated: 08/30/2021